Ships → Northwestern

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Name: Northwestern
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Length: 56 feet
Beam: 14 feet
Draft: 4 feet
Speed: 10 knots
Displacement: 20 tons
Hull: Aluminum
Year: 1969

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The Northwestern is a 56-foot, aluminum hull, twin-engine research vessel. With a 14-foot beam and a large salon, she is ideal for shorter trips within Grand Traverse Bay or a longer voyage if desired. The engines are 318 horsepower 8V71 Detroit Diesel plants which provide both power and good fuel economy. The Northwestern runs on bio-diesel and cruises at a speed of 10 knots while comfortably handling up to 20 passengers on day trips.

For more information about the Northwestern and NMC visit:
http://www.nmc.edu/maritime/about/facilities-vessels.html

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Crew Size ( inc. Captain ): 2
Number of Scientists Vessel can Accommodate: 18
Field Season: April through November
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Electrical Power: 110 volt AC, 60 amps, 12 and 24 volt DC
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Home Port: Traverse City, Michigan
Home Port Lake: Lake Michigan
Institution: Northwestern Michigan College
Contact Name: Hans W. Van Sumeren
Address: Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Northwestern Michigan College 1701 E. Front Street
City: Traverse City
State / Province: Michigan
Country: United States
Postal / Zip Code: 49686
Phone: 231-995-1793
Fax: 231-995-1794
Email: hvansumeren@nmc.edu
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