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Bay Shipbuilding Lays

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Attending the ceremony, from left to right, were: Allen

A. Powell, assistant manager, Contract Services, Bay

Shipbuilding Corp.; A.J. Zuehlke, president, Bay Ship- building Corp.; Harry Taylor, senior surveyor, American

Bureau of Shipping, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Comdr.

Larry Murdock, United States Coast Guard, 0CMI,

Sturgeon Bay.

The official keel-laying ceremony of Hull 725 was held recently at Bay Shipbuilding

Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Hull 725, a 396- foot tank barge is being built for Turecamo

Coastal & Harbor Towing Corp. of Staten

Island, N.Y. Attending this ceremony were

Comdr. Larry Murdock, United States Coast

Guard, OCMi; Harry Taylor, American Bu- reau of Shipping; and representing Bay

Shipbuilding, A.J. Zuehlke, president, and

Allen A. Powell, assistant manager-Contract


The 396-foot tank barge will have a beam of 72 feet and an amidship side depth of 25 feet 10 inches. The barge can be either towed or pushed by tug. Operating in the New

York City area, the barge will be suitable for carrying grade B petroleum products and lower, including heavy fuel oil.

Ten cargo tanks with two abreast and five in length will have a volumetric capacity of 103,500 barrels. Three main cargo deep-well pumps will be on deck. Each pump will be powered by a GM Detroit V16 Diesel engine developing 480 horsepower. These three pumps will each have a capacity of approxi- mately 4,200 gpm or 6,000 barrels'hour.

This is Bay Shipbuilding's first contract with Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing

Corp. Delivery of the 396-foot tank barge will take place in the summer of 1980.

Blount To Build 75-Foot 1890's Style Steam Launch

The Great Congress St. & Atlantic Steam- ship Company, Ltd., Boston, Mass., has signed a contract with Blount Marine Cor- poration of Warren, R.I., for construction of a 75-foot steam launch of traditional turn-of-the-century lines.

Designed by Halsey Heereshoff of Bristol,

R.I., it will return Boston once again to the era of marine steam. Tourists visiting Bos- ton's historic waterfront will be able to steam the harbor and the Charles River in the style of the 1890s. Service is planned from the Museum of Transportation Wharf to the Constitution in Charlestown, to the

Quincy Market area in Boston, and back to

Museum Wharf again.

The vessel is to be a classic single-deck steam launch with a 17-foot beam and a 4-foot draft. The steel hull will carry a vintage mahogany superstructure incorpo- rating a pilothouse and glassed-in engine room, making the engine and boiler visible to passengers.

The vessel will be certified by the U.S.

Coast Guard and will accommodate 125 pas- sengers on old-fashioned rim seating under a canopy. Careful attention to detail above the waterline will produce a faithful re- creation of the type of passenger launch that plied Boston Harbor 100 years ago.

The engine will be a three-cylinder Davis, made in London, Ontario, Canada, in 1906.

It will produce about 80 hp at 250 rpm under 180 psi. All auxiliaries will be steam-driven as well from a modern marine boiler designed specifically for the boat.

The engine is a rare "three-cylinder compound" with the high-pressure cylinder alternately feeding two low-pressure cylin- ders. It formerly powered the 55-foot tug

Ajax, owned and operated by John Clement, one of New England's senior marine steam- ers. Prof. Jens Holm of the Webb Institute is the steam consultant for the project.

Blount Marine is one of the foremost de- signers and builders of passenger vessels in the United States. They recently chris- tened the New Shoreham, an 80-passenger cruise ship of 150 feet.

Delivery of the steamboat and commence- ment of service in Boston Harbor is planned for May of 1980.

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