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She Was Called a Lot of Names
Posted on Jul 27th, 2015

M/V Miss Geri, the towboat that's been escorting the M/V Grady L. Settoon who's pushing shipments of Chevron Chemical Co. polyethene equipment upriver, has been called a lot of names in her history. Some that make her sound like a transgender vessel.
Built in 1971, she started out as the Ritchie Shaner and was owned by Shaner Towing, Galliano, LA. Four year later, June, 1975, she was sold to Guidry Bros. Marine Transport and renamed Angela M. Guidry. Then renamed Miss Mildred M in February, 1977 when sold to M & M Towing Co., Pearl River, LA.  In June, 2007, her name was changed to Miss Calli Rose when sold to Daigle Towing Service, Belle Chasse, LA. She returned to a more masculine Capt. Vince in December, 2008 and two years later, the Alva Dupree in December, 2010, while owned by T & R Tugs, Houma, LA. Last but not least, on March, 2012, she became the Miss Geri and is owned by Dupell Marine, Houma, LA.
Photo: Linda Wright
M/V Miss Geri leading the way on the river.
Miss Geri is slightly shorter, shallower and less tonnage than the average towing vessel. Sounds as if that makes her the perfect “escort” service.
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