|Photographer:||Magogman [View profile]||Title:||Michigan & Great Lakes||Added:||Jul 18, 2007|
||Tugs with Tow|
|The articulated tug Michigan and its permanent tow the petroleum tanker barge Great Lakes are in Toledo, Ohio on June 24, 2007.
The barge Great Lakes is 414 feet long, with a breadth of 60 feet and a draft of 30 feet. It was built at the same time and shipyard as the Michigan and from 1982-1985 was named Amoco Great Lakes.
This articulated tug was built in 1982 by Bay Shipbuilding Co. of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (U.S.) and is currently owned by Keystone Great Lakes, Inc of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (U.S.).
1982-1985 Amoco Michigan
Together the Great Lakes and Michigan are 454 feet long.
(As regards the original names of the tug and barge,Amoco is or was a brand name of one of the major gasoline producers in the midwestern U.S., a descendant of the old Standard Oil Company when it was broken up by the U.S. government into many separate companies in the early 1900's.)