Tuesday, May 1, 2007

AMERICAN COURAGE Visits; Today in Erie History

The AMERICAN COURAGE arrived in Erie today at approximately 0700 and docked at the Old Ore Dock to unload stone from Port Inland. The COURAGE departed at approximately 1230 this afternoon, passing the inbound J.S. St. JOHN outside of the harbor.

Charter fishing boat EDWARD JOHN was placed back into the water today as her owners prepare for her third season of "party fishing" in Erie.

Today in Erie history:
May 1, 1972- The face of the Great Lakes shipping industry changes forever as the first 1000-foot supercarrier, STEWART J. CORT, departs Litton Industries in Erie, Pennsylvania on her maiden voyage. As such, watch for a special "Erie Connections" on this blog featuring the CORT within the next week.

COURAGE unloading at 0800.

Unloading at noon.

Another view


Backing away from the dock.

Backing into Erie harbor.

Preparing to turn outbound.


Stern view

Passing the lighthouse.

Into Lake Erie.

St. John inbound.


Another view.

Stern view.

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