Friday, February 2, 2007

Erie Historical Arrivals: VILLE de QUEBEC, 1959

Erie's first saltwater vessel to enter port after the April 25, 1959 opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway was the 1954-built VILLE de QUEBEC, which arrived at 0930 on May 19, 1959, docking at the Duquesne Marine Terminal, located at the Holland Street location of Erie Shipbuilding. The vessel arrived to load 500 tons of packaged oil, bound from Oil City to ports in Europe, and departed at around noon on May 20.

1 comment:

rich said...

May we assume that this was also the first shipment of Zebra Mussels?