FORT INDEPENDENCE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : FORT INDEPENDENCE
    • Operator : BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : BOSTON
    • STATE : MA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 66
    • Passenger Capacity : 525
  • Size
    • Register length : 89.9 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 28 Feet
    • Overall Length : 89.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 28 Feet
    • Load draft : 6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 35 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1984
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 667585

BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES

  • Area of Operation : BOSTON INNER HARBOR, BOSTON OUTER HARBOR, MASSACHUSETTS BAY, WEYMOUTH FORE RIVER AND WEYMOUTH BACK RIVER; AND NEW YORK HARBOR
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

FLO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

FLYING CLOUD

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

FORT WARREN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

FREDERICK L NOLAN JR

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

GINA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

HUZZAH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

KNOTTS ISLAND

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

LI

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

LIGHTNING

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

LYNDA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

MARTHA WASHINGTON

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

MATTHEW J. HUGHES

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

MICHAEL B. MELI

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

NATHANIEL BOWDITCH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

REGENCY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

RENDEZVOUS

  • Type : Passenger Vessel
  • Construction : Steel

RITA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROOKIE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

RUTH E. HUGHES

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

SALACIA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

SCARLETT ISABELLA

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Steel

TAMARA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

WILLIAM F. LISK

  • Type : Passenger Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

ALIX

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

ANDREA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

ANDREWS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

ASTERIA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

AURORA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

BONNIE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

BUNKER HILL

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

CETACEA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Unknown

CLAIRE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

Eastern Completes First Ollis Class Vessel for Staten Island Ferry

Eastern Completes First Ollis Class Vessel for Staten Island Ferry

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) announced it has completed the first of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The MV SSG Michael H. Ollis, Hull 219, departed ESG’s Port St. Joe, Fla. facility fully certified and passenger ready.

U.S. and Germany Strike Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal

U.S. and Germany Strike Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal

The United States and Germany on Wednesday unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other Central and Eastern European countries.The pact aims to mitigate what critics see as the strategic dangers of the $11 billion pipeline, now 98% complete

National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day

“I hold no branch in higher esteem, than the Merchant Marine…”That is a quote from General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the Pacific in WWII. That one sentence sums up National Maritime Day. Inasmuch if it were not for our glorious Merchant Marine and maritime industry, we may not even have been a nation at all.

Austal USA President Perciavalle Resigns

Austal USA President Perciavalle Resigns

Craig Perciavalle resigned as president of Austal USA on Monday amid investigations into the shipbuilder's littoral combat ship (LCS) program for the U.S. Navy.Chief financial officer Rusty Murdaugh has been named interim president of the Mobile, Ala. shipbuilder, a subsidiary of Australia-based Austal.According to Austal, the separate ongoing investigations by the U.S.

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

For the Design issue Greg Trauthwein asked me to write about a favorite ship design. I have no favorite ship design, or should say there are simply too many that are truly worthy of mention.  But when considering favorite designs, ship designers (and builders) do carry a strange curse.

US Shipyards See Big Business Shifts

US Shipyards See Big Business Shifts

The American shipbuilding scene, filled with participants constructing all manner of vessels, has been navigating through stormy times (lately, yards along the Gulf Coast have literally been dealing with storms). The orders for newbuild, repair and conversion projects continue to flow in—albeit at a reduced pace—and the boats and ships go down the ways into the water

ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

Edward Schwarz, Vice President for ABB Marine and Ports, received the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Rear Admiral Lauren S. McCready Award as the 51st recipient.Edward A. Waryas, Jr., Board Member for NYSE-traded KNOT Offshore Partners, LP as the 43rd recipient of the award and co-chair of the award’s committee made the announcement.The Lauren S.

Royal Caribbean Delays New Cruise Ship Launch After Crew Tests Positive for COVID-19

Royal Caribbean Delays New Cruise Ship Launch After Crew Tests Positive for COVID-19

Royal Caribbean Group said on Wednesday it would delay the launch of its new cruise liner by nearly a month after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the latest setback in its push to restart the much-awaited U.S. summer trips.Odyssey of the Seas, which was scheduled to sail through the Southern and Western Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Austal USA to Design New T-ATS for the US Navy

Austal USA to Design New T-ATS for the US Navy

Austal USA said it has been awarded a $3.6 million functional design contract to prepare for construction of the new Navajo-class Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS) for the U.S. Navy.The Mobile, Ala. shipbuilder will prepare a functional design for the T-ATS, an 80-meter steel monohull vessel with multimission capability to support a variety of towing, salvage, search and rescue

Austal USA Delivers the Future USS Mobile

Austal USA Delivers the Future USS Mobile

Mobile, Ala. shipbuilder Austal USA said Wednesday it has delivered the future USS Mobile, the 13th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) for the U.S. Navy.Mobile (LCS 26) is one of 16 ships Austal has delivered to the Navy over the last five years, including four deliveries in 2020.

UK PM Johnson Outlines Plans to Build Europe's Most Powerful Navy

UK PM Johnson Outlines Plans to Build Europe's Most Powerful Navy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to restore Britain’s navy to its position as Europe’s most powerful maritime force on Thursday, highlighting that shipbuilding could also help heal divisions between the four nations of the United Kingdom.With repeated polls suggesting most people in Scotland now support independence

Video: Future USS Marinette (LCS 25) Launched

Video: Future USS Marinette (LCS 25) Launched

The newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Marinette (LCS 25) was launched into the Menominee River on Saturday.Named for the city in which it is being built, Marinette will become only the second Navy ship named in the city’s honor and the first commissioned ship.