SUPERIOR BOAT WORKS

Greenville MS

Most recent update: June 17, 2014.

Superior Boat Works was founded in 1960 by Leslie "Tiger" Lyon, who sold it to Jesse Brent in 1975.  The shipyard was located at 1601-1633 Harbor Front Road, in Greenville's Industrial Park: see it from the air on Google here.  They built their last boat in 1991 but stayed active as a repair facility until closing in 2009.  The assets were liquidated in 2012.  The table below is incomplete: if anyone can provide any additional data, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT   Built Disposition
  280435 Superior Superior Towing Towboat  510   1960 Later Elizabeth Beesecker, burnt 1996, houseboat in Fourchon LA
  281838 Pioneer Pioneer Grain Co. Towboat  50   1960 Later Miss Vecco, Capt Joe, Ted Kelce, now Mr Banks
  507633 Drake Marine Sales & Service Co. Towboat  221   1967 Now Myra H
  509770 Jeff T Waterways Marine, Inc. Towboat  141   1967 Later Miss Betty J, Bill Palmer, Debbie Sue, now James P. Bryan
  512145 Bessie Burton Canal Barge Co. Towboat  321   1968 Later Harewood, Senator Sam, now M/V Dana Jo
  512671 Spike Crain Crain Bros., Inc. Towboat  215   1968 Later Billson, Chelsea, now Mr. Lewis
104 514423 Marlin    Waterways Marine, Inc. Towboat  141   1968 Now Neely Leavell
  516191 Marian Hagestad   Canal Barge Co. Towboat  323   1968 Active
  518037 Dale Hays Port Arthur Towing Co. Towboat  221   1969 Later Doug Roberts, Christopher M, now Rebecca M
  519229 Elizabeth Huger   Central Marine Service, Inc. Towboat  323   1969 Active
  521156 Creole Sue   Polaris Towing Co. Towboat  221   1969 Active
  522681 W. P. LeBoeuf LeBoeuf Bros. Towing Co. Towboat  289   1969 Now C. J. Tully
  523764 Henry F. Fredeman II Port Arthur Towing Co. Towboat  323   1970 Now Jake West
  528155 Redwood Vicksburg Towing Co. Towboat  290   1970 Later Clintwood, now Gladys Ford
  529556 K. C. West Lake Quarry & Material Towboat  290   1970 Now Pat McBride
  530987 Renee G Alter Barge Line, Inc. Towboat  559   1971 Now Ana Louise
  534110 Robert D. Herbert T. L. Herbert & Sons, Inc. Towboat  290   1971 Later Robert D, David K, now David K. Wilson
  536311 Capt. W. F. Fredeman Port Arthur Towing Co. Towboat 579   1971 Later Alliance Prince, now Dixie Leader
117 538174 Mary Weathers Weathers Towing Co. Towboat  549   1972 Now Gilbert Taylor
118 542166 Yazoo City   Vicksburg Towing Co., Inc. Towboat  513   1972 Now Jack Walker
119 544353 Mary Ann   Mississippi Marine Transport Towboat  290   1973 Active
120 546614 Kevin Flowers   Flowers Transportation Inc. Towboat  613   1973 Active
  552502 Rusty Flowers Flowers Transportation Inc. Towboat  634   1974 Later Tangipahoa, now Senator Stennis
  564520 J. W. Wilson, Jr. Weathers Towing Co. Towboat  609   1975 Later Charlton Brent, Gordon Jones, now Kelly Lee
  568955 Carol G Apex Towing Co. Towboat  442   1975 Now Bill Stegbauer
127 573443 Cindy Brent   Brent Transportation Co. Towboat  201   1976 Active
  577329 Leviticus    Dow Chemical Co. Towboat  499   1976 Active
129 586008 Barbara Brent Brent Transportation Co. Towboat  203   1977 Later Dixie Express, now Chip Landry
130 588740 Capt. Stovall Superior Boat Works Towboat  52   1977 Active
  na Shorty Baird   Corps of Engineers Towboat      1977 Active
  589306 Melanie L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  59   1978 Later Capt Vernon, Miss Kathy, now Chris White
  595745 Walter Hagestad   Canal Barge Co. Towboat  539   1978 Active
  599385 Ezore L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  96   1978 Now Joey Devall
  600216 Leonard L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  96   1979 Later Lady Jo Ann, Guy Vick II, Tobie K Devall, now Tobie K. Devall
  609341 Carolyn B Ed Broussard Marine Service Towboat  83   1979 Later Candice Hunter, now Jim Walden
137 610163 Jane Ann Pine American Barge Co Towboat   599   1979 Later Charles Norman Jr, San Pedro, now Cavalier XII
  613320 Michael L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  82   1979 Later Kathy Mc, Vicki Gunter, David & Colleen, now Calvin Devall
  614211 Ryan L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  82   1979 Later Jamie T, Debra Gunter, Ms. Nancy C, sank 2018
143 618135 Don L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  93   1980 Later Uncle Jesse, Merry Gunter, Mary Brent, now Lampasas
144 622175 Theresa L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  86   1980 Later Mary Read Harbison, now Comal
  623146 Hamilton    Canal Barge Co. Towboat  449   1980 Now IB Asunci´┐Żn
  624434 Dorothy B Ed Broussard Marine Service Towboat  86   1980 Later Lennie Gunter, Taira Lynn, now Miss Marcy Parker
146 631076 Eden Brent   Brent Transportation Co. Towboat  529   1980 Now Kevin Conway
147 629852 Melinda Brent   Brent Transportation Co. Towboat  92   1980 Active
  632411 Ezore L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  103   1981 Later Marine Dispatch, now Pat White
  632412 City of Lacrosse Waterways Marine, Inc. Towboat  188   1981 Later Argo Knot, Terese Marie, now Kennet
  635080 Leonard L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  102   1981 Later Donna L, now Janet Marie
  635081 Adrienne L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  86   1981 Later Patty Ann, Adrienne L, Andre' R, now Tom Rogers
154 638586 Lucy W. Hines  Brent Transportation Co. Towboat  103   1981 Active
152 642287 Margie Logan Logan Transportation, Inc. Towboat  564   1982 Later Christine Bailey, Fred Joerger, now Mary Harter
  644561 Sean L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  98   1982 Later Ray Eckstein, now Koolcat.
  646546 Paul H. Lambert Twin City Barge & Towing Towboat  564   1982 Later G R Packet, Bart C Tully Jr, Andi Boyd, now Pelican State
156 646547 City of Winona Waterways Marine, Inc. Towboat  416   1982 Later Lea Roberts, Carl R Whitlatch, now San Nicolas I
157 649344 Brian L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  145   1982 Now Bill Rodgers
158 650670 Theresa L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  145   1982 Now Eileen C
159 651548 Leonard L Lalande Towing, Inc. Towboat  145   1982 Now Howard Corse
160 658199 Nicole Brent   Brent Transportation Co. Towboat  85   1982 Active
161 na Warioto Corps of Engineers Towboat      1986 Active
162 na Harrison    Corps of Engineers Towboat      1988 Active
165 669752 Island Queen Potomac Packet Llc Passenger 95   1984 Later Baratarian Island Queen , now Vivian Hannah
167 907691 M/V Donna Lee II  Consolidation Coal Co. Towboat  66   1986 Active
168 922485 M/V Wanda B   Consolidation Coal Co. Towboat  415   1987 Later M/V Wanda B, now M/V Tom Hoffman
169 927605 Henrietta II   Passenger 82   1988 Later Teche Queen (?), now The Black-Eyed Susan
  912893 George Rowe   Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. Towboat  117   1987 Active
173 942051 OMR 2889   Kirby Inland Marine Tank Barge 1,639   1989 Now Kirby 28025
174 942050 OMR 2890   Kirby Inland Marine Tank Barge 1,639   1989 Now Kirby 27003
176 964093 BTS-401   Great Lakes Dredge Dredge 2,265   1990 Now G L 401
177 na Fluekiger    Corps of Engineers Towboat      1991 Active
178 na Fiedler    Corps of Engineers Towboat      1991 Active
179 na ND 40    Corps of Engineers Spud Barge     1991 Active