Ships → Agassiz

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Name: Agassiz
Captain: Henderson, Hayden
Length: 36 feet
Beam: 13 feet
Draft: 4 feet
Speed: 24 knots
Displacement: 14.00 tons
Hull: Aluminum
Year: 2002


Engines: twin 200-hp Volvo Penta diesel engines with a cruising range of 250 miles. See the following web page for more information:

Premier Research –– Vessel RV Agassiz | GLRC | Michigan Tech (



1st Period 2nd Period
Crew Size ( inc. Captain ): 2
Number of Scientists Vessel can Accommodate: 17
Field Season: May through October
Operation Days / Year: Entire field season
Schedule Finalized in: Vessel available on as needed basis

- No, does not contain option.   - Yes, contains option.
Science Officer in Crew?:
Crew Provides Onboard Science Support?:
Payment In Kind? Time on Another Ship?
Fuel as a type of "Payment in Kind"?
Needed Equipment as a type of "Payment In Kind"?
"Piggyback" Research Permitted When Possible?
Encourage Crosstraining other Agencies with Vessel and Crew?
Vessel made available to outside Researchers?

Outside Research Payment: Contact M. Auer
Electrical Power: DC 12 VDC, 110 VAC
Water Supplies: Washdown water
Refrigerators / Freezers: None
Incubators / Water Baths: None
Vacuum Pumps: None on board
P.H. Meters: None on board
D.O. Meters: None on board
Conductivity: None on board
Lab Space: Dry workbench
Radar: Furuno NavNet 36 n.m. w/chart overlay
GPS: Furuno GPS w/chart
Radio: 2 - VHF Icom Marine Radios
Depth Sounders: Furuno BBFF1(200 & 50 khz, 600W or 1kW)
Winches / Cranes: 2 Electric winches and davits
CTD`s BT`s: Collaboration w/ MTU faculty possible
Niskin Bottles: Collaboration w/ MTU faculty possible
Corers: w/ MTU faculty possible, Gravity, Jenkins (10cm diameter x 40cm length)
Grabs: Collaboration w/ MTU faculty possible, PONAR,
Trawl Nets: Collaboration w/ MTU faculty possible
Plankton Nets: Collaboration w/ MTU faculty possible
Wind Speed / Direction: None
Thermometer: None
Barometer: None
Institution Required Certification:
Certification Captain: USCG
Certification Crew: Only to operate Winches
Certification Engineer:
Home Port: Houghton, Michigan
Home Port Lake: Lake Superior
Institution: Michigan Technological University
Contact Name: Hayden Henderson
Address: 100 Phoenix Dr
City: Houghton
State / Province: Michigan
Country: United States
Postal / Zip Code: 49931
Phone: (906) 487-1584
Fax: (906) 487-2943
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