The M/V Haendel
|Paasch Shipyard in Erie, PA. in 1965 for the
Army Corps of Engineers as a Great Lakes Survey boat. It is powered by twin
Detroit Diesel 6-71's. The boat was designed by Philip Rhodes a noted yacht
designer who designed many of the work type vessels built at the Paasch
shipyard as well as many familiar sailboats such as the popular Rhodes 19.
The Haendel has been its name since the day it was built and has never changed.
She was owned by the Corps for 20 years then sold to the Vermont State Department
of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and was extensively upgraded under the
caring guidance of Ranger Gene Giard, who used the vessel to ferry passengers
to and from the Vermont State Park Islands in Lake Champlain for 17 years.
It was through Gene that Tiohero Tours found and purchased the vessel. The
Haendel will be upgraded for a new service life in Cayuga Lake at Cayuga
Wooden Boatworks for the 2003 boating season. The upgrades include the equipment
necessary for the scientific research work we will be doing on Cayuga Lake,
and for the lake tours we are providing for the public.
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