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Barney Devine (Historical)
Name: Barney Devine (Historical)
Captain: Brandon Bastar
Length: 54 feet
Beam: 14.5 feet
Draft: 6 feet
Speed: 10 knots
Displacement: 42 tons
Hull: Steel/fish tug
Year: 1937

The Barney Devine was built by Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, WI. Built in 1937 the R/V Barney Devine was the oldest active research vessel in the Great Lakes until replacement. She was a modified commercial fish tug with a home port of Sturgeon Bay, WI. 

After 75 years of service, she has been replaced by R/V Coregonus. 

The Barney Devine was sold to a commercial fisherman and is now commercial fishing on the shores of Lake Superior.



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