Friday, November 7, 2014


Great Lakes Towing's tugs WASHINGTON and VERMONT returned FARRELL 256 to Erie on Thursday, nine days after OHIO took the barge to Buffalo. The tow, with WASHINGTON on the bow and VERMONT on the stern, entered Erie harbor at around 1200 and docked the barge, with it's cargo of lock gates from the Black Rock Lock in Tonawanda, NY, at Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair.

Fishing tug DORIS M outbound.

Another view of the DORIS M.

Stern view.

The tow approaches the piers with WASHINGTON in the lead.

WASHINGTON straightening out for the channel.


The lock gates on the barge.

Side view of the tow.


Another view of the gates.

Tug VERMONT was recently reassigned from Detroit to Buffalo, replacing NEW JERSEY, which had been there for years. NEW JERSEY is now stationed in Toledo.

Stern view of VERMONT.

Stern view.

Passing the Coast Guard Station.

VERMONT breaks free of the tow.

Coming alongside the barge.

WASHINGTON breaking free of the barge as the approach the Parade Street slip.


Lining up for the slip.

Tugs outbound.

VERMONT outbound.

Side view.


Stern view of VERMONT.

Stern view of WASHINGTON.

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