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June 11, 2018
PORTLAND — Portland-based Vanport Marine said it was awarded a contract to repair and upgrade the USCGC Bluebell at the vessel's home pier in Portland.
The inland buoy tender was built by Birchfield Boiler Co. in Tacoma and commissioned in 1945. Its crew services river aids on three major rivers, beginning at the mouth of the Columbia. The crew also covers the Snake River up to Lewiston, Idaho.
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