Great Lakes Towing Christens 250-Ton Drydock

The Favorite, a 250-ton steel drydock owned and operated by The Great Lakes Towing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, was recently christened. It is reportedly the largest Lake Erie drydock specifically designed for commercial small craft, such as tugboats and floating equipment.

Mrs. Ronald C. Rasmus, wife of the president of The Great Lakes Towing Company, sponsored the drydock by shattering the traditional bottle of champagne. She was assisted by Matrons of Honor Mrs. Frank Fauver and Mrs. W.

Joe White.

The Favorite, constructed at The Great Lakes Towing Company Shipyard on the Old River Bend at Division Avenue, Cleveland, is 90 feet long with a distance between wing walls of 36 feet.

Capable of performing extensive marine repairs and maintenance for its own fleet of 39 tugboats, The Great Lakes Towing Company Shipyard will now expand its services to include the commercial drydocking of tugboats, floating equipment, fishing boats and yachts. W. Joe White, manager of the shipyard, stated that "the Favorite will make sorely needed commercial drydocking services available in the Cleveland area since heretofore the nearest drydock for small craft was in Detroit."

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 35,  Nov 15, 1983

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