Thursday, August 29, 2013

CALUMET Arrives, Departs; MORRO BAY Departs; BRAKE to sail Friday

CALUMET arrived in Erie this morning at 0200 with stone from Calcite and docked at the Old Ore Dock. CALUMET departed for Ashtabula to load coal at 0815 today.

Coast Guard Cutter MORRO BAY (WTGB-106)departed at 1430 this afternoon. The MORRO BAY, one of nine "Bay Class" 140-foot icebreaking tugs owned by the U.S. Coast Guard, was recently reassigned to Cleveland from her former homeport on the east coast. Every season a sixth tug would be assigned to the Great Lakes for icebreaking so the MORRO BAY was transferred to Cleveland permanently this spring.

HERBERT P. BRAKE was out in Erie harbor today for trials and will be departing Friday morning with Sterling Equipment's new hopper barge RHETT.

Arriving in Erie last Sunday and docking at Rum Runners was the newly-built Scallywags. The vessel is going to be placed into service with a smaller consort to go out into Presque Isle Bay and shoot water at each other.

Stern view. The 60-foot long vessel is owned by a group that includes Rum Runners owner Tim Sedney, who also owns perch fishing vessel O Danny O and Presque Isle Boat Tours' Lady Kate.

CALUMET unloading at the Old Ore Dock shortly before departure.

Backing away from the Old Ore Dock.

A flock of seagulls departs the Mountfort Terminal as CALUMET turns for the channel.


Close up.

Stern view of CALUMET.

MORRO BAY departing this afternoon.

Close up.

Stern view.

The icebreaking tug heads out into Lake Erie.

RHETT raising in the graving dock this morning.

HERBERT P. BRAKE at Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair this afternoon.

Departing the West Slip.

Stern view passing the McKEE SONS.

HERBERT P. BRAKE approaches the north face of the shipyard. After a few minutes here the vessel would move back to the West Slip.

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