Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MANITOWOC Photos; Harbor News and Notes

Below are four photos of the MANITOWOC arriving on Monday evening.

Lakeshore Towing finished working in front of the drydock gate on Monday; tug KEN BOOTHE SR. is expected to be floated and moved in the drydock sometime later this week.

Tall Ships Erie will take place September 9 through September 12.

MANITOWOC inbound.

Another view.

Spotlight silhouettes the unloading boom.

Stern view.

Monday, August 30, 2010


MANITOWOC arrived in Erie at 2100 tonight and is now docked at the Old Ore Dock to unload stone.

SAM LAUD arrived last night at 2100 and docked at the Mountfort Terminal. After a short unload the LAUD departed at 0230.


MANITOWOC, laden with stone, makes its first visit of the 2010 season to Erie tonight when it arrives at 1945 hours.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


SAM LAUD, with stone from Calcite, makes its third visit of the year to Erie tonight when the vessel arrives at 2045 hours.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tug KEN BOOTHE SR. to be moved Friday?

Sources within Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair report that the tug KEN BOOTHE SR's port propeller shaft is in and two blades are in place on that propeller. The company, which has had Lakeshore Towing performing maintenance dredging in front of the drydock since Monday, is aiming to move the tug out of the building on Friday.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shipyard News and Notes

Lakeshore Towing will next week do cleaning underwater in front of the drydock gate at Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair. The cleaning is to move mud from the area in front of the gate so that the drydock can be filled, without filling it with mud. This will allow the new tug KEN BOOTHE SR. to float and be moved outside of the building where it is now under construction.

Friday, August 13, 2010


H. LEE WHITE arrived in Erie at noon on Thursday and docked at the Old Ore Dock to unload stone from Calcite, Michigan. The WHITE unloaded throughout the afternoon and early evening hours before departing the dock at 2100, turning in the bay and departing for Marblehead, Ohio, where the ship will load another cargo of stone.

H. LEE WHITE inbound.

Stern view.

Docking at the Old Ore Dock.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


FEDERAL POWER arrived in Erie this morning at 0730, turned in the bay and docked at the Mountfort Terminal to unload machinery from Brake, Germany. This is the POWER's second visit of the season to Erie; her first was on July 2, which is an incredibly fast turnaround time for a saltwater vessel to unload, reload a cargo (in the POWER's case, wheat in Duluth, Minnesota) and unload and reload cargo in Europe and return to the Great Lakes.

H. LEE WHITE, loaded with stone from Calcite, is due in Erie at 1045 hours on Thursday morning.

FEDERAL POWER inbound this morning.

FEDERAL POWER slows as it arrives in the channel.

Close up.

Stern view.

Another view of the POWER.

Motor yacht ELEGANTE, of Naples, Florida, spent the night at Wolverine Marina and departed this morning. The wooden yacht was built in 1964 and is 63 feet long.

Stern view of the ELEGANTE.

PRIMO, of Bay City, Michigan, also spent the night at Wolverine and departed this morning.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FEDERAL POWER Underway, Due Tomorrow

FEDERAL POWER has departed Hamilton for Erie and is due in Erie sometime between 1000 and 1200 tomorrow. I will update with a firmer ETA here, and on the Erie Shipping News Twitter feed, as I learn more.

Monday, August 9, 2010


FEDERAL POWER arrived in Hamilton today to continue unloading. She's next due in Erie late on August 11.