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tug Undaunted
Undaunted and Pere Marquette 41 tuck into Manitowoc to wait out a storm on Lake Michigan.
Manitowoc, October 11, 2012, Image 12-04813

tug Undaunted
The Undaunted, a 143 foot long tug, was built in Port Arthur, Teaxas in 1944.
The tug is operated by Pere Marquette Shipping Co., of Ludington, Michigan.
Manitowoc, October 11, 2012, Image 12-04861

tug Undaunted
Looking at the front of the tug.
Manitowoc, October 11, 2012, Image 12-04819

Area where tug connects with barge
The indent on the back of the barge where the tug's fits to the back of the barge.
A horizontal ram extends from the tug to lock into the sides of the barge.
Manitowoc, October 11, 2012, Image 12-04816

Cargo and conveyor on Pere Marquette 41
Dump trucks, front-end loaders, cranes and conveyors and other heavy machinery are used
on the deck of the Pere Marquette to move load, unload and balance the cargo on deck.
Manitowoc, October 11, 2012, Image 12-04827

tug Undaunted
Looking aft as the setting sun closes the day in Manitowoc.
Manitowoc, October 11, 2012, Image 12-04844

taconite silos
As the time to leave nears, the Coast Guard makes a sweep of the area.
All the ports on the lakes have a noticeable increase in the presence of security forces.
Manitowoc, October 11, 2012, Image 12-04868

USCG 41442
Identified only by a number, this 41-foot utility boat is a large part of the Coast Guard's aresenal.
The vessels are fast and very maneuverable and operate well in moderate weather and sea conditions.
The boats are made of welded aluminum and fiberglass. UTB 41442 is stationed at Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Manitowoc, October 11, 2012, Image 12-04873