Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I've been informed that Donjon Shipbuilding has a busy winter ahead. Donjon will be drydocking three Grand River Navigation and Lower Lakes Towing vessels, beginning with the ROBERT S. PIERSON, which will then head out of port after being drydocked in early January. The MANITOWOC will follow the PIERSON and will remain in Erie all winter. The CALUMET will be the third vessel to be drydocked and may spend the winter in Erie, or may head to Sarnia for the rest of the layup depending on ice conditions.

I've also been informed that the barge CLEVELAND ROCKS will spend the winter in Erie undergoing a million-dollar dockside reconstruction.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I commute down from Buffalo each year to photograph the layups in Erie. Sounds like it could be an exciting year.

Anonymous said...

jeff-- where is tug ken boothe these days? --tugster

Jeff Thoreson said...

KEN BOOTHE SR. is at Donjon.