KEN BOOTHE SR. was out on sea trials on Monday and Tuesday. EDGAR B. SPEER finally departed Erie Wednesday at 1700, and cruised Lake Erie until Friday before finally receiving a destination. The vessel is now bound for Two Harbors, Minnesota to load ore. PRESQUE ISLE departed on Friday at 1700, bound for Duluth.
Below are photos of the week's activity.
BOOTHE SR. inbound after sea trials on Monday, March 21.
Another view of the new tug.
Outbound for its second day of sea trials on Tuesday, March 22.
Another view as the tug clears the channel.
BOOTHE returns later in the day.
Passing the Coast Guard Station.
KEN BOOTHE SR. has engines capable of producing 10,700 horsepower.
Passing another tug-barge unit assembled in Erie.
Approaching the West Slip.
Into the dock.
The tug's articulated pins have been retracted for now.
EDGAR B. SPEER outbound on March 23.
Passing the PRESQUE ISLE.
East winds blew lots of ice back into the channel the previous evening.
Close up of the SPEER.
Passing Erie Pierhead lighthouse.
PRESQUE ISLE departing Erie on Friday, March 25.
Clear of the channel ice.