Saturday, November 21, 2009

KUBER Arrives; Layup News; Lakeshore Towing to Dredge Old Ore Dock Again

VICTORY and JAMES L. KUBER arrived in Erie this afternoon at 1215 and docked at the Old Ore Dock to discharge stone from Calcite, Michigan. This is the duo's season-leading fifth visit to the port in 2009. The MANISTEE and CALUMET are tied for second place with four visits each.

Two of the 13 thousand footers on the Great Lakes, the PRESQUE ISLE and EDGAR B. SPEER, will be spending the winter in Erie this year. The SPEER will dock at the Old Ore Dock and the PRESQUE ISLE will be at the Mountfort Terminal.

Beginning on December 2, Lakeshore Towing will be dredging the Old Ore Dock again. Dredging was just completed two years ago but the dock is silting in already, necessitating the dredging.

VICTORY/KUBER inbound. Note that the unloading boom is raised slightly to facilitate the removal of the hatch covers underneath it.

Close up.

Stern view. The boom is now returned to the cradle on deck.

Another view.

Turning for the Old Ore Dock.


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