Great: Lakes Towing company delivered the "JOEY D"
the Port of Milwaukee's new workboat. A ceremony was
held in the naming of the vessel on January 24, 2012.
Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled the boat at Discovery World at
Pier Wisconsin's south dock. A placque was placed by
Tommy Balistreri of Midwest Maritime honoring the man who
the boat has been named after. The placque read: "This vessel,
JOEY D, was dedicated on January 24, 2012, in the name of
JOSEPH A. DI GIORGIO, Harbor Master and distinguished Port
employee from July 9, 1973 to March 4, 2010. Joe was honored
in 2009 by the City of Milwaukee as an "Everyday Hero." JOEY D
will carry on this honor by keeping our port and harbor safe,
being a first responder, and helping people and business in need."
Joe's family and friends were there for the dedication.