Blount Marine Lays Keel For Neuman Boat Line Ferry

Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has laid the keel for a ferry for the Neuman Boat Line Company of Sandusky, Ohio.

Constructed of American Steel, the doubleended ferry will be 101 feet long, with a 34 V2- foot beam. Marine architect Timothy Graul of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., designed the ferry which will be partially decked over, creating spacious cabin space. Two Caterpillar 3508 TI engines will develop 1,550 horsepower, enabling the 15- vehicle, 300-passenger ferry to cruise at 15 mph.

This will allow 50-minute round-trip service between Marblehead and Kelleys Island, Ohio.

According to John A. Neuman, president of Neuman Boat Line, the plans are to take delivery May 1, 1987. The vessel will be brought to Sandusky via the St. Lawrence Seaway and go into service by Memorial Day.

To be named the M/V Endeavor, she will be the 12th boat to be owned by the 70-year-old company. Retaining four boats in the present fleet, the M/V Endeavor will replace the M/V Corsair which has been sold to the Arnold Transit Company of Macinac Island, Mich.

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