With the Soo Locks now officially closed for the season, ships are laying up quickly. Philip R. Clarke and Arthur M. Anderson kept each other company as the traveled up Lake Superior, and arrived Duluth on Sunday, January 15. The Clarke laid up in the Port Terminal slip across from American Spirit, while Arthur M. Anderson headed to the CN Dock for the winter. Fellow Great Lakes Fleet vessel Roger Blough arrived Duluth before sunrise on Monday morning, and laid up at Port Terminal’s berth 4. There are now a total of eight ships laid up in Duluth, with Lee A. Tregurtha expected to become the ninth and final vessel of the layup fleet. The Tregurtha will arrive later today, January 16, and will join fleetmate Herbert C. Jackson at Fraser Shipyards.
In Sturgeon Bay, Edwin H. Gott arrived on January 15, and will move into drydock for her five-year inspection this week. So far only six vessels are in Sturgeon Bay, however that number should be growing within the next two weeks.
I’ll be heading up to Sturgeon Bay this weekend, so I should be able to get some shots of the layup fleet.