Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Reports from sources at Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair say that Erie will play host to three vessels for winter layup this year. Great Lakes Fleet will be sending the three vessels - 767 foot long CASON J. CALLAWAY and 1000 footers EDGAR B. SPEER and PRESQUE ISLE - into Erie.

All three of these vessels have spent the winter in Erie in the past. The SPEER spent last winter here, the PRESQUE ISLE has spent many winter layups in Erie over the course of its career, and the CALLAWAY spent the winter of 2005-06 and 2007-08 here.

According to reports the CALLAWAY will be docked at the West Slip, south of the tug KEN BOOTHE SR.

CASON J. CALLAWAY picks up speed on its way out of Erie after layup, March 21, 2008.

Churning water as the 1953-built steamer picks up speed.

EDGAR B. SPEER departing Erie on March 19, 2010.

Another view.

PRESQUE ISLE outbound following the SPEER.

Stern view.

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