GL Shipyard Restroom Barges for Park Service

Friday, June 03, 2011
Photo courtesy Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio built and delivered four public-use restroom barges for the National Park Service. The barges were delivered in Stillwater, Minn. near Minneapolis and will be used on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway for boater and camper use. The 20 ft. long by 10 ft. wide barges, each having five restrooms, are able to be connected together in sets or floated independently for optimal utilization. Each set is equipped with an ADA compliant restroom, gangway and lift. The lift will be used to transport a disabled person from their boat to the barge to use the restroom and back to their boat. The shipyard incorporated renewable energy into this project by utilizing solar panels to power the ADA lift and mooring lights. These features will allow them to be utilized anywhere on the river without the need for shore power. The restroom barges were deployed for their first use this past Memorial Day weekend.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


McAllister Towing – 150 Years of Family Business

“Early in 1864, a young man names James McAllister stood on board a sailing vessel where he served as a mate. The boat was about to set sail from the Red Bay of

Lightering Operations Begin for Sunken Lake Barge

Lightering operations has begunn for the  tanker barge Argo sunken in Lake Erie as Unified Command responders took advantage of a favorable weather window, the U.

Helm Announces Maintenance & Compliance Release

In line with the Subchapter M waterways rules which are due to come into effect in 2016, Helm Operations will introduce the full capability of it’s latest Maintenance and Compliance solution,

Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0830 sec (12 req/sec)