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.

Monday, November 23, 2015

MANITOU Due

MANITOU will arrive in Erie at 1830 this evening to tow out barge FARRELL 256. The FARRELL will be working on a job on the Lakes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

THOMPSON Due

JOSEPH H. THOMPSON/tug JOSEPH H. THOMPSON JR. are expected to arrive in Erie around 2000 tonight with stone for the Old Ore Dock.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BLOUGH, PRESQUE ISLE Arrive for Layup; DEFIANCE and KEN BOOTHE SR. Visit

ROGER BLOUGH arrived in Erie on the morning of November 4 for layup at the West Slip. The vessel's layup comes 2.5 months earlier than last season's layup, when she arrived in Erie in mid-January.

DEFIANCE and ASHTABULA arrived in Erie at around 1030 Saturday morning with salt from Fairport Harbor and docked at the Mountfort Terminal. The duo passed PRESQUE ISLE, which anchored in the lake to await the ASHTABULA before laying up at the Mountfort Terminal. DEFIANCE/ASHTABULA departed Saturday evening.

PRESQUE ISLE, with assistance from tug MANITOU, arrived in Erie at 0530 Sunday morning for layup at the Mountfort Terminal. The barge's bow thruster was not working, which required tug assistance in winds said to be up to 40 knots.

KEN BOOTHE SR. and LAKES CONTENDER arrived in Erie at 2000 on Sunday night, paying the duo's second visit to Erie since being built here in 2012. The duo unloaded stone at the Old Ore Dock and departed at 0800 Monday morning.

Photos of all of this activity will be posted Wednesday.