Lake Guardian

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The Lake Guardian on Lake Erie.
Image:Lake Guardian moored at Chicago's navy pier
The Lake Guardian moored in the Cheboygan Harbor.

The Lake Guardian is a research vessel that serves on the Great Lakes.[1] She is owned by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Lake Guardian specifications[2]
length 180 feet
beam 40 feet
draft 11 feet
gross tonnage 283 tons
displacement 850 tons
home port Milwaukee, Wisconsin
constructed 1981
conversion 1988
range 6,000 miles
cruising speed 11 knots
  • 2 x 1,200 hp Caterpillar diesels
  • 1 x 300 hp bow thruster
propellers 2 x 4 blade stainless steel, in Kort nozzles
  • 13 crew
  • 29 passengers


  1. Research Vessel Lake Guardian, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  2. R/V Lake Guardian: General Specifications, Great Lakes Monitoring

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