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Blue Heron
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Schedules can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/facilities/blueheron.html
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/facilities/blueheron.html
Ships
The Large Lakes Observatory operates the largest university-owned research vessel in the Great Lakes, the R/V Blue Heron. Built in 1985 for fishing on the Grand Banks, the Blue Heron was purchased by the University of Minnesota in 1997, sailed from Portland, Maine, up the St. Lawrence Seaway to Duluth, and converted into a limnological research vessel during the winter of 1997-98.
CONTACT
Doug Ricketts
University of Minnesota
Large Lakes Observatory 2205 E. 5th St., Research Laboratory Building 214, Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 726-7826
rickets@d.umn.edu
http://www.d.umn.edu/llo/people/ricketts.html
SPECIFICATIONS
Ship TypeResearch vessel
Operating AreaGreat Lakes: Lake Superior
Endurance21 days
Crusing Speed10 knots
Lab Space240 ft² wet lab, 575 ft² dry lab
Power Availability
Berthing Space11 crew and scientists
Deck Space800 ft²
Telemetry Available
UPDATED ON
29 Mar 2010 14:39