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CAPE ROMAIN
Pictured as: the Mitzie Hughes (Vane Brothers) Photo by: Vane Brothers

Built in 1973, by Terrebonne Shipyard Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #1) as the Vanessa M Sanborn for Sanborn Marine Towing Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1976 the tug was acquired by C and R Towing and Fleeting Incorporated of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the C & R No 1 .

She was later acquired by the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Raven .

The tug was later acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Mitzie Hughes.

Named for Karen "Mitzie" Greenwood Hughes. The Wife of Vane Brothers Company President C. Duff Hughes. The tug transported oil barges along the inter coastal waterways, and Chesapeake Bay. As well as the Ports of Virginia and Baltimore.

In 2005, she was acquired by the Potomac Constructors Company of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Potomac Constructor.

In 2011, the tug was acquired the Cape Romain Contractors Company of Wando, South Carolina. Where the tug was renamed as Cape Romain.

She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPE ROMAIN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 552445
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYT8416
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: TERREBONNE SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 61.1
  • Hailing Port: WANDO, SC.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 21.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 81
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    VANESSA M SANBORN, C & R NO 1, RAVEN, MITZIE HUGHES, POTOMAC CONSTRUCTOR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SANBORN MARINE TOWING INC, C & R TOWING & FLEETING INC, ALLIED TRANSPORTATION CO, VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, POTOMAC CONSTRUCTORS LLC, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED