By Randy Thompson
The ARRC Seattle office is located on S Marginal Way at the AML office complex.
Each roundtrip from
Seattle to Whittier and back is scheduled at 21 days, with three barges and
a three week trip,
if all goes well the normal Seattle schedule has weekly loadings on Wednesdays and unloadings on Fridays.
Each of the three barges were built by Gunderson of Portland, Oregon. Their names are Anchorage Provider, Fairbanks Provider and Whittier Provider. Each barge has 8 tracks of about 400’ in length.
The tug was called the “Alaska Mariner” and has 4,000 hp from two diesel engines.
The following photos were
taken on Friday, April 9th, 2004 at Harbor Island, Seattle.
|Loaded, ready to go...containers on top, railcars below||This is the Whittier Provider, 8 tracks x 400 feet||Seattle skyline and the Whittier Provider||Loaded, ready to go...containers on top, railcars below|
|Barge ramp and dock from top of barge||"Alaska Mariner" tugboat gets ready to send barge to sea||"Gunderson" plate on front of barge|
Page created 5/10/04 and last updated 5/10/04