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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

CALUMET DUE

CALUMET, with stone from Cedarville, is expected in Erie at 0200 Saturday.

Friday, July 1, 2016

JOSEPH H. THOMPSON DUE

JOSEPH H. THOMPSON, with stone from Cedarville, is due in Erie at 0800 on Saturday.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

DEFIANCE/ASHTABULA DUE

DEFIANCE/ASHTABULA, with salt from Fairport Harbor, are expected in Erie at 1930 this evening.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

MANITOWOC DUE

MANITOWOC is expected to make it's first visit to Erie of the season tonight around 1930, when it arrives with a cargo of stone.

Friday, May 6, 2016

AMERICAN MARINER Due

AMERICAN MARINER is due in Erie at around 1300 on Saturday, loaded with a cargo of stone. This is the ship's first visit to Erie since July 4, 2012.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

BLOUGH, PRESQUE ISLE TO LEAVE

Both ROGER BLOUGH and PRESQUE ISLE will be departing early on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Barge PRESQUE ISLE to be moved

Tugs MANITOU, THOMAS MORRISH and ELIZABETH ANNA will be moving PRESQUE ISLE from the Old Ore Dock to the Mountfort Terminal sometime this morning. This will be done so that the barge can mate with her tug in preparation for departure on March 22. ROGER BLOUGH is also scheduled to sail that day.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER TO DEPART

The crew reported back to DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER on Saturday and departure is expected to be Monday or Tuesday. I will update if I hear more.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER DUE

DOROTHY ANN and barge PATHFINDER are expected around 1300 on Sunday for winter layup.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Updating Soon

I'm working on a very long post to catch up with six weeks worth of news and should have it up by the weekend.