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Mississippi River

The Pemiscot County Port is located at mile 849 on the Lower Mississippi River, near Hayti and Caruthersville, MO. The port is 85 miles North of Memphis, TN and 185 miles south of St. Louis, MO. The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains a minimum channel depth of nine feet, but barges can be loaded to twelve feet as river stage allows.

Pemiscot County Port Harbor: The ice-free, slack-water harbor is 4,680 feet in length with a 300 foot turning basin at the upper end. The harbor is maintained at the same depth as the navigation channel in the Mississippi River, and is dredged annually by contract through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Fleeting: Wepfer Marine provides local switch boat service and fleeting of barges. Local contact is Phillip Griggs, (573)333-2378.

Repairs: Wepfer Marine provides barge repair, towboat repair and dry-dock services at their facility in Memphis, TN. Phone (901)775-0980

Barge Lines: All major barge lines provide services to Pemiscot County Port. These barge lines include:

Alter Barge Line
2117 State St #100
Bettendorf IA 52722
phone 563-344-5100    fax 563-344-5102 

American Commercial Barge Lines
P O Box 610 - 1701 East Market St
Jeffersonville IN 47130
phone 812-288-0100, 800-457-6377 

Canal Barge Company
835 Union St #300
New Orleans LA 70112
phone 504-581-2424    fax 504-584-1505 

Ingram Barge Company
P O Box 23049 - 4400 Harding Rd
Nashville TN 37202
phone 615-298-8200    fax 615-298-8213 

Marquette Transportation Company
P O Box 1456 - 2308 South Fourth St
Paducah KY 42002
phone 270-443-9404    fax 270-442-7933

AEP MEMCO Barge Line
16090 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 600
Chesterfield MO 63017
phone 636-530-2100    fax 636-530-4100 




Pemiscot County Port Authority   |  111 East 3rd Street Caruthersville, Missouri 63830   |   (P) 573-333-4125  (F) 573-333-4216

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