Stephen L. Colby Response crews commence lifting operations

Mike Schuler
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December 9, 2013

LECLAIRE, Iowa – Response crews with the Stephen L. Colby Response began dewatering and lifting operations of the 144-foot sunken towboat near LeClaire, Iowa, Dec. 9, 2013. The Stephen L. Colby sunk in the Mississippi River near LeClaire on Nov. 25 and response crews have been working since then to safely lift the vessel from the riverbank. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.


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