An earlier article described an experimental aids to navigation barge pushed by a 140 ft. icebreaking tugboat, the Coast Guard cutter BRISTOL BAY, and discussed three years of operational experience with the barge. The experiment was originally intended to test operations only in protected or sheltered waters. It was so successful, however, that it was expanded to include the open waters of the Great Lakes. The tug/barge system--which will be used to maintain short range aids to navigation on Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario and the connecting waterways--is expected to save about $800,000 per year in comparison to the cost of operating an existing 180-foot buoy tender. The preliminary and detailed design of the tug/barge system are described, accompanied by a General Arrangements drawing of the barge.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Stager, P
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00656387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM