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Mikki or not Mikki ?
« on: November 07, 2012, 07:51:45 »

Just as a talking here in France with a tug lover friend, the tug between the two Voith Tractors is a Mikki or not ?   It's looks like not for me as I'm thinking Mikki tug are longer.

I'm right or not ?  Someone have the answer ?



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Re: Mikki or not Mikki ?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 19:42:59 »
I would say that's most likely a model of the 'old' Arthur Foss, or the old Henry Foss.
Is there a name on the model?

The 'miki's had a 'walk-around' wheelhouse, and like you say...were about 20 feet longer.

Great photo!
Where was that taken?

ARTHUR FOSS on Lake Union by northwest_seaport, on Flickr

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Re: Mikki or not Mikki ?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 21:54:36 »
The vessel in Question is the 1889 Built Arthur Foss , It now sit's at the Seattle Maritime Museum.(Lake union)
Its history is long , I know that it was the last tug to leave Guam in the southern most islands of the Marianas .During the Japanese take over in the pacific .
A fellow that's now passed away made kits of it.There is about 3 of them around the north west Seattle area.
The Miki's were made for the US army WW 2 - In 1940- 69 of them were made they had LT # 's 
Dominion , Mary Macken, Lloyd Be Gore, Sea Wolf.
Some of them had twin 's most were single 8 Cylinder Direct Reversing Diesel's , Cylinders that were 24" across 100 RPM max 1200 hp.
I have model Kits of the Miki's .
Hunt out the book ( Foss The Living Legend )


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Re: Mikki or not Mikki ?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 20:48:03 »
Thank you for your answers. I was sure to obtain some good ones here

Kindest regards