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Name: James M. "Bo" Bojalad
Location: Odenton, MD
Email: lakeboat.bo  a tboatnerd.com
Remote Name: 69.251.215.77
Date: 20 Jul 2005
Time: 16:33:42

Comments

Great site; enjoy it immensely. Love the "lakers" although, regretfully, I have never seen one. Also enjoy info about the five lakes and connecting waterways. Great photography. Thanks Boatnerd.


Name: Jerry Panter
Location: Mancelona, Michigan
Email: perryjanter a tyahoo.com
Remote Name: 66.227.180.98
Date: 20 Jul 2005
Time: 09:44:14

Comments

I love you web site


Name: Jack A. Schoettle
Location: Webberville, MI
Email:
Remote Name: 24.56.226.236
Date: 15 Jul 2005
Time: 19:40:25

Comments

Great web site! Thanks a lot!


Name: Bill Zajac
Location: Duluth,mn
Email:
Remote Name: 68.112.167.141
Date: 14 Jul 2005
Time: 12:45:49

Comments

cool web site


Name: Tom Callen
Location: Vaxholm, Sweden (35km NE outside of Stockholm)
Email:
Remote Name: 213.142.10.155
Date: 13 Jul 2005
Time: 17:04:39

Comments

Hi ya, The "Le Levant" (French luxury yacht) passed by our house tonight (13 July 2005) as I was having a cup of coffee out on our balcony. I looked it up on Google since I had not seen that one around here before and therefore found this web site... /Cheers, Tom (a Yank abroad)


Name: Joy Muir
Location: Independence, Mo
Email: blackbuggy
Remote Name: 205.188.116.197
Date: 10 Jul 2005
Time: 10:56:27

Comments

Just visited the Dossin Museum and enjoyed it so much. Sharon (the sweet lady at the desk) was so friendly. I am a BIG fan of the 'rivercam' so it was such a great experience for me to actually see the sights I can watch from my home in Missouri.


Name: Kurt Knowles
Location: Brevort, MI
Email: Kurtdoubleday a taol.com
Remote Name: 205.188.116.197
Date: 30 Jun 2005
Time: 21:17:21

Comments

Does anyone know which Lower Lakes Towing ship is anchored offshore Sand Products harbor at Brevort on Northern Lake Michigan. It's about 9PM on Thursday, 6/30.


Name: Richard LeLievre
Location: Soo. Michigan
Email: lelievrea a taol.com
Remote Name: 152.163.100.137
Date: 25 Jun 2005
Time: 09:46:20

Comments

Nice site


Name: Ann
Location: Sarnia
Email: daravl1342002 a tyahoo.ca
Remote Name: 24.141.195.185
Date: 22 Jun 2005
Time: 08:34:28

Comments

Thank you so much JL for letting me know about the imperial oil boats much appreciated


Name: Jovanovitch Marco
Location: Ponte-tresa,Switzerland
Email: skypper a tbluewin.ch
Remote Name: 81.63.2.221
Date: 21 Jun 2005
Time: 13:59:12

Comments

many thanks for your appreciate sites, very interesting also in switzerland, we only have little lakes, but a very big heart for navigation


Name: Ron
Location: Bishop
Email: MotorsbyRon a tCox.net
Remote Name: 70.176.73.195
Date: 21 Jun 2005
Time: 11:18:54

Comments

I think this is great, Keep up the good work


Name: Ann
Location: Sarnia,Ont ,Canada
Email: daravl1342002 a tyahoo.ca
Remote Name: 24.141.195.185
Date: 17 Jun 2005
Time: 12:13:45

Comments

this is a great site....I would be interested in knowing anyone out there that sailed on the Imperial oil fleet.


Name: Sam
Location:
Email: jaaa a tyahoo.com
Remote Name: 207.248.240.119
Date: 16 Jun 2005
Time: 15:42:28

Comments

I like your site, thanx a lot!


Name: Robert McLeod
Location: Illinois
Email: rmcleod17 a tcomcast.net
Remote Name: 12.34.20.20
Date: 14 Jun 2005
Time: 11:13:00

Comments

My grandfather, Hugh D. McLeod was a captain for the Pittsburg Steam Ship Company for many years. My two great uncles John and Robert McLeod died on the Marquette & Bessemer #2 in Lake Erie. This is a great site.


Name: jim forss
Location: port clinton ohio
Email: bluejayjim a tadelphia.net
Remote Name: 68.169.68.214
Date: 03 Jun 2005
Time: 00:24:24

Comments

I love this site I come here twice a week if not more


Name: John L. Hannah
Location: Bainbridge, GA.
Email: jhannah_workforce a thotmail.com
Remote Name: 168.13.63.66
Date: 01 Jun 2005
Time: 09:16:07

Comments

I love your site. There is always so much to see.


Name: diana
Location: canada
Email:
Remote Name: 216.209.112.118
Date: 31 May 2005
Time: 22:38:06

Comments

great site helps me keep track of hubby's ship the algorail


Name: Jean-guy
Location: cornwall ont k6j4h9
Email: buddymeg a tsympatico.ca
Remote Name: 64.230.66.31
Date: 23 May 2005
Time: 10:03:41

Comments

Great SITE I SAIL FOR THE CCG FOR 45 YEAR HOPE TO HEAR FROM MY OLD SHIPMATE TY


Name: Jessica McGlamery
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Email: jessandb
Remote Name: 71.3.146.236
Date: 19 May 2005
Time: 20:03:00

Comments

This site is awesome. Its a great way to keep up with where my boyfriends ship is. He's on the Adam E. Cornelius, and seems to really like it. I'm so proud of him.


Name: Bob Wilson
Location: Elyria,Ohio
Email: wilsmeister a talltel.net
Remote Name: 69.40.223.221
Date: 15 May 2005
Time: 18:44:07

Comments

Noticed that my email address was wrong on previous log entry.I sailed in'44 and '45 on the Enders M. Voorhees, Anybody out there who might have sailed on her then? ( '44 & '45 ) Be glad to hear from you. How about Captain Bill Wilson ?


Name: GORDON R CURTIS
Location: sutton ma
Email: n243cp a tverizon.net
Remote Name: 68.160.134.147
Date: 10 May 2005
Time: 20:55:34

Comments

sailed on the A H Ferbert FOR 3 YEARS


Name: Kathy M.
Location: Philadelphia
Email: phillydevil666 a thotmail.com
Remote Name: 170.235.203.18
Date: 03 May 2005
Time: 08:29:01

Comments

I live in Philadelphia and I go to Sault Ste. Marie, MI. mostly every year and all the boats on this I love seeing the boats there and I love the photos so keep this site looking as good as it is!


Name: Harry J. Dean
Location: Mi. & So. Cal.
Email: hjay1212 a twmconnect.com
Remote Name: 152.163.100.137
Date: 02 May 2005
Time: 21:23:37

Comments

Re; Dennis Miller's message here in 2004 I tried your e-mail but it was not correct? In any case I have an interesting item/POEM on the MORRELL. Toss me a line if you get this message.


Name: Christy Cole
Location: Australia
Email: cricket16_99 a tyahoo.com
Remote Name: 61.68.70.151
Date: 28 Apr 2005
Time: 05:34:33

Comments

I was looking on copernic, search engine and I typed my Dads name Capt. P.S. Klumph and it brought me to your web page..what an outstanding job! Well Done!!!


Name: Ramon Hayes
Location: Bay City
Email:
Remote Name: 64.141.129.54
Date: 18 Apr 2005
Time: 20:45:51

Comments

Great web site, good work people. I am a great lover of the Great Lakes. I like to travel with my boat to see different light houses. From my marina I have taken pictures of all of the freighters. Love em all and your site, well, it just made it even better.


Name: Sarah Hall
Location: Caro, MI
Email: saremrn a tyahoo.com
Remote Name: 69.179.58.207
Date: 16 Apr 2005
Time: 14:01:36

Comments

Hi. This site is fascinating. Both of my brothers work on the Alpena. Hats off to them and all of you who are Merchant Marines. What a job! Any other family members of the crew on the Alpena?


Name: Jan Arendt
Location: Green Bay, WI
Email: polarbears a tmac.com
Remote Name: 66.168.3.122
Date: 12 Apr 2005
Time: 05:55:58

Comments

My Dad worked on the W. E. Fitzgerald until 1959


Name: Jim Gunville
Location: Gladstone MI.
Email: jgunville a tchartermi.net
Remote Name: 24.247.72.60
Date: 11 Apr 2005
Time: 11:36:15

Comments

I work at Marinette Marine, It's a shipyard in the city of Marinette Wis. I have had the pleasure of working on some of the ships that are on your web site.I think it's really nice that you are making these photo's available for everyone to view. Keep up the good work.


Name: Jim Wessman
Location: Rockford,Illinois
Email: lowall22cal a taol.com
Remote Name: 152.163.100.137
Date: 07 Apr 2005
Time: 17:08:30

Comments

Ex-swabby,with time in the Army as well. 20 years or so with Coast Guard Aux. Div VI Flot. 6-1 9th Western Region Great web site!


Name: c clark
Location: galesburg il
Email: 1000feet at  -dtn
Date: 4/3/2005
Time: 12:30:53 PM
Remote Name: 69.54.107.254

Comments

this is my sons first job after school at siu.this is phase 4 for him. he on the adam e cornelius (4). this is a great site


Name: Bob Wilson
Location: Elyria,Ohio
Email: wilsmeister at  -alltel.net
Date: 4/1/2005
Time: 6:32:31 PM
Remote Name: 69.40.209.121

Comments

Sailed in 1944 and 1945 on Enders M. Voorhees. Be glad to hear from anyone else who did likewise


Name: Dave Haggart
Location: Florida/New York
Email: kb2rrn at  -acmenet.net
Date: 3/29/2005
Time: 9:15:42 AM
Remote Name: 64.24.222.203

Comments

Went to the Eisnhower Locks on Massena, N.Y. on our honeymoon in '67 and return annually. We are familiar with the shipping process and find the BIG Lakers very interesting. Thanks for making this site available.


Name: joan middleton
Location: Owen Sound, ont.
Email: middleton_84 at  -hotmail.com
Date: 3/27/2005
Time: 8:09:55 AM
Remote Name: 216.209.249.140

Comments

I think this is a very interesting site


Name: Mike Bakara
Location: Yuma, AZ
Email: bakaras at  -adelphia.net
Date: 3/23/2005
Time: 10:10:28 PM
Remote Name: 24.55.219.2

Comments

Great site!! Just reviewed the old Fitzgerald photos. I was a part of the crowd on the river the day she was launched. What an experience! Lived in Wyandotte then. Spent my first 18 years on the water there.


Name: Doug Roback
Location: JEFFERSON YACHT CLUB / ST. CLAIR SHORES MI
Email:
Date: 3/22/2005
Time: 2:41:05 PM
Remote Name: 205.244.13.210

Comments

Great Photos


Name: Tim Brugeman
Location: Findlay Ohio
Email: brugeman at  -bright.net
Date: 3/15/2005
Time: 7:42:40 PM
Remote Name: 209.143.26.142

Comments

Great website, we spend time at Lake Erie near the Marblehead Lighthouse. What landmarks in history we have been given to appreciate.


Name: Gary Girard
Location: Thunder Bay, On Canada
Email: n/A
Date: 3/15/2005
Time: 7:36:48 PM
Remote Name: 24.78.73.179

Comments

I really enjoy the mystery of the history of this ship and is misfortune of the mishap.


Name: Phil Rideout
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Email: phillrideout at  -hotmail.com
Date: 3/13/2005
Time: 8:23:31 PM
Remote Name: 205.251.229.157

Comments

Great site! Really enjoy reading the latest news and looking at the pics. Keep up the good work.


Name: Shawn Harrison
Location: Ann Arbor
Email: scrp2 at  -hotmail.com
Date: 3/8/2005
Time: 6:41:43 AM
Remote Name: 141.211.180.87

Comments

I recently found this site, and am so glad I did. It's nice to know that there are others out there that Love our Lake Freighters as much as I do.


Name: don
Location: Indiana
Email: abcline at  - at  -sbcglobal.net
Date: 3/4/2005
Time: 10:28:45 AM
Remote Name: 66.72.82.58

Comments

Very Cool


Name: matt m
Location: OH
Email: matt_4800 at  -hotmail.com
Date: 3/3/2005
Time: 9:33:20 PM
Remote Name: 65.17.137.165

Comments

like the site great place to find any thing on the lakes. used to go up to sandusky and watch the lakers go by.


Name: Kathy
Location: Salem, Ohio
Email: Garver at  -Salem.Kent.edu
Date: 3/1/2005
Time: 4:32:30 PM
Remote Name: 131.123.110.104

Comments

I am trying to locate a Capt. Louis Carter, who was captain of the W.F. White fo U.S. Steel's Great Lakes Fleet. He rescued us during a bad storm in June of '68 or'69. If anyone has any way I could trace his whereabouts, or get in touch with him, please email me. Thanks so much!


Name: norrisbaudoin
Location: perry,la.70575
Email: papabaudoin at  -cox-internet.com
Date: 2/23/2005
Time: 11:45:01 PM
Remote Name: 68.226.196.68

Comments

i have a ship log from the s.s.south american liner that sailed august 24, 1935. the passenger list ,food menu ,caption a.c. anderson,master.the booklet was published at sea by the daily radio press. where can i get information.


Name: Karl
Location:
Email: lotos athotmaildotcom
Date: 1/14/2005
Time: 3:16:15 AM
Remote Name: 66.144.4.52

Comments

Thank you for this site! :)


Name: tim hagen
Location: renfrew ontario
Email: timc_63 athotmaildotcom
Date: 1/2/2005
Time: 10:05:35 PM
Remote Name: 64.230.127.55

Comments

great site, I grew up on georgian bay in the 70s and remember many of the CSL, misener and algoma boats delivering grain to elevators in that area


Name: Scott Rae
Location: Washington, DC
Email: srae comdt.uscg
Date: 1/2/2005
Time: 2:12:25 PM
Remote Name: 199.79.176.65

Comments

I sailed the Great Lakes when I was stationed in Detroit MI while in the Coast Guard. This website is great for die hard Great Lakes junkies. I am still in the CG and anticipate getting back to the Lakes again. Thannks!


Name: John Carlson
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Email: John KentonToysdotcom
Date: 1/1/2005
Time: 8:50:07 PM
Remote Name: 68.252.46.186

Comments

My Dad sailed on the steamer SEEANDBEE where he meet my Mother in 1932. If anyone has any info, photo's, etc. I would like to purchase them.


Name: Capt. R. Metz
Location: Fl.
Email: SeaStoriesBook aoldotcom
Date: 12/30/2004
Time: 4:30:44 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.117.5

Comments

I just now found this site. Great reading and I will e-mail some of the questions on the S/S Beechglen as I was the last Capt. to sail her to Owen Sound.


Name: Kevin Symkowiak
Location: Bay City Michigan
Email: captain_kevin_1 sbcglobaldotnet
Date: 12/29/2004
Time: 11:39:29 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.116.204

Comments

I Love This Web Site


Name: Ken Rusilowski
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Email: kjr atiservdotnet
Date: 12/25/2004
Time: 4:25:42 PM
Remote Name: 69.87.133.57

Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Compliments On Your Website. My Uncle's [From Escanaba, MI] all Sailed on the Great Lakes Freighters.


Name: stephen seal
Location: fort myers florida
Email: stephen_seal2000 yahoodotcom
Date: 12/25/2004
Time: 3:15:43 PM
Remote Name: 68.51.253.175

Comments

I enjoyed this site a visit often


Name: david pelletier
Location: trenton mi
Email: dppell hotmaildotcom
Date: 12/25/2004
Time: 12:39:07 PM
Remote Name: 68.40.95.95

Comments

just looking at the website for updates on the staton island ferry's that are being built. I couldn't find this and would like to know if you could lead me to the right direction. thank you. oh my mom lives on harsen's island ,mi and could see the ferry in route to ny.


Name: Alan Laing
Location: Scotland
Email: alanlaingmbe hotmaildotcom
Date: 12/20/2004
Time: 12:57:32 PM
Remote Name: 84.66.93.189

Comments

Very interesting site - keep it up!


Name: Annie
Location: Superior Wi./Duluth Mn. (Twin Ports)
Email:
Date: 12/20/2004
Time: 1:23:13 AM
Remote Name: 67.1.253.215

Comments

I like the website it is a good place to brush up on or further my knowledge of ships. Someone asked earlier where to get on the ships. If anyone is my area do visit the S.S. Meteor. It is the last remaining whaleback above water in the entire world. The William A. Irvin is also a site to see. It is great because the Irvin also served as a flagship for U.S. Steel's Great Lakes Fleet. Our area also just got the Coast Guard Cutter Sundew. These ships may not be out on the lakes but they can give you a great idea what it is like. The 3 of them are also wonderful pieces of Great Lakes shipping history! ~ :o)


Name: Rick Armstrong
Location: Wheatfield, IN
Email: arm athome.ffnidotcom
Date: 12/10/2004
Time: 10:46:51 PM
Remote Name: 207.42.91.62

Comments

Great site...learning more everytime it's opened..thank you


Name: Joseph Harlan
Location: Marietta, GA
Email: joseph at eloptac com
Date: 11/23/2004
Time: 12:12:41 PM
Remote Name: 68.223.54.222

Comments

My father had a letter (now lost) written in French from my mother's great grand mother to my mother's grandmother describing lighthouses that her father had built along the St. Lawrence River. All I know is that her name was LaValle. I am searching for information. I enjoyed the site and I'll be checking back again and again. I hope something turns up!


Name: Jon
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Email: papajon52 yahoo com
Date: 11/22/2004
Time: 8:59:54 PM
Remote Name: 165.247.205.48

Comments

Born in the late 1940's and raised in Detroit. Some of My favorite memories are of playing on the schooner J.T. Wing. when she was sittin' high and dry On Belle Isle. Me At the wheel looking up through the rigging, I sailed that ship 'round the world!


Name: nolly harvey
Location: gravesend, kent england
Email: nolly atblueyonder.co.uk
Date: 11/1/2004
Time: 7:03:10 AM
Remote Name: 82.34.88.33

Comments

it was nice to see the tug Avenger 11, i worked on that vessel for 12years on the london river thames england, the sister tug hibernia was sold to greece regards nolly harvey


Name: Duke Guy
Location: Zeeland
Email: dukeguy atmsndotcom
Date: 10/30/2004
Time: 6:44:00 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.5.178

Comments

I only live about 10 miles from Big Red Lighthouse in Holland, Michigan


Name: Don & Joan Strojny
Location: Peshtigo, WI
Email: dnjstrojny atmaridotnet
Date: 10/23/2004
Time: 10:29:40 PM
Remote Name: 66.84.180.230

Comments

Great site! We visit the Soo every fall to watch the ships go thru the locks and enjoy the fall colors.


Name: Brendan
Location: Auburn, NY
Email:
Date: 10/8/2004
Time: 12:52:14 AM
Remote Name: 69.166.40.24

Comments

I used to operate an over head track crane at a concrete plant that made precast forms. I remember the stories about it being salvaged from one of the last coal burning ships to sail on the great lakes. I can't recall the name of the ship but do remember seeing a faded name on it. The crane has been in this precast shop and operating since the late 70's.


Name: DZ
Location: Madison Heights, Mi
Email: dz4law atattdotnet
Date: 9/26/2004
Time: 10:45:25 PM
Remote Name: 12.75.20.20

Comments

Just found this site while placing a question on the Great Lakes Shipping News web page. My wife's grandfather worked for the Ship Building company in Ecorse (River Rouge?) back in the 20's/30's +. He originally road the inter-urban from St. Clair, Mi to downriver and back on week ends when he lived week days down there. They eventually moved there to live close to his work. His last name was Plourde.


Name: Teresa
Location: North Carolina
Email: latsmom atbrinetdotcom
Date: 9/23/2004
Time: 11:48:10 PM
Remote Name: 65.199.237.76

Comments

I am really grateful for this site as I was trying to find some information on shipwrecks on Lake Superior (near where I was born on K.I. Sawyer A.F.B.) and couldn't remember the name of the wreck I was trying to relate to a friend. I am now simply enjoying flipping through most things on the site and learning more than I ever expected too! Thanks for the info I needed and the fun I'm having exploring new information.


Name: Dan Keltika
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Email:
Date: 9/10/2004
Time: 1:25:01 PM
Remote Name: 67.71.209.106

Comments

Just moved to a place on the Detroit River and found the site. I am now hooked on the ships and want to know all I can get on them.


Name: J Pat Farrell
Location: Marquette MI
Email: pfarrell at nmu.edu
Date: 9/3/2004
Time: 2:57:12 PM
Remote Name: 68.188.202.186


Name: Tina Schmitt
Location: Flint, MI
Email: schmi2tt yahoodotcom
Date: 9/1/2004
Time: 9:10:03 PM
Remote Name: 68.53.80.173

Comments

I have always had an interest in lighthouses. I happened upon your wonderful web-site doing a college homework assignment.


Name: Jim Teichow
Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Email: teichow at sbcglobaldotnet
Date: 8/15/2004
Time: 3:23:00 PM
Remote Name: 68.252.126.98

Comments

I used to live in Marine City, Mich. and sailed for Interlake SS Co. back in the early 1950's. I sailed on the Sellwood, Frank Armstrong, Samuel Mather, J.L. Mauthe and the Robert Hobson.


Name: Lois Almstedt Nelson
Location: South Range, WI
Email: Loisnelson at AOLdotcom
Date: 8/14/2004
Time: 6:51:30 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.117.5

Comments

I understand The Boatnerd ran a nice tribute on my recently deceased Father, Captain Harvey C. Almstedt, Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. captain for several years. What do I look under to find it, please. Thank you.


Name: Alice Behn (Winkler)
Location: Preston, Iowa 52069
Email: ally_behn at msndotcom
Date: 8/14/2004
Time: 6:41:54 PM
Remote Name: 63.161.45.97

Comments

My Dad sailed on the Charles Scwab now anything about her. Originally from Ashland. Wisc. Thank you


Name: Alice Behn (Winkler)
Location: Preston, Iowa 52069
Email: all
Date: 8/14/2004
Time: 6:39:50 PM
Remote Name: 63.161.45.97

Comments


Name: Dan
Location:
Email: sys11 at hotmaildotcom
Date: 8/11/2004
Time: 2:24:00 AM
Remote Name: 66.144.4.1

Comments

Nice site!!!


Name: John Rector
Location: Canby, OR
Email: johnrector at canbydotcom
Date: 8/10/2004
Time: 10:14:15 PM
Remote Name: 65.182.245.65

Comments

As one of the founding members of the 'United Dirtballs' aboard Interlake's JL Mauthe in the early '70's, it's awesome to visit such a memory laden website. We 'Dirtballs' were the 'best of the best' of deck crews! We worked our tails off for $3.15 an hour and filed grievances from fit out to layup, and loved almost every minute of it. Here's to 'deckcrews' everywhere!


Name: Marc Cerf
Location: LeRoy MI 49655
Email: mac2322 at hotmaildotcom
Date: 8/7/2004
Time: 4:22:43 PM
Remote Name: 216.65.186.171

Comments

Sailed the Great Lakes in 1947-1950. Sailed on several vessels, including Carmi Thompson, Midland Steamship of Cleveland,OH Sailed on the Samual Mitchell,Huran cement co. North American short term in Chicago. sailed


Name: Sam DeSisti
Location: Kendall, NY (on Lake Ontario)
Email: sdesisti at rochester.rrdotcom
Date: 8/2/2004
Time: 5:18:47 PM
Remote Name: 66.66.117.126

Comments

I live on Lake Ontario, in the town of Kendall, NY. It's great to watch the boats and ships go by and we see the Rochester to Toranto Fast Ferry every day. We don't see as many large ships as in the past. Have shipping lanes changed this year??


Name: Wayne Mathews
Location: Houston Texas
Email: Waynegmathews at yahoodotcom
Date: 7/26/2004
Time: 11:46:26 AM
Remote Name: 4.224.72.15

Comments

I love this site, my cosin, Kevin Davis got me into boats and every year I come to see him we take our boat over to the coal docks in Sandusky to see the boats, I love the site!!


Name: Nancy
Location: Big Rapids, MI
Email: mettlacn at ferrisdotedu
Date: 7/26/2004
Time: 11:02:46 AM
Remote Name: 161.57.43.87

Comments

My dad was born in the American Soo, and was always excited to return to watch the ships go through the locks. I guess it rubbed off on me. Went to the Engineer's Day at the Soo this year for the first time, and heard about this site there.


Name: Reid Firestone
Location: Northern Ohio
Email: reidandterri at netzerodotcom
Date: 7/22/2004
Time: 7:56:34 PM
Remote Name: 64.136.27.227

Comments

Was referred to this site by a Great Lakes/Georgian Bay Captain. Great! Glad to be a part of it!


Name: Four Corners Elementary School
Location: Superior, Wisconsin
Email:
Date: 7/14/2004
Time: 10:22:15 AM
Remote Name: 69.29.19.130

Comments

We are accessing this site as part of a learning project about the Great Lakes. We are excited about all of the information we can get from this site to help us prepare for our Vista Fleet cruise on Lake Superior. We are excited to see if we will be able to spot the incoming ships scheduled to be in the Twin Ports Harbor on Friday, July 16, 2004. We have tracked the boats on this site. Thanks for the great information and helping us to learn more about the Great Lakes.


Name: Linda Elsner
Location: Durand, WI
Email:
Date: 7/9/2004
Time: 9:52:11 AM
Remote Name: 64.33.161.4

Comments

I love this site. My son sails on the freighters on the Great Lakes and I enjoy following his boats movements. I can log on at any time and find out where he is. This is wonderful for a mother!!!


Name: mp3
Location:
Email: mp3 at hotmaildotcom
Date: 7/7/2004
Time: 5:13:57 PM
Remote Name: 61.218.114.123

Comments

Thanks!!!


Name: Ron Bishop
Location: Phoenix, Az
Email: MotorsbyRon at Coxdotnet
Date: 7/7/2004
Time: 2:18:50 PM
Remote Name: 68.3.188.228

Comments

I really enjoy this


Name: Angie Beckman
Location: FT.THOMAS, KY
Email: AACTSTORY at MYWAYdotcom
Date: 6/30/2004
Time: 5:21:26 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.117.5

Comments

My Grandparents were one of the first family's to move into Buchannon, MI, and since Lake Michigan was only 1hr away we were always there every summer. As we got older my parents would take us all over the "west coast" on our summer trips. I can remember "Big Red" and the St. Joe lighthouses with vivid detail and the photo's on this site are just incredible. I can also remember many of my Grandpa's stories about growing up in Michigan City and back in the 20's how he would jump off of the pier and the lighthouse at the end (before the big rock were stuck there to deter this type of activity). Everytime I go there or see the photo's it makes me remember and I often find myself smiling. Now that i've got kids of my own and live a couple of states away, we always find time every couple of years to go up and visit the lighthouses and beaches in Michigan. Hope the will have the same memories as I do. Thank You for your web site. Personally it has the best photo's I can find on the web...keep the photo's coming


Name: Ron Bishop
Location: Phoenix, Az
Email: MotorsbyRon at Coxdotnet
Date: 6/27/2004
Time: 9:21:02 PM
Remote Name: 68.3.188.228

Comments

Born and raised on Lake Erie, Amherst,Ohio Sister now lives on Johnson Island, I spend the summers on Lake Erie, and the winters in Phoenix, Arizona. The winters are to cold for me back in Ohio.


Name: Don Kozlowski
Location: Broadview Hts., OH
Email: donkozlowski02 at csdotcom
Date: 6/27/2004
Time: 11:03:27 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.117.5

Comments

I was in the Mechanical Engineering Dept., American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH from 1965 to the day we turned the lights off and closed the yard in 1984. Worked on a great many lakes and ocean type ships. When the yard closed I went to work in the 9th USCG Dist. office in Cleveland and spent the next three years working on the Great Lakes Coast Guard fleet. Would love to hear from anyone about the old "ore boats."


Name: Pam Johnson
Location: Abilene Kansas
Email: jwhobody at
Date: 6/26/2004
Time: 8:15:10 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.253.39

Comments

Just found this site. My father was the cook on the FITZ when she went down. I'm always searching for new sites and learning as much as I can. I grew up in Toledo. I miss the ships however each year when I go to Detroit I see them from my from my hotel room on the Detroit river. I meet each year with other families and we attend the memorial service held at the Mariners Church. What a thrill for me. I'm enjoying this site .Thanks


Name: Adrien Delessert
Location: Connecticut/Wellesly Island
Email: applecider7 at snetdotnet
Date: 6/24/2004
Time: 3:40:39 PM
Remote Name: 69.0.90.32

Comments

Great website and book, both are awesome resources for the Seaway boat watching enthusiast. I'm very happy to be able to enjoy such great resources as these.


Name: peter hann
Location: South Australia
Email: trucks381ho at yahoodotcom.au
Date: 6/23/2004
Time: 4:04:56 AM
Remote Name: 165.228.132.11

Comments

Dear Owner, Recently joined this group. Thank you! I love everything related to great lakes shipping & this is the best site to visit to view all the pics & read all the news. My only connection to full size shipping relates to many years photographing ships, buildings & infrastructure in the PORT RIVER of South Australia. All Ocean going vessels. Bulk Carriers; Container ships & Tugs. Love it all. Many Thanks. Cheers. Peter Hann.


Name: Dawn J
Location: Simcoe Ontario
Email:
Date: 6/21/2004
Time: 4:57:25 PM
Remote Name: 209.226.14.250

Comments

Great Site. My boyfriend has worked on several ships over that last 4 years (Saginaw, Cuyahoga, Mississaggi, Michipocoten) and this is a great way to see where he goes. I love going on the boat to see him. Very interesting.


Name: Barry Voss
Location: Fort Mill SC USA
Email: bardon at cetlinkdotnet
Date: 6/17/2004
Time: 7:43:53 PM
Remote Name: 209.198.52.109

Comments

Great web site. Brings back fond memories of growing up in Thorold Ontario right by Lock 7 on the Welland Canal. Still have some of skip gillham's eralier books and remember his column in the St. Catharines Standard.


Name: Ted knack
Location: St.Paul Park,Mn.
Email: tksteam at webtvdotnet
Date: 6/15/2004
Time: 11:00:36 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.205.63

Comments

Great site.I was in Two Harbors for the Memorial day week.We had good weather for two days than the wind and cold and rain came.8 ft. waves for 3 days.The American Marineer had to back into the harbor because of the wind.Never seen that before.


Name: Daniel M. Fox
Location: Amherstburg,Ontario Canada
Email:
Date: 6/11/2004
Time: 4:47:32 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.117.5

Comments

I started hanging around the Detroit River in A'burg when i was 6yrs. old .My Dad was chief engineer on the Tug Atomic - Company name was McQueen Marine Ltd. I started working there when I was 15 and worked until the company was dismantled in the 80's. this is a great site to check into and I will be checking back soon.keep up the good work.


Name: Danielle Wood
Location: Temperance/Luna Pier, MI
Email: daniellewood27 at hotmaildotcom
Date: 5/31/2004
Time: 11:37:20 AM
Remote Name: 204.118.176.134

Comments

I love this site! I just found it and can't wait to see everything!


Name: wayne strong
Location: grand haven mi
Email: wayn at altelcodotnet
Date: 5/31/2004
Time: 9:47:52 AM
Remote Name: 63.146.238.184

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Name: Robert Flanagan
Location: Red Oak, Iowa
Email: bojo at yahoodotcom
Date: 5/28/2004
Time: 7:38:55 PM
Remote Name: 206.72.63.247

Comments

Julie and I enjoy traveling to Duluth each summer to watch the ships come into the Harbor. We get a room on the lake near the harbor entrance in Canal Park and sit on the deck and watch boats come and go. It is a pleasant unwind and a chance to imagine their journeys. Your website helps in understanding the big boats. You provide a real benefit to those of us who enjoy the pastime. Thanks...keep it up please.


Name: John Cole
Location: Springville, Utah
Email:
Date: 5/27/2004
Time: 7:02:04 PM
Remote Name: 168.178.75.247

Comments

Can't wait till August to be in Michigan again to see the big ships go up and down the St.Clair river. I never get tired of seeing them.


Name: Ronald Upton
Location: Cherryfield Maine
Email: upton at midmainedotcom
Date: 5/26/2004
Time: 3:33:26 PM
Remote Name: 66.252.37.213

Comments

I worked for bay shipyard in sturgeon bay wisc for a short time during the winter of 74-75. I like to say i helped build a tanker but i can't remember its name. I returned to the us coast guard april 75 and assigned to station st. joseph mi. I got to see the tanker i helped build sail up the st joe river past the cg station. If anyone can remember a large tanker that was built in sturgeon bay during this time let me know so i can include it in my record...Thanks Ron


Name: Christine
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Email:
Date: 5/26/2004
Time: 12:05:26 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.114.51

Comments

Great site!


Name: Mike Messner
Location: Collegeville,pa
Email: mikemessner at comcastdotnet
Date: 5/25/2004
Time: 9:38:35 AM
Remote Name: 68.81.67.241

Comments

I grew up on Superior. Love this site.


Name: luke archer
Location: findlay, oh
Email: nb_archerat noacsc.org
Date: 5/22/2004
Time: 9:21:24 PM
Remote Name: 68.69.39.44

Comments

I love this site! I have an obsession with these ships. Would love the chance to be on one. Keep up the great work.


Name: Sandy Steele
Location: Saginaw, Mi.
Email:
Date: 5/16/2004
Time: 6:59:26 PM
Remote Name: 209.153.142.55

Comments

Imagine sitting on a concrete slab at the banks of a small island on the St. Mary's River, looking down, baiting your hook, itching to cast it into the water. You look up and have to do a double take because you can't believe the massive black "thing" you see rounding the bend to the East. You know deep inside that it's a freighter, even though you've never seen one but from a far distance, but belief still eludes you. Realization catches up with you and you stare in awe at this huge freighter as more of it appears. And the most astounding thing about it is the dead silence until the sound of the engine rumbling beneath the water comes to you. Suddenly that hook in the water isn't so important anymore as the freighter slowly passes by and you watch it disappear around another bend in the far distance, on it's way to the locks. That's what it was like for me five years ago and when I finally cast my line, I knew that those wonderful freighters are what I wanted to see more of. Anywhere on the Great Lakes is a wonderful place to be, but it's even more special when there are freighters to see.


Name: Russ Stacy
Location: Temperance Mich.
Email: rstacyat accesstoledodotcom
Date: 4/29/2004
Time: 9:36:31 AM
Remote Name: 207.43.107.106

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Name: louis stein
Location: jackson, mi./ L'Anse, Mi.
Email: lterdherderat hotmaildotcom
Date: 4/28/2004
Time: 6:36:59 PM
Remote Name: 65.42.249.35

Comments

good site. enjoyed it very much. will come back often


Name: L Reid
Location: Manistique Michigan
Email:
Date: 4/28/2004
Time: 12:05:26 PM
Remote Name: 12.180.170.58

Comments

Just read an article about your site in the Escanaba daily press. Real nice!


Name: Mark Celmer
Location: Saint Joseph
Email: sixpakat qtmdotnet
Date: 4/26/2004
Time: 8:09:30 AM
Remote Name: 158.52.254.238

Comments

The perfect sitename. We keep our pleasurecraft Sixpak at The Waterfront Marina across from the Coast Guard Station. Perfect spot to watch the visiting freighters.


Name: Ralph Rossell
Location: Flushing, Michigan
Email: zenbuddha173at aoldotcom
Date: 4/25/2004
Time: 9:13:17 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.252.197

Comments

I have been taking photos of great lake ships since I purchased a camp in Marquette, MI several years ago. I just read an article in the Flint Journal about boatnerddotcom. Great site!!!


Name: Dave
Location:
Email:
Date: 4/24/2004
Time: 9:58:05 PM
Remote Name: 68.85.145.2

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Name: Jerry Paris
Location: Menominee, Michigan
Email: geraldparisat hotmaildotcom
Date: 4/14/2004
Time: 2:42:16 PM
Remote Name: 207.230.199.111

Comments

I sailed on the Charles M. Schwab in 1970-71. I'll never forget the experience. I enjoy visiting this site and reliving the past experiences on the lakes. If theres anyone out there that sailed on the Schwab or Beechglen, send me an e-mail and we'll swap stories.


Name: Alice Price
Location: Thunder Bay
Email: ampriceat tbayteldotnet
Date: 4/7/2004
Time: 10:35:41 PM
Remote Name: 216.211.4.242

Comments

we always check the site and have watched boats come thropugh the locks whenever we go to Sault Ste Marie, Ont. Also watch for ships coming to Thunder Bay port.


Name: Bill Price
Location: Thunder Bay
Email:
Date: 4/7/2004
Time: 10:32:32 PM
Remote Name: 216.211.4.242

Comments

great sight


Name: Dennis Miller
Location: Milwaukie, Oregon
Email: dmillerat mtscottchog.org
Date: 4/1/2004
Time: 7:57:31 PM
Remote Name: 199.108.224.54

Comments

Great web site. Haven't seen a laker since late 1967 when I discharged from the Coast Guard. Was on the USCGC Acacia WLB 406 stationed in Port Huron. Went out on SAR the day after the Daniel J. Morrell sank. All I ever hear and see is the Edmund Fitzgerald..how come not the Morell..anyway, good site.


Name: Katie Calkins
Location: Ludington/Whitehall/Kalamazoo, MI
Email: kwcat emaxxisdotcom
Date: 3/29/2004
Time: 2:40:32 PM
Remote Name: 67.72.226.112

Comments

Very cool website. I found it by accident!! Interesting to me since I have a very best friend, an engineer, who works on the Anderson in the Great Lake Fleet...Jon H. McKinley!! I have been aboard the ships and they amaze me. It sure is a beautiful sight to stand ashore the beaches of Ludington and watch these awesome boats float on by.I also have enjoyed several of the books written about the history of the Great Lakers. The crews are always in my prayers for good sailing and their safety. I will continue to enjoy and share this website.


Name: jim
Location: bay city mi.
Email:
Date: 3/28/2004
Time: 12:48:40 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.8

Comments

great site


Name: Ronald Upton
Location: Cherryfield Maine
Email: uptonat midmainedotcom
Date: 3/18/2004
Time: 8:56:14 PM
Remote Name: 66.252.37.227

Comments

I am glad i found this site. Looking at Rawley Point Light really brought back some memories. I was keeper there in 1968-70. Also looking at St. Joseph Pier Lights in Mich. I was stationed at the CG Station in St. Joe in 1975-76. Ron Upton USCG (RETIRED)


Name: Jim Marsden
Location: Stephenville, NL
Email: jim.marsdenat cna.nl.ca
Date: 3/14/2004
Time: 7:42:30 PM
Remote Name: 142.163.5.44

Comments

Hi: I sailed on the Silver Isle in 1979-80 and would love to hear from anyone who was on board at the time. I can remember Joe Hillier, former resident of Harbour Breton NL, Andy from Ontario, Michael from Quebec, Leo from Cape Breton, Little John the 8-12 watchman, Capt Neil MacDonald, and others. Drop me a line if you recognize any of the names. JM


Name: Bill & Pat Heinbaugh
Location: Indiana
Email: pheinbaughat kconlinedotcom
Date: 3/11/2004
Time: 5:51:44 PM
Remote Name: 216.241.137.250

Comments

Sorry to hear that Neil will no longer be doing this page, but happy that he is completing his education. Have followed this page since shortly after its inception. It has been a wonderful resource for landlocked Hoosiers. Thanks, Neil.


Name: James MacKinnon
Location: Traverse City
Email: jsm918at aoldotcom
Date: 3/9/2004
Time: 11:24:59 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.82

Comments

Neil, Thanks for all the work with this website. I've been checking in daily since September of 2001. I've learned alot and so have my children. The ore boats have fascinated me since I was a small child. I really appreciate all the effort you have put in. Good luck with your studies, James MacKinnon


Name: G.M.Bertram
Location: Marquette,Mi
Email: gbertramat boatnerddotcom
Date: 3/4/2004
Time: 5:42:51 PM
Remote Name: 24.177.167.43

Comments

As a life long sailor and resident of the Soo (MI), I found this site just fantastic. Nostagia returns as a long lost lover when I see the photos of the Ships herein. I find many in the UP have found this site and more are joining at  year. I wish I could get my storm video of the U.S.S. Miller on the site for all to see.It was a real storm .


Name: Brian Zwicklbauer
Location: Albany, New York
Email: lordbryan76at hotmaildotcom
Date: 3/4/2004
Time: 1:54:17 PM
Remote Name: 12.107.155.135

Comments

I love boats, this is a great site. Keep up the good work, if anyone wants to chat im me on aol at MaritmeSailor


Name: JulieTruong
Location: Troy MI
Email: juptheloopat yahoodotcom
Date: 2/28/2004
Time: 11:41:51 AM
Remote Name: 69.47.97.160

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Name: Andy Stockey
Location: Hammond, WI
Email: eoilersfan1at yahoodotcom
Date: 2/19/2004
Time: 4:23:20 PM
Remote Name: 64.33.169.147

Comments

This is a great website. As a former Duluth, MN resident I developed a great interest in the boats. I would frequently go and hang out at the Lakewalk. Even though Hammond, WI has been a nice town to live in I really miss Duluth. I hope to someday move back to the Twin Ports.


Name: Nancy Anschutz
Location: Sturgeon Bay
Email: ateamat itoldotcom
Date: 2/19/2004
Time: 9:09:50 AM
Remote Name: 64.91.64.132

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Name: norman j brown
Location: Westland MIchigan 48185
Email: normkaybrownat yahoodotcom
Date: 2/15/2004
Time: 5:28:52 PM
Remote Name: 68.79.112.163

Comments

Last sailed at age 66 in 1989 on the MV Saturn hauling super heated asphalt for road building. We got most of our cargo in East Chicago and took it to Detroit, Cleveland and Frankfort


Name: stan Klemecky
Location: Manitoba,Canada
Email: stantwoat buffalodotcom
Date: 2/12/2004
Time: 12:33:06 AM
Remote Name: 205.200.58.12

Comments

A great way to spend an evening.(this site)


Name: Lynn
Location: Rochester, Michigan
Email: bdemskyat qcinetdotnet
Date: 2/10/2004
Time: 4:12:14 PM
Remote Name: 216.234.121.183

Comments

I thoroughly enjoy this site, so wonderful to be more current on the ships passing through and so great to know that so many wonderful people enjoy watching them! Thank you!


Name: Lynn
Location: Rochester, Michigan
Email: bdemskyat qcinetdotnet
Date: 2/10/2004
Time: 4:11:40 PM
Remote Name: 216.234.121.183

Comments

I thoroughly enjoy this site, so wonderful to be more current on the ships passing through and so great to know that so many wonderful people enjoy watching them! Thank you!


Name: Robert L Wagoner
Location: Manistee MI
Email: Wheelsman79at yahoodotcom
Date: 2/10/2004
Time: 3:31:10 PM
Remote Name: 65.183.163.21

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Name: D/Lt/C Colin Cowley
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario CANADA
Email:
Date: 2/9/2004
Time: 4:35:43 PM
Remote Name: 65.50.58.229

Comments

Interesting...


Name: vaughn snook
Location: okemos, mi
Email: anspecat voyagerdotnet
Date: 2/9/2004
Time: 3:16:56 PM
Remote Name: 216.93.4.18

Comments

great site. Thanks, Neil


Name: Fran Jehrio
Location: Jonestown, PA
Email: jehrioat onemaindotcom
Date: 2/8/2004
Time: 8:43:31 PM
Remote Name: 165.121.82.15

Comments

Very nice site. Main interest is lighthouses but the ships are peeking my interest. Thanks for all the hard work that goes into building and developing sites like this.


Name: David Lee Whitehead
Location: San Diego, CA
Email: davidat davesdigitaldevicesdotcom
Date: 1/31/2004
Time: 10:12:49 AM
Remote Name: 66.126.216.178

Comments

Met a man aboard "The Star Of India" last weekend from Beraga MI that told me about this site! I'm originally from Davison MI and have ALWAYS been fascinated with the Great Lakes and the mystery they hold.


Name: Tyler Brown
Location: Findlay, Oh.
Email: VBTurkey1at aoldotcom
Date: 1/22/2004
Time: 8:01:18 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.139

Comments

This is a very great site for reference and updates of the Great Lakes. Thanks alot to all of those that make this site possible and those that respond to things on the News Channel and the Information Search. Thanks!


Name: Terry Jobe
Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Email: tvjobeat cablelynxdotcom
Date: 1/13/2004
Time: 11:46:36 AM
Remote Name: 134.164.180.170

Comments

Great Site!! My dad sailed for MA Hanna for years. Was just wondering if anyone out there had sailed with him. (Jeff Jobe). He was 2nd mate on GA Stinson when he retired around 1990.


Name: Richard H. Miller
Location: North Port, Fl
Email: Shoalshaggerat msndotcom
Date: 1/12/2004
Time: 7:42:33 AM
Remote Name: 67.24.128.159

Comments

Can't wait for the ice to break up and get back to Cape Vincent, NY and the beautiful St. Lawrence River


Name: Lorne Bond Jr
Location: Harbour Breton
Email: lornebond21 at hotmaildotcom
Date: 1/9/2004
Time: 8:59:58 AM
Remote Name: 209.128.10.158

Comments

THIS IS A GOOD SIT. MY FATHER WORKS ON THE LAKERS SO I GET INFO ON WERE HE IS ON THE LAKE.


Name: Dharmananda
Location:
Email: tombrad at chartermidotnet
Date: 1/8/2004
Time: 9:27:31 PM
Remote Name: 24.231.165.40

Comments

Still a great site. Thanks.


Name: Larry
Location: ontario
Email: laramar21 at hotmaildotcom
Date: 1/2/2004
Time: 7:21:28 AM
Remote Name: 64.229.209.38

Comments

my favorite web site. i love watching ships and i check here first thing each morning. i would like to see more from midland, ontario


Name: Bill
Location: Ontario
Email:
Date: 12/31/2003
Time: 4:21:59 PM
Remote Name: 67.69.154.94

Comments

Nice site I always liked ships


Name: michael j.
Location: downstater
Email: michaeljs5 at hotmaildotcom
Date: 12/23/2003
Time: 12:00:30 PM
Remote Name: 216.0.242.77

Comments

i was a boatnerd before it was a word.back in the late late 40's my aunt & uncle would come over on a hot summer sunday evening and take their crying little nephew to "belle isle' where i would try to out run the '' the big boats'' and i have been drawn to then ever since, and now that the last of five has enrolled in NMU in marquette, i now have the excuse to melander up 75 and ck out the saginaw riv,the bridge, soo, 2 harbors east of the bridge,and of course the lower and upper harbors at marq. during the past summer during orient at school, there was an after glowfor parents at WHISKERS accross from campus, and gerry the owner ask if i wantedto meet a capt. of a ''footer'' after a couple of hrs of bending his ear.he offerd another parent and my self a .50 tour of the ''JAMES R. BARKER'' A 1000 FOOTER WHOOSE PILOT HOUSE IS 75 FT ABOVE WATER LINE WHAT A THRILL. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU MICHAEL J.


Name: K. Adams
Location: Iron River, MI
Email: kka at updotnet
Date: 12/23/2003
Time: 9:11:06 AM
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60

Comments

Had heard about this site a few weeks ago. This is the first time I saw it. I went to college in the Soo and really enjoyed ship watching and spending time at the Soo Locks. This site is very interesting and I know that I will be back many times.


Name: Kevin Symkowiak
Location: Saginaw,Michigan
Email: captain_kevin at charterdotnet
Date: 12/15/2003
Time: 9:35:59 PM
Remote Name: 24.236.172.25

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Name: Jim Brandeau
Location: Kingston Ontario
Email: bigjim at kingstondotnet
Date: 12/14/2003
Time: 12:57:25 PM
Remote Name: 66.102.76.207

Comments

Interesting site.


Name: ROBERT B McLAM
Location: CORUNNA ONTARIO
Email: mclam at xcelco.on.ca
Date: 12/14/2003
Time: 10:01:59 AM
Remote Name: 209.167.188.207

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Name: Case Enoch
Location: Norridgewock, ME
Email: okiecase at yahoodotcom
Date: 12/13/2003
Time: 2:43:48 PM
Remote Name: 209.202.131.85

Comments

When I was 15 my family vacationed in northern U.S. & Canada. We put at least our toes in each of the Great Lakes, and were amazed at their respective sizes. I've run across some cites on the internet showcasing the lighthouses. Most of my Maine friends have been surprised to learn that the shores and island of the Atlantic and Pacific aren't the only places to see lighthouses. I'm pretty much a landlubber, but I really like this website.


Name: Kenneth J. Fountain
Location: Biloxi, MS
Email: peaken51 at csdotcom
Date: 12/13/2003
Time: 12:14:37 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.108

Comments

Any old Cleveland-Cliffs sailors from the late forties and early fifties out there?


Name: Marty Paul
Location: Houston, Texas (orig Detroit)
Email: martypaul at sbcglobaldotnet
Date: 12/5/2003
Time: 4:47:47 PM
Remote Name: 152.121.36.65

Comments

Hello. I haven't posted to the log book for awhile, so I thought I'd drop a line. Still working for the USCG in Houston, Texas (yes, Houston is a shipping port!). Cut my teeth in marine inspection however up in Sturgeon Bay, WI (1985-1987). Also, I'm a native Michigander born in Grosse Pointe, MI. My dad (Capt Frank Paul) sailed with American Steamship many years up there and later piloted "salties". My uncle (Capt John Vondran) sailed with USS for 30+ years. Needless to say, Houston has just a tad bit more tankships than up on the Lakes! That's by far the majority of tonnage we see down here (also majority is foreign flag...of course). Anyway, hope everyone has a happy holiday. Anyone who knows of/knew of my Dad or Uncle, feel free to drop me an e-mail.


Name: Greg Bevier
Location: Holland, MI
Email:
Date: 12/4/2003
Time: 5:51:53 AM
Remote Name: 67.217.10.214

Comments

Thanks for your website! On December 3, 2003 I watched The Calumet enter the port at Grand Haven. I kept wishing I had my camera to take photos. I'm not much of a brain when it comes to vessels and sailing so I thought I'd look for some info on the Calumet. Thanks for the history you provided. Keep up the good work.


Name: Mark Pullen
Location: Jackson, Tn.
Email: mpullen at bellsouthdotnet
Date: 12/1/2003
Time: 10:50:30 AM
Remote Name: 209.214.74.46

Comments

This is a great site for people who live far away from the Lakes but have an interest in it. My wife is from Muskegon and this really started my interest in them. Around here a 36" cabin cruiser is near a ship and the Tn. river is as big as it gets. Nice reminder of how great of a country we are privileged to live in.


Name: Mark Pullen
Location: Jackson, Tn.
Email: mpullen at bellsouthdotnet
Date: 12/1/2003
Time: 10:48:38 AM
Remote Name: 209.214.74.46

Comments

This is a great site for people who live far away from the Lakes but have an interest in it. My wife is from Muskegon and this really started my interest in them. Around here a 36" cabin cruiser is near a ship and the Tn. river is as big as it gets. Nice reminder of how great of a country we are privileged to live in.


Name: Kevin Davis
Location: Findlay Ohio
Email:
Date: 11/30/2003
Time: 2:25:44 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.233

Comments

I have gon to sandusky,and Toledo for all my life and my mom and i go out to the Csx coal/torco dock in toledo....Ilove the site>>>kevin


Name: Jack S Schoettle
Location: Indian River , MI
Email: mr_sasquatch at msndotcom
Date: 11/24/2003
Time: 7:57:15 PM
Remote Name: 216.65.164.63

Comments

Love your site.


Name: Mike Jolin
Location: Welland Ont
Email:
Date: 11/23/2003
Time: 2:48:48 PM
Remote Name: 207.35.38.41

Comments

Thanks to this great site, i was finally able to clear up the mystery of finding the Lemoyne 30 years after it was supposed to be gone....This was something ive been trying to find out nearly 10 years! THX


Name: Jesse Diaz
Location: Downey, Ca.
Email: jessediaz at lycosdotcom
Date: 11/23/2003
Time: 6:35:34 AM
Remote Name: 66.80.222.58

Comments

Grew up in Port Huron, used to watch the ships from the oil docks near blue water bridge. What a sight to see them loaded steaming up river heading out to lake huron.


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 11/22/2003
Time: 8:33:09 AM
Remote Name: 205.208.169.211

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Name: Pat Monroe
Location: Rockport, TX 78382
Email: poppypat at yahoodotcom
Date: 11/20/2003
Time: 10:50:54 PM
Remote Name: 65.90.152.234

Comments

This is for Lewis D. Clarke... Hi Lew, Remember.. "A Red, Red Rose" and "Tyger! Tyger! buring bright"... You taught me poetry.. I now write... Thanks to you! You are a wonderful writer as I always knew you would be.. I looked for your e-mail address but could not make contact. If you would like to be in touch... my address is (poppypat at yahoodotcom).


Name: Michael B.
Location: Port Lambton, Ontario
Email: brown55 at uwindsor.ca
Date: 11/15/2003
Time: 1:23:40 AM
Remote Name: 216.221.81.97

Comments

This is a great site! I grew up in Port Lambton along the St. Clair River hearing the ship whistles as they passed each other; What a great sound! Now that I am moved out and at University of Windsor its great to see those same old ships pass by on the Detroit River. It makes it feel more like home.


Name: Jim Fleming
Location: Port Huron, Mi.
Email: jflemingph at hotmaildotcom
Date: 11/9/2003
Time: 7:15:00 AM
Remote Name: 68.83.207.140

Comments

Enjoy freighter watching under the Bluewater Bridges. So does my friend Randy.


Name: Clinton Rodgers
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Email: cccrodgers at allteldotnet
Date: 11/2/2003
Time: 5:25:02 PM
Remote Name: 216.96.108.133

Comments

It was a great site!!!! I can't wait for info on Ashtabula's Lighthouse


Name: Ron D'Amico
Location: Merritt Island,,FLORIDA
Email: ronzo at yourlink.met
Date: 10/19/2003
Time: 8:33:33 PM
Remote Name: 24.26.118.125

Comments

What a great web site. Being from Detroit and raised there, It's most interesting to look back in time, and recall some great memories along the Detroit River, and Great lakes.


Name: Dan Hillock
Location: Soo, Mi
Email: danlimeisland at hotmaildotcom
Date: 10/13/2003
Time: 9:55:57 AM
Remote Name: 12.163.64.72

Comments

I grew up on Lime Island in the St. Mary's River, and enjoy looking at the freighters of the past and the ones that used to fuel there. If anyone reads this, I'm looking for our old tug/workboat "Lime Island" last known to be in the DeTour area. A great site. Thanks!


Name: alan gilbert jr.
Location: hamlin new york
Email: rippy62 at aoldotcom
Date: 10/12/2003
Time: 9:43:51 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.252.232

Comments

great site i go on it at least 4 times a day


Name: Ginny & Wally
Location: Gaylord, Michigan
Email: ginwal at freewaydotnet
Date: 10/6/2003
Time: 3:48:28 PM
Remote Name: 216.93.112.8

Comments

A great site and loved reading the updates. We have many friends who are checking out the site now.


Name: Ginny & Wally
Location: Gaylord, MI
Email: ginwal at freewaydotnet
Date: 10/6/2003
Time: 3:46:08 PM
Remote Name: 216.93.112.8

Comments

This is a fantastic site and have told many friends about it. They all enjoy it now.


Name: Jim Stinger
Location: Oelwein, IA
Email: ff_stinger at hotmaildotcom
Date: 10/5/2003
Time: 5:29:22 PM
Remote Name: 67.1.120.193

Comments

What a great site, was glad to have found it. Would it be possible to listen to radio traffic on the lakes from this site? The FDNY has a site you could check out to help you understand what I mean. theBravestdotcom FDNY Live Fire Radio Unfortunatly, I live too far away to copy any traffic, it would be the next best thing to actually being there.Once again this site is the best I've ever found!


Name: Carol
Location: North Carolina
Email: cmn at ee.duke.du
Date: 10/5/2003
Time: 5:09:33 PM
Remote Name: 24.163.74.32

Comments

My grandmother's brothers - Joe, Lawrence, and Fred Friesenhan - all sailed the Great Lakes. She had wonderful memories of making trips with them as a young woman. Thanks for a wonderful site!!!


Name: Jim Stinger
Location: Oelwein,IA
Email: ff_stinger at hotmaildotcom
Date: 10/4/2003
Time: 5:34:21 PM
Remote Name: 67.1.111.102

Comments


Name: J W ROBERTSON SR
Location: AVON LAKE, OHIO
Email: ROBBIE1 at NOWONLINEEdotnet
Date: 9/27/2003
Time: 3:20:50 PM
Remote Name: 216.207.2.131

Comments

NICE WEB SUITE, LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE SILVER CREEK LIGHTHOUSE WHICH WAS IN NEW YORK ON LAKE ERIE NEAR BUFFALO IN THE 1800'S THANK YOU


Name: gina
Location: sault ste. marie
Email: gmo1987 at yahoodotcom
Date: 9/26/2003
Time: 10:35:30 PM
Remote Name: 63.155.245.143

Comments

having fun in this site...i have a friend who is on the Walter J. McCarthy as an engineer...so if you see this Kevin "HI"


Name: Doris
Location: Illinois
Email: oracion at zclouddotnet
Date: 9/22/2003
Time: 9:11:36 AM
Remote Name: 67.73.133.75

Comments

Having grown up a few blocks from Lake Michigan and later traveling along the North Shore through Duluth and Thunder Bay, I dearly love the Great Lakes--this site brings it all to bear with great interest and delight! What memories it awakens. Thank you for opening to view your special work and navigators' culture! I admire and appreciate all you do! God bless you richly and protect you as another winter soon comes!


Name: PATTY POWELL
Location: MARYLAND
Email: COWSKINS2001 at AOLdotcom
Date: 9/22/2003
Time: 3:17:28 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.14

Comments

VERY INTERESTING SITE. GLAD I FOUND IT.


Name: Josette Gates
Location: Flint, MI
Email:
Date: 9/17/2003
Time: 9:25:03 PM
Remote Name: 68.61.85.190

Comments

I love this site, very well done. I found this site because my brother is training to be a engineer throught Northwestern. He is on the Reserve right now. Dan I am happy for you!! I never knew there was so many boats from so many different countries hauling so many different things from taconite to grain! Amazing! Keep up the good work!


Name: William Weber
Location: Lancaster,Calif. U.S.A.
Email: TUGBOATBILLS at aoldotcom
Date: 9/16/2003
Time: 6:11:27 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.14

Comments

I was looking at your site and though it was great and that I will tell my friend about it, As he is the pres. of our club!


Name: Edison Horton
Location: Murray Harbour, P.E.I., Canada
Email: ehorton at pei.sympatico.ca
Date: 9/14/2003
Time: 4:42:24 PM
Remote Name: 142.176.57.17

Comments

Great site, I check it every day. It is good to be able to see pictures and news on the tug Vigilant 1, ex Glenlivet 11. I spent 13 years as engineer on the Glenlivet 11 when she still had her original Enterprise engine, also great to see that some of the old Glen tugs are still in service.


Name: Max Hale
Location: Davison, MI
Email: maximuminstall at junodotcom
Date: 9/14/2003
Time: 12:01:40 AM
Remote Name: 67.72.214.41

Comments

Excellent web site. So glad I found it. Is it possible to do a day trip upbound or downbound the Detroit/St Clair River? Please let me know I've always wanted to see what it is like sailing on a freighter.


Name: Terry Tweedle
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada
Email:
Date: 9/10/2003
Time: 6:45:16 PM
Remote Name: 209.226.179.13

Comments

My daughter checks this site for me all the time since I am not very internet capable! It is great! Any recent news that I ask her to look for is always available on your site. It is sites like this that the internet was truly developed for! Keep Up The Great Work!!!!


Name: Ted Knack
Location: St.Paul Park,Mn.
Email: tksteam at webtvdotnet
Date: 9/5/2003
Time: 9:00:51 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.198.63

Comments

I have some questions for the Boatnerd group.The Inland Lakes Managment Co.use,s some of their steamers for storage.I know where the EM Ford is,But I heard there is one in Chicago,one in Green Bay,and one at Superior.I would like to know the names of the boats and where they are at.Also would like to know what they have for steam engines.Triple expansion or Steam Turbine.I would appreciate if you could email me the answers.Thanks


Name: Dan Jankovic
Location: St. Albert Alberta Canada
Email: danielj at shaw.ca
Date: 8/18/2003
Time: 1:53:02 PM
Remote Name: 24.70.95.205

Comments

I love your site, I go on it every day.


Name: A.Labrujere
Location: Terneuzen,The Netherlands
Email: adsar at zeelandnet
Date: 8/16/2003
Time: 1:09:59 PM
Remote Name: 62.238.186.42

Comments

I used to sail on the lakes in the years 1961- 1968 as a mate with the Fjell-Oranje lijn cie. Is there still anybody around who remembers this ? I would be pleased to receive a e-mail. Anyway I love this fantastic site.


Name: Bruce Sleeper
Location: Citrus Hts, CA
Email: sleepyatboatnerd.
Date: 8/12/2003
Time: 10:55:42 PM
Remote Name: 12.246.106.97

Comments

Spent my summers on Russel Island, best memories of my life.All the boats, I can still hear them when its foggy, two long, one short. Grandma Laura Marohl, Uncle Barney,Aunt Audry and all the Moosekians


Name: Joanne Green
Location: De Tour Village, MI
Email:
Date: 8/9/2003
Time: 10:17:02 PM
Remote Name: 65.112.86.120

Comments

This is the most wonderful website. I have found more information here then you can believe!! As President of our local museum I have found answers to questions people ask and before I have not had the answers to. Thank you for the hard work this site must take, you have done an honorable service.


Name: Dharmananda dasa
Location:
Email:
Date: 8/8/2003
Time: 8:25:05 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.166.34

Comments

Great web site - thanksa.


Name: James Vaughan
Location: Ontario Canada
Email: jvaughanatmountaincabledotnet
Date: 8/6/2003
Time: 9:03:02 PM
Remote Name: 24.215.22.85

Comments

Being a big fan of Great Lakes Shipping and boats, I find this site great.


Name: jay scott bacchus
Location: metro Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Email: jayguyatcomcastdotnet
Date: 8/6/2003
Time: 5:10:05 PM
Remote Name: 68.42.14.111

Comments

The poster from the S.S. Aquarama is collectable, but can often be found on eBay, believe it or not. There's almost always Aquarama ephemera on eBay. But what would really interest me would be any photos of the ship in drydock, up on pilings and out of the water. There was work done on the Aquarama several times at Manitowoc.


Name: mugu
Location: italy
Email: muguatmugudotcom
Date: 8/6/2003
Time: 5:44:49 AM
Remote Name: 66.178.47.194

Comments

Nice site, I will be back


Name: Bill Hammett
Location: Springfield, VA
Email: marbillhatworldnet.attdotnet
Date: 8/4/2003
Time: 9:46:35 PM
Remote Name: 12.92.114.106

Comments

I took a day cruise on the SS Aquarama circa 1956 when I was a kid out of Chicago. My first experience on a ship. Has anyone else had this experience?


Name: Carmen Meek
Location: Elkhart, IN
Email: bookslaveathotmaildotcom
Date: 8/3/2003
Time: 3:06:00 PM
Remote Name: 4.65.43.215

Comments

I am new to boat watching in the Great Lakes area having moved here from Oregon three years ago but I have grown to enjoy it very much. The Soo Locks was such a memorable experience as well as Mission Point. You can throw in a trip on the Diamond Belle on the 2003 Memorial Day weekend and it all makes me want more. Love you Lakers. You know which ones.


Name: jim colon
Location: wauseon,ohio
Email: colonrjjratuplinkusadotnet
Date: 8/2/2003
Time: 11:57:41 AM
Remote Name: 63.234.193.95

Comments

was a tug sailor in the navy. still like to see them work the rivers and canals. try to make it to the soo locks every fall.


Name: TimTwichell
Location: Buffalo NY
Email: ttwichellatadelphiadotnet
Date: 7/30/2003
Time: 6:05:48 PM
Remote Name: 68.71.131.93

Comments

Fantastic site!!!! Stunning phtos and the video section is awsome, I will visit often, Thanks for a great site on the lake boats!!


Name: GMAN DE MUGU
Location: NIGER
Email: GMANatDE MUGUdotcom
Date: 7/26/2003
Time: 11:55:33 AM
Remote Name: 212.165.142.188

Comments

GMAN DONE REACH HERE MAKE UNNA WAKA COMMOT BECAUSE NA SO ME DEY WAKA COMMOT ANYTIME I SEE UNNA SITE BE UR BROTHERS KEEPER NO SPOIL WORK FOR GMAN DE MUGU


Name: Shelly J. Patterson
Location: River Falls, WI
Email: twinsx2caathotmaildotcom
Date: 7/26/2003
Time: 12:34:26 AM
Remote Name: 69.58.133.191

Comments

My mother lives in Cloquet, MN which is close to Duluth, MN. When I visit her we go and watch the ships in the Harbor. I was excited to find this site, now I can watch more ships. I am currently watching the LSMMA site and it's a great pass time. I love those big boats. Thanks for this link, It's great!


Name: Justin Olsen
Location: Michigan
Email: startrek421athotmaildotcom
Date: 7/24/2003
Time: 9:42:18 AM
Remote Name: 204.39.211.21

Comments

This is now my favorite site.


Name: Capt. Bob Shutes
Location: Knife River, Minnesota
Email: RSSHUTESatAOLdotcom
Date: 7/19/2003
Time: 1:40:36 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.208.7

Comments

Stopped in to pay my respects to the memory of Capt. Dave Garrick of the working tug Mount McKay. The last time we spoke he said he had fulfilled a lifelong dream by bringing the Mt. McKay up to Duluth from the lower lakes. Dave was a colorful character and one of the "good guys". God grant him much water under his keel.


Name: Jake S.
Location: Ohio
Email:
Date: 7/13/2003
Time: 9:34:16 PM
Remote Name: 199.35.102.205

Comments

Great site. Added to my favorites.


Name: LORRAINE CAMERON
Location: NIAGARA FALLS
Email: LCAMERON14atCOGECO.CA
Date: 7/10/2003
Time: 12:13:38 PM
Remote Name: 24.150.104.252

Comments

NICE SITE, ADDED TO MY FAV.


Name: Dharmananda dasa
Location: Michigan
Email:
Date: 7/5/2003
Time: 2:38:18 PM
Remote Name: 24.213.13.98

Comments

Great web site. Thanks.


Name: Jared Jackson
Location: 16 malePa
Email: bonecrusher2787athotmail
Date: 7/5/2003
Time: 1:37:54 PM
Remote Name: 65.128.188.20

Comments

hi


Name: Wayne Lidstone
Location: Wallaceburg, Ontario
Email: waynlidsatenoreo.ca.on
Date: 7/3/2003
Time: 7:10:28 PM
Remote Name: 216.26.99.111

Comments


Name: michael
Location: ja
Email: michaeljs5atboatnerddotcom
Date: 6/30/2003
Time: 5:35:36 PM
Remote Name: 216.0.242.73

Comments

just had a .50 tour of the james barker while she was in marquette, mi. thanks to the relief capt. and it prob. help that the gent. in tour was also enrolling his daughter in NMU,75 ft. above water is great view, except when you try going down the outside stairs, with trifocals, come on u old bucks u know what i mean


Name: Scott W.
Location: Houston, TX
Email: purplekoolaidatchamillionairedotcom
Date: 6/30/2003
Time: 3:08:50 PM
Remote Name: 24.160.84.66

Comments

Thanks for making this great site. I use to be a Michigan resident but now I live in Houston, TX. I still love checking up on your site and seeing what the ships are up to.


Name: Lynne Price
Location: Carrollton, IL
Email: DrPetSavrataoldotcom
Date: 6/26/2003
Time: 9:02:12 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.253.37

Comments

Thank you for such a great web site & page.. I visit regularly just to watch & listen to the boat traffic. Born & raised in Port Huron, I truly miss the lake & river. Keep up the great work!!


Name: Scott McIntyre
Location: Cornwall, ON
Email: mechtech62atyahoodotcom
Date: 6/24/2003
Time: 8:06:00 PM
Remote Name: 64.230.10.147

Comments

My wife and I will often drive up and down the river side looking for river traffic; just a great way to spend time together.


Name: Clemens A Reiss
Location: Chautauqua, NY
Email: creissatadelphiadotnet
Date: 6/16/2003
Time: 4:52:39 PM
Remote Name: 24.48.100.147

Comments

I is wonderful to keep up with Great Lakes shipping from your website.


Name: Lynn Demsky
Location: Rochester MI
Email: bdemskyatqcinetdotnet
Date: 6/16/2003
Time: 10:09:33 AM
Remote Name: 216.234.124.173

Comments

Am often in Port Huron at the Blue Water Bridge watching & enjoying the Freighters, love this site! Thank you!


Name: Bill Kling Jr
Location: Buffalo NY
Email: tirolbillatyahoodotcom
Date: 6/16/2003
Time: 8:07:53 AM
Remote Name: 24.55.168.119

Comments


Name: mike baldini
Location:
Email: mgbaldiniatcbsdotcom
Date: 6/13/2003
Time: 7:29:33 PM
Remote Name: 68.32.231.248

Comments

Looking to gather information about my grandfather who was shipwrecked in the North Atlantic in 1942-43 WWII. He was a merchant marine by the name of William Hardy of Philadelphia..he and two others survived.Can anyone tell me th best place to research this ?


Name: Joe Duffer
Location: Leechburg Penna.
Email: joe3puttatallteldotnet
Date: 6/11/2003
Time: 10:50:53 AM
Remote Name: 166.102.30.74

Comments

I was fortunate to win a freighter raffle last year sponsored by The Childrens Aid Society of Huron Co.That had to be the best 8 days of great scenery,food and sailing with true professionals. It will be long remembered.


Name: FBecigneul
Location: Jeddo, Michigan
Email: Recording user information and IP address
Date: 6/4/2003
Time: 7:07:37 PM
Remote Name: 216.234.101.50

Comments

I have been near the lakes and rivers for nearly all my 63 years. The three great fascinations in life are clouds, water, and fire. We always detour onto Edison Parkway in Port Huron when going to and from Jeddo and Port Huron. It's just a part of you until the day you die. I remember the good old days when freighters were smaller and more numerous on the Detroit River. I often dreamed of putting larger engines in them so they could get up on plane. I don't suppose I'll ever see that.


Name: Frank Underhill
Location: Estero, Florda
Email: fhundatwebtvdotnet
Date: 6/2/2003
Time: 4:26:40 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.198.63

Comments

Sailed in engine room on various ships during WW2. Lived in Beloit Wi at that time. A great time, Good people, hard work shoveling coal. Good Food.I spent yrars sailing the world over but the Lakes is one of my favorite memories.


Name: Frank Underhill
Location: Estero, Florda
Email: fhundatwebtvdotnet
Date: 6/2/2003
Time: 4:02:24 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.198.63

Comments

Sailed in engine room on various ships during WW2. Lived in Beloit Wi at that time. A great time, Good people, hard work shoveling coal. Good Food.I spent yrars sailing the world over but the Lakes is one of my favorite memories.


Name: Frank Underhill
Location: Estero, Fl
Email: fhundatwebtvdotnet
Date: 6/2/2003
Time: 3:34:46 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.198.63

Comments

I siled on the Great Lakes during WW2. Coal passer/firman/oiler/. Some of ships were built in the last century.I was on the Leon Fraser later though. I started at age 14 with but got mt papers as age 16. Easy in those days. It was the old Copeland book I believe. Later when I got deep sea papers it was taken from me at Sheepshead bay training atation. They said I could not keep it because of the new papers and Z number I had. I went there after 2 years n.Atlantic sea time. I thought I would learn something . No luck but wonderful experience for me.What I learned about the old reciprocating engines and machinery on the lakes was far more than any Amer. so called blue water sailers. The Liberty ships were just new versions of the old steam reciprocating engine. Several years later I has Steam at disel engineers papers. When I went ashore I had a succsessful career in electric power plants thanks to all my shipboard experience.I am now going to look up my old records for the names of ships i worked on> They dont come to mind when I want them to.I grew up in Beloit wisc>


Name: Gerry Cadotte
Location: St. Clair river, Cournna ON.
Email: gcadotteathotmaildotcom
Date: 5/30/2003
Time: 9:36:29 PM
Remote Name: 216.221.81.96

Comments

I enjoy this web site.


Name: Angus J Dauphney
Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Email: adam.dauphneyatns.sympatico.ca
Date: 5/26/2003
Time: 10:16:40 PM
Remote Name: 142.177.82.84

Comments

My father sailed on the great lakes for US Steel between 1955 and1977. Looking for info on how to trace some of the ships he was on. I believe one was the Joshua A Hatfield.


Name: Bill Gardner
Location: Ft. Myers Beach, FL
Email: bakbaybilyataoldotcom
Date: 5/26/2003
Time: 6:55:37 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.253.37

Comments

Grew up vacationing on Russell Island. Knew every ship that went by back then. Am still fascinated.


Name: Robert Powers
Location: Ft. Myers Florida.
Email: robertp886ataoldotcom
Date: 5/26/2003
Time: 11:26:02 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.252.232

Comments

I came across a story about your website and about ships in our Ft. Myers News Press today and i looked up your site. I'm from Buchanan Mich. Origanaly but live in fl. now. Used to watch the ships and big boats come in and out the St. Joesph Piers for years. I will check out this site .


Name: Jim Odam
Location: Algonac, Michigan
Email: heyodieatcomcastdotnet
Date: 5/15/2003
Time: 9:10:38 AM
Remote Name: 68.62.42.231

Comments

Great site


Name: Fritzi
Location: Rochester, MI
Email: mfjpsyataoldotcom
Date: 5/11/2003
Time: 5:58:02 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.189.170

Comments


Name: Patricia
Location: Port Huron Michigan
Email: trish_fish_88athotmaildotcom
Date: 5/9/2003
Time: 5:01:23 PM
Remote Name: 67.72.198.59

Comments

If anyone sailed with Robert B. Scribner on an Interlake ship please email me and let me know what the name of the ship was.I'd really like to know.Thank you.


Name: Patricia
Location: Port Huron Michigan
Email: trish_fish_88athotmaildotcom
Date: 5/9/2003
Time: 5:01:01 PM
Remote Name: 67.72.198.59

Comments

If anyone sailed with Robert B. Scribner on an Interlake ship please email me and let me know what the name of the ship was. I'd really like to know. Thank you.


Name: Patricia
Location: Port Huron, Michigan
Email: trish_fish_88athotmaildotcom
Date: 5/9/2003
Time: 4:51:24 PM
Remote Name: 67.72.198.59

Comments

Living here in Port Huron is great because you can see ships come and go through the river. I can't wait until I get on one. If anyone knows women who have high positions on ships please email me. I'd like to be in a high position.


Name: sherri G
Location: steubenville,ohio
Email: sherriq52158athotmaildotcom
Date: 5/6/2003
Time: 1:53:14 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.82

Comments

Just that I love sandusky ohio I think it is so beautiful the lake and all.


Name: Jo-Ann Kerr
Location: Pickering Ontario
Email: joanndickersonathotmaildotcom
Date: 5/4/2003
Time: 4:33:29 PM
Remote Name: 24.112.40.192

Comments

As the mother of two who sail I check this site at the least twice a day. My daughter is aboard the Saginaw this season and my son in law is an engineer on the Tug Twolan. I love this site!!!


Name: Qaisar Qayyum
Location: Pakistan
Email: qqayyum3aticqmaildotcom
Date: 5/2/2003
Time: 5:11:03 AM
Remote Name: 203.91.134.67

Comments

Very informative and interesting site with excellent graphics.


Name: Angela Grandy
Location: St. John's NL
Email: agrandyatboatnerddotcom
Date: 4/23/2003
Time: 10:26:16 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.82

Comments


Name: Dale Moggy
Location: Elliot Lake
Email: campeightatyahoodotcom
Date: 4/22/2003
Time: 8:21:31 AM
Remote Name: 209.91.165.225

Comments

Nancy & Len Lindsay, I'm trying to get in touch with Houndog. Send me an e-mail with Houndog in the subject. We were shipmates on the Yankcanuck.


Name: Capt. Jim Trum
Location: Alexandria, Va
Email: exportsailatmsndotcom
Date: 4/22/2003
Time: 6:56:49 AM
Remote Name: 205.187.255.17

Comments

Great site


Name: Nancy & Len Lindsay
Location: Nanticoke. Ontario
Email:
Date: 4/21/2003
Time: 8:32:01 PM
Remote Name: 209.90.128.21

Comments

Recommended by "Hounddog". Very interesting and informative. Fun to keep track of ships.


Name: Joe Moore
Location: Canastota,New York
Email: GJM031056ataoldotcom
Date: 4/18/2003
Time: 10:31:39 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.7

Comments

Very interesting site. I am going to search for information about Lighthouse sightseeing cruises on the Great Lakes. Also any other types of Great Lake cruises. Thanks for nice site!


Name: jay rhodes
Location: goshen in
Email: jrhodes200ataoldotcom
Date: 4/17/2003
Time: 10:43:37 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.14

Comments


Name: Lauri Govin
Location: Green Bay, WI
Email: lgovinatnetnetdotnet
Date: 4/10/2003
Time: 4:15:19 PM
Remote Name: 68.23.17.17

Comments

My dad (Tom Sufak) sails the great lakes and had mentioned this website to me. I am finding this website interesting and fun as I grew up taking trips with my dad every year.


Name: Ray Laurich
Location: Lake Linden Mi
Email: rjlauratupdotnet
Date: 4/8/2003
Time: 8:35:31 PM
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60

Comments

Sailed for Hanna from 1953 - 1964. Any old pals out there?


Name: Marianne Martin
Location: Vermontville, MI
Email: MAMEEMSataoldotcom
Date: 4/6/2003
Time: 5:22:55 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.189.170

Comments

My grandfather (James L. Martin worked as a chief engineer on the James C. Wallace. He also worked on the Frick, Rogers, Kerr, State of New York,Jones and Manola. I never met the man, but your site has given me a look into what his life was all about. I thank you.


Name: Roger F Aho
Location: Hudson WI
Email: fatcatfishingathotmaildotcom
Date: 3/31/2003
Time: 12:44:34 AM
Remote Name: 209.224.35.170

Comments

Greetings. I come from a extended family of Great Lakes sailors and worked for US Steel in the mid 70s. Great site, lots of great pictures. Hi to old shipmates of mine and my Dad and Uncles!


Name: Kenneth J. Fountain
Location: Biloxi, MS
Email: peaken51atcsdotcom
Date: 3/30/2003
Time: 7:13:35 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.14

Comments

Sailed for Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co from 1948 through 1953. Sailed om Steamers Michigan, Pontiac, Chacornac, Negaunee, Frontenac, and the Joliet. Finished my sailing career as 3rd Mate- wife's orders.


Name: T Foley
Location: near Lexington, MI
Email: teejayatgreatlakesdotnet
Date: 3/26/2003
Time: 2:48:18 PM
Remote Name: 65.164.83.146

Comments

Sailed the Thomas Lamont in 44 and 45 - deckhand and deckwatch. Good memories - good people.


Name: Robt. Huckleberry
Location: Ashland, Ohio
Email: 110racingatmsndotcom
Date: 3/19/2003
Time: 9:04:19 PM
Remote Name: 65.238.9.104

Comments

Still a great site! I sailed summer of 68 on Thomas Milsop and Joseph Thompson (both Hanna managed).


Name: Nathan Dalman
Location: Holland Mi
Email: nathandatchartermidotnet
Date: 3/18/2003
Time: 3:44:57 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.101.94

Comments

Great site, really helps younger people like me connect with the history and future of the Lakes and shipping.


Name: Erik May
Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Email: erikmayatcharterdotnet
Date: 3/18/2003
Time: 8:24:40 AM
Remote Name: 66.190.40.228

Comments

Excellent site. Keep up the good work.


Name: Jim Marsden
Location: Stephenville, NL
Email: jim.marsdenatnorthatlantic.nf.ca
Date: 3/13/2003
Time: 7:43:05 PM
Remote Name: 209.128.20.136

Comments

Great site! I sailed on the old Silver Isle in the late 70's and would love to hear from anyone that was on board at the time. I remember folks like Little Joe Hillier, Little John, Big Andy, Francois the 1st Mate, Captain Neil MacDonald, and others. If you have an idea how I might be able to track these people down...drop me a line.


Name: Dean Szabo
Location: Holland, Michigan
Email: deanszaboataoldotcom
Date: 3/11/2003
Time: 11:06:41 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.189.104

Comments

i sail out of Holland Harbor, Lake Michigan...great website for Great lakes boat watching...thanks, Dean


Name: Bill Betts
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Email: bill.bettsatgmdotcom
Date: 3/7/2003
Time: 4:40:25 PM
Remote Name: 198.208.223.35

Comments

I worked summers during college on the steamer Ste. Claire (one of the Bob-Lo boats)in 1965, and the bulk carrier Thomas E. Millsop in 1966. Time permitting, I watch ships from my Detroit office and nostalgically think of the lyrics sung by Lee Murdock "...you seldom see the ore boats any more." I think the Ste Claire is rusting in River Rouge these days. After 70 years and many names the Millsop was scrapped in 1994. Sail on.


Name: Albert Allen Bartlett
Location: Boulder, Colorado, 80304
Email: Albert.BartlettatColorado.EDU
Date: 3/1/2003
Time: 6:56:04 PM
Remote Name: 128.138.85.111

Comments

I worked as a porter on the CCIC ship PONTAIC from June 1941 through December 1941. I was then porter - night cook on the PETER WHITE from June through August of 1942. I had dropped out of college and in the summer of 1942 I figured I had better get back in college. I have lots of photos of these two ships.


Name: Peter McKnight
Location: St. John's NL
Email: pussincatatmsndotcom
Date: 2/18/2003
Time: 8:15:33 AM
Remote Name: 142.163.91.65

Comments

Your site is top shelf. Great links. Sailed the lakes the last 3yrs.Keep up the good work;


Name: Steve d'Entremont
Location: Harbour Breton NL
Email: sdentremontathotmaildotcom
Date: 2/13/2003
Time: 9:43:39 AM
Remote Name: 142.163.221.35

Comments

Great web site, Can't wait to get back aboard the M.V Mississagi, and of course the hot weather.


Name: Ward Peterson
Location: Anchorage Alaska
Email: ward_petersonathotmail,com
Date: 2/2/2003
Time: 3:08:22 PM
Remote Name: 24.237.215.58

Comments

I sailed for Interlake Steamship in the 70s on theCol James Pickands,EG Grace,Hoyt,Armstrong,Beegley,Sherwin,and was on the first crew of the James R Barker.I lived at Taconite Harbor Minn.


Name: Benny Viscosi
Location: Leamington, Ontario
Email: bviscosiatleamington.ca
Date: 1/27/2003
Time: 9:33:57 AM
Remote Name: 209.202.75.225

Comments

Very informative website.


Name: ET3 Scott C Wendt
Location: Naples, Italy
Email: WENDTSCatYAHOOdotcom
Date: 1/26/2003
Time: 4:10:18 PM
Remote Name: 138.180.90.46

Comments

THANKS FOR REMINDING ME OF HOME


Name: Barbara Blain
Location: Fort Gratiot, Michigan
Email: theblainsatadvnetdotnet
Date: 1/24/2003
Time: 8:48:28 AM
Remote Name: 216.115.80.22

Comments

Great site. Lots of info.


Name: Boots Crofoot
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Email: bootsatdcwisdotcom
Date: 1/22/2003
Time: 10:42:05 AM
Remote Name: 216.127.207.113

Comments

Kool site. Lots of info


Name: Brian J. Hickey
Location: Erie, PA
Email: themayoratpeoplepcdotcom
Date: 1/20/2003
Time: 1:03:18 PM
Remote Name: 63.175.116.21

Comments

Terrific info. I'm sure it takes plenty of long hours and a whole lot of devotion to keep this site up. Congratulations! Regards, Brian J. Hickey (Former Port Director)Erie-Western PA Port Authority.


Name: Cheryl Price
Location: Fremont, MI. USA
Email: lighthouseseeker_46041atearthlinkdotnet
Date: 1/18/2003
Time: 9:18:05 AM
Remote Name: 216.40.179.253

Comments

Loved this site. Great links and photos.


Name: michael b shannon
Location: north east, pa
Email: res1hoqxatverizondotnet
Date: 1/16/2003
Time: 10:02:32 PM
Remote Name: 4.64.148.124

Comments

very interesting website. was looking for information on the progress of the Viking 1 and came upon your site. very interesting and informative. keep up the good work.


Name: Lynda Baillie
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Can.
Email: lyndaebaillieathotmaildotcom
Date: 1/13/2003
Time: 10:49:08 PM
Remote Name: 216.209.120.188

Comments

this is absolutely excellent. I have a wonderful picture of the Edmund Fitzgerald passing the Upper St. Marys river from about 1959 or 60. Do you have any idea if anyone would be interested in purchasing copies of it? Please e-mail me back if you have any ideas.


Name: Bryan Dornbos
Location: Spokane, WA
Email: chopperboy27athotmaildotcom
Date: 1/9/2003
Time: 3:19:11 PM
Remote Name: 146.187.111.163

Comments

Miss watching the lake boats on lake Michigan. Grew up close to Muskegon and Grand Haven MI and loved wathcing the big boats. Closest thing I can get to the boats now is the internet. Bryan


Name: Scott Ankeney
Location: Xenia, Ohio
Email: ankeneyaterinetdotcom
Date: 1/6/2003
Time: 2:55:35 PM
Remote Name: 207.90.93.148

Comments

GREAT WEBSITE!!!!! Happy new year to lakeboat fans everywhere and with the holidays just a short while in the past I have a small "siting" to report. While watching "A Christmas Story" for the 800th time, my sharp-eyed son noticed two lakers, interesting in that the movie takes place in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was filmed in Cleveland, however, and by using the zoom we could clearly see, in the flat-tire scene, two lakeboats in lay-up in the backround. One I think was the OAKGLEN. Is that likely, circa 1983, when this film was made? Hmmmm....


Name: F.G. Schultz
Location: Albuquerque, NM [orig. Alpena]
Email: papasnewfordatmsndotcom
Date: 1/5/2003
Time: 7:12:49 PM
Remote Name: 67.0.221.18

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Name: Marty Paul
Location: Houston, Texas (orig Detroit)
Email: cmpaulathouston.rrdotcom
Date: 1/3/2003
Time: 2:07:48 PM
Remote Name: 152.121.100.100

Comments

Just wanted to wish all Great Laker enthusiasts (as I am) a Happy New Year. Here's hoping for more water up there (rain, snow, anything) to get Lake levels back up were they should be. I know the boat owner/operators, as well as shippers, are concerned. Getting plenty of rain down here in Houston, thanks to El Nino. Happy New Year again...


Name: Dick Ostrander
Location: Portsmouth, RI
Email: dutch39atcoxdotnet
Date: 1/1/2003
Time: 11:58:47 AM
Remote Name: 68.0.208.229

Comments

This is a great site. I just moved to Portsmouth, RI and wish I could find a site like this about Narragansett Bay. Happy New Year to ALL


Name: Dick Ostrander
Location: Portsmouth, RI
Email: dutch39atcoxdotnet
Date: 1/1/2003
Time: 11:55:55 AM
Remote Name: 68.0.208.229

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