Marine Tech lifts a fish tug from the bottom

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New tug salvages a sunken tug in Houghton

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marinetechfishtugsalvageapril2017Marine Tech, our local dredging company, brought their dredge home today (April 30, 2017) from a salvage operation in Houghton, Michigan. (Click here for 2 more images.) They were called out to bring a fish tug up from the bottom (right). Their own tug, the Jean C., is a new member of their fleet and is seen here pushing the dredge into the Duluth harbor. Earlier this year, they purchased the Edward H. from Heritage Marine and renamed her the Jean C. They will soon paint the tug with the company colors, royal blue, white and black. I have not updated the Edward H. page yet but you can see her in her former life here.jeancapril292017b
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Going to Two Harbors on a dredge

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The crane barge Dean R. Smith was pushed out of the Duluth piers by the tug Miss Laura early Monday evening. In the picture above they are just beyond the North Pier Light, making a turn toward Two Harbors. Owned and operated by Marine Tech, a local dredging and construction company, the rig will spend two to three days in Two Harbors doing routine maintenance at the CN taconite dock. The rig carries a crew of 4. They do double duty as the crew for the rig when it is under power on the lake and as the work crew for the project. On some jobs, they would spend the night on the tug, but since Two Harbors is close by, they will return home each evening.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/16/2007