Great Lakes Shipyard gets dry-docking contract for Miller ferry

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The following is the text of a news release from Great Lakes Shipyard:

(CLEVELAND) — Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a dry-docking contract for Miller Boat Line’s M/V Put-In-Bay. The ferry was hauled out using the 770-ton capacity Marine Travelift at Great Lakes Shipyard. The repair contract includes dry docking, inspection and repairs, hull cleaning, and miscellaneous fabrication and steel repairs.

This is the first dry docking for M/V Put-In-Bay at Great Lakes Shipyard since spring 2010, when Great Lakes Shipyard completed reconstruction work including fabrication and installation of a 40-foot midbody extension and main engine repowering. The midbody extension of Put-in-Bay increased the length of the vessel from 96 feet to 136 feet overall and nearly doubled its carrying capacity. The project also included the installation of new rudders, a new steering system, new main engine keel cooling system, generator overhauls and new propellers.

Miller Boat Line’s fleet includes three additional all-steel passenger/vehicle ferries, each approximately 96 feet in length, which run on Lake Erie from Catawba to the islands of Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and Middle Bass Island, Ohio.

By Professional Mariner Staff