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Channel Cat
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The research vessel Channel Cat is a steel-hulled fish tug designed for a trap net fishery operation, similar to the Lake Erie trap net tugs. She was built for the DNR in 1968 by the Maybee Boat Company of Point Place, Ohio. Since that time, the Channel Cat has served as a work platform for Great Lakes fisheries research. The Channel Cat's home port is the MDNR's Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station located at the mouth of the Clinton River on Lake St. Clair.
CONTACT
Robert C. Haas, Jack Hodge (capt.)
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
33135 S. River Rd, Mt Clemens MI 48045 USA
586-465-4771
HODGEJ@MICHIGAN.GOV
SPECIFICATIONS
Ship TypeResearch Vessel
Operating AreaGreat Lakes: Lake Erie, the St. Clair/Detroit River system, and Saginaw Bay
Endurance
Crusing Speed10.5 knots (13 knots maximum)
Lab Space
Power Availability210 hp each
Berthing Space4
Deck Space
Telemetry Available
UPDATED ON
29 Mar 2010 14:39