Thursday, July 5, 2012


AMERICAN MARINER arrived in port at around 0400 on the 4th of July and docked at the Old Ore Dock to unload stone from Cedarville, Michigan. The vessel unloaded throughout the morning before departing at around 1400, bound for Calcite, Michigan to load another stone cargo.

. JOHN J. BOLAND arrived in Erie at 1815 yesterday and docked at the Mountfort Terminal to unload stone from Calcite. BOLAND departed at 0630 this morning bound for Toledo, Ohio to unload coal.

AMERICAN MARINER pauses during unloading to allow a severe thunderstorm to pass.


AMERICAN MARINER turns in Presque Isle Bay to depart.

In the channel.

Close up.

Stern view.

Lakeshore Towing's towboat TITAN follows AMERICAN MARINER out, on its way to one of 11 requests for assistance the company handled on one of the busiest boating days of the year.

JOHN J. BOLAND inbound.

Close up. BOLAND is similar in design to the MARINER but significantly shorter.

Stern view.

Heading for the Mountfort Terminal.

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