About Us


Since 1948, Crounse Corporation has been a leader in the river transportation industry. Our founder, George P. Crounse, observed that Paducah, being located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, was ideally situated for a river-related business. Our first towboat, M/V Alice, was built by St. Louis Shipbuilding and began service in May 1949.

M/V Alice, 1949


Today, Crounse Corporation maintains offices in Paducah, KY and Maysville, KY. We employ over 300 people, operate a fleet of 37 towboats and over 1100 barges, and transport over 30 million tons of cargo each year along the U.S. Inland Waterways. We have become one of the largest carriers of dry bulk commodities on the inland river system and have a reputation for superior service to our customers.