CLEVELAND – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has awarded a contract for the five-year drydocking of the M/V Pelee Islander to Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio. The Pelee Islander will arrive at Great Lakes Shipyard in early April and will be hauled-out using the Shipyard’s new 700 metric ton Marine Travelift. Work will include hull inspection and painting; propeller, shaft, and rudder inspection; steel work; and other routine maintenance.
The M/V Pelee Islander is a passenger ferry operated by Owen Sound Transportation Company, an Agency of the Province of Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and provides transportation services between Kingsville, Leamington, Ontario; Pelee Island, Ontario; and Sandusky, Ohio. The contract for repairs of the M/V Pelee Islander marks the second Canadian-flag vessel repair project at Great Lakes Shipyard, the Great Lakes Towing Company announced.
In other Great Lakes news, the company announced it has been awarded more than $1 million in a grant from MARAD “to purchase lighting, a burn table for automatic cutting, a scissor lift, welding equipment, scaffolding, a high pressure lifting skid to lift and move heavy components, boom lift, generator, and a self-propelled transporter to move vessels and modules throughout the yard.”
For a full list of MARAD grant winners, see here.