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USACE Bluestone Drifter
Built in 2001 as a Crane Boat for US Army Corps of Engineers at Marine Builders, Inc., Utica, IN.
Launched in 2001
Delivered in 2001
USACE Bluestone Drifter is assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District
Bluestone Drifter's primary mission is to manage drift and debris upriver of the Bluestone Lake Dam, Hinton, W.V.
ensuring that drift and debris is small enough to pass through the sluice gates of the dam, thus preventing logjams from occurring behind the dam after severe weather events.
Current Disposition, active
Propulsion & Steering
Thrustmaster Model OD150
Z-Drive Configuration, 120 Hp Cummins Diesel Engine
360° rotational steering, hydraulically-powered from propulsion engine
90° Powered elevation of the lower gearbox and propeller assembly
Radiator Cooled, Dry Exhaust
Prentice Crane Model E-180-SM
Pedestal Mounted, Hydraulically-Operated, Knuckle Boom Crane, powered by Cummins Diesel Engine (113 Hp)
Maximum lift capacity at 10 foot radius is 17,350 lbs.
Knuckle Boom extended length of 27 feet
Enclosed Cab for Crane Operator
Grapple and Chain Saw
Hultdins Supergrip TL430 Grapple & Hultdins Model 550s-19cc Supersaw
Hydraulically-operated grapple with 43 inch maximum opening
Hydraulically -operated chain saw with maximum cutting diameter of 27.5 inches
John Deere Model CD3029D
20 kW, 1800 rpm diesel generator
Provides 240/120 VAC, single phase, 60 Hz power
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||USACE Bluestone Drifter working in Bluestone Lake, W.V., 4 September 2012, clearing logs and debris on the lake to prevent logjams at the Bluestone Lake Dam.
US Army Corps of Engineers photo # 120904-A-EO314-100
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Last Updated 26 October 2020
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