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First Freighter Arrives in Erie for Winter Repairs

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Thick ice on the Great Lakes made it a difficult trip. But today, the first of 4  large lake freighters arrived in Erie for winter repairs. The work will keep crews and contractors busy for the next couple of months.

The 1,000 foot freighter Edwin Gott was delayed by ice in the Detroit River and today the crew had to cope with ice on Presque Isle Bay. The ship spent about 4 hours in the icy bay to get into the proper position to move into the old ore dock.

 It is expected to remain in Erie for about 2 months for steel and cargo bay repairs.

 In the coming days, 3 more large ships are due at the Don Jon Shipyard. Two of the freighters are scheduled for normal repairs, the third ship will be in the massive dry dock.

 Ray Schreckengost of the Erie Port Authority said, "Ships have to be dry docked every 6 years. When you dry dock then you don't know how much work has to be done but normally it is substantial."

 The schedules can vary but the big ships usually leave Erie in mid-March to resume hauling freight on the Great Lakes.

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