CHESAPEAKE SUN
CHESAPEAKE SUN boat alone
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CHESAPEAKE SUN with tow
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CHESAPEAKE SUN when named Z TWELVE
Owned and built by G. B. Zigler Company, Jennings, La.
This company did not get fancy in naming its fleet. It named it boats and barges Z ONE to Z FOURTEEN.
Photo about 1952 downbound at Lock 19, Keokuk, Iowa, Upper Mississippi River, about 1,400 miles from the Gulf of Mexico
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Here she is as the Hayes Tug and Launch, "Grape Ape".  USCG #266609.  Laid up at Chester, Pa. 30sep07.  Delaware River.  Ex Chesapeake Sun, ex Z-TWELVE.  Hull built 1952 by Arnold V. Walker Shipyard, Pascagoula, Miss., completed by G. B. Zigler Co., Jennings, La. 95.9 x 28.1 x 8.6; 2xGM 12-567 diesels, 1800 hp. Owned by Leland Bowman, Jennings, LA. operated by G. B. Zigler Co.  Sold April 1965 to Sun Oil Co., Philadelphia, renamed CHESAPEAKE SUN.
 
     
 

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