Group Desgagnés' 2009-built SEDNA DESGAGNÉS arrived in Erie at 0900 this morning and docked at the Mountfort Terminal. The vessel is in port to load machinery.
As I mentioned Friday, this is the SEDNA's first trip into the Great Lakes. The vessel, which, along with fleetmates CAMILLA DESGAGNÉS, ANNA DESGAGNÉS, and sisterships ZÉLADA DESGAGNÉS and ROSAIRE DESGAGNÉS, spent the summer under the Canadian flag running from Montreal to the Canadian Arctic with supplies, was reflagged out of Bridgetown, Barbados, in preparation for this ocean voyage. This is the first visit to Erie by a Desgagnés vessel since the AMÉLIA DESGAGNÉS, MELISSA DESGAGNÉS and CATHERINE DESGAGNÉS were regular visitors in the mid-1990s to unload pig iron. The last visit by one of those vessels was 1998.
Loading of the SEDNA (SEDNA means "mermaid" in the Inkuit language and is the namesake of this vessel, which supplies the Inkuit people) is scheduled to begin on Monday morning.
SEDNA DESGAGNÉS inbound.
Passing the lighthouse.
In the channel.
Slowly passing Coast Guard Station Erie.
Approaching the Mountfort Terminal.