PRESQUE ISLE is currently underway for Conneaut and expected there during the afternoon of January 12 to unload iron ore before sailing to Erie for layup. The EDGAR B. SPEER is due to load in Superior today, and will arrive in Conneaut on January 14 to unload before sailing to Erie for layup. This will put both vessels in here by next weekend, weather permitting.
This will be the first time in ten years, since the winter of 1999-2000, that two thousand-foot long vessels have spent the winter in Erie. That year, the JAMES R. BARKER spent the winter at the West Slip and the MESABI MINER spent the winter at the Old Ore Dock.
EDGAR B. SPEER arriving in Conneaut on October 14.