Showing posts with label Bayfield Tug. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bayfield Tug. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Tug Bayfield

The Tug Bayfield is a historic vessel that can be found outside the visitor center in Canal Park. This tugboat was built in 1953 and played a vital role in the shipping industry in the Great Lakes region. The Tug Bayfield was used to transport goods from one port to another, and it was also used to assist larger ships.

Today, the Tug Bayfield is displayed in front of the Lake Superior Maritime Museum in Duluth. The display serves as a museum and a reminder of the critical role that shipping played in the growth and development of the Great Lakes region. Visitors to the Canal Park can explore the vessel and learn about its history and shipping history in the area.

The Tug Bayfield is an impressive sight and a must-see for anyone visiting Canal Park. Whether you are interested in history engineering or want to see a unique piece of maritime history, the Tug Bayfield is worth visiting. So, include it on your itinerary when you visit Canal Park.

Monday, May 15, 2023

" Boats in Review" Duluth 05/15/2023

Car Ferry Bayfield, Tug Candace Elise, American Mariner, James R Barker Sailboats, Fishing boats, Saltie UAL Fortitude made their way through the Duluth shipping Canal on a busy day.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tug Bayfield

When viewing the canal cam, you may wonder about the tugboat that is on display in the Marine Museum grounds.

The tug BAYFIELD did much of its work here in Duluth-Superior Harbor for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Its main job was pushing crane barges with dredging equipment mounted on deck, deck barges loaded with rock or scows filled with dredged material.

The tug BAYFIELD was built in 1953 by Roamer Boat Company in Holland, Michigan. She measures 45 feet in length and 13 feet in width. The BAYFIELD is powered by a 170 horsepower diesel engine.  The BAYFIELD was retired from active service in 1995 and placed on permanent display here in Canal Park in 1999.