Monday, January 22, 2007

Sand money could mean good news for port of Erie; Miscellaneous News

An article in today's Erie Times-News reports that Phil English's office is working to ensure that federal money will be available to ensure that Presque Isle State Park receives its full federal funding of about $620,000 for sand replenishment from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The park has about 16,000 tons of sand stockpiled at the North Pier that was delivered on October 22 by Lower Lakes Towing's CUYAHOGA. Lower Lakes Towing uses their fleet of self unloaders to deliver the sand from Thessalon, Ontario, so the availability of federal funding should ensure that more of their ships visit Erie in 2007.

This blog is also featured in the Erie Times-News today. Thanks Kara for the article.

And thanks to Dennis at Erie Blogs for the mention of the article as well.

I suppose this is a good time to again mention that I'm interested in hearing from anyone who may have photos of vessels in Erie, anyone from Erie who may have sailed on the Great Lakes, or anyone who may have worked at any of the docks along Erie's waterfront or has relatives that may have done so. I'm interested in any historical information they can provide about Erie's commercial shipping history.

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