For starters, a question:  how is this pronounced . . . rhyming with “wheel” or “while”?  I’ve already been told each is the correct one.


Erie Trader is a big ore carrier, but Presque Isle is larger, with capacity

of 57,500 tons!

For comparison, that’s twice the capacity of Edmund Fitzgerald. 

Anyone know her crew size?


When you look at the photo below, there’s know doubt it’s a tug and barge.  Is it an ATB or an ITB?

All photos by Will Van Dorp.