After a small celebration with family and co-workers, McGinnis Inc. officially christened the mv. Dwain Harper. Becky Harper, the namesake’s wife, broke the bottle with a single swing. The 1,600 hp. towboat was built at the firm’s Sheridan Shipyard, located in South Point, Ohio, at Ohio River Mile 320.4. Its namesake is the longtime manager of the yard and a dedicated member of the McGinnis team.
The 70- by 26- by 10-foot towboat has already been awarded its The 70- by 26- by 10-foot towboat has already been awarded its Certificate of Inspection for Subchapter M compliance and is scheduled for work in the Cincinnati Harbor and on the Licking River. It features a retractable pilothouse, custom designed by McGinnis and built with a hydraulic cylinder provided by Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics. The boat is powered by twin Mitsubishi S6R2 Tier 3 engines generating 800 hp.