Historical

Thordon Bearings help keep world’s oldest steam driven tug operational

One of the world’s oldest tugboats, the 117-year-old, steam-driven Daniel Adamson, is set to return to service offering short cruises along the River Weaver, a tributary of the fabled Mersey River in England, after the completion of a project to install new propeller shaft bearings. The 1903-built steamship, rescued from scrap merchants 15 years ago, …

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Acquisition sparks creation of Interlake Maritime Services

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO – Interlake Holding Company announced yesterday the purchase of the assets of Pere Marquette Shipping Company and Lake Michigan Car Ferry Company in an acquisition that includes two working Great Lakes vessels, the Articulated Tug-Barge Undaunted-Pere Marquette 41 and the S.S. Badger, a historic passenger-and-car ferry.    The acquisition signals the creation of a new business entity, Interlake Maritime Services, which will manage the new businesses along with The Interlake Steamship Company and its fleet of nine …

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Eileen Reid Marcil sets record straight on the first true transatlantic steamer

By Leo Ryan, Editor The seemingly ageless Grande Dame and maritime chronicler of Quebec’s rich shipbuilding history has done it again – producing an extensively researched book that tells an engrossing, little-known story. But this time, Eileen Reid Marcil, has set the record straight for students of the great maritime traditions of the City of …

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