Thursday, July 2, 2015

The G.L. Ostrander and Barge Integrity

I got up early on Saturday morning because I did the math and thought that the Paul R. Tregurtha would be passing by Mission Point at around 7:00~7:30.  It turns out that was not the case but more on that later.
 I did manage to catch the tug/barge combination of the G.L. Ostrander and Integrity though.  I'm not 100% certain, but I don't think either of these have been on this blog before.

The barge is named the Integrity and she was built at Bay Shipbuilding in 1996.  She is 460 feet long and can carry 14,000 tons of cargo.  Since she is owned by La Farge, she carries cement.
 Another shot of her.
 The tug is named the G.L. Ostrander and was built in New Orleans in 1976.  She wore a few names before being mated to her barge.   At first she was known as the Andrew Martin.  In 1990, she became the Robert L. Torres and in 1994, she became the Jacklyn M.  In 2004, she was given her current name.
And the pair sails off.

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