HOWB 161 – Interview | Dave Clark on Giving a New Life to the 1944 Miki Class Tug “Dominion”

by admin on February 19, 2015

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Today’s podcast is with Captain Dave Clark of Bremerton, WA. Clark traded a piece of property for the 117′ historic tugboat – Dominion – 2 years ago, and has magnificent plans for her!

Dave fell in love with boats at a young age and moved to the Seattle, WA area in 1989 to pursue his boating passion. He had a brief encounter with a Tugboat named Dominion a decade ago, and then years later in 2013 he saw her for sale on Craigslist. He called the owner Jeff, and traded a piece of property for the tug over the phone that day.

Dave is establishing a Non-Profit entity for the tug – Dominion Historical Workboat Association – and she is carefully being restored in preparation for her new life as an historic wooden vessel used as a maritime museum for training, education, philanthropy, and much much more.

Click on the green player button below to listen to the full interview:

Pics to enjoy:

Dominion at dockside. Preparing to be moved. Photo courtesy of Dominion.

Dominion at dockside. Preparing to be moved. Photo courtesy of Dominion.

Dave Clark next to the original 40 ton, 1500hp Enterprise diesel engine. Photo courtesy of Dominion.

Dave Clark next to the original 40 ton, 1500hp Enterprise diesel engine. Photo courtesy of Dominion.

Thanks for doing the interview Dave.  I wish you the best with all your future Dominion endeavors!

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