Friday, August 10, 2012


JOHN J. BOLAND arrived in Erie this afternoon at noon and docked at the Mountfort Terminal to unload stone from Calcite. BOLAND unloaded and departed at 1900 this afternoon. In an unusual move, the BOLAND backed out of the harbor rather than turn in Presque Isle Bay.

BOLAND is the first vessel to bring stone to Erie in over a month, and was also the last vessel to do so when she visited on July 4.

JOHN J. BOLAND was passed at Buoy 5 by the R/V MUSKIE of the U.S. Geological Survey. MUSKIE is a new vessel, built last year at Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, and will be in port for a couple of days before departing.

JOHN J. BOLAND inbound.

Another view.

Close up.

Stern view.

Slowing to dock.

Landing a deckhand on the dock.

The last few tons come off the boom.

Backing between the piers.


Bow view.

Passing the lighthouse.

MUSKIE passes the Boland.

MUSKIE inbound.

Stern view.

Docking at Wolverine Marina.

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