Friday, May 19, 2017

JOSEPH H. THOMPSON Due; FARRELL 256, ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE to Depart

JOSEPH H. THOMPSON will arrive in Erie with a load of stone at 1600 this afternoon. This morning, ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE will depart with FARRELL 256 in tow, bound for Port Newark, New Jersey. This will mark the end of a 5.5 year stay in Erie for the FARRELL, which originally arrived in Erie in October, 2011, under tow of ATLANTIC SALVOR. INDIANA HARBOR was moved into drydock on Monday for repairs from a collision with the Conneaut breakwall last week.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER TO DEPART

DOROTHY ANN and PATHFINDER are expected to depart today around noon for Cleveland to begin her season.

Monday, January 16, 2017

CSL NIAGARA DUE FOR LAYUP

CSL NIAGARA is currently anchored two miles north of Presque Isle and will be inbound at daylight, headed for Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair for winter layup.

This is the first time CSL NIAGARA has laid up in Erie under this name. The last time the vessel spent a winter in Erie was 1994-95, when she was known as J.W. McGIFFIN.

Friday, January 6, 2017

BOOTHE/LAKES CONTENDER DUE FOR LAYUP

KEN BOOTHE SR./LAKES CONTENDER will be docking in Erie at around 0700 Saturday for layup.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER DUE

DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER are due around 2000 tonight for winter layup at Donjon Shipbuilding.

Three tug/barge combinations and one classic laker will comprise Erie's layup fleet this year: PRESQUE ISLE, KEN BOOTHE SR./LAKES CONTENDER and CASON J. CALLAWAY are expected to be the other winter layups.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SEA CHEM-1 TO UNDERGO SEA TRIALS

SEA POWER and SEA CHEM-1 will be departing Donjon at 0730 this morning on sea trials.

Friday, October 21, 2016

SEA POWER, SEA CHEM-1 TO DEPART

Tug SEA POWER and barge SEA CHEM-1 are scheduled to depart Erie for the east coast sometime on Saturday.

Monday, October 10, 2016

SEA CHEM-1 TO FLOAT TUESDAY

Barge SEA CHEM-1 will be removed from drydock by ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE and ELIZABETH ANNA on Tuesday morning. Reportedly, Seabulk will take delivery of the unit on Friday and sometime after that SEA CHEM-1 and SEA POWER will be departing for the East Coast to begin work.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

SEA POWER Stops

SEA POWER stopped at Wharf 2 of the Welland Canal last night and remains there today. Her estimated time of departure, and thus her ETA to Erie, remains unclear at this time.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

SEA POWER Due

Tug SEA POWER is approaching the Welland Canal right now and should arrive in Erie at around noon tomorrow for Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair to pick up her new barge.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New Tug SEA POWER Expected

SEA POWER, fresh from the builder's yard in Jacksonville, Florida, is expected in Montreal tomorrow at 1100 for Seaway inspection. The tug will then start up the Seaway for Erie to pick up barge SEA CHEM-1 at Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

DENIS SULLIVAN DUE

DENIS SULLIVAN is downbound in Lake Huron off of Goderich and should arrive in Erie for Tall Ships Erie on Wednesday. The 2016 festival kicks off on Thursday with a parade of sails through the channel and Presque Isle Bay.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE DUE FOR DONJON

Donjon Marine's newest acquisition, ATLANTIC ENTEPRISE, should arrive in Erie in the early afternoon hours on Sunday. The tug is coming from New York for a refit, and is a sister to ATLANTIC SALVOR, Donjon's massive tug that was drydocked in Erie in 2011.

ATLANTIC ENTEPRISE was built at Halter Marine in 1976 for Jackson Marine Corporation as MISTER PETE. In 1999 she was acquired by Portland Tugboat and renamed PETE, and kept that name when Portland Tugboat was acquired by McAllister in 2001. 

In 2007 the tug was acquired by K-Sea Transportation and renamed BARENTS SEA, keeping that name in 2011 when K-Sea was acquired by Kirby Corporation, and operating as such until laid up in 2015. Rumors abounded in 2014, when Donjon acquired YANKEE from Kirby, that they had purchased BARENTS SEA as well, but the deal didn't close until earlier this year, when BARENTS SEA became ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE. The tug has been undergoing topside work, including painting, in New York since late April and is coming to the Donjon yard to continue her refit.


ATLANTIC SALVOR in Erie in 2011.