Tuesday, May 15, 2012


JOSEPH H. THOMPSON/JOSEPH H. THOMPSON JR. arrived in Erie this morning at 0630 for drydocking at Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair. The duo turned in Presque Isle Bay, and after pumping ballast water, entered the drydock stern first beginning at 0800 this morning. By 1000 the tug and barge were in drydock. The duo is in for its five-year survey and should be in drydock for a couple of weeks.

THOMPSON's last five-year survey was done six years ago at Erie Shipbuilding; the survey coincided with a major repowering and other work on the THOMPSON JR., which included widening the tug's pilothouse by six feet.

THOMPSON inbound this morning.

Another view.

JOSEPH H. THOMPSON JR. provides the power for the barge.

Stern view.

Headed into Presque Isle Bay.

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