Assisted by tug NEW YORK, ROGER BLOUGH arrived in Erie at 0800 Wednesday morning and, after battling the ice in Presque Isle Bay, backed into the Old Ore Dock for winter layup. BLOUGH was all secure around 1215 on Wednesday afternoon.
PRESQUE ISLE is expected to arrive as early as Friday morning. The ship began unloading in Conneaut at 0800 this morning following CASON J. CALLAWAY's departure from the port. THUNDER BAY arrived in Conneaut this morning around 0430 to load it's final coal cargo of the season; this will put THUNDER BAY in Erie on Friday night or Saturday morning.
NEW YORK races out to break ice for the BLOUGH.
NEW YORK rolls as she hits plate ice at speed.
BLOUGH with the NEW YORK breaking ice.
NEW YORK turns to head back in.
ROGER BLOUGH inbound.
Another view. BLOUGH spent 24 hours cleaning tanks off of Erie harbor before heading in Wednesday morning.
Passing the lighthouse.
BLOUGH's pointy bow makes her a good icebreaker.
Close up of ROGER BLOUGH's short shuttle boom in it's cradle. .
Heading into Presque Isle Bay.
In the bay.
NEW YORK makes a pass into the Old Ore Dock.
Turning the other direction. BLOUGH took nearly three hours of battling the ice to get into the slip.
NEW YORK in the slip.
Approaching the dock.
PATHFINDER in drydock.