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Commissioned August 12, 2004

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Vessel Owner : United States Geological Survey
Vessel Builder: Basic Marine, Inc., Escanaba, MI
Engineer: Timothy Graul Marine Design, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
Project Management Team: USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor,
MI in partnership with USACE Marine Design Center, Philadelphia, PA
Vessel Operation Team: USGS Lake Michigan/Lake Huron Biological Station, Cheboygan, MI

Vessel Particulars
Length Overall: 101'
Breadth: 24'-9"
Hull Depth: 12'-9"
Load Line Draft: 10'-2"
Displacement: 180 Ltons
Max Speed: 12 MPH
Fuel Capacity: 7,990 Gal.
Endurance @ 10 MPH: 15 Days
Accommodations: 3 Crew, 7 Researchers
Year Renovated: 2004
Contract Cost: $2,700,000
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class: A1 Great Lakes Service; AMS USCG and UNOLS Compliant

Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features
Main Engines: (2) Detroit Diesel Series 60 - 375 HP Each
Reduction Gears: (2) Twin Disc 5114 DC Final Ratio 4.59:1
Generators: (2) Cummins 6BT5.9GM - 99 kW Each
Bow Thruster: Wesmar DPC50 - 50 HP Electric
Steering and Engine Controls: Kobelt w/Remote Tethers
Autopilot: Simrad High Performance Autopiot
Deck Crane: Alaska Marine: 2,000# @ 30 ft. Reach
Trawl Winches: Kolstrand Variable Speed
Net Reel: Kolstrand Dual Drum Vertical Stack
Gill Net Lifter: Crossley 30" Deep Water Lifter
Sonar Tubes: (2) 12" Diameter