Monday, February 25, 2008

Erie Historical: BUCKEYE Conversion, Part 2

Part 2 of the BUCKEYE Conversion gallery takes us through the beginning of July, 2006, with the BUCKEYE being moved out of drydock.

BUCKEYE in drydock, February 26, 2006.

Another view.

Another view as the vessel is in drydocked with the pilothouse removed.

By April 8, 2006 a forward lookout house has been fabricated and added to the bow of the barge.

The newly reregistered LEWIS J. KUBER is assisted out of drydock by LOW BIDDGER, FLATTOP and DON HENRY on July 3, 2006.

An overhead view on a hot (85 degree) July morning.

Being turned.


The barge's bow thruster is used to turn the KUBER.

In the West Slip.

Winched forward.

KUBER is winched forward.

July 5 finds the KUBER sitting at the pier with tg JOSEPH H. THOMPSON JR. behind her.

Stern view on July 6.

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