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Conneaut Creek Ship Repair
4200 Benefit Avenue 

Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Office: 440-990-3050

 

Past Projects

GEORGE H. KAULL AWARD FOR ENTREPRENUERSHIP
Best of the County award

2015 Projects

 

USCGC JAMES PSA-1 DOCKSIDE REPAIRS
CCSR (previously LESR) Completed the PSA-1 dockside repairs on the USCGC James in Charleston, SC. The project started September 15th, 2015 and was wrapped up by November 17th, 2015. Projects included fire system maintenance, deck covering renewal, wardroom equipment renewal, modifications to starboard boat davit, mission module to stateroom conversion, and several other miscellaneous tasks.

CITY OF CLE BUOY
CCSR (previously LESR) fabricated and delivered a new buoy for the City of Cleveland’s Garrett Morgan Intake. The buoy was fabricated over four weeks in our shop. Upon completion, the buoy was delivered and anchored to the Morgan Intake by our dive team.

 

CITY OF ASHTABULA UNDERWATER PIPE REPAIR
CCSR (previously LESR) was contracted to perform an inspection of a siphon line for the City of Ashtabula. We located a leak after excavation around the pipe. We were able to remove a section of the piping and make permanent repairs underwater to the affected area.

WORKBOAT SALVAGE
CCSR (previously LESR) dive team was contracted to salvage a work boat that had capsized in Rome, Ohio. Our dive team was able to lift the vessel and retrieve all tools and equipment that was on the vessel prior to overturning.

INTERLAKE TIRE REMOVAL DIVE
CCSR (previously LESR) dive team was called out to the Dorothy Ann to remove a tractor tire that was wedged into the propeller on the tug. After two days of cutting and rigging, we were able to remove the tire from the propeller with the Shears of Life. 

MANITOWOC SHELL PLATE INSERT
CCSR (previously LESR) was contracted to renew a damaged section of shell plate on the M/V Manitowoc. The repair consisted of cropping and renewing a 8’ x 12’ section of 5/8” plate. The repair was completed in four days with crews working around the clock to get the vessel back into service. Upon completion repairs were tested and certified by USCG and Lloyds Register.

FETTES CARGO HOLD CLEANING
CCSR (previously LESR) has an ongoing contract for Fettes Shipping to perform cargo hold cleaning operations on their vessels in Cleveland and Toledo when cargo type is changed. This consists of lowering skid steers into the cargo hold with a crane and removing all material to prepare the vessel for cargo change. 

UMICORE FILTER PRESS STRUCTURAL FOUNDATION
CCSR (previously LESR) was contracted by Umicore Materials to fabricate and install a filter press structural foundation. After installation of foundation, CCSR installed filter presses along with a catwalk and handrail system for personnel access and perform maintenance on the presses.

 

CCSR FEATURED IN CLEVELAND CRAIN’S BUSINESS WEEKLY

CCSR (previously LESR) was featured in the February 3-9, 2014 issue of Cleveland Crain’s Business Weekly. The article was written about the early success of the father-son tandem management team at CCSR . Crain’s was onsite as the CCSR dive team did an underwater hull inspection and survey on the dinner cruise vessel Nautica Queen located in Cleveland, Ohio. CCSR  provided a live audio/video feed so that the inspectors from The United States Coast Guard could visually inspect the vessel from shore.

ASHTABULA FIRST ENERGY PLANT “C” DIVE

CCSR (previously LESR) dive team was dispatched to perform an assessment dive inspection to inspect piping and pumps inside of First EnergyC Plant in Ashtabula, Ohio. This is part of an ongoing project to improve the water delivery to other local Ashtabula plants and factories.

USCGC BAYBERRY 65’ DOCKSIDE REPAIRS

CCSR (previously LESR) completed a 45 day dockside availability in Oak Island, NC onboard the 65’ United States Coast Guard Cutter Bayberry. Work Items included: Forward peak preservation and inspection, buoy crane overhaul, ventilation fan repair, interior “terrazzo” deck covering renewal, hull and structural plating replacement, pilothouse top and mast repairs, airport and fixed light overhaul, and tank cleaning.

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USCGC ELM 225’ DOCKSIDE REPAIRS

CCSR (previously LESR) completed a 60 day dockside availability in Atlantic Beach, NC onboard the 225’ United States Coast Guard Cutter Elm. Work Items included: buoy and cargo crane overhaul, commissary hoist repairs, grey water and sewage system cleaning, interior “terrazzo” deck covering renewals, crane hydraulic swivel replacement, tank cleaning, SSDG cleaning and inspection, hose reel overhaul including fabrication of new hose reel frame, and forward mast repairs. 

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USACE – PITTSBURGH DISTRICT, FLOATING MOORING BITTS
CCSR (previously LESR) fabricated (4) steel floating mooring bitts that are 26 long and are supported by HDPE pontoons that will be used in the New Cumberland Lock and Dam in Southern Ohio.  FMBs were fabricated at our Ashtabula fabrication shop.​

BARGE SLOPE MODIFICATIONS
CCSR (previously LESR) welders modified these barge slopes to allow for greater buoyancy including new slope plates and structural steel modifications.

KEYLAKES PHILIP R. CLARKE EMERGENCY STEEL REPAIRS
CCSR (previously LESR) was dispatched for an emergency repair which consisted of a large crack in the bow and associated stringers and stiffeners of Keylakes’ Phillip R. Clarke in the presence of the United States Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping inspectors which was docked in Ashtabula, Ohio. 

INTERLAKE STEAMPSHIP COMPANY BALLAST TANK REPAIRS & CLEAT FABRICATION
CCSR (previously LESR) was dispatched to Cleveland, Ohio to crop and renew a large portion of bulkhead in the ballast tank of Interlake’s barge Pathfinder. The project was a 26 hour repair with 4 men. Also, we removed damaged cleats, fabricated and installed new cleats.

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ROAM ROCK ASSOCIATION BARGE CONSTRUCTION
CCSR (previously LESR) designed and built (2) 40 x 12 spud barges that pin together to form a dredging platform that will support an excavator and (2) 24 x 12 hopper barges to dispose of dredge material in our Ashtabula fabrication facility. These barges will be used for a mechanical dredging operation on Lake Roaming Rock in Rome, Ohio.

USACE – MEMPHIS DISTRICT, M/V WARD CUMMINS 6BT5.9M SSDG ENGINE OVERHAULS
CCSR (previously LESR) was awarded the contract to remove (2) Cummins 6BT5.9M marine generator engines from the M/V Ward in Memphis, Tennessee and perform an overhaul. CCSR brought the engines to our shop and performed a complete overhaul on them including new short block assemblies, returning them to factory new condition. Once complete, the engines were hauled back to Memphis and reinstalled in the vessel.

YACHT TRANQUILITY HYDRAULIC STEERING AND BOWTHRUSTER REPAIRS
CCSR (previously LESR) was dispatched to Cleveland, Ohio to troubleshoot issues with Yacht Tranquility’s steering system and bow thruster. All repairs were made same day and the vessel was able to get back underway.

ANDRIE, INC. TUG REBECCA LYNN FM200 SYSTEM INSTALLATION
CCSR (previously LESR) installed all piping, foundations, and accessories for a new Fireboy FM-200 fire suppression system onboard Andrie’s Tug Rebecca Lynn in River Rouge, MI.

ANDRIE, INC. BARGE A-397 MAJOR STEEL REPAIRS
CCSR (previously LESR) provided 12 men for 6 weeks to complete numerous steel repairs in the presence of United States Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping onboard the Barge A-397 in River Rouge, MI.  

CITY OF TORONTO, OHIO INTAKE INSPECTIONS & REPAIRS
CCSR (previously LESR) dive team was dispatched to inspect the intake at the City of Toronto water treatment facility. The plant was having intake flow issues and we were able to dive and determine that a main suction line was damaged. Repairs and modifications were made to the suction piping and CCSR installed a protective device over the new piping to prevent damage and loss of suction in the future.

DTE ENERGY ASHTABULA VALVE & PIPING REPAIRS
CCSR (previously LESR) fabricated and installed a new valve/piping assembly to replace a faulty section of piping in the DTE Energy power generation plant in Ashtabula, Ohio.

DONJON SHIPBUILDING GRAVING DOCK GATE VALVE REPLACEMENT DIVE
CCSR (previously LESR) dive team dove on Donjon’s graving dock to remove and replace a gate valve as a part of general maintenance at the facility.

ERIE WATER WORKS PUMP CONE INSTALLATION
CCSR (previously LESR) dive team dove at Erie Water Works in Erie, PA to install large cones over their intake suction pumps to prevent cavitation of the pumps. Pumps were anchored to concrete floor of tank by the divers.

FETTES SHIPPING TUG PETITE FORTE EMEGENCY REPAIRS
CCSR (previously LESR) responded to an emergency call-out in Cleveland Ohio to repair a camshaft – fuel pump hold down on the #8 cylinder of the starboard main engine on Fettes Shipping’s Tug Petite Forte. CCSR removed, repaired, and replaced the fuel pump hold down within hours. CCSR  provided a HVAC subcontractor to repair walk-in coolers. Additionally, while onsite CCSR  inspected the ballast tank piping for leaks.

DTE ENERGY ASHTABULA WATER STORAGE TANK INSULATION RENEWAL
CCSR (previously LESR) replaced several section of insulation on a 1 million gallon water tank at DTE Ashtabula as part of our ongoing industrial maintenance contract with the facility.

DTE ENERGY ASHTABULA STEAM PIPING INSULATION/SHEATHING REPLACEMENT
CCSR (previously LESR) excavated a trench for access to existing steam piping that runs between DTE and Crystal Global’s Millennium facility in Ashtabula, Ohio. Old sheathing and insulation leaked so it was removed and new insulation and sheathing was installed. Additionally, CCSR  replaced a link seal that was leaking.

JD WILLIAMSON DIVE, H-PILE REMOVAL
CCSR (previously LESR) was dispatched by JD Williamson Construction to remove old h-pile after the construction of a new bridge over Callender road in Rome, Ohio. The contractor was unable to remove two of the remaining h-pile bridge supports from shore. CCSR  divers entered the river with a Broco magnesium underwater cutting torch and were able to remove the h-pile quickly and efficiently.  

EAE LOGISTICS CONVEYOR TECHNICIAN/MECHANIC
CCSR (previously LESR) provided a hydraulic technician to perform any repairs or adjustments that had to be made during the time-critical 20 hour ship unloading operation at Erie Sand and Gravel.

INTERLAKE STEAMSHIP COMPANY JOHN SHERWIN WINCH REMOVAL/REBUILD
Our mobile service traveled to Detour Village, Michigan to complete a winch removal project onboard the John Sherwin. We also rebuilt and overhauled the winch. We had to move the winch from underneath the canopy out onto the hatch cover and move it to the edge to be removed by crane onto a barge then onto our trailer.

DTE ENERGY ASHTABULA GENERATOR REPAIR & PRESERVATION
This work at DTE Energy in Ashtabula included structural steel repairs and blasting/painting to their emergency generator enclosure. Above are before and after shots of the project.

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USCGC KATMAI BAY DOCKSIDE
We were awarded the dockside availability onboard the Katmai Bay. This included electrical work, hydraulic inspections and repairs, structural inspection and repairs, exhaust cleaning, painting, crane repairs, and capstan inspection and repairs.

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PRESRITE – JEFFERSON, Ohio
Presrite Corporation required steel repairs and pressure testing on (2) air receivers. There were several inserts that were required prior to testing.

CONVEYOR REPAIR & PAINTING
Steel and hydraulic repairs were completed on this conveyor. After completion of those repairs, we repainted the conveyor in Erie, PA.

R/V GRANDON GENERATOR INSTALLATION

We completed a Northern Lights generator installation onboard ODNR's research vessel Grandon.

M/V CALUMET ELECTRIC REPAIRS
Onboard Grand River Navigation's M/V Calumet we completed electrical repairs and restored controls and assisted with a winch electrical issue. Also, we rewired the port and starboard winches.
 

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REPAIRS ABOARD FLAGSHIP NIAGARA LEAGUE'S BRIG NIAGARA
We were contracted to bring the Consilium Marine fire detection system onboard the Flagship Niagara into compliance. This project went extremely well and it put the vessel into compliance with the new USCG Chapter M regulations. We have the capability to provide complete Chapter M compliance for your vessels. New requirements include Safety equipment, Fire protection, and Machinery & Electrical System improvements.  In addition, we fabricated new exhaust piping for the vessel.

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FIRST GOVERNMENT AWARD: NOAA HENRY BIGELOW
We are proud to have been awarded the Trawl Ramp project onboard the NOAA Henry Bigelow. The Bigelow is a 225’ research vessel that is located in Newport, RI. This project included fabricating framing and deck grating to form a trawl ramp platform. Once complete, the assembly was delivered to Newport and installed onboard the vessel.

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WINTERWORK 
CCSR (previously LESR) works years round. Winter work projects include the S/S Alpena, Tug Rebecca Lynn, and Barge A-397.

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MAID OF THE MIST CORPORATION (REPOWER)
CCSR (previously LESR) performed a repower of the Maid of the Mist VI. The repower included replacing two Volvo TAMD122A Diesel engines with two Volvo Penta D13 Tier 3 compliant turbocharged Diesel engines, replacing two Twin Disc MG514C transmissions with two MGX5114DC transmissions, and replacing the old keel coolers with new Duramax Marine Duracoolers. This job was especially challenging because of the location of the Maid of the Mist's drydock facility. The only access to the site is a 10' x 6' elevator with 4' wide doors."

MAID OF THE MIST CORPORATION (NAVIGATION LIGHTS)
CCSR (previously LESR) has completed the installation of a navigation light system and all new Perko Marine navigation lights on board the Maid VI and Maid VII. The Navigation lights were one of several projects that CCSR  completed this winter that will enable the Maid vessels to operate at night. "

MAID OF THE MIST CORPORATION (DECK LIGHTING)
CCSR (previously LESR) installed emergency lighting and soft lighting on board the Maid VI and Maid VII to provide illumination of the decks. The emergency lighting will turn on in the event of a power loss, and the soft lighting will be turned on at night when the Maid vessels go out for fireworks cruises."

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MAID OF THE MIST CORPORATION (BARGE ROOF MODIFICATION)
CCSR (previously LESR) was contracted by the Maid of the Mist to remove the existing roof from their loading barge and replace it with a fiberglass grating deck. Adding this upper deck will allow the Maid of the Mist to load the vessels on both the main deck and the upper deck at the same time. The Maid of the Mist Corporation hopes that this modification will speed up loading times and reduce the amount of time their customers have to wait to board the vessels. In addition to adding a second deck CCSR  also installed a crane pedestal and elevator support frame that the Maid of the Mist will be installing a knuckle boom crane and handicap elevator on, respectively.

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GRAND RIVER NAVIGATION MANITOWOC
CCSR (previously LESR) was awarded all of the winter work on board the Manitowoc this winter including the replacement of a MSD holding tank, cargo hold steel replacement,  tile replacement, engine and generator overhauls, various piping system renewals, winch inspections and overhauls, rudder and propeller inspections, insulation resistance testing, switchboard cleaning, and many others.

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GRAND RIVER NAVIGATION TUG DEFIANCE/BARGE ASHTABULA
CCSR (previously LESR) completed winter work on the tug Defiance and barge Ashtabula this winter including steel repairs in the cargo holds and unloading tunnel, material handling services for the blast and paint contractor, teflon plate renewal, tank vent piping renewal, exhaust lagging renewal, assistance for the contractor renewing the unloading belt, insulation resistance testing, shaft repair, and various other repair and replacement activities.

INLAND LAKES MANAGEMENT ALPENA
Ballast Tank Steel repairs, cooling & fuel piping modifications, exhaust piping renewal, pilothouse window repair

FETTES SHIPPING TUG PETITE FORTE/BARGE ST. MARY'S CEMENT
Forepeak & Ballast tank steel repairs, M/E cooler remove, repair & re-install, Raw water piping repairs, new deck and engine room lighting, new engine room distribution panels, CAT 3512 cooler replacement & piping modifications, port & stbd gearbox piping modifications, fuel transfer piping modifications, Port/STBD fairlead rebuild, New anchor windlass wearplate installation, New dezurik butterfly valves, fuel hose testing.

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UNITED STATES NAVY PIER STANDS
CCSR (previously LESR) was awarded a contract from the US Navy for three aluminum pier stands will roll away stairs. The pier stands were delivered to Bremerton Washington.

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UNITED STATES COAST GUARD PAINT FLOAT
CCSR (previously LESR) was awarded a contract from the US Coast Guard to fabricate, deliver, and install an aluminum three tier paint float in Virginia Beach VA. 

2016 Projects

 

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Tank Fabrication
 In May of 2016,
CCSR (previously LESR) entered into an exclusive manufacturing agreement with service tanks of Louisville, KY. We are taking over all tank manufacturing operations and have moved into a new 140,000 square foot shop to support our expansion. In addition, we have acquired a large amount of new welding and fabrication equipment to support tank and other heavy fabrication. Take a look at the fabrication tab to view our new equipment! We have added 20+ new employees.

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USCGC Hamilton WMSL 753 Dockside Repairs
Side repairs on USCGC Hamilton in Charleston, South Carolina. Repairs included tank cleaning,fire system certification, flight deck net testing and inspection, deck preservation and tank preservation.

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2015/16 Winterwork
During the winter of 2015/16, we completed top side repairs on the M/V Manitowoc, Tug Defiance and Barge Ashtabula, and Tug Rebecca Lynn and Barge A-397. All three projects were a success! Work included: steel renewals, fire main washdown line, machining, gate repairs, fall arrest system installation, boom cable renewal, bow thruster replacement and refurb and numerous other projects!

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Herbert C. Jackson Generator Removal/Re-Installation
Terlake's Herbert C. jackson which included providing underway repairs from the loading port of Cedarville, Michigan to the discharge Muskegon, Michigan to rig and remove a generator that required repair. The generator was repaired on-shore and
CCSR  crews went aboard the vessel again to final testing resulting in a favorable outcome.

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Calumet Hatch Crane Engine Replacement
CCSR (previously LESR) completed the removal of the existing hatch crane engine and the installation of a new John Deere 4045TF285 99HP Marine Auxiliary Power Unit. The new engine is EPA Tier 111 Compliant and powers a denison T6D Hydraulic Pump that provides the fluid power to operate the hatch crane system on board the Calument. CCSR  also completed a full hydraulic system assessment and fine tuned the system to operate as effectively as possible.

USACE Cheraw Window System
CCSR (previously LESR) was contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide and install a window wiper system on 5 windows. Decca wipers were chosen for the application and CCSR completed the installation in just under two weeks. The installation required the modification of the brow around the pilothouse to make way for the side window wipers and the installation of a panel to house the power supplies.

USACE Donlon Navigation System Upgrades
CCSR (previously LESR) was contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide and install a new Furuno DRS4A Radar System, FA150 AIS Transponder, TZT14 Chartplotter, and a Furuno 1835 Radar System as a backup. The installations were completed in approximately 5 days and were fully integrated with all existing transponders, GPS systems and depth sounders.

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