Washburn & Doughty Delivers Passenger/Auto Ferry Captain Henry Lee

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. recently delivered the passenger/ auto ferry Captain Henry Lee to Maine State Ferry Service.

The vessel was designed by Rodney E. Lay Associates of Jacksonville, Fla., and partially funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and State of Maine bonds. The Captain Henry Lee will join Maine State Ferry Service providing year round service on the Bass Harbor-Swan's Island Frenchboro Route. The vessel is the first state ferry to be built at a Maine shipyard in over 30 years.

The vessel is 130 feet long, with a beam of 36 feet and a draft of 10 feet.

Power is provided by a CAT 3408 driving Twin Disc 516 (3-1/2:1) reduction gear which turns a Rice four-blade propeller. The design speed for the 325-grt vessel is 12 knots. The vessel has a capacity to carry 9,000 gallons of fuel oil, 500 gallons of fresh water, 250 passengers and 17 vehicles. There are also three Detroit Diesel 30-kw generators, two auxiliary and one emergency standby. Shafting is provided by Rose's Machine, with 4-1/ 2-inch tail shafts, and Aquamet 18, 3-1/2-inch line shafts and SKF hydraulic couplings. Steering is provided by Tenfjord. Electronics are provided by Chase Leavitt.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 64,  May 1992

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