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Photographer:Vedran Mlacic [View profile]Title:PRESQUE ISLEAdded:Apr 19, 2006
Photo Category: Great Lakes (Tugs & Barges)
PRESQUE ISLE has just departed lock # 7 in Thorold, Underway toward lock # 8 in Port Colborne, transiting upbound Welland canal. Photographed (this “UGLY DUCKLING” has been an elusive tug to photograph while underway) on October 17, 2005 @ 1635 to 1641.
PRESQUE ISLE - Vessel Particulars/ Nationality U.S./Builder: Halter Marine, Inc./Place of Build: New Orleans, LA/Date of Build 1973/
Official Number: 553416/Hull Number: 00322/
Type: Towboat/Length: 141.00’/Length: 46.63 m/Width: 54.25’/Width: 16.760 m/ Height :25.66’/ GT: 1578.00/NT: 1073.00/
First enrolled in November-December, 1973. Built as part of tug/barge combination; chartered to U.S. Steel Corp., 1973. Sustained rudder damage in August 1977 when struck unknown submerged object. Repaired at Port Weller Dry Docks, Ltd. Sustained small hole in starboard bow just below waterline, winter 1978, apparently in heavy ice. Repaired at Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Vessel Identification
Name:Presque Isle
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:1,578 tons
Length:305 m
Beam:34 m
Draught:6.9 m

Additional Information
Home port:Duluth Mn
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1973
AIS Information
Last known position:
42°5’6.78” N, 83°7’48.76” W
Speed, course (heading):
8.7kts, 185° (185°)
Location:Two Harbors
Arrival:17th Dec 2018
08:00:31 UTC
Last update:
15 days 13 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 December 31st, 13:00:18 UTCSuperior
2018 September 7th, 05:30:00 UTCTwo Harbors
2018 August 18th, 21:30:16 UTCTwo Harbors
2018 August 14th, 17:30:21 UTCDuluth
2018 August 11th, 14:00:47 UTCGary
2018 August 7th, 20:00:32 UTCBn
2018 July 31st, 05:00:25 UTCTwo Harbors
2018 July 13th, 19:30:07 UTCGary
2018 July 10th, 07:30:04 UTCTwo Harbors
2018 June 16th, 11:00:30 UTCGary
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Photo Comments (2)

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Vedran Mlacic on Apr 20, 2006 00:14 (12 years ago)
Hi Karbine!
I've noticed you have been commenting on my tug pics. This one is an articulated tug, her namesake barge to large to clear Welland canal, she remained in Erie, PA, USA while the tug underwent a 5 year surway in Port Wellert Dry Dock. Thank you for your comments.
Ben on Apr 19, 2006 23:36 (12 years ago)
WOW! :-o Thats a monster tug 8-)
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