Recent growth in ferry construction, particularly in the U.S., has been significant. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently reported that the U.S. marine transportation system annually transports 134 million passengers by ferry. Although the U.
The Clipper III, at 114 ft. (35 m) long and 88-gt, is the smallest of the three Clipper ships — high-speed passenger catamarans — owned by Clipper Navigation, Inc. of Seattle. The main route of the vessels is between Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia — a trip which,
The Trinity Marine Group (TMG), of Gulfport, Mississippi, recently conducted a week long sales and marketing drive through New York and New Jersey to promote the group's 11 shipyards, particularly its newly renovated yard in Beaumont, Texas. Mr.
Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently launched the first of two ferries being built for the State of Louisiana, Department of Highways. The ferryboat New Roads is the first of two ferries to be built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc.
The 500-passenger Landing Queen, a 290-ton displacement sternwheel riverboat, was christened recently at the Landing at Seven Coves, a country club/resort hotel on Lake Conroe, Texas. More than 200 guests attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Wilburn S.