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Sikuliaq Departure Delayed

By | November 25, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Sikuliaq floats in the Menominee River just after launch. Photo by Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks.

Sikuliaq floats in the Menominee River just after launch. Photo by Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks.

The National Science Foundation’s new arctic research vessel Sikuliaq will spend the winter undergoing trials in the Great Lakes. The 261 foot ship to be operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was launched in Lake Michigan a year ago, but the Sikuliaq’s original target date for arrival at homeport in Seward has been delayed a year due to technical problems.

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