Thursday, January 20, 2011


CASON J. CALLAWAY arrived this morning from Detroit at 0745 and proceeded inbound, docking at the West Slip with assistance from the tug MANITOU.

CALLAWAY reported encountering little ice east of Pelee Passage until the vessel got outside of Erie. The 1953-built steamer is the first ship to use the West Slip since the PINEGLEN docked there overnight in July 2008.

By 0838 the CALLAWAY was secured at the dock and the tug MANITOU moved the KEN BOOTHE SR. back around the corner of the dock. The BOOTHE SR. is now docked directly behind the CALLAWAY.

MANITOU then proceeded outbound and broke ice near the PRESQUE ISLE to allow for installation of the cofferdam underneath the starboard side of the ship, possibly as soon as tomorrow. MANITOU departed at 0950 bound for Ashtabula, where it will assist the tug INVINCIBLE and barge McKEE SONS as that unit loads a coal cargo for Trenton, Michigan.

I am having problems getting the video from yesterday and today to upload and will post it once I am able.


Another view of the 767-foot long steamer.

Close up.

Breaking the ice that is well-broken already, having been opened by the SPEER and PRESQUE ISLE.

Into Presque Isle Bay.

Stern view.

Passing the PRESQUE ISLE.

Turning for the West Slip.

Manitou heads out to break ice around the CALLAWAY's starboard side.

Coming around the CALLAWAY.

CALLAWAY and MANITOU approach the dock.

Approaching the dock.

All secured.

MANITOU and KEN BOOTHE SR. begin to move around the corner.


Around the corner.

Into position.

MANITOU holding the BOOTHE to the dock so the yard's crew can secure the tug.

MANITOU breaking ice around the PRESQUE ISLE.

Turning for another pass.

Heading out of the harbor.

MANITOU outbound.

Stern view.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Is the Boothe actually going to have the blue superstructure when she's completed?