Zidell Launches Another Big Grain Barge For Shaver Transportation

George Shaver, president of Shaver Transportation Company, announced that Zidell Exploration, Inc. has launched the fourth of a continuing series of large grain barges built for Shaver. These barges, each of 3,750 tons capacity, have the largest tonnage capability of any grain barges presently operating on the Columbia River System. This additional barge is capable of transporting 150,000 tons per year.

This barge will be placed in service for the exclusive use of Lees-Carney Company, a grain merchandising firm having been engaged in business in the Northwest for more than 25 years.

The launching ceremonies took place at Zidell's yard in Portland, Ore., with the christening by Mrs. Susan Carney.

This new addition to the Shaver fleet of tugs and barges will inaugurate a year of celebration of the firm's 100th anniversary in the water transportation business of the Pacific Northwest.

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