In Early August, 2001 the Saginaw was placed in the dry dock at the Toledo Shiprepair in Toledo, Oh. The vessel was in for her 5-year survey and replacement of stern seals. A few crew members remained on board the Saginaw and were working on various projects inside the ship.
Before a ship arrives, blocks are placed in the dock according to the vessel blue prints, these block keep the vessel from resting on the bottom of the dry dock and give crews access to the bottom of the vessel.
Pictures by N. Schultheiss
- Saginaw in dry dock.
- Another view.
- The hull appears massive from the bottom of the dock Note the man standing beneath the bow thruster on the left.
- Anchors are down for inspection.
- Bow thruster.
- Close up of the bow.
- Crews working on the propeller and shaft.
- Looking down the rudder.
- Inside looking down at the Saginaw's engine.
- Builder's plate on the engine turbine.
- Engine controls.
- Looking forward on the deck.
- Name on the forward cabins.
- Pilot house.
- Hot day in Ohio, thermometer outside the pilot house shows the temperature in the shade.
- Looking down the bow stem to the bottom of the dry dock.
- 180 degree view of the dry dock.
- Panoramic in the dry dock.
Pictures by Jerry Mihlbauer
- Saginaw's bow is moved to the dry dock entrance.
- Lining up for the dry dock.