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Photographer:Jeff Thoreson [View profile]Title:PRESQUE ISLEAdded:Aug 01, 2005
Photo Category: Great Lakes (Tugs & Barges)
Tug PRESQUE ISLE inbound Erie to pick up its barge, 1:22 p.m. 31 July 2005.

The tug was returning from its five-year survey at Port Weller Dry Docks, and was to reconnect to its barge over the coming hours. By 7:30 the connection process was complete and the PRESQUE ISLE, with an escort from USCG 234476, backed away from the Mounfort Terminal and out of Erie harbor, turned in the lake and headed upbound for Two Harbors, Minnesota to load taconite pellets.
Vessel Identification
Name:Presque Isle
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:1,578 tons
Length:305 m
Beam:34 m
Draught:9 m

Additional Information
Home port:Duluth Mn
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1973
AIS Information
Last known position:
45°54’54.86” N, 83°52’16” W
Speed, course (heading):
12.5kts, 143° (144°)
Location:Two Harbors
Arrival:12th Jan 2017
07:00:02 UTC
Last update:
2 months 12 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 January 12th, 07:00:02 UTCTwo Harbors
2016 November 29th, 16:30:08 UTCTwo Harbors
2016 October 24th, 19:15:04 UTCTwo Harbors Mn
2016 April 20th, 23:30:05 UTCTwo Harbors
2016 April 17th, 22:00:09 UTCGary
2016 April 14th, 12:00:25 UTCTwo Harbors
2016 April 5th, 17:30:24 UTCZug
2016 April 2nd, 03:30:12 UTCDuluth
2016 March 30th, 08:00:14 UTCZug
2016 March 26th, 21:00:20 UTCTwo Harbors
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Photo Comments (5)

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Ilhan Kermen on Aug 10, 2005 05:41 (11 years ago)
very interesting tug and design
Guest on Aug 01, 2005 17:55 (11 years ago)
She lost her legs! Sorry just joking.
Kent Malo on Aug 01, 2005 02:34 (11 years ago)
Unusual is the understatement of the year, although quite a functional vessel, I don't think she would fare well on the open seas on her own, great photo Jeff just the same.
Marc Piché on Aug 01, 2005 01:47 (11 years ago)
She's not really trimmed all by herself with her deeper bow. I wonder how she would fare in rough seas...

Great shot Jeff.
Capt. Hilmar Snorrason on Aug 01, 2005 00:22 (11 years ago)
Excellent photo of a unusual vessel.

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