Gladding-Hearn Announces Sale Of 3rd High-Speed Ferry For Great Lakes

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., which launched its second high-speed ferry designed by Australian Philip Hercus for service in the Great Lakes just over a year ago, recently announced the sale of its sixth International Catamaran (INCAT) to Put-In-Bay Transportation Co., located 12 miles from Port Clinton, Ohio, on Lake Erie's Put-In-Bay Island.

According to company president Charles Duggan, the 93-foot welded aluminum, twin-hulled vessel, dubbed M/V Put-In-Bay Express, will be one of the fastest commercial ferries operating in North America.

Powered by twin 1,750-hp German- built Deutz MWM diesel engines and driven by two KaMeWa water jets, the new vessel will reach speeds of 30 knots (34.5 mph) fully loaded. The ferry, which will take seven months to build, is expected to make the 12-mile trip between Port Clinton and Put-In Bay in 20 minutes.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 10,  Mar 1989

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