Campbell Christens New Tow Boats & Dry Dock
Inland Port Magazine
Issue III 2013
The MV Alice Jean and the MV Renee Lynn (top).
Campbell Transportation recently christened two newbuild,
state-of-the-art towboats and a drydock. This marks the first new
vessel construction in Pittsburgh in 30 years, a significant
investment that will help create jobs and benefit the economy.
The drydock was partially built with a small shipyard grant from
the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) and constructed at the
Campbell Transportation shipyard in Congo, West Virginia. The
construction of the two towboats at the Campbell shipyard in
Dunlevy, Pennsylvania, also benefitted indirectly from stimulus
money provided through MARAD in 2009 for new industrial
fabrication. Representatives from MARAD christened the drydock and
a number of representatives of Pennsylvania and West
Virginia's elected federal officials attended the christening
The two new towboats, MV Renee Lynn and MV Alice Jean, were
constructed to comply with new U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter M
inspection regulations. The towboats are named after the wife and
the mother of two long-term employees of Campbell Transportation –
Renee Lynn Grizzel, wife of Steve Grizzel, Director of Human
Resources; and Alice Jean Corigliano, mother of Ron
Corigliano, Director of Regulatory Compliance.
"We are pleased and proud to name both these towboats after family
members of two such dedicated and hardworking members of our
Campbell Transportation family," said Chairman and CEO Peter
Stephaich. "We think it is a fitting tribute to their years of
service that these workboats will service the Pittsburgh region
and beyond for many years to come, pushing cargoes like coal to
help fuel the utilities and businesses on which our economy
depends, and creating jobs."