At around 1330 this afternoon, under overcast, threatening skies, the tug W.N. TWOLAN shifted astern of barge McALLISTER 132 and hooked up to the barge. The TWOLAN, after nine days in port unloading paper products, followed the U.S. Brig NIAGARA out of port at 1400 today, bound for Sarnia, Ontario and eventually for Thunder Bay.
The tug was only in front of the barge due to the repairs completed to the PRESQUE ISLE last week; the repairs required the tug to move to make room for the cofferdam, barge 502 and PRESQUE ISLE.
TWOLAN backs away from the barge.
Turned and headed for the stern of McALLISTER 132.
Turning for the McALLISTER 132.
Brig NIAGARA passing.
NIAGARA departing Erie.
TWOLAN slowly moves the McALLISTER 132 away from dock.
Tug pushes the barge.
Stern view outbound Erie.