Gradel Dock with G-Tugs
The Great Lakes Towing Company is a large presence across the Great Lakes. In Toledo, on the Maumee, their tugs tend to stay docked at Geo. Gradle Company dock. This image, taken in December 2020, is a perfect end to this exhibit. The Mississippi was built in 1916 by The Great Lakes Towing. The vessel’s partner, Michigan, was built by the same company in Cleveland in 2019; two vessels built 103 years apart, working in concert.
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