CLEVELAND — Interlake Steamship Company’s articulated tug-barge Pathfinder departed Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland on Sunday after completion of winter work and the layup period. Great Lakes Shipyard performed a variety of work on the ATB including miscellaneous steel work, generator maintenance, main drive unit maintenance, and other repairs.
The ATB Pathfinder is made up of the 606’x70′, 26,700-GT barge Pathfinder and the 124’6″, 7.200-hp Z-drive tug Dorothy Ann. The Pathfinder entered service in 1998 after it was converted from a circa-1953 straight-deck bulk carrier. The Dorothy Ann was built at Bay Shipbuilding Co. in 1999.
Great Lakes Shipyard, a full-service yard specializing in new construction, fabrication, repairs, and winter work, has current a backlog that includes the construction of two new ASD tractor tugs for Caribbean Tugz LLC, an affiliate of SEACOR Holdings Inc., and winter work projects on American Steamship Company’s AMERICAN COURAGE and Inland Lakes Management Inc.’s ALPENA.