Friday, December 7, 2007

Dredging continues; CLIPPER TOBAGO arrives

Lakeshore Towing continues to dredge the Old Ore Dock, making several trips to the confined disposal site at the South Pier with dredged sediment each day.

CLIPPER TOBAGO arrived in port at 1950 this evening, turned in Erie harbor and docked at the Mountfort Terminal to await the loading of a cargo of biofuel. The Nassau, Bahamas-registered TOBAGO is the first foreign-flagged chemical tanker to visit the port since the German flagged WIDAN docked in Erie at Erie Sand & Gravel's Sassafras Street slip on September 24, 1963. On that voyage, the WIDAN loaded 350,000 gallons of white crude scale wax for Le Havre, France.

FLATTOP and DON HENRY push the barge 501 inbound the channel on Friday afternoon.



Stern view as the convoy heads for the Old Ore Dock Slip.

Inbound the Old Ore Dock.

Turning to dock alongside 502.

Still turning.

Coming alongside to dock.

Two hours later finds DON HENRY, FLATTOP and 501 back at the disposal site offloading dredged sediment.

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