ROGER BLOUGH arrived in Erie on the morning of November 4 for layup at the West Slip. The vessel's layup comes 2.5 months earlier than last season's layup, when she arrived in Erie in mid-January.
DEFIANCE and ASHTABULA arrived in Erie at around 1030 Saturday morning with salt from Fairport Harbor and docked at the Mountfort Terminal. The duo passed PRESQUE ISLE, which anchored in the lake to await the ASHTABULA before laying up at the Mountfort Terminal. DEFIANCE/ASHTABULA departed Saturday evening.
PRESQUE ISLE, with assistance from tug MANITOU, arrived in Erie at 0530 Sunday morning for layup at the Mountfort Terminal. The barge's bow thruster was not working, which required tug assistance in winds said to be up to 40 knots.
KEN BOOTHE SR. and LAKES CONTENDER arrived in Erie at 2000 on Sunday night, paying the duo's second visit to Erie since being built here in 2012. The duo unloaded stone at the Old Ore Dock and departed at 0800 Monday morning.
Photos of all of this activity will be posted Wednesday.