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Tarpon Springs boat builder selected for $6M Institute of Oceanography vessel

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Tarpon Springs’ Duckworth Steel Boats has been picked to build a new, $6 million ship for the Florida Institute of Oceanography. Money for the multimillion dollar project came in from the Florida Legislature, with a good bit of help from local Rep. Kathleen Peters, as well as the City of St. Petersburg and contributions to FIO from its member institutions. “It will be an indispensable research platform to aid the faculty, researchers and students across the State of Florida. Additionally,…

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