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NEW VIDEO AVAILABLE SHOWING LAKE MICHIGAN RESEARCH VESSEL CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

April 26, 2011

MADISON -- A new video shows work winding down on the Lake Michigan fisheries research vessel now being built in Manitowoc by Burger Boat Company.

The R/V Coregonus, designed and built in Wisconsin, will replace the 74-year-old R/V Barney Devine, which provides information vital to managing the $500 million annual sport and commercial fisheries in Wisconsin's waters of Lake Michigan.

The new video along with previous videos and more information on the research vessel can be found on the R/V Coregonus page of the DNR website.

A dedication event originally scheduled for late April has been postponed; DNR is hoping to dedicate the boat in June.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Staggs - (608) 267-0796

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 26, 2011




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