Ships → Arcticus

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Name: Arcticus
Captain: Bergan, Joe
Length: 77.5 feet
Beam: 26 feet
Draft: 8.9 feet
Speed: 9.5 knots
Displacement: 205 tons
Hull: displacement/welded steel
Year: 2014

Comments:

The Articus replaces the 75-foot Grayling at its homeport in Cheboygan, Michigan. The vessel was designed by JMS Naval Architects and constructed by Burger Boat Co. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, over a period of 14 months.  

The USGS took delivery of the Articus in October 2014, when it was deployed to conduct a survey in northern Lake Michigan.  For more information, click the following link:  USGS Web Page 
Photo credit: D. Hondorp, USGS                                                     

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Crew Size ( inc. Captain ): 9
Number of Scientists Vessel can Accommodate: 7
Field Season: April to Decemeber
Operation Days / Year: 125
Schedule Finalized in: April

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Payment In Kind? Time on Another Ship?
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Encourage Crosstraining other Agencies with Vessel and Crew?
Vessel made available to outside Researchers?

Outside Research Payment: Yes, $1500 U.S. per day
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Institution Required Certification:
Certification Captain: Great Lakes
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Home Port: Cheboygan, Michigan
Home Port Lake: Lake Huron
Institution: Great Lakes Science Center USGS/BRD
Contact Name: Joe Bergan
Address: 1451 Green Road
City: Ann Arbor
State / Province: MI
Country: United States
Postal / Zip Code: 48105-28
Phone: (734) 214-7258
Fax: (714) 994-8780
Email: jbergan@usgs.gov
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