Federal research ship will be open for tours

September 24, 1997

The Albatross IV, a federal research vessel, will berth at the Columbus Center dock at Pier 5 tomorrow and remain throughout the weekend for on-board tours.

The vessel, based in Woods Hole, Mass., collects data on marine life for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The open houses will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The ship's arrival coincides with a five-day conference beginning tomorrow at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.

Pub Date: 9/24/97

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