Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, recently announced that it will now market a line of bow thrusters under the trade name of Michigan-Jastram. This exclusive arrangement applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
According to Chuck Dykstra, director of marketing of Michigan Wheel, the company has formed a new propulsion systems group that is consistent with its goal to provide q u a l i t y p r o p u l s i on equipment and systems for improved maneuverability for overall vessel efficiency. Michigan Wheel, Mr. Dykstra indicated, is collaborating with Jastram-Werke of Hamburg, West Germany in manufacturing and marketing of the Michigan-Jastram line of bow thrusters in North America.
Working with Dr. Dykstra at Michigan Wheel's divisional offices in Grand Rapids, Mich., will be Dave Johnson, propulsion systems manager. Mr. Johnson explains that an essential element of the Michigan-Jastram bow thruster is its high-quality marine gearbox. He adds that since 1954, an ever-increasing number of ships of all sizes and types in Europe have been equipped with Jastram bow thrusters. The Hamburg- based company is a leading European manufacturer of transverse, fixed-pitch bow thrusters.
In the United States, the Jastram- supplied gears, along with Michigan propellers and transverse tunnels, will provide costefficient thrusters for the North American market.
For further information and free literature on Michigan-Jastram, write to Charles Dykstra, Dept. M.R., Michigan Wheel Division, 1501 Buchanan S.W., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49507.
David A. Johnson has been named manager of the Propulsion Systems Group at Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation. The announcement was made by H.L. VanderMey, p r e s i d e n t of the Grand Rapids, Mich., division. Mr. Johnson comes to his new position from Michigan Wheel's Coolidge Division
Michigan Wheel Gulf Coast, Inc. of Pascagoula, Miss., has been awarded a $898,714 contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the manufacture of four attack aircraft carrier propellers and an additional propeller for a Navy oiler. The carrier propellers are fivebladed and will weigh approximately
service on the new tug Esperanza, commissioned re- cently for service in the Panama Canal. The Towmaster Rudder System, now built in the U.S. by the Michigan Wheel Corporation of Grand Rapids, Mich., under license from Burness, Corlett & Partners, Ltd., permits a vessel to make a 180° turn in less
the new group will be composed of equipment aft of the vessel's main propulsion gear case. According to Chuck Dvkstra, director of marketing, Michigan's aim is to continue to pioneer improvements to vessel efficiency as well as provide equipment that will increase vessel maneuverability. David
marine transportation related activities, has announced that Fred E. Shumaker has joined the firm as vice president. A graduate of the University of Michigan with 15 years of experience in naval architecture and engineering management, Mr. Shumaker was previously manager, marine engineering, with El
NRL appointment, he headed the Geophysical Sciences Division at the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Bradley holds a B.S. degree in physics from Michigan Technological University, a M.S. degree from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in applied physics (underwater acoustics) from Catholic University
Amoco's tug Michigan, operating through the winter in Lake Michigan last year, experienced damage to its stainless monobloc propellers necessitating unscheduled drydocking of the vessel twice and the installation of a spare propeller. Lips Propellers was approached as to the feasibility of designing
The centennial observance of the founding of the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the University of Michigan was linked with the recently held fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Five technical papers
built under contract. Hull No. 001—a 1,053-ton tug for an integrated tug-barge (ITB) system—is being built, along with four barges, for the State of Michigan. It was the first commercial launching at the 16- month-old yard. UPSCO used its 2,167-LT floating drydock for the launch. The drydock, which
deployment of the Trident ballistic missile submarine "the heart of our nuclear strategy." Speaking at recent christening ceremonies for the USS Michigan (SSBN-727), the second ship of the Trident class, at General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division in Groton, Conn., Congressman Lucien N. Nedzi (D-Mich
project impacting Manitowoc, Wis. and Ludington, Mich. A primer on how things get done. This is a story about two communities on the shores of Lake Michigan and the unique car ferry that connects them. The SS Badger provides a nautical “highway” across one of our nation’s major waterways, carrying passengers
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in Chicago. Burger is an established shipyard on the western U.S., MGBW specializes in re? ts, repairs and new construction of vessels up shore of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Green Bay, WI. It offers new to 220 feet long. MGBW specializes in the construction of steel and aluminum vessel construction
Survey and passenger vessels used in Chicago. The Company: Burger Boat Company is an established shipyard located on the western shore of Lake Michigan between Milwau- kee and Green Bay, WI. Burger offers a comprehensive array of services including new vessel construction, re? t, repair and maintenance
, barges, Artic- ulated Tug/Barge Units (ATB), passenger vessels, work- boats, dredges and ? oating dry docks. The technical team includes University of Michigan, Webb Institute, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates. Of note, BHGI was tasked by the USACE to develop a Waterways Commerce Cutter ATON
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in public accounting Co-hosted annually by the United development. Nichols has built a 30- year career developing solutions for at a ? rm in Detroit, Michigan. States and the Netherlands, this year’s GES gathered leaders from govern- ship assist and escort tugboats. ment and private sectors to identify
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size and large pumping volume. DSC’s Wolverine Class dredge is manufactured in its entirety at the compa- ny’s W&S division located in Greenbush, Michigan. The dredge, which is known for its highly portable economical design, features a 25-foot digging depth, and is powered by a CAT C-13 diesel engine
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to the Ohio Architecture and Marine Engineering the Americas to be based in its Seattle River Valley with 25 years of experi- from the University of Michigan. regional headquarters. Stevens brings ence in maritime and multimodal op- US Department of Commerce 30 years of cruise industry expertise to
of the inland barrier system ? eld test in Kalamazoo, focus shifted to testing the offshore mitigation system prototype in Lake Huron near Port Huron, Michigan. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Holly- hock, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, was used to deploy the offshore prototype, which was designed particularly
son John, who was working at new opportunities. Marine Engineering from the University nances with human resources and regula- Bath Iron Works. of Michigan. “If you get along, you can tory compliance, too. She has a Masters “My father called and said that the solve problems. We’re close as a family
Superior operates from additional facilities in tion, rigging, and custom fabrication, with destructive and Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska, USA; non-destructive testing up to 1,300,000 pounds. Alberta and New Brunswick, Canada; and three locations in Brazil to serve South
and some of Soo Line Handling – still another GLG company – op- them have been re-powered multiple times.” That’s not to erates out of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This ? rm handles say that GLG is sitting on its hands. They are not. lines for foreign-? ag ships at the locks. GLG more or less July 2018
as Glosten’s building and ship repair. A graduate of lic Service Award in recognition of his sixth President since its founding in the University of Michigan in Naval achievements as a member and Vice 1958. Morgan has led Glosten’s Ma- Architecture/Marine Engineering, he Chair of NOSAC. The award is