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August 15, 1978 23 28 years later,

Blount Marine

Sets the call again!

In 1950 Luther H. Blount built the tanker, WILLIAM

H. BENNETT, in his backyard in 99 days. The BENNETT has been operated continuously on the Great Lakes for 28 years. She is now owned by Reiss Marine Transport,

Inc. Reiss Marine needed a larser, more sophisticated vessel, so they came back to Blount Marine. The REISS

MARINE was delivered to Superior, Wisconsin, in June, 1978. She represents the latest in bunkerins technolosy.

Blount Marine has come full circle, replacins the first vessel it built on contract.


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