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use of the cycloidal system be- fore acceptance by the city.
The diesel-powered Barberi and her sister ship, the Samuel I.
Newhouse, will replace three 33- year-old steam-fired ferries. The timetable allows for a 30-minute crossing, which includes loading, unloading, the voyage, and intri- cate docking at the ferry slips.
About 50,000 commuters use the ferry system daily. The new fer- ries are exclusively for passen- gers and can transport 6,000 peo- ple, with seating for more than 3,700.
The Andrew J. Barberi achieved a sea trial speed of three to four knots faster than the design and the model test speed, at the same horsepower and at full design load. Consequently, she is ex- pected to travel regularly at a reduced rpm.
Spearman Named To New
Post At Marathon Oil
Ralph L. Spearman has been appointed by Marathon Oil Com- pany, Findlay, Ohio, to the newly created position of supervisor, commercial activities at Gary- ville, La. Mr. Spearman will be responsible for chartering and scheduling of barges used to transport crude oil and bunkers.
He served previously as a crude oil acquisition representative at
Al Johnson Named At
American Manufacturing Com- pany, Inc. of Honesdale, Pa., has announced the addition of Al
Johnson to their sales team. His territory will include New Eng- land and part of New York State.
Mr. Johnson has been in sales/ sales management since 1969, when he joined the American
Thread Company of Stanford,
Conn., in their Consumer Product
Sales Division. Between 1969 and 1979, he was assigned to New
England, and also served in sev- eral Midwest territories, includ- ing Indiana and Kentucky.
New England SNAME Meets
Onboard M/V Bay Queen
One hundred seventy members and guests attended the spring meeting and social affair of the
New England Section of The So- ciety of Naval Architects and
Marine Engineers at Blount Ma- rine Corporation, Warren, R.I.
Following a tour of the ship- yard, members and their guests boarded the new 130-foot motor vessel Bay Queen for an after- noon cruise on Narragansett Bay.
Now operating as a day excursion vessel, the Bay Queen, provided courtesy of owners Blount Ma- rine, made a brief stopover at
Prudence Island, after which a steamship buffet was catered on- board.
The afternoon aboard the ves- sel concluded with a presentation entitled "An Overview of Com- mercial Fishing in New Eng- land," delivered by Clifford A.
Goudey, a fisheries engineer with the M.I.T. Sea Grant Marine Ad- visory Service. Slides and video- tape, including underwater shots of fishing gear in operation, il- lustrated Mr. Goudey's presenta- tion. The talk was based upon Mr.
Goudey's technical paper "The
Development of Efficient Trawl
Boards Using Hydrodynamic
Model Tests," in which Mr.
Goudey contends that the poor hydrodynamic qualities of trawl boards used by U.S. fishermen is a major source of trawl system inefficiency. Improved trawl door design, in particular the use of a low drag trawl door, can sig- nificantly impact the economics and productivity of trawling op- erations. Studies performed indi- cate the favorable results that could be achieved are potential fuel savings of up to 20 percent, and an increase in catch size of up to 34 percent.
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