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William Scandling
Name: William Scandling
Captain: John Nichols
Length: 61 feet
Beam: 15.2 feet
Draft: 6.5 feet
Speed: 10 knots
Displacement: 58 tons
Hull: Steel/Displacement
Year: 1954

The William Scandling - excerpt from home page:


The William Scandling, a 65-foot, steel hulled research vessel is owned and operated by the Colleges for teaching, research and high school outreach activities. Its service area includes Seneca Lake, where most of the work is conducted, and extends via the New York Barge Canal System to Cayuga and Oneida Lakes, the lower Great Lakes, the Hudson River and points beyond. Since arriving on campus in the summer of 1976, it has provided a safe platform to investigate our large and sometimes stormy lakes during the ice-free months of the year.

The William Scandling is well equipped for both local and extended voyages by having state-of-the-art radar, GPS navigation, marine radio, cellular phone, fathometers, life boat and PFDs. A  200 horsepower GM Detroit diesel powers the single screw and two, 21 kW generators provide 120/240 VAC electrical power. The vessel is operated by a licensed captain who is assisted by a mate.




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