Saturday, September 26, 2009


CALUMET arrived in Erie at 1945 this evening and is now docked at the Mountfort Terminal to unload stone. This is the CALUMET's season-leading fourth visit of the season and only the 12th stone vessel of the season. As a comparison, by this time in 2008 there were 17 stone cargoes delivered to the port at this point in the season.


CALUMET, with stone from Calcite, is expected to arrive in Erie at 1900 this evening.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


At around 2300 last night, tug PRAIRIELAND arrived in Erie under tow of DON HENRY and FLATTOP and was docked starboard-side to at Erie Shipbuilding in the West Slip. The round trip for tug DON HENRY took about 18 hours to complete, with 13 of those under tow fighting waves up to six feet high on the westbound voyage from Dunkirk.

It is unknown at this time how long repairs to the PRAIRIELAND are expected to take.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


PRAIRIELAND, under tow of tugs DON HENRY and FLATTOP, should be arriving in Erie sometime around 2230 this evening for Erie Shipbuilding.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lakeshore Towing scheduled to tow tug PRAIRIELAND from Dunkirk, NY to Erie

Wednesday morning Lakeshore Towing's tug DON HENRY is scheduled to depart Erie bound for Dunkirk, New York to take in tow the Geo. Gradel Company's tug PRAIRIELAND and bring it back to Erie. The PRAIRIELAND, which is working on maintenance dredging for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Dunkirk harbor, has apparently suffered bottom damage and will be towed to Erie Shipbuilding, where the 50-foot long, 40-ton tug will be lifted out and repaired.

PRAIRIELAND working in Dunkirk on September 8.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Tall ship DENIS SULLIVAN, on its way from Milwaukee to the East Coast for the winter, is due in Erie tomorrow morning and will be docking behind the Maritime Museum.

Monday, September 7, 2009

CALUMET arrived in Erie at 1530 hours on Thursday, September 3 with stone from Calcite, Michigan and docked at the Old Ore Dock to unload. After unloading, the vessel departed at 2200 bound for Toledo, Ohio to load coal for the Detroit Edison power plant in Marysville, Michigan.

J.S. ST. JOHN inbound about 20 minutes ahead of the CALUMET, bound for the Mountfort Terminal.

Stern view.

CALUMET inbound.

In the channel.

Turning for the Old Ore Dock.


Lining up for the Old Ore Dock.

Stern view.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


SEDNA DESGAGNÉS departed Erie at 0615 on Tuesday bound for Montreal, Louisiana, and eventually Korea.

CALUMET, with stone from Cedarville, is due in Erie at 1230 hours on Thursday afternoon.