Thursday, March 29, 2007
Click here to read the Erie Daily Times article from March 29, 1967, about Litton's announcement. (PDF- 3.5 MB).
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
“Captain Dan” Dan Williams, 86, who piloted the great lakes for over 30 years, died on Saturday at his home in Largo, Florida. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and left this life comforted by the presence of all five of his children. He was born on May 1, 1923 in Bloomington, Illinois and lived for many years in the Erie, Pennsylvania area. He was a veteran of the Navy and the Merchant Marine and was a Captain on the Great Lakes with Erie Sand & Gravel until his retirement. Captain Dan was featured in a newspaper article in the Erie Times-News. Dan was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years Millie, in 2001. He is survived by three daughters, Linda Holt (Sireno) and Brenda Trent (Mike) of Largo, and Mary Messenkopf of St Petersburg and two sons; Freddie Williams, with whom he resided, and Patrick Williams and his wife Tina of Girard, Pa. He leaves a legacy of love to his eight grandchildren; Joshua Parker, Dani Palumbo (Brian), Carly Trent, Alex Holmes, Derian Messenkopf and Zachary, Kali and Tessa Williams and his great-grandchildren, Trent and Kayden Palumbo and Jordan Parker. The Williams family is grateful to Lisa Glennon for her loving-kindness and care of our father in the last year of his life. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 29th, at 3:00 pm at A Life Tribute, 716 Seminole Blvd in Largo and will be followed by a reception at the home of Mike and Brenda Trent, 1888 Paradise Lane in Largo. A private memorial will be held in Pennsylvania to commemorate Captain Dan’s last wishes. The family asks that donations be made to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, and that, in lieu of flowers, you would spend a day with someone you love.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
CLARKE at her layup dock at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Shifting forward to ballast at 11:30 a.m.
Passing the PRESQUE ISLE on its way outbound, 5:00 p.m.
Entering the channel
Final approach to the Erie channel.
Chief Engineer John Bellmore (Left) and another Clarke engineer enjoy the view as the vessel departs.
For more photos of the CLARKE taken today, visit my Webshots album.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Ironically, this is the same trip that was made by her sistership, CASON J. CALLAWAY, which wintered in Erie last year, on the CALLAWAY's first trip of the 2006 season, when she departed on March 21, 2006. Hopefully, however, unlike the CALLAWAY, the CLARKE will depart during daylight hours.
Meanwhile, work continues on the PRESQUE ISLE in preparation for her to sail on Friday for Two Harbors.
CLARKE at dock on Tuesday at noon.
PRESQUE ISLE at dock Tuesday.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
PHILIP R. CLARKE at her layup dock on March 6.
PRESQUE ISLE at her layup dock on March 13.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
PHILIP R. CLARKE is due out on Wednesday, March 21, and will likely do a few coal runs before the Soo Locks open and she makes her way to Two Harbors, MN's DMIR ore dock late on the morning of the 28th to load taconite pellets.
PRESQUE ISLE is due out on the 23rd and is due in Two Harbors on March 26 to load taconite.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Hull 101 under construction at Erie Shipbuilding.
|Emmett J. Carey, age 82, a resident of Erie died peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2007 following a brief illness. He was born in Erie on July 24, 1924, the son of the late John and Marion Bard Carey. Emmett was a 1942 graduate of Academy High School and served with the U.S. Army during WW II. He was President of Erie Builders Concrete Co. until retiring to Port St. Lucie, Fla. where he enjoyed working part-time at the Martin County Golf Course. He was a board member of Mutual Savings & Loan and a past member of the Kahkwa Club, Aviation Club, Erie Maennerchoir Club, and the East Erie Turners. Besides his parents, Emmett was preceded in death by a daughter, Marla J. Carey and a brother James Carey. Emmett is survived by his wife Mary McEnery Carey; a son, Richard J. Carey and his wife Maureen Barber-Carey and a daughter, Sheila A. Layden and her husband Rich, all of Erie. He is the brother of Richard C. Carey and his wife Elaine of Erie and the grandfather of Shelby Scott, Ryan Carey, and Andrea Layden. Friends are invited to call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. Monday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and are invited to attend Funeral Services there Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute, 100 barber Pl., Erie, PA 16507 or to a charity of one’s choice. Sign the guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits.|
Mr. Carey is mentioned here because he is the namesake of a sand dredge formerly based out of Erie. The 1948-built, 112 foot long sand dredge was built in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1948, as BEATRICE OTTINGER. It was converted to a sand dredge and lengthened to 112 feet, from its original length of 68 feet, in the winter of 1952-53. After being purchased by National Sand and Gravel of Lorain, Ohio in 1963, the dredge was given the name JAMES B. LYONS. Reportedly under this name she capsided 8 miles northwest of Lorain on May 2, 1965. No lives were lost and the LYONS was towed to Lorain for repairs. In 1988, Presque Isle Sand & Gravel of Erie purchased the vessel and renamed it EMMETT J. CAREY, and ownership of the vessel changed hands to Osborne Materials of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, in 1990. The CAREY still retains this name, and also Erie as its hailing port, and has not run in several years.
EMMETT J. CAREY at Fairport Harbor, October 7, 2006.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
The PRESQUE ISLE's crew reports to her next week, and she'll sail a week later.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Meanwhile work continues on the PRESQUE ISLE in preparation for her to sail a couple of days before the Soo Locks open on March 25.