CHICAGO'S LEADING LADY

  • General
    • Vessel Name : CHICAGO'S LEADING LADY
    • Operator : MERCURY SIGHTSEEING BOATS, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 720
  • Location
    • City : CHICAGO
    • STATE : IL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 62
    • Passenger Capacity : 299
  • Size
    • Register length : 92.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 32 Feet
    • Overall Length : 98 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 32 Feet
    • Load draft : 7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6 Feet
    • Height : 17 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2011
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1233620

MERCURY SIGHTSEEING BOATS, INC.

  • Area of Operation : CHICAGO, IL AREA
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

CHICAGO'S CLASSIC LADY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

CHICAGO'S FAIR LADY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

CHICAGO'S FIRST LADY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

CHICAGO'S LITTLE LADY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

LADY GREBE

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Wood

SKYLINE PRINCESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

SKYLINE QUEEN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

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Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

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George Raymond Duclos, age 86, died peacefully on February 15, 2020 surrounded by his family. The son of the late Raymond and Albertine (Bertha Chenard) Duclos.  Born in 1933 in Fall River, MA, George spent most of his life in Westport, MA spending summers on the Watuppa Pond and moving to the Pond permanently in the 1960's.

Fincantieri Delivers Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady

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Rand Logistics to Buy American Steamship Company

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Eight Abducted from Tanker off Cameroon

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Petronas Names Second FLNG in S. Korea

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Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas named its second floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, the PFLNG Dua, in a ceremony in Geoje, South Korea.The floating LNG facility is designed to extract gas from deepwater gas reservoirs in depths up to 1,500 meters.With PFLNG Dua, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia owns and operates two floating LNG facilities

Putting Palatka Back on the Map

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MarAd Grants Fuel U.S. Shipyard Growth

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CC Industries Acquires Southern Towing

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