PRESQUE ISLE arrived at 1730 this afternoon and docked at the Mountfort Terminal, with assistance from tug MANITOU, for winter layup.
CASON J. CALLAWAY is due at 0800 for layup at Donjon Shipbuilding. The MANITOU moved the tug KEN BOOTHE SR. to the north face of Donjon's yard at 1630 this afternoon. No word on whether or not the BOOTHE will be returned to her original position once the CALLAWAY arrives.
Once the CALLAWAY is docked the MANITOU will be departing Erie to return to Michigan.
I will post video tomorrow.
MANITOU moving the KEN BOOTHE SR.
MANITOU backs away from the BOOTHE.
Pushing the stern against the dock.
And now pushing the bow.
Quickly motoring into the West Slip to break ice for the CALLAWAY.
Returning to Presque Isle Bay to make another pass.
Back into the West Slip.
Coming up the slip.
MANITOU is 110 feet long, and a former Coast Guard icebreaking tug built in 1943.
Returning to the slip to moor to await the PRESQUE ISLE.
PRESQUE ISLE inbound.
Passing the lighthouse.
EDGAR B. SPEER at dock.