Saturday, October 1, 2011

ATLANTIC SALVOR, Barge FARREL 256 Due; NIAGARA Drydocked in Cleveland

ATLANTIC SALVOR and crane barge FARREL 256 are currently weatherbound at Cape Vincent on the east end of Lake Ontario. The duo should be arriving Erie by afternoon on Monday.

U.S. Brig NIAGARA arrived at The Great Lakes Towing Company in Cleveland for drydocking on Monday and is expected to remain there most of this week. Below are photos of its arrival and drydocking.

NIAGARA arrives at Great Lakes Towing Company's Great Lakes Shipyard division on Monday, led by its tender.

Another view.

Close up of the NIAGARA.

NIAGARA's captain, Wes Heerrssen, supervises the docking operation.

Dockside on Tuesday.

Another view with Great Lakes Shipyard's offices and fabrication shop in the background. This photo, the one below, and the one above were taken from G Tug IOWA.

Stern view.

Drydock FAVORITE is flooded on Wednesday morning.

NIAGARA eases off the dock.

Stern view.

The vessel's tender is used to maneuver into the drydock .

The NIAGARA is almost into position for lifting to begin.

Starting to pump out the drydock and "lift" the NIAGARA.

High and dry.

Bow view.

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