REBECCA ANN departed Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair this morning at 1015 pushing newly built hopper barge WITTE 2301. The barge was completed last fall and has been in Erie awaiting a tow to Donjon's yard in New York.
WITTE 2301 is similar to the three hopper barges built at Donjon last year for Sterling Equipment. At least three of these are being constructed; WITTE 2302 is undergoing topside painting in the West Slip and a third barge (I believe named WITTE 2303) is in the graving dock.
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review featured a long article Sunday about Donjon with a gallery of photos taken while ATLANTIC HURON was in drydock.
REBECCA ANN pushes the WITTE 2301 away from the West Slip.
Lining up for the channel.
Close up. Note WITTE 2301 is being pushed from the bow.
Close up of REBECCA ANN. The former HERBERT P. BRAKE was renamed last fall.
Stern view of the tow.
Extra lines are run from the tug to WITTE 2301.