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DIXIE TRADER
Pictured as: the Lincoln L. (D and S Marine) Photo by: Vladimir Knyaz

Built in 1982, by Balehi Marine Incorporated of Lacombe, Louisiana (hull #44) as the David Neville for the Ra-Bo Company Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana.

In 1987, the tug was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Dixie Trader.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, the tug was acquired by D and S Marine Services of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Lincoln L.

In 2016, D and S Marine Services renamed the tug as the R.J. Cheramie.

Powered by two, Cummins K38 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 2,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DIXIE TRADER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 647616
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2678
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 44
  • Ship Builder: BALEHI MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 71.9
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 184
  • Net Tonnage: 125
  • Owner:
    D & S LINCOLN L LLC
    222 TRINITY LANE
    GRAY, LA 70359
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    David Neville, DIXIE TRADER, DIXIE TRADER, LINCOLN L, LINCOLN L, LINCOLN L
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Ra-Bo Co. Inc., Dixie Carriers Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, D & S LINCOLN L LLC, D & S LINCOLN L LLC, D & S LINCOLN L LLC, D & S LINCOLN L LLC, D & S LINCOLN L LLC