US Fish and Wildlife Chose Great Lakes Shipyard and a Powerful WESMAR Bow Thruster to Enhance Fish Assessments Mission

The SPENCER F. BAIRD is a research vessel on an important mission: to stock fish and conduct population assessments on Lakes Huron and Michigan.

The vessel’s Captain David L. Bohn reported he had not had much of a chance to use the new WESMAR thruster due to winter layup until April 1 (depending on the weather) but that his first impression is that the WESMAR Thruster seems to be in line with their expectations.

“I normally use the thruster for docking and maneuvering in tight places but we do have it available and standing by when we are working nets, should the need arise. I am looking forward to giving it a good trial this season," said Captain Bohn.

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