Captain: Joe Bergan
Hull: displacement/welded steel
Comments: The Articus replaces the 75-foot Grayling at its homeport in Cheboygan, Michigan. The vessel was designed by JMS Naval Architects and constructed by Burger Boat Co. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, over a period of 14 months.
The USGS took delivery of the Articus in October 2014, when it was deployed to conduct a survey in northern Lake Michigan. For more information, click the following link: USGS Web Page
Photo credit: D. Hondorp, USGS