Stephen L. Colby Response crews commence lifting operations

Mike Schuler
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December 9, 2013

LECLAIRE, Iowa – A contracted diver surfaces from the Mississippi River while salvage crews dewater the 144-foot towboat Stephen L. Colby in preparation of lifting operations from the riverbank near LeClaire, Iowa, Dec. 9, 2013. Response crews battled through icy and below freezing conditions for five days while working in preparation of lifting. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


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