Methane – B-6400 – Kelly – Canonie 50 – A-410


Barge, Tanker;

A-410, laid up at the Mart Dock, Muskegon, MI, 4/3/2020. Isaac Pennock


Build Information

Year Built: 1955

Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS

Hull #589

Registry: US 299305

IMO #–

Laid Down: 1954

Launch Date: 1954

Commissioned: January 1955

Paired Tugboats:
  • John Purves
  • Karen Andrie
  • Mary E. Hannah
  • Rebecca Lynn
  • Sarah Andrie
  • Barbara Andrie


A-410 was constructed in 1955 as the tank barge Methane by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS. She was most recently used as an asphalt transport barge for Andrie, Inc.


  • Lengthened, Norfolk Shipbuilding, Norfolk, VA, 1971

General Stats

Length Overall [Combined Tug & Barge]: —

Length Overall [Barge]: 335′

Breadth: 54′

Depth: 26’06”

Loaded Draft: 18’08”

Capacity: 41,000 Bbl.

Vessel Type: Tanker; Barge

Number of Cargo Holds: 5 Tanks

Primary Operations: Petroleum, Liquid Asphalt trades



Methane – 1955-1963

Owner: Chicago Stockyards

Operator: Comstock Liquid Methane Corp., Wilmington, DE

Flag: United States

Home Port: —

B-6400 – 1963-1971

Owner: Allied Towing Corp.

Operator: Allied Towing

Flag: United States

Home Port: —

Kelly – 1971-1986

Owner: —

Operator: —

Flag: United States

Home Port: —

Canonie 50 – 1986-1993

Owner: Canonie Transportation Co., Muskegon, MI

Operator: Canonie Transportation Co.

Flag: United States

Home Port: —

A-410 – 1993-2023

Owner: Andrie Inc., Muskegon, MI

Operator: Andrie Inc.

Flag: United States

Home Port: Cleveland, OH

Her Story

A-410 was originally constructed by Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, MS, as the methane tank barge Methane for Comstock Liquid Methane Corp. She was delivered in January of 1955. Methane was sold to Allied Towing Corp. in 1963, being renamed B-6400.

She was sold again in 1971 to an unknown buyer, being renamed Kelly. At this time, she was lengthened by Norfolk Shipbuilding of Norfolk, VA, and retrofitted for carrying liquid asphalt. In 1986, she was purchased by Canonie Transportation of Muskegon, MI, and brought to the Great Lakes. Kelly was renamed Canonie 50.

Canonie Transportation sold off its assets in 1993, and Andrie Inc. purchased the Canonie 50, among other vessels. She was renamed A-410, and continued her liquid asphalt trading on the Great Lakes. She was paired with several of Andrie’s tugs over the years, being pushed by John Purves, Karen Andrie, Barbara Andrie, Rebecca Lynn, and Sarah Andrie. For several brief periods, Andrie chartered the tug Mary E. Hannah to push her has well.

On November 27, 1994, A-410 broke loose from the tug John Purves and ran aground outside the Straits of Mackinac north of Bois Blanc Island. Lightering of her cargo of asphalt began on November 30, which took longer than normal due to the required heating of the cargo to be able to pump it. She was freed about a week later.

A-410 was laid up at the Mart Dock in Muskegon, MI, in 2018.

In late 2022 A-410 was sold for scrapping, and was towed to Port Colborne, ON, in January 2023 for scrapping at Marine Recycling Corp.’s yard at Port Colborne.

Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on April 18, 2023



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