Edison Chouest Dies at 91

Friday, October 03, 2008

Edison Chouest, a commercial shrimper who turned one utility vessel into a major shipbuilding and offshore petroleum service company, has died at the age of 91, the AP reported.

Chouest died Wednesday. A cause of death was not released.

Edison Chouest Offshore had its beginnings in 1960 when Chouest, who owned shrimp boats, purchased a steel-hulled 65-foot utility vessel that had six months to go in a contract with Humble Oil Co. to supply a petroleum rig in the .

Chouest is survived by his wife, Delores Chouest; three sons, current Edison Chouest Offshore CEO Gary Chouest, Eddie Chouest and Laney Chouest.

Visitations were scheduled for Sunday in Galliano and Monday in Cut Off, followed by a funeral mass on Monday in Cut Off.

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