Wednesday, May 6, 2009


MANISTEE finished unloading as scheduled this afternoon at 1230 and departed Erie bound for Cleveland's Cargill Salt Dock. The vessel was escorted through the channel by USCG 49413, which arrived in Erie yesterday and docked at the Coast Guard Station. It is unknown how long 49413 plans on staying in Erie.

MANISTEE inbound this morning.

Another view.

Stern view.

Turning in Presque Isle Bay.

Another view.

Approaching the Mountfort Terminal.

Coming alongside.

Ready to begin unloading.

Dockside view at 0915. One of the wheelsmen on the ship is climbing the ladder.

Three hours later, the last few tons of salt are off the boom.

Moving away from the Mountfort Terminal.

USCG 49413 outbound.

Stern view.

MANISTEE outbound.

Leading the MANISTEE through the channel.

Picking up speed in the channel.

Clearing the channel.

Stern view.

MANISTEE picks up speed in the lake.

About nine hours to Cleveland.

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