We are so excited to announce that we are building two 200’ x 35’ x 15’ ABS Great Lakes loadlined hopper barges. These barges will primarily be used on the Great Lakes where they can transport up to 1900 tons of cargo per barge. The unique size of these barges will give customers access to the river system without the cost of transloading into standard river hopper barges. Delivery is expected in mid August of this year. For further information contact Seth Andrie at (231) 220 – 5530 or email@example.com.
Ashton Marine, LLC has been busy in the winter 2015/2016 with obtaining fresh certificates for our Tug Candace Elise. Both the 5 – year dry docking for our ABS Loadline and our three year Sub-Chapter M sticker have been renewed. Other improvements include adding a heating system for the winter months and a remote power temperature and humidity alarm system to monitor the status of our tug during the winter lay-up months.
The Tug Candace Elise transporting an empty barge from S. Chicago Lake Front to EMESCO Dock in Lake Calumet. (Open article to view)
August – 2015
Tug Candace Elise completes tow for McKeil Marine from South Chicago to Port Maitland, Ontario.