AWRI Education

W.G. Jackson

W.G. JacksonThe W. G. Jackson serves researchers and educational groups from her berth at the Lake Michigan Center in Muskegon, Michigan. The vessel was built and endowed through the 1994-95 Making Waves in Muskegon Campaign, a partnership between the Muskegon community, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, Grand Valley State University, and the State of Michigan. The W. G. Jackson was launched in 1996.

Length: 64 feet 10 inches
Beam: 20 feet
Draft: 5 feet
Engine: Twin Detroit 6V-92T
Tonnage: 68.5 tons

The W. G. Jackson has been funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for summer tours.  The Making Lake Michigan Great  tours have reached 33 ports of call in Lake Michigan.  Contact Janet Vail at vailj@gvsu.edu for tour details.

The W. G. Jackson has served people in four states including 27 counties in Michigan.  Sampling areas in its home port include Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan.

There is no seating on the vessel and it has limited accessibility for passengers with disabilities. Questions about accessibility should be directed to Capt. Tony Fiore at 616-331-3986 or fiorea@gvsu.edu.

For more detailed information, please click on the link below:
Great Lakes Science Vessels - W. G. Jackson


The D. J. Angus
The W. G. Jackson Our Scientific Equipment


 

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