Monday, September 23, 2013

Luedtke Dredge Equipment Visits

Luedtke Engineering's tug KRISTA S., towing two barges, 1000' feet of dredge pipe and assisted by the small tug GRETCHEN B., arrived in Erie on Friday night and moored at the Mountfort Terminal to wait weather for the weekend. The quartet of tugs and barges departed this morning around 0900 bound for Buffalo. The tugs are taking the equipment from Harbor Beach, Michigan to Buffalo for a dredging project.

KRISTA S. frequently stops in Erie while traveling Lake Erie with dredge equipment and was last here in April 2012. The smaller tug GRETCHEN B., a former U.S. Army ST tug, was last in Erie for Luedtke in 2003 while working a project at Coast Guard Station Erie.

I will hopefully have an update on Donjon Shipbuilding and the FRONTENAC tomorrow.

KRISTA S. leads the tow out of the harbor.

Close up.

The two barges will be used in the dredging operation.

Another view.

The tow between the piers.

Close up of Luedtke's crane barge.


Stern view.

Part of the 1,000' of pipeline being towed.

Stern view of the tow.

GRETCHEN B. following the tow outbound.

Side view.

Stern view of the entire convoy.

PERCA follows the tow outbound.

Stern view.

August 31: KIMBERLY ANNE pushing two barges, one containing tug ANDREW J., outbound Erie. ANDREW J. capsized and sank in Lock 4 of the Welland Canal earlier that week and was on its way back to Detroit.

Another view.

Close up of ANDREW J., looking none the worse for spending a couple of days on the bottom of a lock chamber.


Stern view of the ANDREW J.


Stern view of the tow.

ALGOMARINE at the Mountfort Terminal on September 6.

Another view.

BAIE COMEAU upbound in the Welland Canal on September 17, bound for Thunder Bay, Ontario to load coal. BAIE COMEAU is the fourth and final newbuild self unloader in the Canada Steamship Lines fleet and is on only her second trip in this photograph.

Stern view as the BAIE COMEAU heads upbound from Lock 7 and toward Lake Erie.

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