Atlantic Erie‘s Canadian registry was closed on October 5, and the ship’s name and stack markings were also painted out recently, a sign that the ship may soon be sold overseas for scrap. She has been laid up in Montreal since last winter. Her sister Atlantic Superior was towed to Aliaga a few years ago, while Atlantic Huron has continued Great Lakes service. Atlantic Erie, if scrapped, would follow her fleetmates Birchglen, Spruceglen, Saguenay, and Richelieu, which were all scrapped at Aliaga in the past few years.
In Sturgeon Bay, Burns Harbor has been in port for unspecified repairs since last week Wednesday. The Georgian Bay ferry Chi-Cheemaun arrived in port on Monday to be drydocked for her 5-year inspection.