315-Passenger Boat Delivered By Leevac

Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings, La., recently delivered a 125-foot, 315-passenger excursion boat to Padelford Packet Boat Co., Minneapolis, Minn.

Christened the M/V Anson Northrup, she is powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3306 BT diesel engines, and is fitted with two Caterpillar 3304 NA generator sets.

According to Padelford Packet owner Capt. William Bowell, the vessel, designed by A. Lawrence Bates, Louisville, Ky., will provide passengers temperature controlled enclosed decks with ample window area to enjoy the sights on the Mississippi River in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area. The appearance of the boat is similar to that of turnof- the-century steamers. She is propelled by twin screws.

Vibration has been minimized by using Lo-Rez main engine shaft flexible couplings and steel spring isolators. A low silhouette pilothouse allows the Anson Northrup to clear the many low bridges along the route, thus increasing her cruising range.

Since 1913, Leevac Shipyards, Inc., has been building and repairing fishing vessels, supply boats, geophysical boats, tugs, barges and excursion vessels.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 29,  Jan 1989

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