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Sunday, September 16, 2007

R/V Gloria Michelle

A research vessel came into the harbor late today and tied up to the east face of Straight Wharf. Her name is Gloria Michelle. NOAA owns her.

Here she is rounding Brant Point-

Not sure what the green apparatus is on her port side-

A closer look. Notice the crew filleting flounder-

The bow of Gloria Michelle-

The Marine Department has recently added a new boat to it's fleet. She's an inflatable from Provincetown and she looks to be an old Coast Guard boat-

This old wooden trawler-type boat caught my eye today. She's moored on the G row out in the mooring field. Her name is Final Frontier and she's from Annapolis. Is that a fake stack? I'm thinking it is-


G Hughes said...

The green apparatus on the port side is a crane that folds up for storage so as to not take up so much room.

Martie said...

But what is the crane used for?

The Service Guy said...

I believe she is doing research over at the SBPF project area crane is probabaly used for the tow behing equipt turbidity etc and cameras

Martie said...

That makes sense. Thanks for that, David.

Carl said...

The Crane is used mostly to load equipment such as fishing nets and other scientific equipment.

The vessel is used for ground fish surveys in Mass State Waters and The Gulf of Maine. It is operated by NOAA's North East Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole Mass.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact me.

LT Carl Rhodes
Officer in charge
R/V Gloria Michelle F7201