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A 390 was built by St. Louis ShipbuIlding Div., Pott Industries, in 1982 for Canonie. Inc., hull number 4914, as Canonie 40. A 397 was built by Dravo Corporation at Neville Island, Pennsylvania, in 1962, hull number 4381, as Auntie Mame for Steuart Transportation Company, Wilmington, Delaware, later Iron Mike. Andrie, Inc., acquired it in 1993, renamed A 397. A 410 was built in 1955 by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation, Decatur, Alabama, hull number 589, as Methane for Constock Liquid Methane Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware. Later B 6400, Allied Towing Corporation, and Kelly. Canonie purchased it in 1986, renamed Canonie 50 originally by that firm.
The A-390 was originally built for the Andrie family in the mid-80's when they operated as Canonie Transportation. The barge was known as the Canonie 40 originally.Shipwatcher News wrote:Does anybody have any information regarding the histories of the Andrie barges A-390, A-397 and A-410?
The A-410 is an old barge that Canonie originally bought or leased and operated it as the Canonie 50. It is a big beast and I don't think it originally had a ballast system, so when she was empty she had a lot of freeboard.
A-397 was formerly named the Iron Mike and Auntie Mame. I am not sure when Andrie bought her.