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R/V David Folger

Middlebury College Students become part of the crew of the RV Folger on Lake Champlain for a GEOL 0161 Oceans and Coastlines Lab. (photo credit T Wiegleb)

The R/V David Folger is a 32-foot  vessel used for bathymetry, science courses and student-faculty research.  She is equipped with over 300 sensors across it’s two hulls and hydraulic winches that are used to retrieve core sediment samples from the bottom of Lake Champlain.  The Folger is an ocean capable vessel that does additional research in the Finger Lakes.  
GEOL 0161 Oceans and Coastlines professor Dr. Allison Jacobel teaches a lab on the deck of the RV David Folger (photo credit T Wiegleb)

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