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Built in 1984, by Balehi Marine Incorporated of Lacombe, Louisiana (hull #60) as the Shannon James for T.L. James Incorporated of Ruston, Louisiana.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois. Where she was renamed as the Pelican State.

  • Vessel Name: PELICAN STATE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 673487
  • Vessel Service: INDUSTRIAL VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 60
  • Ship Builder: BALEHI MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1984
  • Length: 42
  • Hailing Port: PORT LAVACA, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 15
  • Gross Tonnage: 32
  • Net Tonnage: 25
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Shannon James
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    T. L. James Inc.