Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Layup Update

Winter work has begun in earnest on the CASON J. CALLAWAY, EDGAR B. SPEER and PRESQUE ISLE. Tomorrow, Lakeshore Towing Services will sink the cofferdam for the PRESQUE ISLE and position it under the vessel; this was scheduled to be done today but was called off due to cold temperatures.

Work continues on the KEN BOOTHE SR. and today two exhaust funnels were added to the stack to direct engine exhaust and keep it from shooting straight up onto the back of the pilot house, as it has been over the past several weeks.

CALLAWAY at dock on Sunday afternoon.

Another view.

Stern view.

KEN BOOTHE SR. behind the CALLAWAY at Donjon.

Another view.

With the CALLAWAY.

Close up.

Straight on.

Another view of the 10,500 horsepower tug.

EDGAR B. SPEER at the Old Ore Dock.

Another view.

The SPEER, built in 1980, is one of the newest carriers on the Great Lakes.

105 feet wide.

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