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« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2018, 09:42:19 PM »

The oldest commercial tugboat in the world is now working out of the Port of Monroe.  This article also has some interesting history on the Port itself.  I also posted this on the business board.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20180715/port-of-monroe-signs-accord-for-towing-services
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« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2018, 10:50:03 PM »

Maybe I should contact them in Cleveland in as much as I worked for them many years ago as a fitter.  No, on second thought, I'm retired.

I think the Wisconsin has a 2 stroke Detroit locomotive engine.
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« Reply #62 on: July 17, 2018, 08:36:20 AM »

Maybe I should contact them in Cleveland in as much as I worked for them many years ago as a fitter.  No, on second thought, I'm retired.

I think the Wisconsin has a 2 stroke Detroit locomotive engine.

I wonder how many times it's been repowered over the years. 

We were out at the port driving around a few weeks ago and I didn't see it tied up but there are a lot of places you can't see from street too. 

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« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2018, 09:56:10 AM »

Here's some of the history or background on 'The Wisconsin'. 

It rolled over on the Detroit River and 6 crewmen were killed. 

So...   maybe it's a haunted tug!!!

I wonder if it will be renamed now that it's assigned to Monroe?

Maybe 'Monroe Mist' ;) ;) ;)

https://gltugs.wordpress.com/wisconsin/

Here's a video recorded from the deck of the ship over in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin, Oldest Active Tug on the Great Lakes
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« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2018, 09:57:50 AM »

I forgot to add the link about the 'haunted' history.

https://milwaukeenotebook.com/2015/10/19/tugboat/
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« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2018, 04:43:30 PM »

The Wisconsin is the oldest operating tug boat in the world btw.  Started out with Skinner Steam engines and was diesel repowered in the early 60's I think.  I read the keel was laid in Buffalo in like 1919.  Sucker is ancient.  It's also reported to be a very 'seaworthy' tug.

Sank a couple times, burned twice (in Detroit) and rebuilt many times.  Lots of stuff about it on Goggle.
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« Reply #66 on: July 17, 2018, 06:08:15 PM »

The Wisconsin is the oldest operating tug boat in the world btw.  Started out with Skinner Steam engines and was diesel repowered in the early 60's I think. I read the keel was laid in Buffalo in like 1919.  Sucker is ancient.  It's also reported to be a very 'seaworthy' tug.

Sank a couple times, burned twice (in Detroit) and rebuilt many times.  Lots of stuff about it on Goggle.

One of the links I posted said it was built in 1897 so one of the articles is off by almost 20 years. 
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« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2018, 08:22:46 AM »

This project may not seem important but it will help history remember our military veterans. 

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20180814/flags-oer-veterans-project-making-progress
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« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2018, 07:51:37 AM »

I see Monroe Council has willed the Multi-Sports complex to the River Raisin Battlefield Park.  That complex was always a loser, always will be.  Bad location.
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« Reply #69 on: November 24, 2018, 03:04:30 PM »

I see Monroe Council has willed the Multi-Sports complex to the River Raisin Battlefield Park.  That complex was always a loser, always will be.  Bad location.

Yet the citizens of Monroe have to still pay off the bonds, and I doubt that $1 per year they negotiated is going to put a dent into those.
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« Reply #70 on: November 24, 2018, 04:31:11 PM »

is this the place north of Monroe when they played hockey and had a volleyball club
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« Reply #71 on: November 24, 2018, 05:29:56 PM »

Thats it, just north of elm.  Think they had one of those WWMA fights there (or whatever they are called) a while back too.  It's an ugly building in an ugly location in an ugly city.  Got everything going for it...lol

Don't see the draw of the park either.  Who wants to trudge around a mosquito infested wetland.  Not me.  What they need to do is bild an RV park there.  Way more RV's today than camping spots available, great revenue producer.
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