Tug VICTORY and barge JAMES L. KUBER arrived in Erie at 1300 on Tuesday and docked at the Mountfort Terminal. KUBER spent the afternoon unloading stone before backing out at 1815 bound for Sandusky, Ohio to load coal.
THALASSA DESGAGNES, after three days in drydock for bottom repairs, began backing out of Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair at 0730 this morning, turned in the harbor and departed at 0830. The DESGAGNES is bound for Montreal, Quebec in ballast.
Meanwhile, another vessel is due for Donjon for repairs in the near future. Although there is no word on what vessel it is, it may be SEDNA DESGAGNES, which remains aground in the St. Lawrence Seaway. Reportedly, the closest Canadian shipyard, Seaway Marine & Industrial in Port Weller, Ontario, is too busy with government contracts to perform drydockings.
I will update when I learn more.
Stern view of the VICTORY/KUBER.
VICTORY backs the KUBER into the channel.
Backing past Coast Guard Station Erie.
KUBER is the second vessel to back out of port this year. JOHN J. BOLAND did so in August.
One final look at the KUBER.
THALASSA DESGAGNES backing out of Donjon this morning.
Turning for the channel.
Close up of the cabins of the 1976-built chemical tanker. THALASSA began life on the ocean before being salvaged by Desgagnés after an accident on the St. Lawrence River in 1993, and becoming the first tanker of the Desgagnés fleet.