Lemont Trader

This large inland river towboat was built in 1974 by American Gulf Shipbuilding as the Illinois Merchant. She was later named Kay-D. Illinois Marine Towing of Lemont, IL eventually acquired this vessel, and renamed her Lemont Trader.

Lemont Trader works in the bulk transportation trades on the Illinois River system below Chicago.

  • Type: Twin Screw Towboat
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Builder: American Gulf Shipbuilding Co.
  • Engines: 2 Cummins QSK50
  • Horsepower: 3,200 bhp
  • Length: 85′ 05″
  • Breadth: 30′ 00″
  • Depth: 9′ 05″
  • Port of Registry: Lemont, IL
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