Stephen L. Colby Response crews commence lifting operations

Mike Schuler
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December 9, 2013

LECLAIRE, Iowa – Response crews work to dewater the 144-foot towboat Stephen L. Colby during the lift phase of salvage operations near LeClaire, Iowa, Dec. 9, 2013. Crews have worked continuously to repair and refloat the vessel since it reportedly struck an unknown submerged object in the Mississippi River channel and sank Nov. 25, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’Leary.


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