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"People ask why we selected the increased horsepower.
It's not to handle more barges... but to handle the same number faster and more efficiently." John D. Geary, President, Midland Enterprises, Inc. "We consider speed, efficiency and maneuverability of extreme importance," continued Mr, Geary. "That's why we specified a St. Louis Ship Hydrodyne towboat, with plenty of horsepower. Our new boat is a sister ship to the M/V Yeager and M/V Taft, but it incorporates latest design improvements resulting from model testing in the Netherlands. We believe
St. Louis Ship's exclusive Hydrodyne concept provides maximum operating efficiency, improved handling ability, and greater thrust." For complete information, contact America's largest inland shipbuilding and repair firm at (314) 638-4000.
ST. LOUIS SHIP-DUILT TOWBOAT,
THE 66OO HP, M/V JOHN D. GEARY
ST. LOUIS SHIP
DIVISION OF POTT INDUSTRIES INC. 6II EAST MARCEAU STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO. 63III
New York, Chicago, Kansas City, New Orleans, Memphis, Minneapolis, Houston and Mobile.
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