Tugs APALACHEE and MANITOU had a busy day yesterday, completing five tows between the CALUMET, MANITOWOC and ROBERT S. PIERSON.
APALACHEE and MANITOU began work at 0945 hours Saturday by moving the MANITOWOC from the North Face of Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair and anchoring the vessel in Presque Isle Bay; this move was necessary to allow the ROBERT S. PIERSON to come out of drydock. At around 1130 hours the APALACHEE and MANITOU moved over to Donjon and pulled the PIERSON from drydock, anchoring the vessel in Presque Isle Bay for ballasting.
MANITOWOC was moved into drydock at around 1330 Saturday afternoon, where it will remain for about three weeks. CALUMET is the next vessel to be drydocked.
ROBERT S. PIERSON moved to the North Face of Donjon Shipbuilding, with an assist from the MANITOU, at 1645 before departing for Sarnia and winter layup at 1800. At around 2100 the two tugs moved the CALUMET over to the North Face of Donjon, where the MANITOWOC was docked. CALUMET will remain there until it trades places with MANITOWOC in about three weeks.
APALACHEE and MANITOU approach the MANITOWOC on Saturday morning.
Beginning the tow.
Pulling away from the dock.
Turning the MANITOWOC.
Moving into position to anchor the MANITOWOC.
APALACHEE has let the MANITOWOC go and is getting ready to head back to the drydock.
MANITOU stands by the MANITOWOC.
At anchor with Lakeshore Towing's DON HENRY passing.
PIERSON, CLEVELAND ROCKS and EDGAR B. SPEER.
CALUMET with the LAKES CONTENDER.
Pulling ROBERT S. PIERSON out of drydock.
With the MANITOWOC.
APALACHEE starts to turn the MANITOWOC.
MANITOU on the port bow of the MANITOWOC as they work past the PIERSON.
Backing toward the shipyard.
Close up of the MANITOU.
From left to right: PIERSON, MANITOWOC and CALUMET.
Backing toward Donjon's yard.
Two young boatwatchers, David and Nathan, pose in front of CALUMET.
ROBERT S. PIERSON at anchor.
PIERSON approaching Donjon.
ROBERT S. PIERSON departing for Sarnia.