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Another beauty heading for the scrap yards...

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Greetings all,



   A very sad day for us boatnerds. Today we say goodbye to the Paul H Townsend. The 1945 vintage cement carrier last ran under her own power in 2005, having since been layed up in Muskegon Michigan being used as a cement storage barge. If you've visited and/or toured the LST 393 you've seen the Townsend parked behind her.


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Video of the scrap tow, with appropriate music of course. I'm not going to lie, I teared up a little (ok, a lot).




Goodbye old girl, you'll be deeply missed!



More info on the Townsend - http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/townsend.htm

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I'm from michigan and i used to live in Algonac from 95 to 2000 and going up to port huron alot and  watching and taking pics of the ships passing by i remember seeing that one a few times going to have to find the ship photo album and see if my dad took any pics of it.

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