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 Post subject: Re: G.A. Boeckling
Unread postPosted: October 23, 2014, 3:46 pm 
I believe the Boeckling fire occurred at the Hocking Valley docks near the 280 bridge, not the shipyard. I was living in Oregon just east of Toledo at the time and have pictures of her both before and just after the fire, all at Hocking Valley.


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 Post subject: G.A. Boeckling
Unread postPosted: October 23, 2014, 10:20 am 
This vessel ran from Sandusky, OH, across bay to Cedar Point. Was retired from service in 1952. Towed to Sturgeon Bay, WI, in 1955, for use as floating machine shop.
It was used as floating storage and machine shop, Sturgeon Bay, WI, in 1955. Removed from documentation, 1953, as "Abandoned." Was destroyed by a suspicious fire during the night of June 21, 1989, while sitting in a Toledo shipyard.
The Maritime Museum of Sandusky has multiple artifacts and images of this ship. We are hoping to expand our exhibit soon!


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