Delivery of Living Lands & Waters Crane Barge Designed by The Shearer Group, Inc.

Seabrook, Texas –September 24th, 2015 – The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) is proud to announce that Living Lands & Waters has taken delivery of a TSGI designed 150’ x 32’ x 5’ crane barge. The barge was built by Yager Marine, located in Owensboro, KY. TSGI donated its design and engineering of the barge to Living Lands & Waters in support of their initiative to improve the environment. The barge will help Living Lands & Waters continue their mission of removing garbage from the Ohio River.

The barge is equipped with a stern ramp to accommodate a small towboat, bulwarks to contain deck loads of trash, handrails for personal protection, and other appurtenances. A John Deere Model 210G hydraulic crawler crane rigged for grab work is also installed and the uniquely designed coamings along either side of the barge will help hold the trash being collected.


Left to Right: Michael Eckart, Project Development Manager at Sherwin Williams, Chad Pregracke, President of LL&W, Jim Yager, President of Yager Marine, and Ed Shearer, Principal Naval Architect at The Shearer Group, Inc.

Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) is a non-profit environmental organization with a mission to aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nation’s major rivers and their watersheds. LL&W has grown to be the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization like it in the world. LL&W’s crew hosts river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops, tree plantings, and other key conservation efforts.

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) is the global leader for design of inland towboats and barges. We have a rich history of providing naval architecture and marine engineering services to the marine industry, with a focus on the inland sector.  TSGI is proud to support to LL&W’s mission to clean up the waterways that the nation relies upon.



The Shearer Group, Inc. is a full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm specializing in commercial vessel design and consulting.

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