Friday, January 25, 2013


Articulated tug OLIVE L. MOORE arrived in Erie at 0030 this morning and backed into dock on the east side of Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair, across from the EDWIN H. GOTT. MOORE is expected to remain in Erie for the winter.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Tug OLIVE L. MOORE, light tug, is expected in Erie at midnight. The tug left layup at Toledo, where it's barge LEWIS J. KUBER is currently laid up, this morning.

OLIVE L. MOORE in Erie harbor on August 24, 2006. The tug is now painted black and wears the stack colors of Grand River Navigation.

Monday, January 21, 2013

KUBER, GOTT Arrive for Layup

JAMES L. KUBER arrived at Erie at 0400 on Wednesday, January 16, and docked at the north face of Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair. The barge, and tug VICTORY, will be put into drydock this week for a five year survey. Barge JAMES L. KUBER will be painted grey at that time.

EDWIN H. GOTT arrived at 1430 on Friday afternoon, after spending Thursday night at anchor off of Erie, and backed into the Old Ore Dock. GOTT is here for topside work.

VICTORY/JAMES L. KUBER at dock on Wednesday.

Another view of the unit.

Bow view.

McKEE SONS and TECUMSEH at dock, with tug VICTORY behind them. VICTORY is hanging off the dock to permit the GOTT's arrival on Friday.

EDWIN H. GOTT arriving on Friday morning. Note the vessel's anchor is still hanging just below the waterline.

Passing Erie Pierhead light. This is the first time the GOTT has ever visited Erie.

In between the piers.

Close up.

Closer view of the GOTT's port anchor hanging down.

Stern view with PRESQUE ISLE.

Stern view of the GOTT, a near-sister of EDGAR B. SPEER.

Rounding the PRESQUE ISLE and headed into Presque Isle Bay.

Preparing to turn with tug VICTORY in the foreground.

Backing into the Old Ore Dock.

GOTT stirs up seagulls who are interested in catching the fish churned up by its propellers.

Overhead view.

Another view of the GOTT.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


EDWIN H. GOTT arrived in Erie at 1430 on Friday, turned in Presque Isle Bay and docked at the Old Ore Dock at 1615 for winter layup. I will post photos later today.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


EDWIN H. GOTT will be anchoring in the lake tonight and entering port at around 0600 on Friday.


EDWIN H. GOTT is expected to arrive tonight at 2100.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


VICTORY/JAMES L. KUBER arrived at Donjon this morning at 0400. The duo docked at the north side of the pier, facing west, before turning around to moor starboard side to. EDWIN H. GOTT remains at Detroit unloading and should arrive Erie sometime tomorrow. I will update when I learn more.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

KUBER Update

VICTORY/JAMES L. KUBER are due to dock on the north wall at Donjon at 0500. The duo will go into drydock next week.


VICTORY/JAMES L. KUBER are due in Conneaut at around 1800 tonight to unload iron ore. The duo should arrive in Erie for layup sometime tomorrow morning.

Monday, January 14, 2013


PRESQUE ISLE arrived in Erie at 1800 today, after spending the day at anchor off of Erie, and docked at the Mountfort Terminal for winter layup.

Tug VICTORY/barge JAMES L. KUBER are expected in Conneaut tomorrow evening to unload iron ore, and will be in Erie Wednesday morning for drydocking. EDWIN H. GOTT will be in Detroit early Wednesday to unload, and will tentatively arrive Erie on Thursday at 0600 for winter layup.

Erie Shipping News reader Ron Carlson sent the following video he took of the TECUMSEH arriving on January 1.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


PRESQUE ISLE is expected to depart Conneaut after unloading its final cargo of the season at 1600 today. The PRESQUE ISLE should arrive in Erie sometime tonight or tomorrow morning for winter layup at the Mountfort Terminal.

I will provide a better ETA if one becomes available.

Friday, January 11, 2013

PRESQUE ISLE Next for Layup

PRESQUE ISLE will be arriving Sunday night or Monday morning for winter layup at the Mountfort Terminal, depending on weather and the vessel's cargo clean out procedure.

EDWIN H. GOTT should arrive Wednesday or Thursday for the Old Ore Dock. Tentatively, tug VICTORY/barge JAMES L. KUBER should be arriving on one of those days for drydock at Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


TECUMSEH arrived in Erie this afternoon at 1600, docking on the east side of Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair. TECUMSEH moved to the West Slip at 2000, after McKEE SONS was winched to the other side of the slip, and remain there for topside repairs for the winter.

At least three more ships are expected for the winter in addition to McKEE SONS and TECUMSEH.

TECUMSEH inbound Erie at 1600 today.

Another view. Note that the U.S. courtesy flag on the starboard side of the pilot house is currently being raised.

Close up.

1972-built TECUMSEH is paying its first visit to Erie.

Stern view.

TECUMSEH moves into Presque Isle Bay.

Approaching the dock.


Secured at the dock for the night.


TECUMSEH is expected to arrive at 1600 today.