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Name: thamilton01atsnet.net
Location: Deep River CT USA
Email: thamilton01atsnet.net
Date: 12/30/2002
Time: 6:15:20 PM
Remote Name: 64.252.173.170

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Name: julie fletcher
Location: thorold
Email: julie.fletcheratsympatico.ca
Date: 12/26/2002
Time: 4:26:38 PM
Remote Name: 216.221.81.98

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Neil, I got a phone call this morning (Dec 26th) that someone is looking for me on boatnerd.com Do you know who??? Happy new Year to you.


Name: Bob Bennett
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Email: zapf_bennettatsympatico.ca
Date: 12/22/2002
Time: 5:08:44 PM
Remote Name: 216.209.141.86

Comments

great site looking forword to see your tug Wendy B on it


Name: Bill VanSickler
Location: Carrollton, Texas
Email: billvansickleratfarmersbranch.info
Date: 12/21/2002
Time: 12:26:08 PM
Remote Name: 208.29.86.68

Comments

In October 2003, my wife and I are planning a 7-10 day trip from Traverse City, up to Sault Ste Marie, over to Split Rock Lighthouse and back to Traverse City. I have found several lighthouses (including trip to Mackinac Island) to vist. For the purpose of not seeing too many (if there is such a thing) what is the best trip to take? Thanks for any information.


Name: Richard & Sharon Greenway
Location: Forest Bay, (cottage) Port Hope, Huron County.
Email: rgreenwaatinghamisd.org
Date: 12/20/2002
Time: 11:02:13 AM
Remote Name: 35.12.133.118

Comments

We have been looking for a site like this as we love to watch the lake traffic from the cottage but lack the ability to identify who they are.


Name: jim forss
Location: sandusky ohio
Email: jamesjforssatcros.net
Date: 12/20/2002
Time: 10:31:56 AM
Remote Name: 63.236.245.103

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i love this site becouse my father worked on the lake on ship and i love going down bye the lake watching the ships go though


Name: mike stark
Location: Wisconsin
Email: mikie_55athotmail.com
Date: 12/19/2002
Time: 4:43:24 AM
Remote Name: 64.33.152.99

Comments

A very good friend of mine Robert Stansky (BOB) used to sail on the Thomas A. Milsop and I would love for anyone that sailed with him to e-mail me so you can get in touch with him, he is very eager to meet past sailors he has met!


Name: Tim Reynolds
Location: Richmond, VA
Email: TReyn39823ataol.com
Date: 12/15/2002
Time: 9:45:17 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.14

Comments

Great website. Grew up in Escanaba. My brother works on the boats and put me on to this website.


Name: Dick Edstrom
Location: Muskegon, Mi.
Email: dcedstrom1atcs.com
Date: 12/14/2002
Time: 4:37:31 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.14

Comments

I would like to locate Pete Caesar, a Great Lakes Researcher, living somewhere on the shores of Lake Michigan. Thanks


Name: Nicole
Location:
Email: mary.b.smithatalltel.com
Date: 12/12/2002
Time: 7:54:29 PM
Remote Name: 24.144.17.194

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I am doing a report for my social studies class on my ancestors and I was wondering if anyone has any information on the lighthouse keeper named Charles W. Bavry. Any information would be of great help. Thank you.


Name: Phyllis Hewitt
Location: Port Colborne, Ontario
Email: smartdartathotmail.com
Date: 12/10/2002
Time: 1:34:49 PM
Remote Name: 24.150.65.181

Comments

This is a great site keep up the good work. I have been around the boats for nearly fifty years. My parents sailed for years. I met my husband when he was sailing, he is retired now after working on the boats since 1953. this site keeps me up to date on the news around the lakes and i really enjoy it.


Name: Marvin R Lewis
Location: Louisville, kentucky
Email: marvo2ataol.com
Date: 12/9/2002
Time: 8:51:09 AM
Remote Name: 65.207.221.18

Comments

Great Web Site


Name: Rosemary
Location: Dowagiac
Email: rkrysinskiatbeanstalk.net
Date: 12/8/2002
Time: 8:41:37 PM
Remote Name: 12.162.39.54

Comments

Looking for articals on Janis Sanders. She was last seen July 21, 1975 in Niles Michigan


Name: John R. Nickelsen
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Email: hbppbpatexecpc.com
Date: 12/7/2002
Time: 8:26:18 PM
Remote Name: 169.207.115.85

Comments

I am pleased to say that I just saw the Stewart J. Cort, decked out in Christmas lights, heading south off Racine. It was quite a sight.


Name: Thomas Mahan
Location: Forked River New Jersey
Email: tommatcsionline.net
Date: 12/6/2002
Time: 10:53:47 PM
Remote Name: 63.149.88.224

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Trying to locate an old US Coast Guard buddy, Robert D. June. Comes from Northern Michigan.


Name: Cliffsman
Location: Saginaw
Email: Cliffsman65atboatnerd.com
Date: 12/6/2002
Time: 3:07:55 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.110.225

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Long live Cleveland Cliffs. ( If they where still around ).


Name: Cliffsman
Location: Sa
Email:
Date: 12/6/2002
Time: 3:06:18 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.110.225

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Name: Marty Paul
Location: Houston, Texas (orig Detroit)
Email: cmpaulathouston.rr.com
Date: 12/4/2002
Time: 3:12:19 PM
Remote Name: 152.121.100.100

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Regarding Terry Weiss's log book entry of 11/19/02...Yes, even the 1,000 footers are called "boats" or "ore boats". A carry-over from what the traditional fore/aft house-designed lake freighters are/were called.


Name: Marc Williams
Location: Winter Park, FL
Email: salth2oatearthlink.net
Date: 12/2/2002
Time: 10:00:50 PM
Remote Name: 65.40.15.73

Comments

Spent summers growing up on Lake Michigan at Grand Haven


Name: Lelah D. Inscho
Location: Sparta, Wisconsin
Email: lelah_anglemyerathotmail.com
Date: 12/1/2002
Time: 6:32:44 PM
Remote Name: 68.115.49.238

Comments

I lived in Superior, Wisconsin.


Name: Dorothy Melick
Location: Hamilton
Email: fdmelickatispnet.ca
Date: 11/30/2002
Time: 9:13:50 AM
Remote Name: 24.215.47.139

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My husband found this site but when I am looking at it with him it brings back my childhood memories and memories of my dad, Thomas McEwan. He was a chief engineer for many years with Upper Lake Shipping and prior to that with Westdale shipping. I remember sailing with him as a child and as a teenager. During my teen years I was pretty impressed with the deck hands as they were closer to my age and some quite cute! I told my dad once that I wanted to work on the ships and his response was "Over my dead body"! But from my experiences with him it has given me a love for the water and being on the water. When I need to bring myself back to focus I go to the water. His father before him sailed out of Scotland around the world as a ships carpenter. That is where my father started as a young boy also and then came to Canada. Some of the ships he sailed on in the Lakes were, Canadian Leader, Meaford, Pinedale, Ferndale, Seaway Queen and many others. I appreciate your site and all the work that went and is ongoing, into it. Thank you.


Name: Floyd Melick
Location: Hamilton
Email: fdmelickatispnet.ca
Date: 11/30/2002
Time: 9:02:30 AM
Remote Name: 24.215.47.139

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I have worked the last twenty some odd years on loading and unloading salties. I find your site is an excellent resource and a very interesting place to hang out. Keep up the good work.


Name: RICK
Location: Port Huron
Email: rts58atmsn.com
Date: 11/26/2002
Time: 8:31:22 AM
Remote Name: 67.192.61.160

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I grew up on the St. Clair River watching the freightors, no place I'd rather be. This web site is a great sorce of information for the great lakes shipping.


Name: Anne Morrissey
Location: Florida/formerly Ashtabula OH
Email:
Date: 11/23/2002
Time: 8:15:30 PM
Remote Name: 24.170.137.6

Comments

Great site/reminds of growing up on Lake Erie watching the boats coming to harbor. My brother Billy has worked on the Conrail dock for 20 yrs, formerly New York Central RR dock pushing coal


Name: Becky Hickey
Location: Muskegon,Michigan
Email: blhickeyatoceana.net
Date: 11/21/2002
Time: 10:17:42 PM
Remote Name: 198.77.50.234

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I really loved this web site...Keep up the good work


Name: Larry Wetzel
Location: Maple Rarids, Mi.
Email: chevynascarfan_53atyahoo.com
Date: 11/20/2002
Time: 3:10:20 PM
Remote Name: 216.234.127.62

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This web site is the most interesting and informative I've seen on Great Lakes shipping. Keep up the Great work!!!!


Name: Larry Wetzel
Location: Maple Rarids, Mi.
Email: chevynascarfanatyahoo.com
Date: 11/20/2002
Time: 3:08:31 PM
Remote Name: 216.234.127.62

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This web site is the most interesting and informative I've seen on Great Lakes shipping. Keep up the Great work!!!!


Name: Terry Weiss
Location: Niles, MI
Email: weissterryattriton.net
Date: 11/19/2002
Time: 1:34:16 AM
Remote Name: 216.65.167.106

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This is a wonderfully fascinating web site. I retired from USN in 1977 as Radioman 1st, and I rode eight ships during that twenty years. I was practically born on Lake Michigan in 1938, and even "did" the sea-scouts when I was a boy. Toward the end of this September, my wife and I took another trip up to Sault Ste. Marie so I could watch the ships (no way are those 1000-footers boats) pass through the locks, and I'm telling you, I wanted to hop aboard one of them (the converted USN oiler, 62 years old, that saw action in WW II is the one I preferred) and tell the old man to drop me off in Cleveland. Even Toledo would have been okay. -- I'm also really enjoying the other posts in this log book. -- Thanks again for maintaining my favorite web site. Terry Weiss


Name: James MacKinnon
Location: Williamsburg, Michigan
Email:
Date: 11/9/2002
Time: 8:40:33 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.170

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This is an outstanding web site. I've learned a great deal about great lakes shipping over the last year. I enjoy the web cams. My two year old son demands that we check the Soo locks almost hourly!!!!


Name: Bob Dygert
Location: Winter Haven, Fl.
Email: carolrob2atjuno.com
Date: 11/9/2002
Time: 12:53:51 AM
Remote Name: 65.58.196.92

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Love the website. Being here in Florida it's hard to see any shipping at all. Closest to me is Tampa, but don't get there often. I used to live in upstate N.Y., always went up to the 1,ooo Island region for vacation. Made trips to Massena to locks. Used to go to welland canal for visits. Now all I have is what I see on net. Wish there was a way to give you a hand with daily news when things get tough with work and all. Keep up the great job, it makes me feel at home at times.


Name: John Nickelsen
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Email: hbppbpatexecpc.com
Date: 11/6/2002
Time: 9:54:04 PM
Remote Name: 169.207.90.136

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Congratulations on 7 years of reporting news of the lakes. I am happy to say that I have been with you since January, 1996, accessing your site almost daily -- great work. Thanks so very much.


Name: Brent Westwood
Location: Martinsville, Va. (orig. from Saginaw)
Email: bwesatkimbanet.com
Date: 10/28/2002
Time: 9:11:05 AM
Remote Name: 208.28.222.215

Comments

Simply the best nautical-site on the internet. Neil, keep up the great work that you are doing. I enjoy your lighthouse section, also.


Name: Marty Paul
Location: Houston, Texas (orig Detroit)
Email: cmpaulathouston.rr.com
Date: 10/24/2002
Time: 12:18:09 PM
Remote Name: 152.121.100.100

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My favorite site. I have a lot of family, as well as professional heritage/history up on the Lakes--> the only place where you can correctly call a ship a boat. My dad, Capt Frank Paul Jr, sailed with American Steamship for many years before becoming a pilot on the "salties" coming into the Lakes. He later left the Lakes to become a Panama Canal pilot. My uncle, Capt John Vondran, sailed 30+ years with US Steel. As a kid, I remember sailing with him on these large ore boats. Impressions of a lifetime that led to my calling to follow my dad's, uncle's and grandfather's footsteps in the maritime field. I work for the CG and was a marine inspector out of a marine inspection office in Sturgeon Bay, WI. I've seen these freighters up close & personal, including crawling the length of 1,000-footers' double bottom ballast tanks! Talk about "boat watching"... Anyway, I ended up on the Gulf and am kind of surprised I didn't end up on the Lakes. I have many fond memories and visit up there regularly (Detroit & Muskegon, MI). I miss the Lakes (but not the winters!). Anyone who knows of me and/or my family, please feel free to drop me an e-mail.


Name: Bob Baxter
Location: M/V Joseph L. Block
Email: Chief_65atmsn.com
Date: 10/21/2002
Time: 8:39:04 PM
Remote Name: 67.241.69.134

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I am 67 years old and still sailing! Sure I like it! Bob


Name: Tom Chabot
Location: North Mich.
Email: beyesatiwon.com
Date: 10/21/2002
Time: 12:01:09 PM
Remote Name: 63.137.232.35

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Just wondering if anyone knows where my old seadog freind Kent Ralston is nowdays. We both quit sailing about the same time.


Name: mugu
Location: london
Email: mugulondonatyahoo.com
Date: 10/16/2002
Time: 8:45:46 AM
Remote Name: 80.88.139.229

Comments

i love this site.


Name: Dennis Widdows
Location: Tucson, Az.
Email: dennisw_55_2000atyahoo.com
Date: 10/15/2002
Time: 3:18:40 PM
Remote Name: 209.203.88.98

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Worked for Lorain Electronics Corp. 17 yrs. as a radio & radar technician. Spent a lot of time on most all the lakers. Enjoyed the experiences. Great site!


Name: Jodi Blach
Location: Waite Park , MN
Email: metrouble35athotmail.com
Date: 10/14/2002
Time: 1:10:43 AM
Remote Name: 63.21.83.67

Comments

Thanks for having this site. It helps to stay on top of things. Love the Duluth MN area.


Name: fred Ajudua
Location: N.Y
Email: fredajudua419athotmail.com
Date: 10/13/2002
Time: 11:19:36 AM
Remote Name: 216.139.169.144

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love your site. Keep it up. MUGU


Name: Steve Hill
Location: Medina, Ohio
Email: stevefunguy36atyahoo.com
Date: 10/12/2002
Time: 10:30:43 PM
Remote Name: 24.154.154.200

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...My Grandfather was a cook on the Aquarama around 1962 0r 1963...Thanks for any info..Steve


Name: Phil Canning
Location: St. John's NF
Email: Phil_Canningathotmail.com
Date: 10/7/2002
Time: 9:04:18 PM
Remote Name: 142.163.155.98

Comments

COOL!!


Name: louis stein
Location: jackson, mi.
Email: lterdherderathotmail.com
Date: 10/6/2002
Time: 12:11:12 PM
Remote Name: 64.108.157.133

Comments

just been into the site fir a few minutes, and really enjoying it.


Name: THOMAS CLAPSADLE
Location: PLANO TEXAS
Email: CLAPSADLEatworldnet.att.net
Date: 10/2/2002
Time: 10:33:04 PM
Remote Name: 12.86.208.22

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DAWES MARINE TUG & BARGE,NORTH TONAWANDA,NY.. To much to get into here..Just an adventure for me to work with my brother in law (married my sister)..Capt TOM DAWES jr. is a great man he has let me do something that the average person just will never have the option to do,and I thank him..UNCLE TOM


Name: John J. Bausch
Location: Worcester, MA
Email: jjbauschatultranet.com
Date: 10/1/2002
Time: 1:29:09 PM
Remote Name: 66.189.34.197

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I am writting as a former engineer on the S.S. Harry Colby, the J.L. Mauthe, the Elton Hoyt 2nd, the Mesabi Miner, and my favorite, the M.V. Presque Isle, it was wonderful to come across your site. My wife, and the call of family took me away from a full time sailing life, and I frequently reflect on many wonderful memories. Now that my children are older, the call of the wild has awakened old feelings enough to buy a small sailboat, and re-habilitate my sea legs so that my family can have a taste of the sea going life. They have had a steady diet of sea stories over the years, and have taken to sailing as fish to water. I wanted to see which ships were still sailing. Thank you for such a well maintained site. I would love to hear stories from any of my former crew mates. I was lucky enough to start my sailing career at the end of the steam ship era. The Harry Colby still had the original steam piston steering gear when I was aboard her (from about 1906). yt, JJB


Name: Lucy
Location:
Email: tiderunnerathotmail.com
Date: 10/1/2002
Time: 1:17:55 PM
Remote Name: 207.66.162.156

Comments

Would love to know about any kyak tours in the lakes, locks or seaway....live in the Northwest and love the water anywhere. Had a taste of Lake Michigan on a recent visit to Chicago and appetite has been whetted. Love your site. My dad was a sea captain so must be the reason the sea is in my blood.


Name: Jeremy Martin
Location: Anoka, MN
Email: macdodge93atyahoo
Date: 10/1/2002
Time: 12:28:20 PM
Remote Name: 63.231.167.136

Comments

Love the site keep up the good work


Name: frank mcclinton
Location: dayton ohio
Email: frankmcclintonathotmail.com
Date: 9/27/2002
Time: 9:56:19 AM
Remote Name: 172.157.30.198

Comments

greatsite


Name: frank mcclinton
Location: dayton ohio
Email: frankmcclintonathotmail.com
Date: 9/27/2002
Time: 9:54:07 AM
Remote Name: 172.157.30.198

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greatsite


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Location:
Email:
Date: 9/19/2002
Time: 1:25:14 PM
Remote Name: 62.56.189.94

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Name: Capt. Richard N. Carl
Location: Indian River, DE
Email: captrnc9atmchsi.com
Date: 9/18/2002
Time: 7:01:17 PM
Remote Name: 12.219.86.161

Comments

I read the article on "Great site for boaters" in the Power Squadron Mag. I enjoyed vewing the various pages. I use to live in Buffalo, NY from 1938 to 1948. Keep up the good work.


Name: Cory Gottschalk
Location: Eugene OR
Email: salamander97402athotmail.com
Date: 9/17/2002
Time: 4:55:13 PM
Remote Name: 140.211.82.5

Comments

Looking for a frieghting job I`ve been a commercial fisherman for most of the last 9 years. + fabricating


Name: Hawley Alcorn
Location: Bay City, Michigan
Email: halcoenattm.net
Date: 9/12/2002
Time: 4:02:14 PM
Remote Name: 64.7.163.16

Comments

Looking for area guys intrested in Saginaw Bay Lore, and the Saginaw River, boats, builders, etc. Write me anytime..lets have coffee..


Name: Nick Onufer
Location: Charleroi PA
Email:
Date: 9/8/2002
Time: 6:56:27 PM
Remote Name: 12.226.117.175

Comments

This is THE best site on the net. I check it every day. Great Job


Name: Stanley Klemecky
Location: Manitoba,canada
Email: stashiiatboatnerd.com
Date: 9/8/2002
Time: 11:45:34 AM
Remote Name: 205.200.47.74

Comments

Its been a couple of years since i bought this computer and found the info sites.It saved my life.Since my wife passed away i have lived alone in my "prarie home".I sailed from1950 till the 70s. and every day almost i can go back 50 years or so to reminice.Thanks Neil.


Name: P.J. Kelly
Location: South Carolina
Email: pkelly549ataol.com
Date: 9/8/2002
Time: 10:46:06 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.14

Comments

Discovered your site when looking for information at the time of the sinking of the J.W.Westcott and have been regular visitor to your very interesting and well done site since. I was born and raised in Amherstburg ON. My father was lighthouse keeper on the Livingston Channel Upper Entry Light and managed the Westcott office there. The E.J. Kulas knocked the lighthouse off its crib in September 1951. Westcott continued to operate from a shore office and the lighthouse was replaced by an automatic lighthouse. I left the area in '58, my father died in '60. Livingston Channel lighthouse was the greatest location for "boat watching".


Name: jefferson modesto
Location: Paranagua - Brazil
Email: jef-lilatuol.com.br
Date: 8/31/2002
Time: 5:29:15 PM
Remote Name: 200.192.208.44

Comments

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Name: Scott McKinley
Location: Ludington, MI.
Email: mckinleyataltelco.net
Date: 8/30/2002
Time: 8:35:21 PM
Remote Name: 206.150.119.89

Comments

Love the site keep up the good work


Name: Terry MacLennan
Location: Illinois
Email: terrynglendaatinsightbb.com
Date: 8/27/2002
Time: 1:13:34 PM
Remote Name: 12.221.152.75

Comments

This is a really terrific site with a wealth of information. A lot of hard work went into the creation of this site and the gahering of the information. Nice job.


Name: Gene Clrk
Location: Sault, MI
Email: gclarkatadvancedtech.com
Date: 8/26/2002
Time: 4:59:17 PM
Remote Name: 204.194.63.181

Comments

Was on the DM Clemson for one season in 1968. Rode the Edmund Fitzgerald from the Sault to Lorain, OH to catch the DM Clemson.


Name: Karenina
Location: United Arab Emirates
Email: chinkninaatyahoo.com
Date: 8/24/2002
Time: 2:20:33 AM
Remote Name: 213.42.1.165

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Name: Jim Hill
Location: Ohio
Email: SRA516atameritech.net
Date: 8/15/2002
Time: 9:02:53 PM
Remote Name: 64.108.84.135

Comments

Need answers on USCGC Duane in October 1962. Where was she and any information on her would be appreciated.


Name: Jim Pawlusiak
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Email: jmp48127ataol.com
Date: 8/13/2002
Time: 11:24:24 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.102.174

Comments

Terrific site. I will be back.


Name: James Rosito
Location: Montreal,Quebec, Canada
Email: jrositoathotmail.com
Date: 8/12/2002
Time: 4:49:23 PM
Remote Name: 207.253.204.73

Comments

Not sure how I found this site, but it is very interesting. Worked many years in the steamship and freight forwarder areas and this site brings back many memories of visits to ships during the course of my business. Also did take 1 trip from Montreal to the entrance of the Welland Canal. Got off there and returned to Montreal by train. The Great Lakes and Thousand Islands area are extremely scenic and interesting, especially from the view of a Norwegian tanker, with my wife and daughter. Thank you for the time and energy it must take to keep this site updated. best regards, James


Name: Deborah Evans Tisdel
Location: Rawley Point Light Station
Email: debbie.tisdelate-mail
Date: 8/4/2002
Time: 9:42:20 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.189.170

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Name: Blake K.
Location: Ohio
Email: ferrarikid14athotmail.com
Date: 8/2/2002
Time: 9:02:16 PM
Remote Name: 216.127.1.204

Comments

I'm a student and an artist, and for years I've been fascinated with the Lakes freighters and have several times tried to capture their determined look in my sketches. This site is well-organized and is a virtual well of information. During a recent visit to the Soo Locks, I watched several ships come through: the Herbert C. Jackson, Cason J. Callaway, Joseph Block, and Paul R. Tregurtha (wow!). I knew of each boat the moment I read its name (sometimes before), and I give this site most of the credit for that. I hope to continue soaking up freighter information and to add color to my future sketches, and boatnerd.com will be my resource!


Name: angeline panti
Location: philippines
Email: apayumo_pantiatyahoo.com
Date: 8/1/2002
Time: 12:09:02 AM
Remote Name: 202.81.160.23

Comments

i really hard to find the vessel m/v noble ace


Name: D. Hansen
Location: Collingwood Canada
Email: smallvanitiesatgeorgian.net
Date: 7/30/2002
Time: 2:56:33 PM
Remote Name: 207.61.218.213

Comments

I attended an auction here in Collingwood about a month ago and picked up some memorabilia from CSL (Canada Steamship Lines) including 6 large photos of the Hamonic while burning in 1945 near Sarnia. Did not know about the Hamonic (and other Great Lake Passenger Steamers) but now I do. Thanks.


Name: MICHAEL WARRICK
Location: FELIXSTOWE, ENGLAND
Email:
Date: 7/28/2002
Time: 10:45:14 AM
Remote Name: 195.93.50.167

Comments

I JUST WISH WE HAS THE GREAT LAKE BULKERS OVER HERE. I WATCHED ONE GOING THROUGH THE WELLAND CANAL ON MY VISIT TO CANADA, IT WAS A GREAT SITE.


Name: Susan McManaway
Location: Near Chicago
Email: womofmysataol.com
Date: 7/27/2002
Time: 11:24:25 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.170

Comments

Just checking out ship passages - since I spend time at the Lake Michigan shore and often would like to know which ships I see. Love the site. Thank you!


Name: Bill & Sue Majewski
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Email: BSMAJEWSKIatAOL.COM
Date: 7/27/2002
Time: 9:28:06 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.189.104

Comments

Enjoying your website - so much information. We took a week-long trip with another couple on the John G. Munson in July. FABULOUS!! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Went from Duluth, Minnesota to Lorain, Ohio to unload taconite, then loaded coal in Sandusky, and unloaded coal in Ontanagon, Michigan. Highlights were the great crew, wonderful food, 4th of July fireworks on river in St. Clair, Michigan and fascination with the workings of the Munson. Thanks to all who made this great trip possible!


Name: Jim Angel
Location: "Grand Haven, Mi
Email:
Date: 7/26/2002
Time: 12:55:10 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.96.140

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Name: Patrick Bostwick
Location: Gwinn, MI
Email: evilratmonkeyathotmail.com
Date: 7/25/2002
Time: 5:39:01 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.33.250

Comments

Nice site, very interesting business. Shipping is cool and the boats are awesome.


Name: Bruce Wasbotten
Location: Minneapolis
Email: bruce.wasbottenatnwa.com
Date: 7/23/2002
Time: 2:26:04 PM
Remote Name: 216.160.63.202

Comments

I love that SOO Locks web cam!


Name: Debbie
Location: Florida
Email:
Date: 7/21/2002
Time: 9:51:35 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.209.170

Comments

GREAT SITE! Just go on to check one thing and end up browsing for hours.


Name: Vince Smith
Location: Florida
Email: vgs23atwebtv.net
Date: 7/19/2002
Time: 5:44:09 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.132

Comments

Just browsing ;


Name: tammy turner
Location: dayton,ohio
Email: cyber_girlatprodigy.net
Date: 7/18/2002
Time: 5:01:56 AM
Remote Name: 65.57.44.163

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Name: paul bikowski
Location: wisconsin
Email: brookwoodshoresatmsn.com
Date: 7/16/2002
Time: 10:57:57 PM
Remote Name: 216.145.172.156

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Name: rbe
Location: wisconsin
Email: rbe411
Date: 7/16/2002
Time: 10:48:43 PM
Remote Name: 216.145.172.156

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Name: Marvin R Lewis
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Email: marvo2ataol.com
Date: 7/16/2002
Time: 6:38:53 AM
Remote Name: 65.207.221.18

Comments

Great web Site!!


Name: Kenneth J. Fountain
Location: Biloxi, MS
Email:
Date: 7/14/2002
Time: 8:45:52 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.96.14

Comments

Sailed for Cleveland Cliffs - years 1948 through 1953 - wound up Great Lakes career as 3rd Mate on the Steamer Joliet - wife's orders. Also sailed on Steamers Michigan, Pontiac, Frontenac, Chacornac, and Negaunee.


Name: Marty Hayes
Location: MT. PLEASANT, MI.
Email: butchhayes0069ataol.com
Date: 7/10/2002
Time: 11:50:29 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.189.170

Comments

what a great website. i love the live cams and the weather maps.


Name: vinny j madison
Location: home
Email: vj1473mj
Date: 7/8/2002
Time: 8:15:39 PM
Remote Name: 172.140.38.82

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Name: vinny j madison
Location: home
Email: vj1473mj
Date: 7/8/2002
Time: 8:15:36 PM
Remote Name: 172.140.38.82

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Name: Julie vanLoon-Anderson
Location: Milwaukee
Email:
Date: 7/8/2002
Time: 4:25:47 PM
Remote Name: 63.189.64.114

Comments

My boyfriend sails as an AB deckhand, watchman and wheelsman for Interlake Steamship, and this website is just the cat's meow! He introduced me to it last year, and now I visit every couple of days and think it's just fantastic! It's addictive! Keep up the good work and we'll keep checking out your site--thank you for creating it!


Name: Julie vanLoon-Anderson
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Email: thelangstore05atearthlink.net
Date: 7/8/2002
Time: 4:12:03 PM
Remote Name: 63.189.64.114

Comments

I'm really enjoying this wonderful and informative web site. The shipping industry is very interesting and fun, and I've decided that the James R. Barker and the Herbert C. Jackson are the best boats. Please let me know what your favorite boats are!


Name: Jeffrey L. Berge
Location: Neenah WI
Email: jeffrey.l.bergeatlawrence.edu
Date: 7/1/2002
Time: 10:02:20 AM
Remote Name: 63.156.9.129

Comments

I had a blast on the "boatnerd cruise", just thought I'd let you know that I had a wonderful expierience. Allready making plans for next year, see you then!!!


Name: Dan Burkman
Location: Tucson, AZ
Email: burkman2atjuno.com
Date: 6/17/2002
Time: 9:21:42 PM
Remote Name: 66.53.73.249

Comments

I sailed for Inland Steel and on the International in the 1970's. I was a wiper, oiler and fireman. It was a good time and a great learning experience.


Name: Dan Burkman
Location: Tucson, AZ
Email: burkman2atjuno.com
Date: 6/17/2002
Time: 9:16:32 PM
Remote Name: 66.53.73.249

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Name: Kevin VonRiedel
Location: Marine on St. Croix, MN
Email: vinvon2000athotmail.com
Date: 6/13/2002
Time: 5:00:34 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.193.41

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Name: George Walton
Location: Easton, PA
Email: gwalton45atearthlink.net
Date: 6/5/2002
Time: 11:07:49 AM
Remote Name: 155.91.6.72

Comments

Looking for any old shipmates from Columbia. Sailed 1971-74 on the Ashland, Sylvania, Sensibar,Middletown, Tomlinson. Any one around?


Name: chuck jakway
Location: Fort Lauderdale Florida
Email: shipslogflataol.com
Date: 6/2/2002
Time: 10:48:43 AM
Remote Name: 67.32.222.254

Comments

I sailed aboard the U.S.Steel ore freighter Cason J. Callaway during the Summer of 1971 as an ordinary seaman-wiper on the 12 - 4 watch. I enjoyed my experiences on the lakes and like to keep up with shipping on the great lakes from time to time.


Name: Jim Arvin
Location: Belleville, Michigan
Email: j_arv_mi_1athotmail.com
Date: 5/30/2002
Time: 11:50:12 PM
Remote Name: 68.42.25.73

Comments

This site is awesome!!! A friend from Great Lakes Charter told me about this site and I thank him for it. As a boater and future Captain I look forward to spending more time at this site. And I have passed on this site to my friends. Please keep up the GREAT JOB!!


Name: Dennis Hale
Location: Ashtabula, OH
Email: dennishaleatalltel.net
Date: 5/19/2002
Time: 11:21:51 AM
Remote Name: 166.102.225.213

Comments

I am the sole survivor of the shipwreck Daniel J. Morrell in November, 1966. If you're interested in my story or me giving a presentation, contact me through my email address.


Name: Paul Zink
Location: Wichita, KS
Email: pzinkatatt.net
Date: 5/17/2002
Time: 9:25:14 PM
Remote Name: 63.30.132.161

Comments

I sailed the EMFord in 1970 as a deckhand (college kid)... loved it even though it was the last "hand-stoked" coal burner on the Lakes.. fond memories of that time, (and I ate a lot of cement...) Anyone around who sailed that year?


Name: Brent
Location: Columbus, OH
Email: rbe0611ataol.com
Date: 5/17/2002
Time: 12:57:55 PM
Remote Name: 167.239.213.229

Comments

Very interesting site. My dad, Ronald Evans, spent years sailing for Columbia Transportation. I spent many hours around the docks waiting to see him when I was a kid. My first job after high school was as a coalpasser on the old G A Thomlinson. This site brings back a lot of memories.


Name: Pete Winkler
Location: Menominee,Michigan
Email: sweetwateratalphacomm.net
Date: 5/15/2002
Time: 10:29:41 PM
Remote Name: 198.69.163.177

Comments

Enjoyed the sight greatly and hope to visit often.


Name: Paula Lietzau
Location: Warren, MI
Email: pjaulaataol.com
Date: 5/14/2002
Time: 11:06:27 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.201.187

Comments

I first seen this sight at the parents of someone I was dating. I am a lighthouse collector/lover and I have heritege in the U.P (Escanaba). Freighters have always interested me as well. What a great site. I hope to soon submit some of the photos I have collected.


Name: MICHAEL LANEY
Location: SANDY HOOK, KY
Email:
Date: 5/13/2002
Time: 2:45:37 PM
Remote Name: 205.204.242.21

Comments

THIS WEB SITE KICK'S.. I FOUND A LOT OF INFO ON THE FREIGHTER THAT SAILS THE GREAT LAKES, AND I THINK THAT IS VERY INTERESTING


Name: Anna
Location: ON, Canada
Email: jwmercedes450slathotmail.com
Date: 5/11/2002
Time: 9:12:23 PM
Remote Name: 216.209.76.22

Comments

Your site was very interesting and enlightening. Thanks for all the info. Does anyone have any interest in a poster from the S.S. Aquarama? I have one I purchased from the ship when it was docked in my city on tour. Would be interested in selling it to someone who might get some enjoyment out of it. Email me with any offers.


Name: Ray Laurich
Location: Lake Linden Mi
Email: rjlauratup.net
Date: 5/11/2002
Time: 2:22:08 PM
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60

Comments

Great site. Sailed for Hanna from 1953 to 1964. Any old Hanna sailors out there?


Name: Ray Laurich
Location: Lake Linden Mi
Email: rjlauratup.net
Date: 5/9/2002
Time: 12:36:33 PM
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60

Comments

Good site for an old sailor. Made a few contacts.


Name: laura elizabeth
Location: holland christian middle school
Email:
Date: 5/1/2002
Time: 12:44:59 PM
Remote Name: 207.74.24.182

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Name: Tim Reetz
Location: Beverly Hills Michigan
Email: Treetzataol.com
Date: 4/30/2002
Time: 1:26:14 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.206.199

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Name: Todd Cooling
Location: Lyle,MN
Email: tacoolinatsmig.net
Date: 4/27/2002
Time: 6:45:03 PM
Remote Name: 216.188.193.17

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Name: James
Location: Glennie MI
Email: abwatchmanataol.com
Date: 4/24/2002
Time: 6:25:57 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.197.46

Comments

Looking for anyone who sailed with the Gregory J Busch a Great Lakes Tug Boat! Looking for pictures and conversation. I was what the guys called me, The Chief Engineer,(not Lic.)I trained all new engineers in 1988.I would like to talk to anyone who has worked from 1987 through 1989 and befor and after.Sure would like to swap some stories.Thanks all,and hope to hear from you.The Chief !


Name: Dr. Alfred Gerald Davison Ph.D.
Location: Denmark
Email: gerryatmarlab.dk
Date: 4/23/2002
Time: 5:12:48 PM
Remote Name: 62.79.25.198

Comments

Back in 1974/1975 I sailed as ERO on the "MV Bel Hudson". Does anyone know what happened to her ?


Name: Jim Marsden
Location: Stepehnville, NF
Email: jim.marsdenatnorthatlantic.nf.ca
Date: 4/19/2002
Time: 12:31:03 PM
Remote Name: 209.128.21.217

Comments

In 1980/81 I sailed with a guy by the name of Joe Hillier. We both sailed on the SILVER ISLE - now the ALGOISLE. He was originally from Harbour Breton, NF. Does anyone out there know where he is or what ever happened to him. Mail me!


Name: Charles Wieseckel
Location: McKees Rocks Pa.
Email: cwieseckelathotmail.com
Date: 4/17/2002
Time: 9:41:16 PM
Remote Name: 63.113.39.149

Comments

This is the greatest site I have found. I spend hours going through everything,most enjoyable. I hope to buy and build a ore carrier this summer. Thanks again for a fabulous site.


Name: Rogers Padgett
Location: Tampa
Email:
Date: 4/17/2002
Time: 1:46:13 PM
Remote Name: 64.244.182.174

Comments

I'm looking forward to the return of the regular Welland Canal vessel passage site. This official thing that's on there now is no fun! I loke to know where the ships are coming from and where they're going and their cargoes. I wish more sites displayed that info.


Name: Arnold Overby
Location: Beaver Bay, MN
Email: azago77athotmail.com
Date: 4/17/2002
Time: 12:35:00 AM
Remote Name: 216.70.3.3

Comments

Great web site. Article in Duluth paper today about the Algowood mentioned Boatnerd. My Dad worked on the ore docks in Two Harbors for 30 years and helped load many of the USS boats with iron ore.


Name: Diane
Location: Waterbury Ct.
Email:
Date: 4/13/2002
Time: 8:16:07 PM
Remote Name: 24.49.183.188

Comments

Love this site. Found it last summer after returning from a trip to the Inn at Lock Seven. Will continue to visit often.


Name: Jeff
Location: Crete, IL
Email: oldcoastie6468atyahoo.com
Date: 4/9/2002
Time: 10:46:18 AM
Remote Name: 65.58.40.40

Comments

Nice site. I was in the Coast Guard in Charlevoix, MI, in the mid-sixties, when lights such as White Shoal and Lansing Shoal were manned during the shipping season.


Name: Jeff
Location: Crete, IL
Email: oldcoastie6468atyahoo.com
Date: 4/9/2002
Time: 9:04:48 AM
Remote Name: 65.58.40.40

Comments

Nice site. I was in the Coast Guard in Charlevoix, MI, in the mid-sixties, when lights such as White Shoal and Lansing Shoal were manned during the shipping season.


Name: Rovergirl5000
Location: Kentucky
Email: shyme45atyahoo.com
Date: 4/8/2002
Time: 5:40:08 PM
Remote Name: 172.144.243.211

Comments

tys tuggins for recommending this site. I found it very interesting and will return.


Name: tom (marek) garrigan
Location: meriden, ct
Email: irishdiver69atnetscape.net
Date: 4/6/2002
Time: 9:45:14 PM
Remote Name: 68.14.9.96

Comments

grew up in manitowoc and saw nearly every boat that harbored there including the METEOR, the NORTH and SOUTH AMERICAS excursion ships, the coal carriers (REISS boats notably), and the car ferries. my grandfather DALE GARRIGAN worked the boats after WWII, but i never found out which ones he sailed on. maybe there's an "old timer" out there who might have known him...any info will be greatly appreciated!


Name: Laura S.
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Email: shipart at bytehead.com
Date: 4/3/2002
Time: 11:52:56 AM
Remote Name: 66.162.63.31

Comments

Hi, have been diving into this site for awhile now, finally got a computer to view it at home, I am absolutely nuts about what floats, just became US Coast Guaard artist so I have a year to get my stuff to NY. Nautical and maritime seascape acrylic paintings, commissions taken, so much canvas, so little time! I remember the Reiss boats here, painted the John A. Kling. I love your site, I love your site, it's absolutely fabulous.


Name: Bob Levy
Location: Ypsilanti,Mich
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 4/3/2002
Time: 8:15:36 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

Looking For Crew Position-Totaly relieble crewman available.Three years Coat Guard experience on 41 UTB's.One year tugs and tour boats.Completed USMA Fire School in Toledo.Does not smoke,drink or use drugs and always on time ready to work. Thank you Bob


Name: Bob Levy
Location: Ypsilanti,Mich
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 4/3/2002
Time: 8:14:50 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

Looking For Crew Position-Totaly relieble crewman available.Three years Coat Guard experience on 41 UTB's.One year tugs and tour boats.Completed USMA Fire School in Toledo.Does not smoke,drink or use drugs and always on time ready to work. Thank you Bob


Name: David A. Carson
Location: Wyandotte Yacht Club
Email: nuredfanataol.com
Date: 4/2/2002
Time: 2:52:15 PM
Remote Name: 209.130.208.18

Comments

Stop by for a Vist on the Beautiful Detroit River.


Name: jean-guy martin
Location: summerstown ontario
Email: buddymegatyahoo.ca
Date: 3/29/2002
Time: 12:58:52 PM
Remote Name: 216.254.192.14

Comments

love your news channel


Name: Jim & Sandy Wilson
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Email: crustycrewatattbi.com
Date: 3/27/2002
Time: 8:50:03 PM
Remote Name: 24.131.114.204

Comments

I've always loved this web site...looked at it every day at work for quite a few years now...now I've got my husband checking it out every day from home!! Keep up the good work!


Name: Lee
Location: Marblehead, Ohio
Email: traverseatcros.net
Date: 3/26/2002
Time: 6:16:20 PM
Remote Name: 216.206.238.86

Comments

This is a wonderful websight. I've spent quite a fews hours checking on all you have to offer. I'm lucky to have met my husband in '78' in Traverse City Michigan where he graduated from College. He is a Marine Engineer and has worked on many freighters since then. Untill meeting him I'd never paid much attention to the "big ships". I have been blessed with enjoying many wonderful trips aboard the ships he has worked on. Being his wife and he an Officer they allow you to travel 2 weeks a year! It's a wonderful trip to take, it's very relaxing and it's fun and amazing to watch how they bring tho's "big ships" in and dock them to load or unload. We have 2 beautiful children who have enjoyed going aboard to visit there dad and we have enjoyed alot of very good meals in the Officers Dining room. When you have had shipping in your life for more than 24 years the crew and all who work on them become part of your extended family. They watch your children grow up and you watch and hear about there family's as well. I wouldn't trade my life in for anything else even tho when your married to someone who is gone alot of time you do get lonely but with our children around all the time and the phone calls and letters we receive from him when he is away helps a great deal when he can not be at home with us. He worked on the " Richard Riess" for over 21 years. It's owned by Erie Sand and steamship company. They are not running that ship this year so he is now on the Burns Harbor. He has enjoyed fitting it out as Milwaukee is a wonderful city to enjoy when you are not at work. Thanks for this wonderful websight, It's great to see so many people who are interested in the Lakes and the "Big ships" that sail on them every year. May God bless all who work on them!


Name: bob foulis
Location: sarnia ontario
Email:
Date: 3/26/2002
Time: 1:22:49 PM
Remote Name: 64.228.197.124

Comments

love your site.loaded with hard to find history about the queens of the lakes.


Name: Charlie Bancroft
Location: Memphis, TN
Email: bancroftataglease.com
Date: 3/26/2002
Time: 10:28:22 AM
Remote Name: 209.214.193.81

Comments

Really enjoy your website. Came across is when I was researching for a story about the George A. Sloan. During the summers of 1952-53, when I was in college at Univ. Michigan..during the summers I was a deckhand on the Sloan. Have been searching for vintage pictures of the ship (1950)CREW LISTS,Ships log etc. Happy to find that she is still sailing the lakes allbeit now a self unloader, hauling most everything but iron ore like she used to.


Name: Chuck
Location: Holt, Michigan
Email: clay324ataol.com
Date: 3/19/2002
Time: 8:59:34 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.194.194

Comments

What a great site. I've been on for hours and will return. Thank you.


Name: Sandra
Location: Barrie ON
Email:
Date: 3/19/2002
Time: 1:45:36 PM
Remote Name: 209.212.58.199

Comments

Happened upon this site today and have been reminiscing about summer boat trips, when I was a child and my dad was a chief engineer on the lakes. Lots of fond memories of trips through the canal, identifying the boats we passed by their smoke stacks, blowing bubbles on the deck and the food!


Name: JOHN COLE
Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Email: JCOLE2atudc.state.utah.us
Date: 3/18/2002
Time: 3:17:07 PM
Remote Name: 168.178.73.6

Comments

I REALLY ENJOY YOUR WEBSITE. I LOOK AT IT EVERYDAY WHILE AT WORK.


Name: Mike
Location: London ON
Email: mwoodwardatodyssey.on.ca
Date: 3/17/2002
Time: 7:22:37 PM
Remote Name: 199.166.6.10

Comments

A wonderful site for someone who has had a lifelong love affair with the Lakes. I check it every day and download pics that grab my heart and memory. I painted pictures of lakers as a kid.. rode the London and Port Stanley Railway to the lakefront to gaze upon wonders like my first self-unloader, the BAYANNA. Grew up to do TV news and public affairs reports on gillnetters, research vessels, drillships, flat deckers and self-unloaders. Sailed as a photojournalist on J. N. MCWATTERS, JOHN A. FRANCE and CANADIAN PROGRESS. Would rather have a deck under my feet than the clouds of Paradise. A question: does anyone know what became of the steam tug HERCULES? She was, in the late forties, part of the Canadian Department of Public Works fleet, as companion to the steam dredge PWD #17, which wrecked at Port Stanley. Part of the dredge machinery is still on the harbour bed. HERCULES survived. She had a 3-cylinder double compound main engine, and even used a steam donkey for steering. I last heard of her off the Labrador coast. Can anyone help?


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 3/17/2002
Time: 7:05:40 PM
Remote Name: 199.166.6.10

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Name: Wendy Crawford
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Email: duluthmn79athotmail.com
Date: 3/17/2002
Time: 2:51:43 PM
Remote Name: 208.40.47.21

Comments

terrific website-held my interest for hours. will definitely visit again soon.


Name: Wendy
Location:
Email:
Date: 3/17/2002
Time: 2:49:48 PM
Remote Name: 208.40.47.21

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Name: Richard G. Pennycook
Location: Cross Plains,Tn.
Email: cnrpennatmsn.com
Date: 3/16/2002
Time: 3:44:36 PM
Remote Name: 65.135.140.172

Comments

Great Site ! Worked on the lakes for 59 60 61 62 with Bethlehem Trans.Corp. on Stmrs Bethlehem Johnstown Sparrows Point Arthur B.Homer. Grand Father George was Chief Engr.on the Edward Y.Townsend for 60 yrs.!


Name: Richard G. Pennycook
Location: Cross Plains,Tn.
Email: cnrpennatmsn.com
Date: 3/16/2002
Time: 3:41:24 PM
Remote Name: 65.135.140.172

Comments

Great Site ! Worked on the lakes for 59 60 61 with Bethlehem Trans.Corp. on StmrsBethlehem Johnstown Sparrows Point Arthur B.Homer.Grand Father George was Chief Engr.on the Edward Y. Townsend for 60 yrs.!


Name: kenneth jones
Location: skanee, mi.
Email: logger_2001atyahoo.com
Date: 3/12/2002
Time: 10:07:25 PM
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60

Comments

great site. my grandfather was a lightkeeper at detour for many years. my dad sailed for a while on the ralph h. watson.


Name: richard buckler
Location: montreal
Email: packrat108athotmail.com
Date: 3/11/2002
Time: 7:48:26 PM
Remote Name: 64.228.247.167

Comments

i am looking for photos from people that might have photos of ships owned by buckport shipping co in the early 60s. i have photos of sum from great lakes vessels index.


Name: richard buckler
Location: montreal
Email: packrat108athotmail.com
Date: 3/8/2002
Time: 9:34:24 PM
Remote Name: 64.228.250.147

Comments

i am looking for info. on ships owned by buckport shipping co. of montreal. the names are island king,new york news, outarde,lynn b,boyle , bullpulp.any info. would be of help


Name: JIM BODINE
Location: NEWPORT MI.
Email: walleyeguy77athotmail.com
Date: 3/8/2002
Time: 2:16:20 PM
Remote Name: 64.152.157.40

Comments

GREAT SITE ! LIVEING ON LAKE ERIE ALL MY LIFE I HAVE ALLWAYS LOVED WATCHING AND EVEN TAKEING MY BOAT UP CLOSE TO THESE MONSTERS. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF WE COULD ACTUALY RIDE ON ONE ? IF SO PLEASE E MAIL ME ITS MY ALTIMATE DREAM !!!


Name: Heidi Ehret
Location: Columbus, OH
Email: heidiattheoec.org
Date: 3/6/2002
Time: 11:29:38 AM
Remote Name: 65.24.108.37

Comments

Hi, my name is Heidi Ehret and I work on air quality issues on behalf of the Ohio Environmental Council. One of the issues that we focus on is climate change and I am trying to get in contact with business people, government officials, water recreators, marina owners, and individuals within the shipping industry who are concerned about the issue of global warming and how it could impact Great Lakes water levels. I was wondering if you, or someone you know, fits into one of those categories and might be interested in working with me on this issue. If so, please let me know. Thanks! Heidi Ehret Clean Air Coordinator Ohio Environmental Council 1207 Grandview Ave, Suite 201 Columbus, OH 43212-3449 PH: (614) 487-7506


Name: D.Paavola
Location: Copper Country
Email: dpaavolaatup.net
Date: 3/5/2002
Time: 10:42:56 PM
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60

Comments

What a wonderfull site! My father in law Captain Friendly Bob Adams who worked hard to get the tug races back on the Detroit River would sure be impressed.


Name: Donald Binkowski
Location: Ashland & Wausau
Email: flowergrlatcenturytel.netFLOWERGRLatCENTURYTEL.NET
Date: 3/5/2002
Time: 4:25:02 AM
Remote Name: 209.206.151.253

Comments

Have retired and was looking to find some of my co-workers, email me here and i will write asp Don (Bink) Binkowski


Name: Austin
Location: Alvin Texas
Email: createdin9minataol.com
Date: 3/4/2002
Time: 6:34:50 PM
Remote Name: 68.82.43.197

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Name: J.C. "Pete" McIntyre
Location: Cable, Wisconsin
Email: McIntyreatcheqnet.net
Date: 3/4/2002
Time: 2:32:49 PM
Remote Name: 64.33.183.28

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Name: randall kuehnle
Location: durand mich
Email: randygumpataol.com
Date: 3/3/2002
Time: 2:23:04 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.107.168

Comments

HAVE BEEN WATCHING FREIGHTERS FOR YEARS, JUST WISH THERE WAS MORE OF THE OLDER STYLE BOATS STILL AROUND.


Name: Bud Schroder
Location: Pinckney,MI.
Email: Schroderbatdteenergy.com
Date: 3/1/2002
Time: 3:32:27 AM
Remote Name: 65.215.68.202

Comments

Great site. Would like to here from any old friends from my days on the Adam E. and buffalo. Hey bosun Bill mulchaey, remember the lay-up party for the adam in superior,WI?


Name: James R Garrity
Location: Branford, Fl
Email: jaspat79athotmail.com
Date: 2/27/2002
Time: 4:22:32 PM
Remote Name: 65.229.37.227

Comments

Worked on the D&C LINES, Kelly Island Sand, Moore McMorcomick and the USCE as a seaman and purser...would like to hear from any one interest in this area. Great site. Jim


Name: Julie Fletcher
Location: Thorold, Ont.
Email: julie.fletcheratsympatico.ca
Date: 2/23/2002
Time: 11:48:31 AM
Remote Name: 216.209.140.78

Comments

wonderful sight. After 15 years of sailing,and a father who sailed for 44 years it's definatley in the blood. I knew when I was a 10 year old kid that I too, would sail as did my brother and sister. Even Mother has a discharge book and discharge.I have thousands of photos of my own and my Dad's. Maybe you could use one for photo of the week.


Name: Julie Fletcher
Location: Thorold, Ont.
Email: julie.fletcheratsympatico.ca
Date: 2/23/2002
Time: 11:47:59 AM
Remote Name: 216.209.140.78

Comments

wonderful sight. After 15 years of sailing,and a father who sailed for 44 years it's definatley in the blood. I knew when I was a 10 year old kid that I too, would sail as did my brother and sister. Even Mother has a discharge book and discharge.I have thousands of photos of my own and my Dad's. Maybe you could use one for photo of the week.


Name: Doris Blackburn Morley
Location: CA
Email: ddacresatdirectcon.net
Date: 2/22/2002
Time: 6:05:30 PM
Remote Name: 209.233.107.114

Comments

My grgrandfather, Martin Blackburn, was owner and Captain of several ships on the Great Lakes (two of them were the Roscius and the San Jacinto). I have a copy of his obituary which was printed in the Evanston Index on 4 Aug, 1897. He figured in the attempted rescue of the schooner Arab. There was quite a long article naming the above ships, plus the tug Protection and the steamer Ackley. I will be happy to share a copy of the article to anyone who is interested.


Name: Thomas Hughes
Location: Ft Worth, Texas
Email: m.l.hughesatcharter.net
Date: 2/15/02
Time: 5:53:48 PM
Remote Name: 66.169.167.148

Comments

When I lived in the Chicago area I used to love to vist the U.P. and Soo locks. This site is a great way to keep in touch with that area now that I am so far away.


Name: ray
Location: port huron mich.
Email: madrayatboatnerd.com
Date: 2/14/02
Time: 6:46:47 PM
Remote Name: 216.115.93.124

Comments

am looking for information and picture of old tugboat john brice.can anyone help?


Name: tammy alkire
Location: Manistee , Michigan
Email: michigan49660atmsn.com
Date: 2/14/02
Time: 5:24:39 AM
Remote Name: 216.109.206.217

Comments

i like watch the fright come in and out of manistee and to watch the sunset to over lake michigan to.


Name: Frank Johnson
Location: Liverpool, NY
Email: kiowa1atprodigy.net
Date: 2/10/02
Time: 9:46:36 PM
Remote Name: 24.97.118.135

Comments

What a wonderful site, Thank you


Name: Donald Dicke
Location: Sheboygan Falls, WI
Email: tnytrsratbytehead.com
Date: 2/10/02
Time: 5:46:12 PM
Remote Name: 66.162.63.175

Comments


Name: Sharon Cameron Walla
Location: Bayfield, Wisc.
Email: flowergrlatcenturytel.net
Date: 2/5/02
Time: 12:02:49 AM
Remote Name: 209.206.151.153

Comments

I have been on the Indiana Harbor in Ashland, also have been on the William R Roesch. Made a trip to Drummond Island to see how the inside of the ore boats works when loading and unloading stone. Memories that I'll always cherish.


Name: Sharon Cameron Walla
Location: Bayfield, Wisc.
Email: flowergrlatcenturytel.net
Date: 2/4/02
Time: 11:55:24 PM
Remote Name: 209.206.151.153

Comments

In my family, most of my uncles have sailed the Great Lakes and also a few friends I've lost contact with: Raymond Jurkovich, Andy Anderson, Donald Binkowski, Steve Peterson William Arseneau. This is a great web site. Sincerely, Sharon


Name: Sharon Cameron Walla
Location: Bayfield, Wisc.
Email: flowergrlatcenturytel.net
Date: 2/4/02
Time: 11:55:15 PM
Remote Name: 209.206.151.153

Comments

In my family, most of my uncles have sailed the Great Lakes and also a few friends I've lost contact with: Raymond Jurkovich, Andy Anderson, Donald Binkowski, Steve Peterson William Arseneau. This is a great web site. Sincerely, Sharon


Name: Edward Thuning
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Email: thuningataol.com
Date: 1/28/02
Time: 10:29:50 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.106.28

Comments


Name: Edward thuning
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Email: ETHomephoneatboatnerd.com
Date: 1/28/02
Time: 10:28:45 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.106.28

Comments


Name: steve ellery
Location: midland,ontario.ca
Email: ships_innathotmail.com
Date: 1/27/02
Time: 1:22:19 PM
Remote Name: 64.231.234.112

Comments

I just had to repost again,love all the wonderfull comments i've on read sailing here,i for 1 and along with many others have it in there blood.Even though i only have done longshore work,mostly wintergang stuff,my family have long history of sailing and growing up in what was once a main port of call for these ships, i see very few now so it is a great throw back for me,also as light houses go i have a friend who grew up on hope island and parents ran the light house,some may look for a video and book i believe is called "lighthouses along the bay" you will enjoy very much,once again great site!


Name: steve ellery
Location: midland
Email: ships_innathotmail.com
Date: 1/27/02
Time: 12:55:52 PM
Remote Name: 64.231.234.112

Comments

Good site, keep up the great work,1st time visitor,i have many relatives that sailed,my own father Earl Ellery was a wheelsman for years,my uncle Dick Leaney..capt,and eventually commodore of CSL and # of others as well,this site brings back memmories thank you!


Name: Ron.Marofsky
Location: Warren Mich.
Email: PsychodadXXataol.com
Date: 1/27/02
Time: 12:13:12 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.102.34

Comments

Great site ---- The news channel is Superior.


Name: J Dean
Location: Cayuga Ont Ca
Email: lrgatinterlynx.net
Date: 1/20/02
Time: 7:46:17 AM
Remote Name: 209.183.16.1

Comments

Great site!!!


Name: al bilsland
Location: newport,mi
Email: albilslandatnetscap.com
Date: 1/18/02
Time: 1:51:52 AM
Remote Name: 24.247.52.188

Comments


Name: dorothy
Location: U of DMercy Law School
Email: cooperdfatudmercy.edu
Date: 1/17/02
Time: 10:11:38 AM
Remote Name: 198.109.27.14

Comments

terrific web page!!


Name: alan
Location: lapeer,MI
Email: bclinksatmuxlow.ton
Date: 1/15/02
Time: 1:19:42 PM
Remote Name: 204.39.231.62

Comments

I also would very much like to ride on a Great Lakes frieghter. Please let me on a frieghter sometime. I love frieghters more than anything on Earth!!!


Name: alan mmuxlow
Location: lapeer,MI
Email: blclinksatmuxlow.ton
Date: 1/15/02
Time: 1:15:57 PM
Remote Name: 204.39.231.62

Comments

I have a house on the St. Marys River just pass the rock cut on the downbound side of Neebish Island. I draw and paint ships all the time. I use this site all the time every day. I also just love watching the frieghters go by my house.


Name: Hamilton "Moon" Morrison
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Email: hamilton.morrison.vesattcss.net
Date: 1/10/02
Time: 4:53:57 PM
Remote Name: 216.79.38.2

Comments

I sailed on the Enders M. Voorhees in the summer of 1970, right out of high school. Joined the Coast Guard after that. I love this web site, it is so full of great information. Former Coasties, take a look at fredsplace.org for lots of Coasties information.


Name: Bob
Location: Ypsilanti
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 1/10/02
Time: 7:54:34 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

Looking for crew position on tugs in the Detroit/Toledo area.Will work one trip or as needed.Don't mind the cold fowl weather such as snow,sleet and ice.I always work safely and don't drink or use drugs.You will as a tug operator get your moneys worth from me.Lets Go To Work!


Name: Bob
Location: Ypsilanti
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 1/10/02
Time: 7:54:21 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

Looking for crew position on tugs in the Detroit/Toledo area.Will work one trip or as needed.Don't mind the cold fowl weather such as snow,sleet and ice.I always work safely and don't drink or use drugs.You will as a tug operator get your moneys worth from me.Lets Go To Work!


Name: Bob
Location: Ypsilanti
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 1/10/02
Time: 7:54:09 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

Looking for crew position on tugs in the Detroit/Toledo area.Will work one trip or as needed.Don't mind the cold fowl weather such as snow,sleet and ice.I always work safely and don't drink or use drugs.You will as a tug operator get your moneys worth from me.Lets Go To Work!


Name: Bob
Location: Ypsilanti
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 1/10/02
Time: 7:52:52 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

Looking for crew position on tugs in the Detroit/Toledo area.Will work one trip or as needed.Don't mind the cold fowl weather such as snow,sleet and ice.I always work safely and don't drink or use drugs.You will as a tug operator get your moneys worth from me.Lets Go To Work!


Name: Perk
Location: Camano Island, WA
Email: perkatcamano.net
Date: 1/7/02
Time: 8:11:29 PM
Remote Name: 12.18.152.3

Comments

Great site ! I sailed for Cliffs in the 50's and 60's. Mather, Hennepin, Camplain, Cadillac, Frontenac, Michigan (first ship), and EB Green.


Name: drew
Location: ohio
Email: drewatwilliams-net.com
Date: 1/7/02
Time: 12:00:27 AM
Remote Name: 207.19.167.18

Comments

hello all


Name: drew
Location: ohio
Email: drewatwilliams-net.com
Date: 1/7/02
Time: 12:00:19 AM
Remote Name: 207.19.167.18

Comments

hello all


Name: stan
Location: manitoba
Email: staniiathotmail.com
Date: 1/6/02
Time: 10:51:19 PM
Remote Name: 205.200.47.156

Comments

just great


Name: Abby
Location: Wyandotte, MI
Email:
Date: 1/6/02
Time: 10:11:42 PM
Remote Name: 66.73.9.253

Comments

HI!!!!! Pretty Pictures!!!!!!!! :-D i like boats!


Name: Mick Edwards
Location: Illinois
Email: btch247athotmail.com
Date: 1/6/02
Time: 3:32:30 AM
Remote Name: 12.2.232.78

Comments


Name: Patricia L.
Location: Saginaw
Email: plp5662ataol.com
Date: 1/4/02
Time: 8:26:48 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.103.29

Comments

What a geat website. This is my first visit and I will be back here many times. Thank-You to all who work with it.


Name: Mike
Location: Milwaukee
Email: madmikeatwi.rr.com
Date: 1/4/02
Time: 1:36:21 PM
Remote Name: 216.47.251.18

Comments

This is a GREAT site!! I've been fascinated with ships since I was a kid. This site is one of my favorites on the Web


Name: Charlie McCormic
Location: Monticello, MN
Email: charliematglobalcrossing.net
Date: 1/3/02
Time: 11:58:20 AM
Remote Name: 64.24.30.27

Comments

Being a Great Lakes Boater (recreational/power), I find this an interesting site.


Name: Dave Morse
Location: Mackinaw City, MI
Email: davmorsatracc2000.com
Date: 1/2/02
Time: 1:21:19 PM
Remote Name: 207.75.171.229

Comments

Retired Captain of the NOAA Research Vessel SHENEHON


Name: Dave Morse
Location: Mackinaw City, MI
Email: davmorsatracc2000.com
Date: 1/2/02
Time: 1:19:32 PM
Remote Name: 207.75.171.229

Comments


Name: Dave Morse
Location: Mackinaw City, MI
Email: davmorsatracc2000.com
Date: 1/2/02
Time: 1:18:00 PM
Remote Name: 207.75.171.229

Comments


Name: Lionel Munro
Location: Tucson, AZ
Email: lmunrosprintatearthlink.net
Date: 12/26/01
Time: 10:07:07 PM
Remote Name: 66.1.47.145

Comments

Have been monitoring this site for quite some time. Neil does a fantastic job! I sailed for Pittsburgh on the Gary, the Olds, the Avery and a few others from '58 to '71. Never steady always jumping around. It was a good life and made lots of friends.


Name: john w robertson sr
Location: avon lake, ohio
Email: robbie1atnowonline.n
Date: 12/26/01
Time: 8:57:01 PM
Remote Name: 64.208.145.215

Comments

Like the articals in all publications as am a model builder of lighthouses. Have over 60 Models of lake Erie lights including the Canadain side of the lake. All musuem case type , scale. looking for artical on lighthouses of Lake Erie durning the 1800s.


Name: Bill Tolowitzki
Location: Olmsted Township,Ohio
Email: BTolowitzkiatAOL.com
Date: 12/26/01
Time: 7:47:51 PM
Remote Name: 172.171.50.211

Comments


Name: buzz achinger
Location: toledo
Email: achingerataol.com
Date: 12/24/01
Time: 10:14:40 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.207.197

Comments


Name: Bob Alvarez
Location: Lamoine Maine
Email: seameatpanax.com
Date: 12/24/01
Time: 6:56:49 AM
Remote Name: 65.114.190.9

Comments

I build folk art model mostly tugs and am much impressed with this newly discovered site.Thanks for a great resourse Bob


Name: escape artist
Location: sheboygan, WI
Email:
Date: 12/23/01
Time: 6:11:43 PM
Remote Name: 65.31.104.105

Comments

po. 764 Sheboygan WI 53082 marine artist


Name: escape artist
Location: sheboygan, WI
Email:
Date: 12/23/01
Time: 6:11:32 PM
Remote Name: 65.31.104.105

Comments

po. 764 Sheboygan WI 53082 marine artist


Name: escape artist
Location: sheboygan, WI
Email:
Date: 12/23/01
Time: 6:11:18 PM
Remote Name: 65.31.104.105

Comments

po. 764 Sheboygan WI 53082 marine artist


Name: Billy M. Fowler
Location: Alabama
Email: bfowleratblountsville.net
Date: 12/23/01
Time: 8:17:50 AM
Remote Name: 12.150.229.73

Comments

Excellent site. I sailed on the Eugene P. Thomas, 1950, George A. Sloan, 51, 52, 53, Leon Fraser 55 and 56. All ships with Captain C.J. Brinker.


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 12/23/01
Time: 12:00:33 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments


Name: Gerry Williams
Location: Richmond, Michigan
Email: gpwillmsatklondyke.net
Date: 12/21/01
Time: 11:47:54 AM
Remote Name: 67.164.186.96

Comments


Name: J.J.JORDAN
Location: Rockaway,N.J.07866
Email: jayko251atyahoo.com
Date: 12/21/01
Time: 12:05:10 AM
Remote Name: 64.157.68.76

Comments

excellent site.


Name: J.J.JORDAN
Location: Rockaway,N.J.07866
Email: jayko251atyahoo.com
Date: 12/21/01
Time: 12:05:02 AM
Remote Name: 64.157.68.76

Comments

excellent site.


Name: c wise
Location: port lambton ont.
Email: wiseriveroneataol.com
Date: 12/6/01
Time: 12:32:24 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.199.22

Comments

just moved to the river a year ago the ships that go by the house day and night are just great ! keep up the good work boatnerds.


Name: c wise
Location: port lambton ont.
Email: wiseriveroneataol.com
Date: 12/6/01
Time: 12:32:13 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.199.22

Comments

just moved to the river a year ago the ships that go by the house day and night are just great ! keep up the good work boatnerds.


Name: c wise
Location: port lambton ont.
Email: wiseriveroneataol.com
Date: 12/6/01
Time: 12:17:26 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.199.22

Comments


Name: Gavin
Location: Burns Harbor, IN
Email: zapatgathotmail.com
Date: 12/2/01
Time: 1:58:57 PM
Remote Name: 4.43.145.107

Comments

Hey all...got a friend who is a merchant mariner on the Richard Reese right now. I've been on great lakes' websites for nearly 2 hrs now just exploring his job...Wow, man, these are some hard workers!


Name: Joy Norton
Location: Las  Vegas,   NV
Email: Joyfulatlvcm.com
Date: 12/2/01
Time: 12:09:34 AM
Remote Name: 24.234.254.211

Comments


Name: Ted Knack
Location: St Paul Park,Mn
Email: tksteamatwebtv.net
Date: 11/29/01
Time: 7:22:15 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

I would just like to say who took the pictures by canal park the day of the storm sure did a good job thanks for getting them on the internet.


Name: Jen
Location: Duluth, MN
Email: pixiefixathotmail.com
Date: 11/28/01
Time: 12:22:40 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.226.20

Comments


Name: Jane Barker
Location: Port Perry
Email: janeatinterlinks.net
Date: 11/26/01
Time: 7:40:57 PM
Remote Name: 209.5.79.35

Comments

Sad to learn of the fate of the J.W. Westcott and the folks aboard.


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 11/25/01
Time: 4:06:48 PM
Remote Name: 64.228.250.63

Comments


Name: Robert McCartney
Location: Salmon Point Ontario
Email: lorna.bobatsympatico.ca
Date: 11/25/01
Time: 4:04:39 PM
Remote Name: 64.228.250.63

Comments


Name: Patrick Remis
Location: Holmen, WI
Email: GLakesDivrataol.com
Date: 11/25/01
Time: 10:54:10 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.105.34

Comments

Very informative site! We dive Superior and Michigan so I'll be using your site and links for reference often.


Name: Sara Sheehan
Location: Fairmont, West Virginia
Email: Waterside17ataol.com
Date: 11/21/01
Time: 8:13:34 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.193.39

Comments

This is a cool site! Just thought I would say "hi" to my dad Clarke Sheehan. He is a captain with Cleveland Tankers.


Name: John Robertson
Location: Melbourne Australia
Email: macrobatalphalink.com.au
Date: 11/21/01
Time: 6:29:17 AM
Remote Name: 202.161.127.17

Comments

Was at sea a long time ago as an engineer foreign going. First time in and looking around.


Name: Dave  Fixel
Location: Wooster,  Oh.
Email: lexif1atearthlink.net
Date: 11/19/01
Time: 9:06:27 PM
Remote Name: 63.16.252.44

Comments

Am currently a Second Assistant Engineer with the Oglebay Norton Fleet.


Name: Bob Levy
Location: Ypsilanti,Mich
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 11/19/01
Time: 9:45:03 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

CREW POSITITION WANTED (TUGS)-Looking for position out of the the ports of Detroit/ Toledo.Like working in winter and don't mind snow,sleet and cold.Also completed the USMA Fire School and am 96 days from sitting for the A/B exam.Am available from December 8th on.Thanks Bob (734)572-8955 CBLevyatwebtv.net


Name: Bob Levy
Location: Ypsilanti,Mich
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 11/19/01
Time: 9:37:51 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

CREW POSITITION WANTED (TUGS)-Looking for position out of the the ports of Detroit/ Toledo.Like working in winter and don't mind snow,sleet and cold.Also completed the USMA Fire School and am 96 fay from taking the A/B exam.Have "Z" card,don't drink,smoke or use drugs.Available after December 8th.Thanks Bob.(734)572-8955,CBLevyatwebtv.net


Name: thomas a censke
Location: eben jnct MICHIGAN
Email: thomasacenskeattds.net
Date: 11/16/01
Time: 10:21:23 AM
Remote Name: 208.166.200.49

Comments

I really enjoy this site. I worked and lived around lakes most of life. As well have several relatives retired from shipping. This place is so cool it allows access to so many topics, and companies. Thank You Nerds


Name: Russell Davis
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Email: rdavisglobalatcfl.rr.com
Date: 11/13/01
Time: 10:26:05 PM
Remote Name: 65.35.4.140

Comments

Having been a yearly visitor to Neebish Island from the mid 40's and staying at Jim Cummings cabins I would like to speak with anyone that has knowledge of that area. My fathers name was Donald Davis.


Name: Francisco Carballo
Location: Delavan, WI.
Email: usnret20atcharter.net
Date: 11/13/01
Time: 1:23:04 PM
Remote Name: 24.159.248.110

Comments

Like the site a lot.


Name: Jason
Location: knoxville, TN
Email: ogradyj54athotmail.com
Date: 11/12/01
Time: 6:00:30 PM
Remote Name: 24.250.75.219

Comments

What a wonderful site! I just moved to Tennessee after 23 years (my whole life) in Michigan splitting time on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Does anyone have any ideas where I could find some pictures of some good Great Lakes Storms, I'd like to show some of my new buddies what the weather is like on the Lakes in the Gale season.


Name: richard buckler
Location: montreal
Email: packrat108athotmail.com
Date: 11/10/01
Time: 11:50:01 PM
Remote Name: 64.228.250.186

Comments

i like your photos but i would like to see more older freighters under 300 ft. long


Name: Peter J Whitehead
Location: Victoria BC
Email: pejayatshaw.ca
Date: 11/10/01
Time: 1:20:09 AM
Remote Name: 24.70.211.43

Comments

One of these days I would like to sail on the Great Lakes but until then your web site will do me just fine.


Name: Jane Rice
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Email: brian4janeathotmail.com
Date: 11/7/01
Time: 8:47:45 AM
Remote Name: 144.160.0.83

Comments

I worked with Kathy, captain of the Westcott II, at Ameritech during her last year before she retired. We all here are deeply saddened and send our love and sympathy to her family.


Name: Bill Hanrahan
Location: Yoop
Email: hanrahanatchartermi.net
Date: 11/6/01
Time: 8:03:01 AM
Remote Name: 165.83.163.214

Comments

Drop me a line Tom Spratt.


Name: R. H. Breidenich
Location: Mobile Bay, AL
Email: breidenratbellsouth.net
Date: 11/5/01
Time: 4:43:12 PM
Remote Name: 216.78.114.36

Comments

Just keeping up on the happenings while down south for the winter.


Name: Jonathon Lallo
Location: Hartville, Ohio
Email: jonathonlalloatexcite .com
Date: 11/5/01
Time: 1:23:40 PM
Remote Name: 24.166.112.182

Comments

Great Site


Name: Robin Burris
Location: North Bass Island, Lake Erie
Email: mattnrobinatprodigy.net
Date: 11/5/01
Time: 1:20:18 PM
Remote Name: 63.252.146.176

Comments

What a great site. I grew up on North Bass Island in Lake Erie. We have no stores, no restaurants, only grape vineyards. So when the big ships go past our house at night we love to watch them as they have more lights than all of North Bass put together. As long as I can remember they have reminded me of giant Christmas trees all lit up gently floating by.


Name: Wally Grisold
Location: toronto, on
Email: wagrisoldatyahoo.ca
Date: 11/5/01
Time: 9:52:26 AM
Remote Name: 65.92.88.87

Comments

just read the latest Great Laker, brings back memories.


Name: HAROLD RADTKE
Location: SAULT, MI.
Email: HALRADatWEBTV.NET
Date: 11/5/01
Time: 7:04:42 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.32

Comments

VERY INFORMATIVE. BRINGS BACK MANY GOOD MEMORIES OF MY STEAMBOAT DAYS


Name: Alf Nurse
Location: St.Lawrence/1000 Islands
Email: Shandaatsympatico.ca
Date: 11/4/01
Time: 3:05:37 PM
Remote Name: 216.209.122.83

Comments

Just visited your site for the first time, it won't be the last!


Name: Tom Chabot
Location: xxxxxxxxxx
Email: xxxxxxxxxx
Date: 11/1/01
Time: 10:43:02 AM
Remote Name: 63.137.232.9

Comments

Hi Tommy Martinson, Yes I remember you.How have you been. It's been alot of years. I'm working in Gaylord now as a Purchasing Agent for Forrest Bro's Inc. Write when you can. Tom.


Name: Denise Murray
Location: spring lake michigan
Email: denisematbarrettboatworks.com
Date: 10/31/01
Time: 3:30:01 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.111.17

Comments

Just found your site. Very informative and I enjoyed it.


Name: Denise Murray
Location: spring lake michigan
Email: denisematbarrettboatworks.com
Date: 10/31/01
Time: 3:29:53 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.111.17

Comments

Just found your site. Very informative and I enjoyed it.


Name: Dusty Walker
Location: Streetsboro, OH
Email: dustychryslerataol.com
Date: 10/29/01
Time: 1:50:48 PM
Remote Name: 204.210.172.38

Comments

Does anyone remember the S.S. Aquarama? Lake Erie day cruise ship/Cleveland to Detroit/1957-1962? I was often aboard as a young girl. Currently in serious disrepair & has not operated for DECADES!!


Name: Frank L. Tabor
Location: St. Clair, MI, on the Big River
Email: taborkz8mataol.com
Date: 10/27/01
Time: 10:30:21 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.195.164

Comments

Boatnerd is a super site. Excellent marine news. A great deal of shipping and port info. I especeally enjoy use of your many, many links to other Great Lakes related activities. Please continue!


Name: Frank L. Tabor
Location: St. Clair, MI, on the Big River
Email: taborkz8mataol.com
Date: 10/27/01
Time: 10:30:14 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.195.164

Comments

Boatnerd is a super site. Excellent marine news. A great deal of shipping and port info. I especeally enjoy use of your many, many links to other Great Lakes related activities. Please continue!


Name: Lonnie Cox
Location: Topeka KS
Email:
Date: 10/24/01
Time: 2:21:56 PM
Remote Name: 198.26.130.36

Comments

Just got back from a few days in Marquette MI. Also drove up to Copper Harbor. Beautiful scenery - saw a few shipe out on Superior. Had 2 that were being loaded in Marquette. Went to Duluth last summer. I'll be going back. Great web site.


Name: Clare Westcott
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Email: torpolcomathotmail.com
Date: 10/24/01
Time: 1:07:52 PM
Remote Name: 65.92.100.125

Comments

Sailed on the (Patterson) Bricoldoc (it seems) 100 years ago - Actually it was in the 30`s one Summer on Lake Huron.


Name: Tom Martinson
Location: Manton, MI
Email: polecat1959athotmail.com
Date: 10/15/01
Time: 3:39:30 PM
Remote Name: 64.7.173.44

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been here before and i like it. Hey Tom Chabot do you remember me? I sailed the cement bosts with you.


Name: Capt. D.L.Hill
Location: Beaufort,N.C.
Email: hill2660atyahoo.com
Date: 10/15/01
Time: 2:10:34 PM
Remote Name: 208.11.172.34

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Name: Magnus Baecklund
Location: Now, Gdansk Poland
Email: magnusatpro.onet.pl
Date: 10/15/01
Time: 10:27:42 AM
Remote Name: 193.219.28.144

Comments

Like your sight. Nevr saild on the lakes but been around the world.


Name: Mark Riley
Location:
Email: st36aratearthlink.com
Date: 10/13/01
Time: 8:57:39 AM
Remote Name: 63.10.187.215

Comments

My great grandfather was captain of a ship that sank and he was drowned. He was born probably around the 1840,s. His name was Mark Grahm. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


Name: Mark Riley
Location: West Seneca NY 14224
Email:
Date: 10/13/01
Time: 8:52:48 AM
Remote Name: 63.10.187.215

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Name: Stephen C. Sattler
Location: Delaware. Ohio
Email: StSattleratColumbus.rr.com
Date: 10/13/01
Time: 8:21:25 AM
Remote Name: 24.95.79.61

Comments

Thanks for putting so much together for easy access. Love the boats, love the site. Would like to learn of a way that I could identify the vessels passing through the locks at the Soo as they arrive rather than a day or so later. Is that possible?


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 10/12/01
Time: 4:32:01 PM
Remote Name: 144.167.23.123

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Name: James MacKinnon
Location: Williamsburg, Michigan
Email:
Date: 10/11/01
Time: 8:26:28 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.103.159

Comments

I have only been a user of the internet for a week. One of the first topics I investigated was great lakes shipping. I stumbled upon your web site and can't seem to leave! Thank you. I really enjoy visiting.


Name: Bob Gallandt
Location: Mid michigan
Email: bobgatsensible-net.com
Date: 10/10/01
Time: 11:28:35 AM
Remote Name: 209.69.140.223

Comments

Really great seeing the Mail boat .. Mr Wescott was my next door neighbor when I was growing up in Detroit.. I shoveled his snow. Got a ride when I was a kid and I still remember it. GREAT PAGE thanks for letting me "stept back to cloverlawn" Pleased to see the "Service continues"


Name: Mary G
Location: Duluth, MN
Email: beach60516ataol.com
Date: 10/9/01
Time: 10:43:30 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.204.62

Comments

Love this site and all the wonderful pictures, etc. Lake Superior is in my back yard. I have grown up here and love boats, any kind of boat. I live on a small island sand spit in Duluth. It doesn't get any better than this spot (in the summer that is!)


Name: peter strbavy
Location: thunder bay ontario
Email: strbavyattbaytel.net
Date: 10/4/01
Time: 9:17:59 PM
Remote Name: 206.186.170.108

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Just played the song from Gordon Lightfoot and wondered the date that the Fitzgerald sank in lake superior. thank you. Peter.


Name: Rick Simonds
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Email: ricksimondsatearthlink.net
Date: 10/1/01
Time: 8:17:04 PM
Remote Name: 63.180.95.38

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GREAT SITE!

I grew up totally surrounded by Great Lakes shipping. My grandfather, William T. Simonds, sailed for the US Steel fleet for 40+ years, retiring as a captain. The last boat he was captain of (the Calloway?) was the first boat my father, William G. Simonds (now deceased), ever got as a captain. Later my father was the first captain of the Edgar Speer when it was launched in 1980. I got the pleasure several times of taking trips aboard. As a boy growing up, I also got rides every summer on many of the boats, the Blough (a wonderful boat for passengers), the Gott, and (my favorites) the older 750 footers like the Calloway and the Frazier. I didn't follow my grandfather and father to the boats, but I did work now and then on the layup crews in Milwaukee and Conneaut. Unfortunately, I also had a high school friend, Karl Peckol, who went down on as a deckhand on the Fitzgerald. I've been away from the Great Lakes for many years now but I sure remember it.

I have to correct one tiny error in your data, however. You list both the Gott and the Speer as 1004' long. The Speer, when it was first launched, had a great deal of difficulty with it's bow thruster. Many weeks were spent in the Lorain shipyard getting it straightend out, mostly just sitting around waiting. With not much to do and way too much time to do it, my father had a 5' section welded into the steering pole at the bow of the Speer. He did so just as "one-upmanship" to the captain of the Gott. If you count the steering pole, the Edgar Speer is, in fact, 5 feet longer than the Gott!

Wandering around your site has been great; tons of recognised names and boats. THANK YOU!


Name: Diane
Location: Milwaukee
Email:
Date: 10/1/01
Time: 8:05:51 PM
Remote Name: 169.207.115.83

Comments

Lighthouses and Great Lakes shipping - what a wonderful combination!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Joan VanBuskirk Christy
Location: Algonac Michigan
Email: joancati-is.com
Date: 9/30/01
Time: 8:31:08 PM
Remote Name: 209.176.114.176

Comments

My best years were when I was a child and would be able to go with father on ship I remember those days when we would be in the middles of lake on the Benson Ford my father was the captain and made me proud to be his daughter,Those days will never be forgot God bless you Dad and rest in peace.


Name: Bill Forsythe
Location: Rochester, New York
Email: william.forsytheatkodak.com
Date: 9/21/01
Time: 1:15:28 PM
Remote Name: 165.170.128.65

Comments

I too am a Roy A Jodrey fan. I have been researching the self-unloaders career and sinking on again/off again for almost 14 years. Anyone with info, photos, ex-crewmember or "boatnerd" rememberances of the ship is most welcome.


Name: Lorenzo Giangrande
Location: Woodburn, Indiana
Email: lorenzo133atjuno.com
Date: 9/21/01
Time: 10:25:02 AM
Remote Name: 4.54.214.178

Comments

Hey Neil, the site is most impressive. My novel, Debt of Conscience, will be ready in just a few weeks, mid October. You'll be recieving a press kit and book review request at that time.The project looks terriffic. I'll be talking to you soon; Lorenzo


Name: Jib Turner
Location: Little Current
Email: turnersatmanitoulin.net
Date: 9/20/01
Time: 3:08:09 PM
Remote Name: 209.91.163.10

Comments

I am forty two years old and grew up with the Jodry litterally in my front yard loading iron ore. I have always been curious and only latley really understood why she has stayed down. I do also have a museum in our store in Little current and would love any photos of her or any other activity in Little Current as there isn't that much available. Thanks


Name: lloyd (mac) mcallister
Location: mt dora fl.
Email: lloyd785atwebtv.net
Date: 9/15/01
Time: 9:37:59 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.221.59

Comments

sailed on the voorhees,'46.james j hill,'47-'48 and henry phipps, '49-50


Name: Peter Geo. Perham
Location: Ottawa
Email: peter-perhamathotmail.com
Date: 9/15/01
Time: 1:18:39 PM
Remote Name: 24.43.72.87

Comments

Very interesting site. Does anyone know anything about the tug "HILFORD"


Name: Egbert
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Email: EgbertW.Kochatt-online
Date: 9/15/01
Time: 10:44:52 AM
Remote Name: 62.155.184.72

Comments

Wow, this is a great site. Did not know this site. Worth to make it public here in Europe. Congratulations.


Name: K. Fleitz
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Email:
Date: 9/14/01
Time: 11:36:22 PM
Remote Name: 63.27.181.114

Comments

Loved the site!I'm the proud daughter of Capt. Tom of the Mighty Jake.


Name: Dorothy E. Morris
Location: Whitby On.Can
Email: Dotemorrisataol.com
Date: 9/14/01
Time: 5:06:42 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.199

Comments

Trying again to sign on. Hope it goes through this time!. This is a great Site.! I did not know it existed. I have been researching my family tree(s) for over 8 years and have been trying to find some information about a ship called Brown Beaver. I was told by my father that he worked on this ship on the St. Lawrence River (now Seaway) I am not sure about the date. I have a record of his that said he was a Point boy for the Toronto Railway Co., 1919, - would they have owned this ship? Does anyone know anything about this ship? Appreciate any replies and information. Dorothy E. Morris Whitby On. Can. ( a Senior "geanalogit")with thanks in advance. may email me direct - if you have any info' >Dotemorrisataol.com> Keep up the info on this great site!


Name: Dorothy E. Morris
Location: Whitby On, Canada
Email: Dotemorrisataol.com
Date: 9/14/01
Time: 5:00:52 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.199

Comments

Wow, I did not know this site existed! Great site. Hope that I can find some answers here. I have been researching my family tree(s) for over 8 yrs now. My Father worked as a Pointboy for the Toronto Railway Co. - from 23 April 1919 to 8 Sept 1919. He always mentioned a vessel - Brown Beaver and that he worked on board on the St. Lawrence River. I would like to find out and confirm if the Toronto Railway co. owned such a vessel or if this applied to a job on the Railroad? I know he did work on board the Brown Beaver and any details on that ship would be greatly appreciated. I would just like to add this to my father's history. Thanks in advance. from A "Senior" genealogist - Dorothy E. Morris, Whitby On. A great site!


Name: Dorothy E. Morris
Location: Whitby On, Canada
Email: Dotemorrisataol.com
Date: 9/14/01
Time: 4:45:22 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.199

Comments

Wow, I did not know this site existed! Great site. Hope that I can find some answers here. I have been researching my family tree(s) for over 8 yrs now. My Father worked as a Pointboy for the Toronto Railway Co. - from 23 April 1919 to 8 Sept 1919. He always mentioned a vessel - Brown Beaver and that he worked on board on the St. Lawrence River. I would like to find out and confirm if the Toronto Railway co. owned such a vessel or if this applied to a job on the Railroad? I know he did work on board the Brown Beaver and any details on that ship would be greatly appreciated. I would just like to add this to my father's history. Thanks in advance. from A "Senior" genealogist - Dorothy E. Morris, Whitby On. A great site!


Name: Kevin
Location: Rochester, NY
Email: wab3675athotmail.com
Date: 9/14/01
Time: 3:19:38 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.199.173

Comments

I grew up and still live on the shores of Lake Ontario. All things boat have been my passion since I was a wee lad. All I have right now is a 17 foot ski boat, but I cry at the end of the season.


Name: D.C. Smith
Location: St. John's, NF
Email: u62dbratmun.ca
Date: 9/13/01
Time: 3:50:36 PM
Remote Name: 209.128.34.2

Comments

I'm a 2/O foreign-going currently with Maersk and previously Shell UK. I am trying to find a job in North America, and finding it to be somewhat difficult. Does anyone have any hints or contacts??


Name: Dave Beckwith
Location: Clearwater, Fl
Email: Davmarbeckataol.com
Date: 9/10/01
Time: 8:19:13 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.200.26

Comments

Great Site! Retired after 37 years on the Lakes. At one time,sailing was the greatest of jobs, but glad to be retired now. Things will always change, but not always for the better. This site is a great reference point. Keep up the good work.


Name: Gary Monroe
Location: Owosso Michigan
Email: trainwatcher2001atexcite.com
Date: 9/10/01
Time: 7:26:19 PM
Remote Name: 63.28.192.110

Comments

Glad to see this web site lighthouses are very important to greatlakes shipping. The more update on the lighthouses the safer for shipping. wish all the lighthouses worked. THANKS!!


Name: Brian Kirkwood
Location: Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
Email: brian.kirkwoodatsympatico.ca
Date: 9/10/01
Time: 2:22:21 PM
Remote Name: 206.172.171.11

Comments

Wonderful site for those of us interested in Great lakes shipping. I'm a retired shipbuilder who worked in the hull drawing offices Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland then spent 13 years at Collingwood Shipyards, Collingwood before joining the Canadian Government where I was employed as a Ship Surveyor and Inspector for 25 years. Any old associates out there ????

Keep up the good work...


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 9/9/01
Time: 8:08:01 PM
Remote Name: 63.127.51.250

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Name: Joe Olig
Location: Madison, WI
Email: jtoligathome.com
Date: 9/9/01
Time: 4:41:18 PM
Remote Name: 24.4.252.118

Comments

I have a new e-mail address, so I thought I should re-sign the Log Book. If anyone is interested I have pictures of the now closed Central Radio & Telegraph (WLC) out of Rodgers City, MI. Nice site Neil!!!!!!!!


Name: Joe Olig
Location: Madison, WI
Email: jtoligathome.com
Date: 9/9/01
Time: 10:38:01 AM
Remote Name: 24.4.252.118

Comments

I now have a new e-mail address, so I thought it was time to re-sign the Log Book. If anyone is interested I have pictures of the now closed Central Radio & Telegraph (WLC)from Rodgers City, MI. Nice site Neil!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Joe Olig
Location: Madison, WI
Email: jtoligathome.com
Date: 9/9/01
Time: 10:37:37 AM
Remote Name: 24.4.252.118

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I now have a new e-mail address, so I thought it was time to re-sign the Log Book. If anyone is interested I have pictures of the now closed Central Radio & Telegraph (WLC)from Rodgers City, MI. Nice site Neil!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Timothy O. Pilcher
Location: Wheaton IL.
Email: top 44 at aol. com
Date: 9/8/01
Time: 10:16:39 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.105.26

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Name: Timothy  O. pILCHER
Location:   
Email:
Date: 9/8/01
Time: 10:15:22 AM
Remote Name: 64.12.105.26

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Name: Rich
Location: Cleveland,OH.
Email: RichnAnn7071ataol.com
Date: 9/7/01
Time: 10:14:05 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.199.34

Comments

Wow what a web site. My opinion of why she went down is she dragged bottom and took water in the bow and went down upon hitting a big wave. We will always remember the Big Fitz!


Name: Bob
Location: Pgh
Email: lauxatduq.edu
Date: 9/6/01
Time: 12:53:56 PM
Remote Name: 165.190.33.62

Comments

Unbelievable site in terms of quality content and extreme interest level. I sailed on the Lakes a couple summers in college and have never forgotten the experiences. Bookmark the site!


Name: Tim C
Location: Seward Ak
Email: timsitis1atqwest.net
Date: 9/5/01
Time: 11:35:44 PM
Remote Name: 216.160.14.235

Comments

Nice site. First mate aboard Exxon flagg. Nice to see the Great Lakes represented so honorably!


Name: Diane
Location: Milwaukee
Email:
Date: 9/4/01
Time: 7:35:45 PM
Remote Name: 169.207.115.29

Comments

This website takes me to places I can't get to everyday! As a result, I can't get enough of this website!!


Name: Duane Bartlett
Location: North Carolina
Email: sailorbatperigee.net
Date: 9/4/01
Time: 7:24:03 AM
Remote Name: 166.82.201.108

Comments

Thanks for a great site...I found old friends here...I sailed for Columbia for 35 years...17 years on the Joseph H Frantz with Captain Ernest McSorley and John McCarthy for 7 years who were on the Fitz. nickname "BART"...


Name: Tom Kausch
Location: Rochester, NY
Email: tkauschatrochester.rr.com
Date: 9/3/01
Time: 9:13:16 PM
Remote Name: 66.24.74.107

Comments

I live on the Genesee River and the only ship I get to see is the Stephen B. Roman. Boatnerd opens the great lakes world to me.


Name: Maggie Trapasso
Location: Tennessee
Email: mufin2pilotathotmail.com
Date: 8/30/01
Time: 6:23:15 PM
Remote Name: 158.252.95.7

Comments

Boatnerd.com just keeps getting better and better. Thank you to those that keep all the sites going!


Name: Don Stauffer
Location: Minneapolis
Email: staufferatusfamily.net
Date: 8/28/01
Time: 10:31:31 AM
Remote Name: 207.225.145.111

Comments

Actually, since I have a new email address, it is time to resign.

I have a question for you. I am working on an instructional video on making a model laker.

I am using available drawings of a hull that makes the Sam Laud, Buffalo, or Fred White.

I see two photos of Laud, one of Buffalo, one of White in your gallery. Do you have info on credit- who to ask for permission to include these in video?

Don Stauffer.


Name: Ron Holzmiller
Location: Wakeman, OHIO
Email: Grandpas gift
Date: 8/27/01
Time: 9:22:03 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.53

Comments

Every year for about 20 years me and my family would go on vacation to Sault Ste. Marie, Mi. Unfortunately we did not make it up there this year because my Father had died from a heartattack. Every year we would stay at Soo Locks camp ground right on the St. Marys river about a half mile east of the Soo Locks. My Dad lived for this. He would enjoyed sitting in his chair, listening to his scanner, watching the boats go by. then when they would go by, we would go down to the locks and watch them go threw. I know he would have loved this website.


Name: Peter Wood
Location: Nelson Bay NSW Australia
Email: seascapeatnelsonbay.com
Date: 8/27/01
Time: 5:43:33 PM
Remote Name: 216.226.198.12

Comments

This is without doubt the best marine site on the net. I have been a regular visitor for over a year and just love reading the news channel to keep up to date on what is happening. Those guys out there reporting and taking photographs do a great job. Keep up the good work.


Name: Bill Hamlin
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY
Email: whamlin435ataol.com
Date: 8/27/01
Time: 2:34:53 PM
Remote Name: 172.128.198.47

Comments

What a nice web site!!! I grew up on the great lakes (Lake Michigan). As a young teenager, I worked part time on comercial fish tugs out of Holland, MI. I worked on the Chambers Bros., the BonJour, and the J.R.Chambers all using gill nets at that time (early fifties). I never get tired of looking at and reading about anything having to do with the Great Lakes lighthouses, shipping etc etc.....keep up the good work!!!!!!


Name: Piet Schot
Location: FLUSHING(NETHERLANDS)
Email: andieatzeelandnet.nl
Date: 8/27/01
Time: 10:26:34 AM
Remote Name: 212.92.88.97

Comments

I am very happy to recieve this site. Many pictures and links !!! Thank you.


Name: Karl Lund
Location: Oak Park (Detroit) Mich
Email: karlatwwnet.com
Date: 8/23/01
Time: 2:52:04 PM
Remote Name: 209.153.176.106

Comments

Just a wonderful site......As a student attending NMU I spent many an hour watching the ore carriers pulling into the Marquette docks to be loaded with local ore. Makes me sad to see photos of my old friends layed-up or being scrapped


Name: William F. Thompson
Location: Bloomdale, Ohio
Email: L Guapo43atAOL.com
Date: 8/22/01
Time: 8:14:28 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.105.57

Comments

GREAT SITE!!! I have been interested in lake freighters for a long time (since I was five).My family and I go up to Paradise,MI. every year for vacation and we go to Whitefish Point and watch the ore boats go by. The Soo Locks is by far my favorite day trip and I always hated leaving knowing it would be another year before I got to go back, but now I can see what is happening there every day. Keep up the GREAT work!


Name: Jack Hughes
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Email: hughesjathome.com
Date: 8/21/01
Time: 12:07:18 PM
Remote Name: 24.112.84.2

Comments

Hi: I noticed that the Algosoo carried a Shepherd boat. Anyone know more about it? Tx JH


Name: renekoiter
Location: chatham.on.
Email: renekoiterathotmail.com
Date: 8/19/01
Time: 9:28:58 PM
Remote Name: 216.8.150.157

Comments

show me more


Name: Sid Goebel
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Email: N/A (work)
Date: 8/17/01
Time: 8:03:49 PM
Remote Name: 198.62.124.245

Comments

EXCELLENT SITE!!! I hate to admit it but I probably spend enough time on it to get myself fired! I'd be lost without the News Channel. Other than our West Michigan ports, this is my favorite spot to boatwatch. Keep up the excellent work!!


Name: j lefaive
Location: midland ont. can.
Email: jplefatthunderstar.net
Date: 8/16/01
Time: 9:45:59 PM
Remote Name: 206.172.172.20

Comments

as a sailor on the lakes for many years,i find this boatnerd site extremely interesting,and spend many hours surfing.


Name: j lefaive
Location: midland ont. can.
Email: jplefatthunderstar.net
Date: 8/16/01
Time: 9:45:05 PM
Remote Name: 206.172.172.20

Comments

as a sailor on the lakes for many years,i find this boatnerd site extremely interesting,and spend many hours surfing.


Name: toby anderson
Location: london ky.
Email: tobyspropsathotmail.com
Date: 8/16/01
Time: 1:15:41 PM
Remote Name: 63.25.248.143

Comments

Very interesting.


Name: Jeff & Sarah Hankinson
Location: Morrice, Michigan
Email: Jsthank8atcs.com
Date: 8/14/01
Time: 3:19:54 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.195.56

Comments

We love this web site! Great Lakes Freighters have been a hobby of mine for many years, and is now my wife's greatest interest. We love the fact that being able to see our favorite Freighter(s) like the: Paul R. Tregurtha, is now just a "click" away. Keep up the GREAT Work!!!


Name: Richard Kramer
Location: Stevensville, Michigan
Email: w8hatatnetzero.net
Date: 8/8/01
Time: 4:04:49 AM
Remote Name: 4.4.39.191

Comments

I thoroughly enjoy watching the boats go through the locks.


Name: Maggie Trapasso
Location: Tennessee
Email: muffin2pilotathotmail.com
Date: 8/7/01
Time: 4:47:27 PM
Remote Name: 158.252.94.176

Comments

Great Site. I grew up in the Soo, and just recently vacationed "up North." Your web site keeps the magic of seeing the freighters. Would love to order some caps, etc from website, but prefer a "secure" rating. Any plans for secure web orders? Thanks again for hosting this fantastic site.


Name: Andrew Wilkinson
Location: Fowlerville,Mich.
Email: bookertbrownathotmail.com
Date: 8/6/01
Time: 1:20:35 AM
Remote Name: 209.14.92.85

Comments

this is an awesome site.I've spent 1 week a summer at DeTour Village on the St. Mary's watching the frieghters go by from 1976 to the present, and still get just as excited as I did as a little boy! Now I can watch my kids get excited like I do. Keep up the great work!


Name: Bob Levy
Location: Detroit/Toledo/Port Huron
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 8/3/01
Time: 4:14:06 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.220.164

Comments

Looking for a position on tugs,yachts or dinner boat.Have 4 years on CG 41 UTB's and one year on tugs and party boats.Have Completed the USMA Marine Fire Fighting Course and working toward my A/B.Have current "Z" card and don't drink,smoke or use drugs. Will be happy to work part,fill in or full time.Thanks Bob


Name: scott moore
Location: bc
Email: arescottemathotmail.com
Date: 8/3/01
Time: 12:25:26 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.102.28

Comments

have spent several hours here since finding this site searching for a ef link the other day. LOTS of memories. great photos. i decked for uls from '74 - 78. was on the wheat king when she ran aground by cornwall in 77. saw the pic of quebecois in the detroit r. she was my first job,anyone remember the mates strike in 74. we were ancoured of sept isles for the duration,i blame that for my insanity


Name: thelma blanks
Location: 948 w 20th st erie pa 16502
Email: mah23atmsn.com
Date: 8/1/01
Time: 9:21:15 PM
Remote Name: 63.25.78.101

Comments

dave hello i got a great new recipe for youcan't beleive you havn't thought of it yourself pls. email back asap to get bye.

ps.tmb


Name: Pam
Location: near Cincinnati
Email: PBond71095ataol.com
Date: 7/18/01
Time: 7:20:46 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.205.49

Comments

I LOVE this site!! Didn't dream there were other "boatnerds" as excited as I am by watching the boats and being around the Great Lakes. We usually go to northern Michigan on vacation, and have spent many hours at the Straits watching and identifying lakers. This website is the next best thing to being there. Keep up the good work!! I'm hooked!!


Name: Utley, J.W.
Location: Nashville, Tn
Email: JOROL82athotmail.com
Date: 7/16/01
Time: 2:30:20 PM
Remote Name: 170.190.4.25

Comments

Would like to hear from some x-coasties that were either in the Honor Guard in 1962-1963, operating out of Curtis Bay(Baltimore), Maryland district, doing details at the White House and at Civilian Special Events, and from anyone that was stationed on the Kukui WAK-186, in Honolulu, Hawaii during 1963-1966. Any pictures to my E-Mail would be appreciated. Thanks...


Name: Borge Melin
Location: Stockholm Sweden
Email: borge_melinathotmail.com
Date: 7/16/01
Time: 7:50:31 AM
Remote Name: 213.89.140.152

Comments

A very interesting web site.Visited the beautiful lakes as 2nd cook on "salties" back 60s.And I would intrested in hearing from anyone from that time period or group of boats.


Name: Olavi Seppala
Location: Cardinal Ontario
Email: oseppalaatsympatico.ca
Date: 7/11/01
Time: 10:04:12 AM
Remote Name: 216.209.122.96

Comments

I was searching for data on the Noronic & Hamonic. I witnessed the burning of the Hamonic in Sarnia. I know the Noronic was deliberately set afire, but how did the Dock fire start in Sarnia? Was it Arson. Does anyone know? Too much of a coincadence.


Name: Dwight Dilling
Location: Alpena, MI
Email: toolmandatexcite.com
Date: 7/10/01
Time: 1:54:57 PM
Remote Name: 198.31.179.49

Comments

Great Site. I'm originally from NC, but have fell in love with Great Lakers since I moved up here back in Feburary. I'm interested in plastic models of Great Lakers, so any suggestions just e-mail me.


Name: CARL KOEPP
Location: ELYRIA  OHIO
Email: ZKOEPPataol.com
Date: 7/9/01
Time: 4:43:14 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.201.79

Comments

Sailed on the lakes VOORHEES 1943.us navy till 1946 BACK ON voorhees,also sailed on H >H ROGERS<Bunsen,GARY.BUFFINGTON,HATFIELD,3RD MATE ON THE WILLIAM A IRVIN.HELLO TO ALL.


Name: Gary Monroe
Location: Owosso, Michigan
Email: trainwatcher2001atexcite.com
Date: 7/8/01
Time: 1:04:59 AM
Remote Name: 63.28.192.14

Comments

Heard about this site from a friend it is great. I watch boats at port huron when i am there. My favorite ship is Edmund Fitzgearald. Thanks!!!!


Name: Bob Nieman
Location: Lincoln Park  MI.
Email: bear813atnetzero.net
Date: 7/4/01
Time: 3:09:25 PM
Remote Name: 64.152.159.250

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Name: Frank DeLano
Location: Grand Rapids Michigan
Email: frdelanoataol.com
Date: 7/3/01
Time: 4:32:42 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.195.42

Comments

Looking for ships built in the 1853 by Lafrenier & Stevenson (Proelle ships). Looking for picture of them.


Name: Robert S. Howard-Wayne
Location:
Email: proteusataltavista.com
Date: 7/2/01
Time: 4:08:22 PM
Remote Name: 204.157.17.144

Comments

I'm interested in seeking "full-time" employment as a boat laborer on a Great Lakes Shipper.

I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan and need to know who, where, and telephone contacts to secure further information about these shippers.

Robert S. Howard-Wayne 1423 Trinidad NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49544 Tel. 616/453-3454 email: proteusataltavista.com


Name: DAVID E. FELLER
Location: DAVISON,MICHIGAN
Email: HOOVES24NETZERO.NET
Date: 6/30/01
Time: 8:48:30 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.201.57

Comments

JUST TRIED TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR MAGAZINEUT CAN NOT GET THRU. PLEASE HELP-- WOULD LIKE A PRICE QUOTE. THANK YOU D.E.FELLER


Name: Rick Martin
Location: Shelby Township, MI
Email: rickpattiatameritech.net
Date: 6/30/01
Time: 11:24:04 AM
Remote Name: 206.141.212.131

Comments

I just learned about this site today after reading the Detroit FreePress/News. My grandfather, the late George Martin used to pilot the Westcott, working for the post office for 43 years. I'm not sure the years he piloted the Westcott on the Detroit River and am looking for help. I remember as a kid going down his basement and seeing photo's and life preserver hanging on his wall with the name Westcott on it. Now that I got the bug, time to research and find as much as I can.


Name: Sandra Davis
Location: Bay City, Mich.
Email: sandraappletreeatjuno.com
Date: 6/27/01
Time: 10:44:06 AM
Remote Name: 207.241.131.2

Comments

One of the ladies at work told me of your website. I can hardly wait to show my boat crazy husband. He will love it. I very much enjoy the photo galleries. I also appreciate the schedule of events. I look forward to seeing other enthusiasts at the Soo this Friday & Saturday.


Name: Susan Ridley
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Email: jimoclayathome.com
Date: 6/20/01
Time: 1:03:42 AM
Remote Name: 24.65.198.37

Comments

Does anyone remember or remember working with Richard Ridley, 1st mate on a lake freighter in the early 30's. He was from Parry Sound Ont.


Name: Debbie
Location: Florida
Email: katie82499atcs.com
Date: 6/18/01
Time: 8:52:05 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.200.31

Comments

I love this site. Grew up with my father working on the lower lakers. Learned alot about Michigan History in our travels to pick him up or just visit while in port. He worked on the S.S. Sharon, H. Lee White, Edmund Fitzgerald, Highway 16 just to name a few. Again, I spend hours on this site. Keep up the great info.


Name: Karla  Zeigler
Location: Bark River, Michigan
Email: ziggymommyathotmail.com
Date: 6/15/01
Time: 12:00:25 AM
Remote Name: 206.151.160.98

Comments

Been at this site for about a year now, and just getting around to signing in. My husband sails for Ispat Inland, formerly Inland Steel. Great site and I check it several times a day.


Name: david feller
Location:
Email: HOOVES24atAOL.COM
Date: 6/14/01
Time: 3:10:48 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.197.48

Comments

JUST FOUND THIS SITE.WOULD LIKE TOGET RADIO FREQ, TO INPUT ON MY SCANNER-- MY ACCESS IS AT TAWAS POINT,MICHIGAN


Name: jtuttiett
Location: england
Email: johntuttpicsathotmail.com
Date: 6/14/01
Time: 2:47:49 PM
Remote Name: 195.92.168.168

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Name: Barbara  Wire de Leon
Location: Bradenton,  FL  
Email: vgpskimmerataol.com
Date: 6/9/01
Time: 11:16:48 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.82

Comments

I am searching for info concerning a gr-gr-grandfather named Robert Cowley, who theoretically owned a packet boat out of Cleveland back in the 1840s and 1850s. His son sailed later, out of Lorain. Can anyone steer me to shipping lists or owner's lists from those days that are online?


Name: Natalie G
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Email: seaway_queenatyahoo.com
Date: 6/8/01
Time: 12:00:15 PM
Remote Name: 24.42.83.137

Comments

Wonderful site. I sail for U.L.S as a 2nd cook/porter. I really enjoy finding information out on all the companies and their vessels. I grew up in Port Colborne so boat life has always been around me. My mother sails as well for the same company. I am very glad to see such a wonderful web site so other people around the world can see the shipping industry. Keep up the good work!!


Name: Eugene Narubin
Location: Chicago ,IL
Email: stailfishboarderataol.com
Date: 6/7/01
Time: 11:44:48 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.195.57

Comments

I know this may sound crazy but i love this site and im 13 years old.I had some questions one of them is that i already have my operators card and i am goinjg to keep going through classes to get all of the education possible. I am shure that my cerere will be to have some kind of job on a large frieghter.I have been boating for about 7 years in my life and i know that this will be my cerere. i also wanted to know if i go through all these classes if it will help me get on one of these ships? if there are any semen or experienced people who sail on large freighters please email me back with any info. P.S. GREAT SITE


Name: John Markahm
Location: Trenton
Email: boatcrazy788athotmail.com
Date: 6/5/01
Time: 7:32:57 PM
Remote Name: 24.213.53.174

Comments

Your sight is the best


Name: Bob Digel
Location: Clayton,1000 Islands, NY
Email: radigelatjuno.com
Date: 6/5/01
Time: 7:16:01 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.103.47

Comments

Fascinating info; perchance do you know Ralph Burdick? Seems as sthough he knew of your web site. Great job.


Name: Bob Digel
Location: Clayton,1000 Islands, NY
Email: radigelatjuno.com
Date: 6/5/01
Time: 7:15:52 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.103.47

Comments

Fascinating info; perchance do you know Ralph Burdick? Seems as sthough he knew of your web site. Great job.


Name: Bill Forsythe
Location: Rochester, New York
Email: william.forsytheatkodak.com
Date: 6/5/01
Time: 8:42:03 AM
Remote Name: 192.232.119.194

Comments

I am interested in information (photos,ex-crewmembers,personal rememberances) concerning the Algoma self-unloading M/V Roy A. Jodrey (1965-1974). I am researching for a story I plan to write about her career/sinking.


Name: Tom Friedman
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Email: fritom16ataol.com
Date: 6/2/01
Time: 2:00:34 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.206.178

Comments

Shipped out on the Lakes in 1934 on the SS Negaunee, Cleveland Cliffs. My first job at age 18 - fascinating, will always remember. Propulsion the old triple expansion steam engine; coal used for the hand fired boilers. Radio transmitter a quenched gap spark from World War One. (I was radio operator and deckhand. Made $60 a monthj


Name: William Thompson
Location: Bloomdale, OH
Email:
Date: 5/30/01
Time: 5:04:47 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.49

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Name: Bob
Location: Detroit/Toledo Area
Email: CBLevyatwebtv.net
Date: 5/27/01
Time: 7:42:29 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.220.212

Comments

Great site for keeping up with Maritime affairs.By the way,looking for full/part-time deck position in the area on tugs,have some experience.Will always be their,on time and ready to work 24 hours a day.Thanks And Keep On Tuggin,Bob.


Name: gw
Location: buffalo
Email: a-m-andersonatboatnerd.com
Date: 5/21/01
Time: 9:08:43 PM
Remote Name: 208.28.190.59

Comments

I left a message a while ago in here, and it was a very dull responce. Neil, you have done a great job with this site, and you deserve a lot of credit. Please keep up the good work, and this site will stay ever enjoable to me, and hopefully others. gw


Name: D.C.PATTERSON
Location: ST.CATHARINES ONT.
Email: captain358ataol.com
Date: 5/20/01
Time: 12:45:01 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.201.191

Comments

GREAT SITE FOR A RETIRED SKIPPER AND PILOT.


Name: Bruce Lolmaugh
Location: San Antonio, TX.
Email:
Date: 5/16/01
Time: 2:41:58 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.205.54

Comments

Responding to the inquiry reagrding my employment with J.W. Wescott Company. What is your uncle's name. I have know all of the Captains of the Wescott for about the past 15-20 years. I will let you know if I knew your uncle when you respond.


Name: bonnie
Location: windsor
Email: trevorbonnieathotmail
Date: 5/16/01
Time: 6:42:11 AM
Remote Name: 64.230.132.87

Comments

enjoy your site. Our son is on the great lakes for the first time as a coop student. we get to watch his progress on this site. we feel a lot better knowing where he is. thank you.


Name: Betty
Location: Great Falls, Va 22066
Email: striperstripesataol.com
Date: 5/13/01
Time: 1:29:33 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.204.71

Comments

I am the daughter of an engineer for what was then the Pittsburgh Steanship Co. I guess that is now the Great Lakes fleet. I remember fondly the many summers of trips taken with my parents, though that has been many years ago. I think my father retired in 1963, and now I am recently retired from public education. I was put in touch with this site by my brother-in-law who was from the Cleveland area, and worked on the freighters in his youth. It is great to have found his site. I will visit again


Name: John Gledhill
Location: Presque Isle, MI
Email: chemimanatvoyager.net
Date: 5/10/01
Time: 5:52:13 PM
Remote Name: 216.93.53.150

Comments

Recently built home on North Bay, Lake Huron and get to watch the big boats go by all day long. Great watching.


Name: John Gledhill
Location: Presque Isle, MI
Email: chemimanatvoyager.net
Date: 5/10/01
Time: 5:50:53 PM
Remote Name: 216.93.53.150

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Name: Paige Morse
Location: Belfast, Maine
Email: paige&jimatmail.com
Date: 5/9/01
Time: 9:57:19 PM
Remote Name: 208.244.133.42

Comments

My husband is an engineer on one of the 1000' bulk carriers. Great site and lots of information for me to learn while he is away! Keep up the good work :)


Name: Art Bejma
Location: Sterling Hts, Michigan
Email: bejmaatbignet.net
Date: 5/8/01
Time: 8:26:35 AM
Remote Name: 64.79.87.149

Comments

Love your SITE. Being an X-Coastie, (Radio Operator at NMD in Cleveland). I really got hooked on Great Lakes Shipping. Enjoy this site VERY MUCH. Sure makes me wish I'd have followed up (when I was in the GUARD) I wanted to be a "Pilot" on the Lakes. As many of you know, "Things Never Done" in my life that I regret. In the meantime, guess I'll just watch and dream 'bout my dream. I've made several trips to the SOO, Whitefish Point Museum, etc etc. On our anniversary, the wife & I ALWAYS spendtime at the Edison Inn in Port Huron. This had been a regular thing since we married, 32 years ago. Just love watching the ships & dreaming, about what could have been!! Maybe one of these times I'll be lucky enough to win the trip on the lakes ??? Do we have any x-coasties out there ??? FYI, I was discharge from the Soo in Dec of 1960.....


Name: dave beaumont
Location: melbourne, australia
Email: dave.beaumontatgeorgefischer.com.au
Date: 5/2/01
Time: 10:55:59 PM
Remote Name: 193.135.20.138

Comments

hi. just found your site. great. i sailed through greatlakes to toledo and chicago in august 1971 on british ship Bel-Hudson. does anyone have a photo of her on this voyage. after many years at sea the great lakes still my favourite part of the world


Name: D.L.Witthuhn
Location: Adams County, WI
Email: Dwitt2atyahoo.com
Date: 4/26/01
Time: 10:58:41 PM
Remote Name: 63.29.45.79

Comments

My Dad worked 42 years for Ma Bell & we moved around some. We lived in Superior twice & some of my best memories growing up were watching the big ships there. After 47 years I still have that feeling inside. Your site helps keep that alive. Thanks.. Dave..


Name: D.L.Witthuhn
Location: Adama COunty, WI
Email: Dwitt2atyahoo.com
Date: 4/26/01
Time: 10:54:47 PM
Remote Name: 63.29.45.79

Comments

My Dad worked for Ma Bell & we lived in Superior twice. Some of my best memories growing up there was watching the big ships. I still have that feeling despite being 47 years old & landlocked in Adams County. This site helps keep that alive. Thanks.. Dave..


Name: Jeff Denning
Location: Mesick, Mi.
Email: jeffndebiatcoslink.net
Date: 4/26/01
Time: 7:29:34 AM
Remote Name: 64.68.230.61

Comments

Just found this site. My father was stationed aboard the Mackinaw when he was in the Coast Guard.


Name: J.H. Pistohl
Location: Oshkosh,Wisconsin
Email: onesonodagunatwebtv.net
Date: 4/22/01
Time: 4:32:55 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.220.172

Comments

what a wonderfull site, I am a picses and have a lot of water in my veins. I worked on the Fox river as barge deckhand boating coal from c.reiss coal docks in Green Bay thru the seventeen locks up to Cook&Brown's coal dock in Oshkosh. Maney times we loaded right out of the lakes boat and I got to talk to the fireman and coal passers. This was at the age of 17 and back in 1947. I was on Barge 15 pulled by the tug Brown. What memories.


Name: Scott Dennis
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Email: scottdatwmis.net
Date: 4/22/01
Time: 7:27:22 AM
Remote Name: 206.249.180.115

Comments

Great site! I am very interested in Great Lakes shipping because my Grandfather operated a coal dock in Marquette, MI in the early 1970's. I used to go down there with my father to visit Grandpa. I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time. Going on those large ships while they were being unloaded by the crane was the thrill of a lifetime for an 8 year old boy. To see the cargo holds, and the engine rooms, and all other parts of the ship was a thrill!! I would like to hear from anyone that may have docked at my grandpa's coal dock, his name was Thomas Young. Thanks in advance for any responses. Once again very good site.


Name: nickcarpenter
Location: munith,mi
Email: daisycarpatyahoo.com
Date: 4/21/01
Time: 5:58:13 PM
Remote Name: 208.169.219.111

Comments

great site,interested as my dad helped build the phillip r clarke


Name: Mike Hill
Location: St. Louis, MO
Email: burellatswbell.net
Date: 4/18/01
Time: 9:03:04 AM
Remote Name: 64.123.57.100

Comments

Great site! Very informative. I will return often!


Name: JOEL NORMAN
Location: WELDON SPRINGS MISSOURI
Email: olcdivathome.com
Date: 4/17/01
Time: 9:55:14 PM
Remote Name: 24.22.60.248

Comments

H E L P!!!!!!!!Looking for any data on the rail ferries crossing the Detroit River(IE Windsor)books(other then the Hilton GLCF book). Thanks Joel Norman


Name: Mike
Location:
Email:
Date: 4/15/01
Time: 6:43:00 PM
Remote Name: 24.112.158.243

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Name: Dennis Mulka
Location: Mattawan, Michigan
Email: mulkapadatworldnet.att.net
Date: 4/15/01
Time: 2:29:44 PM
Remote Name: 204.24.33.133

Comments

Love your site. I sailed from 70-75 on U.S.Steel Great Lakes Fleet Self Unloaders out of Rogers City. Am still looking for photos of SS Rogers City, SS T.W. Robinson and SS Calcite (I).


Name: Robert Cox
Location: Penetang ONT
Email: braunmaratcsolve.net
Date: 4/13/01
Time: 8:40:12 AM
Remote Name: 207.61.27.149

Comments

very glad to have been told of this site by Ian Mc Adam.


Name: Laurent
Location: Near Montreal
Email: cotelatlycos.com
Date: 4/11/01
Time: 10:39:52 PM
Remote Name: 209.5.122.183

Comments

I'm really enjoying the site. Thanks!

Can anyone tell me where I can find pictures or info on ships that belonged to Halco and Branch Lines? I've found some, but still searching for others. Like the Transtream, Oil Transport, Sea Transport, Coastalcliff, Carl Bradley, EatcliffeHall (sunk at Cornwall), River Transport, etc...

Thanks


Name: Tim Millward
Location: Aylmer, ON
Email: millwardatkanservu.ca
Date: 4/11/01
Time: 2:03:47 PM
Remote Name: 192.26.212.72

Comments

Wonderful sight. I grew up watching these ships pass in front of my house as long as I can remember. This sight brings those warm feelings of my childhood back and helps bridge the memories I have of this special place. I will one day return to live out my years and once again watch these marvelous vessels pass in front of my house again....

Thanks John H for showing me this sight


Name: Ted Amling
Location: Plainfield, IL
Email: tamlingatweaverboos.com
Date: 4/10/01
Time: 3:37:40 PM
Remote Name: 63.208.136.194

Comments

I found this site about a year ago and I love it. My great grandfather was on board the Eastland and survived. My grandmother was supposed to be on board, but remained at home; she still is alive and remembers when he wandered (literally) home. I work for an environmental consulting firm and we are currently staffing the USEPA RV Lake Guardian with people to inspect for health and safety. For those who wish to know- the Guardian (call # WA09082) is currently on Lake Huron as its last known position. I'll try to keep updates posted when I can.


Name: j lefaive
Location: midland ont
Email: jplef atthunderstar.net
Date: 4/3/01
Time: 7:13:03 PM
Remote Name: 206.172.172.148

Comments

just arrived on your site excellent,as a sailor for many years out of midland ont would like to hear from locals


Name: John Delano
Location: Pulaski, Tenneessee
Email: tuckawayatusit.net
Date: 4/1/01
Time: 5:09:08 PM
Remote Name: 216.80.218.220

Comments

Great web, miss the waters of the lakes... Worked on coastal freighter on the east coast and lived in Michigan for over 20 yrs. This site brings back alot of the good ole days of being near the big lakes , thanks.


Name: Bob H
Location: Ashland Ohio
Email: 110racingatmsn.com
Date: 3/31/01
Time: 2:19:07 PM
Remote Name: 63.10.45.188

Comments

Great site. Sailed summer of 68 on Thomas Milsop and Joseph Thompson. Traveled as passenger on George Humphrey, Ernest Weir and Carol Lake.My father was a Hanna exec at the Cleveland office.


Name: John Street
Location: Honeoye, NY
Email: street.jatatt.net
Date: 3/29/01
Time: 8:51:13 AM
Remote Name: 12.88.177.240

Comments

We enjoy ship-watching in the 1000 Islands area of the St. Lawrence River (beside Light #144). Does anyone know of any live cams in the Welland Canal or at any of the locks on the St. Lawrence? The Soo cams are great!


Name: D Brice
Location: Byron,Mi.
Email: trikrbike_2000atyahoo.com
Date: 3/29/01
Time: 6:44:27 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.221.123


Name: Arthur Lahey
Location: Horicon, WI
Email: alaheyatinternetwis.com
Date: 3/29/01
Time: 1:01:25 AM
Remote Name: 207.250.152.35

Comments

Nice site.

My dad sailed for U.S. Steel for 45 years.

My mother and I used to take a trip with him every summer. It was great.

The boats we were on were all in the 600-foot range. The Voorhees, Homer D. Williams, and lots more.


Name: Daniel R. Nedeau
Location: Kenosha, WI
Email: nedeaudratyahoo.com
Date: 3/28/01
Time: 3:53:03 PM
Remote Name: 63.77.7.239

Comments

I went to Lake Superior State College from 1971-74. My favorite place of study was at the Soo Locks, especially in the spring. It was enjoyable to watch the lake freighters go through the locks and study at the same time. I try and get to the Soo as much as possible when I visit my folks in Munising, MI. This is a great web site. Keep up the good work!


Name: Dale Moggy
Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario
Email: campeightatyahoo.com
Date: 3/28/01
Time: 12:55:22 PM
Remote Name: 209.91.165.146

Comments

Sailed for many years. Last ship before retirement was the M.V. Yankcanuck. I check the news channel everyday. Shipping is under way for another year. To all you sailor's have a save year and keep the bottom wet.


Name: Gary King
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Email: gkingatmr.dvusd.org
Date: 3/27/01
Time: 3:55:50 PM
Remote Name: 170.177.254.243

Comments

Grew up in the U.P. and love to keep track of the Soo on this site. I went to LSSC then. Great site.


Name: Thomas
Location: Marquette MI
Email: turttle78athotmail.com
Date: 3/26/01
Time: 5:51:42 PM
Remote Name: 24.247.33.231


Name: P.T. Williams
Location: Green Bay, WI
Email: PTW409ataol.com
Date: 3/24/01
Time: 9:16:44 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.102.178

Comments

As an old sailor, P.D. Block -- Inland Steel, I was quite pleased to stumble upon this site. Neat job! Sad to see the demise of Inland and the bastardization of their fleet, once one of the classiest on the lakes


Name: Bill Gilmore
Location: Fairhaven
Email: billwb8fpqataol.com
Date: 3/23/01
Time: 1:07:39 PM
Remote Name: 129.9.26.50


Name: Thonas Foley
Location: Applegate, MI
Email: teejayatgreatlakes.net
Date: 3/21/01
Time: 5:54:13 PM
Remote Name: 208.244.162.26

Comments

Worked on the Thomas W. Lamont in 44 and 45. Only 16 and 17 at the time. Was a great experience and one to be remembered a lifetime.


Name: Robert K.Wilson
Location: Elyria, Ohio
Email: wilsmeisteratalltel.net
Date: 3/18/01
Time: 9:57:14 AM
Remote Name: 166.102.187.31

Comments

I had the privilege and pleasure of sailing on United States Steel's Enders M. Voorhees in 1944 and 1945 as deckhand, deckwatch and watchman at ages 15 and 16. She came out in 1942 and, like so many, was scrapped a few years ago. She was a beauty and I'll never forget that great experience. I come from a long line of sailors and sailng ship builders on my dad's side of the family which I can trace back five generations to Scotland. I am a true "boat nerd".


Name: Jim Smith
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Email: k8jrsatarrl.net
Date: 3/18/01
Time: 9:17:43 AM
Remote Name: 63.49.212.110

Comments

Visit the site several times a day. Spend at least 3 weeks at the SOO each year. Great job, THANKS


Name: SCOTT F. PENN
Location: TAMPA, FL.
Email: pennatfredsplace.zzn.com
Date: 3/17/01
Time: 6:27:22 PM
Remote Name: 63.215.222.86

Comments

SPENT 5 YEARS ON GLKS LIGHTHOUSES AND 21 MONTHS ON BOARD USCGC MACKINAW, BACK IN THE '70'S SPENT ALL 7 WINTERS IN THE SOO. NEVER KNEW THEY HAD GREEN GRASS ON THE GROUND UNTIL AFTER I RETIRED IN 88 AND MADE A TRIP UP THERE IN THE SUMMER. EVEN LOCKED THRU ON THE CRUISE BOAT SO I COULD SEE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO LOCK THRU WITH NOTHING TO DO. LOVED EVERY MINUTE


Name: Richard Wolfe
Location: Two Harbors, Mn
Email: rwolfeatlakenet.com
Date: 3/15/01
Time: 9:20:26 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.224.226

Comments

The Sundew broke out of her winter berth today at 9:05AM..She continued breaking ice in the Duluth- Superior harbor for about nine hours.


Name: Trish Schiesser
Location: Chula Vista, CA (San Diego area)
Email: Idareedblanfordataol.com
Date: 3/14/01
Time: 7:39:54 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.200.58

Comments

My husband, Bob, has sailed deep sea (the world over)and Great Lakes, SS ELTON HOYT 2nd, and the 1000' BARKER, for INTERLAKE.I got to sail with him for a month in 1988. Wrote a book about it (fiction based on fact) IDA'S RIDE, soon to be on this site's book shelf! THIS SITE MAKES ME HOMESICK FOR GREAT LAKES; IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL (SOO LOCKS CAMERA--FABULOUS!) MAYBE WE'LL MOVE BACK SOME DAY!


Name: gloria hokanson
Location: Canton, Ohio
Email: sphynx2919atgateway.net
Date: 3/14/01
Time: 2:47:58 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.197.203

Comments

this is the greatest site on the web. I love the photo gallery and these ore carriers make the greatest wallpaper for your desktop. there is so much to see on this site and so much information......i love going to Ashtabula and watching the great carriers come in and load and unload....keep up the good work..........


Name: Jake Nylund
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Email: jakeatboatnerd.com
Date: 3/13/01
Time: 8:02:53 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.102.163

Comments

I love your site! I'm 14 and I've loved to shipwatch in Duluth since I was 6.I'veused this site for 2 years now. I know most of the ships that sail the great lakes. I use this site every day, to get my mail, go in the photo galleries, and check on the news. I also always go on the Webcams of the great lakes and look at all of them. (mostly the Allete Lakecam in Duluth.) I'm so happy that this site is here for me and I would appreciate it if you guys got the old Great Lakes Ship Locations site running again. I don' know what I'd do without your site!! THANK YOU!!!!


Name: Ericka Willea
Location: soon to be Lake Superior's Shore
Email: erickawilleaatearthlink.net
Date: 3/9/01
Time: 12:17:08 AM
Remote Name: 63.23.175.187

Comments

I really am impressed with your site, awesome! I am looking for information on Great Lakes Maritime History, but from a more human perspective. I am hoping to collect stories from and about Great Lakes Seamen and their families also Lightkeepers. All contributions welcome.


Name: Michael D. Proctor ( MIKEEE )
Location: Royal Oak, MI.
Email: Ka8esvathome.com
Date: 3/8/01
Time: 7:23:10 PM
Remote Name: 24.4.252.154

Comments

Ever since I saw the raising of the Alvin Clark (Mystery Ship) on PBS TV and stayed with Frank Hoffmann as his guest for a week ... I have been very interested in old and sunken ships of the Great Lakes. I have had more enjoyment on this site than I can tell you . Thank You very much for being here..... MIKEEE


Name: ozz
Location: sturgeon bay, wi
Email: mosborneatitol.com
Date: 3/8/01
Time: 7:11:06 PM
Remote Name: 63.145.206.11

Comments

great site. another season is going to start shortly, hopefully I'll be able to see the lakers leave bay ship again and take photos of the big boats leaving. i wish all the sailors a safe 2001 season on the "big ponds"


Name: B.Huggins
Location: Rapid City,SD,USA
Email: b6021atyahoo.com
Date: 3/8/01
Time: 5:58:59 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.222.130

Comments

Interesting page. I and my family would vacation in Chicago yearly, traveled to MN/MI too. From my childhood, I've been intrigued with ships. I've sailed the world as a merchant seaman, still haven't made a trip on the Great Lakes.


Name: tyler westbrook
Location: vermont
Email: piper30atyahoo.com
Date: 3/8/01
Time: 11:21:10 AM
Remote Name: 209.91.54.150

Comments

nice site i am looking for info about the sea way as i intend to sail my homemade sharpie to the ocean this year, one way or the other from Lake Champlain sans moter. perhaps circumnavigate new england but i have much to learn thanks


Name: Edgar Lefebvre
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake,Ontario,Canada
Email: canal4youatyahoo.ca
Date: 3/1/01
Time: 11:03:13 PM
Remote Name: 206.172.120.154

Comments

It a great site ! I have a real treat for people that love ships ! I am opening the ONLY Bed & Breakfast on the Welland Canal in Ontario in May of 2001 ! You can have your coffee on our terrace and watch the huge ships go by ! hope to see ALL you folks that loves ships, I will give you and historical tour of the area if you come to see me ! Thanks , Edgar.


Name: Bill Blair
Location: Toronto
Email: wdb777atinterlog.com
Date: 2/28/01
Time: 5:40:13 PM
Remote Name: 154.20.72.184

Comments

That was a fantastic "article" on the Samuel Risley. You have done a great job and deserve a lot of credit!


Name: Dick Watson
Location: Pahrump, Nevada
Email: dicknatsathotmail.com
Date: 2/28/01
Time: 11:36:25 AM
Remote Name: 12.28.129.120

Comments

Boyhood home was Pickford Mich. Sailed as First oiler on the Rensselaer and the Cornell in 1943-44 at the age of 16-17. Age 18, I was chasing Japanese back across the pacific in the Navy. Great site! Fond memories!


Name: Shane Snider
Location: Sydney, N.S.
Email:
Date: 2/26/01
Time: 10:17:01 PM
Remote Name: 199.126.10.69

Comments

Great Page. The Risley is my boat and the article is accurate and well done


Name: Dan R
Location: Kingsford,Mi
Email: danzrt70athotmail.com
Date: 2/26/01
Time: 12:14:40 PM
Remote Name: 208.16.251.49

Comments

Great site lot's of good content!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Cst. F. Dean Rudge
Location: Port Colborne, Ontario
Email: nancydeanratyahoo.com
Date: 2/26/01
Time: 12:54:06 AM
Remote Name: 206.172.120.9

Comments

Great web site! I'd like to thank those members of Samuel Risley for taking the time to afford my partner and I a tour of their fine ship on the morning of Sunday February 25th, 2001. We were truly impressed. Thanks again.


Name: Phillip V. Isola
Location: Port Huron, Mi.
Email: pvilliblueh2o2aol.com
Date: 2/22/01
Time: 10:37:14 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.195.148

Comments

A very interesting web site. We have lived at this location for three years (on the lake in front of buoys 3 & 4) and it took me this long to find this site. I plan to make a visit more routine. I found your site through the book "Know Your Ships".


Name: Jo-ann Marks-Neish
Location: Dartmouth Nova Scotia
Email: artneishathotmail.com
Date: 2/20/01
Time: 12:23:28 PM
Remote Name: 24.138.27.55

Comments

My father is on the Great Lakes. He is on the Mv Frontenac. He reccomended this site to me. I think the site is excellent. I even have the chance to get a glimpse of my fathers ship!


Name: Charles B N eigebauer
Location: Dade City FL 33523
Email: cbngreatlakesataol.com
Date: 2/14/01
Time: 2:31:22 PM
Remote Name: 64.12.102.54

Comments

work as bosin on american republic just 4 more years to go retirment it seams like i just started


Name: D.M. McDonald
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Email: dmsmcatmb.sympatico.ca
Date: 2/9/01
Time: 11:47:41 AM
Remote Name: 205.200.52.202

Comments

My son introduced me to this site. I am a 'prairie person' but have always been interested in water, boats, ships. My uncle (age 91) was once a watchman on freighters sailing the Great Lakes. He was on S.S. Royal Ton, passenger ship between Toronto and Prescott. Hauled packaged freight, liquiors, wine, corn starch, etc. As a fire man (stocker of coal) he worked 3 hrs. on then 6 hrs. off. As well he sailed the S.S. Kenora and the James Smith Paddlewheeler. My spouse and I celebrated our 25th anniversary with a cruise. My son arranged for me to take a tour of the CCGS Limnos last year, so of course the information on the Samuel Risley had a great meaning to me. I especially enjoyed the sound of the ships horns on this site as well as the interesting holiday greeting cards. Many great ideas here. Truly worth the trip to this site.


Name: Pat & Bill
Location: Columbia City, IN
Email: patheinbaughatyahoo.com
Date: 2/9/01
Time: 10:19:20 AM
Remote Name: 209.183.110.110

Comments

Neil, the feature on the Risley is magnificent.......the text, the pictures, all of it.......made such a great read..........what a wonderful way to spend part of a winter day.........from Pat & Bill, a couple of boatwatchers from the cornfields of northern Indiana. Thanks so very much!!


Name: Chuck Coykendale
Location: Port Clinton, Ohio
Email: ccdaleatthirdplanet.net
Date: 2/8/01
Time: 9:30:54 AM
Remote Name: 208.44.220.170

Comments

Been following the page on a daily basis for about the last three years. It just keeps getting better and better.. Really enjoyed the story about the Samuel Risley, very well done. Also like the chart showing the various place we hear about along the Detroit River. I mostly look at the News Channel. Also interested in weather.. Keep up the great work.


Name: ROBERT G. TRETINYAK
Location: WAIMANALO , HI.
Email: robert.g.tretinyakataphis.usda.gov
Date: 2/5/01
Time: 5:52:18 PM
Remote Name: 199.132.161.150

Comments

My grandfather died in the mid. 1950's. Im trying to find out more about him and our family. He came to t5he United State when he was around 13 years old. I think he came from Yugoslavia, he died in Chicago Il. at the age 65 I think. His name was John Tretinyak. I think originaly our last name was spelled Tretinjak. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You


Name: m.j van der Groen
Location: Flushing-The Netherlands
Email: VanDerGroenatcs.com
Date: 2/5/01
Time: 5:36:04 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.197.41

Comments

Visited the beautiful lakes several times as captain on 'salties' of wagenborg shipping (the -borg ships) beautiful page,lots of info and pictures ! Hope to visit soon again


Name: cyndi horton
Location: michigan
Email: hortonatlni.net
Date: 2/3/01
Time: 7:12:07 PM
Remote Name: 4.36.171.120

Comments

can anyone tell me where I can go to look up a person and a ship? My grandfather was on the Emery L. Ford back in the 60s. He drowned and I never got to know him. This is one of the ships that he was on. I'm not sure where to look. Please e-mail me with any info. Thank you!


Name: Oscar E Thompson
Location:
Email: JANEGTHOMatprodigy.net
Date: 2/1/01
Time: 2:43:14 PM
Remote Name: 63.255.50.91

Comments

I was a coalpasser for3 watches and then a fireman got off at Port Huron ill. Then an old Russian took me under tow and taught me how to fire. That was 1944 on the William H Donner. I was 16 years old. We laid up her up in Lackawanna at the steel plant. The chief engineer told me that if I came back when they fit out he would make an oiler out of me. I told him that I would but then I decided to join the navy when I turned 16. The Donner is laying on the bottom in Lake Superior. I was saved for another day. i salute the men that were lost. ......Oscar E. Thompson Palm Springs Ca


Name: al anderson
Location: detroit, mi
Email: andersal88athotmail.com
Date: 2/1/01
Time: 9:34:21 AM
Remote Name: 204.39.123.76

Comments

i'm looking for any information regarding classes to secure a captains license and the different requirements for all licenses. any and all information would be appreciated. thank-you in advance.


Name: Bill Forsythe
Location: Rochester, New York
Email: william.forsytheatkodak.com
Date: 2/1/01
Time: 5:52:57 AM
Remote Name: 192.232.119.194

Comments

I am researching information on the career and sinking of the Algoma self-unloading ship Roy A Jodrey (1965-1974). I'm hoping to write a book and any photos, personal interviews or records would be helpful.


Name: Tammy Anderson
Location: Duluth, MN
Email: jcsparrow1998atYahoo
Date: 1/31/01
Time: 4:44:10 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.224.226

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Name: Frank M. Fisher
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Email: frankatproairllc.com
Date: 1/30/01
Time: 8:33:31 PM
Remote Name: 208.141.202.33

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Name: Susan
Location: Alpena, MI
Email: susandatthekeyboard.com
Date: 1/30/01
Time: 11:52:19 AM
Remote Name: 216.93.53.238

Comments

I live on Lake Huron and watch the ships as they go around Middle Island. Last year I had the chance to tour the R.A.Townshend when it was docked near LaFarge. Later that summer I saw it 'round Middle Island, how awesome it that?!! Sounds like some of you may like to hear of a recording artist who sings about the Great Lakes and Shipping history. He is Dan Hall. He comes yearly to our Lighthouse Festival here in Alpena. He has done a lot of research with the people of the industry. Check it out!


Name: David Traskos
Location: Fowlerville, Mich
Email: traskosatismi.net
Date: 1/30/01
Time: 7:05:05 AM
Remote Name: 207.51.180.86

Comments

Can any one give me any info. on what became of the following?

Henry Dalton Charles Dunlap U.S. Gypsum All three go back to the late 1940's


Name: David Traskos
Location: Fowlerville, Mich
Email: traskosatismi.net
Date: 1/30/01
Time: 6:51:03 AM
Remote Name: 207.51.180.86

Comments

Great site. I worked on the boats, what seems like a hundred years ago, actualy it was 1946.Once I was able to keep from hitting the side of the door frame I shovelled a lot of coal into the furnaces.


Name: J Schoonmaker Rodgers
Location: Michigan
Email: janesroatbgnet.bgsu.edu
Date: 1/29/01
Time: 10:32:33 PM
Remote Name: 129.1.57.222

Comments

Can't tear myself away from this site! Check out Mariners' Church of Detroit. Annual Blessing of the Fleet (this year it's Feb. 18), commemorative service every November for Edmund Fitzgerald. Great choir & organists as well.


Name: Lesley Byrne (nee: Beynon)
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Email: lesleybyrneathotmail.com
Date: 1/26/01
Time: 5:54:55 PM
Remote Name: 172.130.142.120

Comments

This is a fantastic sight..and I love browsing thru it...having worked in the Marine industry on the Great Lake for the last 14 years as an Engineer...I find I have already come across some names that I recognize in here. I work for ULS, as second engineer, and I am the only female engineer in the fleet....if there are other women engineers out ther, please e-mail me, and we can exchange "war stories"..hahahaaa !!!


Name: Hack Goby
Location: Boatown U.S.A.(Harrison Twp. MI.)
Email: hackgobyatpeoplepc.com
Date: 1/26/01
Time: 10:10:42 AM
Remote Name: 65.7.170.65

Comments

Haveing been a boater on lake St.Clair for 14yrs.I have seen alot of these lakers and salties in action so when I found this website I was thrilled.I fish between the St.Clair light and the firecracker and when your up close to one of these wonderfull ships its an awesome site to see.Good luck to all from a big fan............Hack


Name: cyndi horton
Location: britton michigan
Email: hortonatlni.net
Date: 1/24/01
Time: 8:09:49 PM
Remote Name: 4.36.171.162

Comments

I have just discovered this site. I think that it is great! I never knew that there were so many more people as interested as I am! Thank you for this site. Also, I always wanted to go for a ride on one of the big ones. Thanks to your site I can enter a contest and will hopefully win a trip to fulfill a dream to come true!!!!! be a dream to come true!!!!


Name: cyndi horton
Location:
Email:
Date: 1/24/01
Time: 7:59:24 PM
Remote Name: 4.36.171.162

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Name: Richard H. Miller
Location: Cape Vincent, NY 13618
Email: rhmjrmatquixnet.net
Date: 1/24/01
Time: 2:14:37 AM
Remote Name: 63.25.201.219

Comments

Our place is on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, NY and really enjoy watching the pilot boat transfer the pilots to the lake and ocean boats. What a place to spend the summer!!


Name: Richard H. Miller
Location: Cape Vincent, NY 13618
Email: rhmjrmatquixnet.net
Date: 1/24/01
Time: 2:08:48 AM
Remote Name: 63.25.201.219

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Name: Dean Hume
Location: parrysound
Email: captainatzueter.com
Date: 1/23/01
Time: 1:56:36 PM
Remote Name: 207.164.7.55

Comments

I,m a captain on the maid of the mist in niagara falls. and I,ve sailed the lakes . I,ve enjoyed the web sight and will come backas often as I can.


Name: John B.
Location: Augusta, Maine
Email: klyssatyahoo.com
Date: 1/22/01
Time: 1:48:36 PM
Remote Name: 209.222.79.66

Comments

Hey, this is a great site! Thanks for having it!

Incidentally, any of you guys know the name of the largest ore boat (in terms of engine size) currently on the great lakes?

:)

JB


Name: Tom Chabot
Location: Lachine,Mi
Email: beyesatiwon.com
Date: 1/19/01
Time: 12:22:18 PM
Remote Name: 209.153.157.3

Comments

I sailed 24 years,last aboard Charles E. Wilson as wheelsman.Any old shipmates out there.


Name: Rich Strongman
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Email: richstrongmanatyahoo.com
Date: 1/17/01
Time: 9:17:00 PM
Remote Name: 172.137.148.198

Comments

I've been working on the lakes for 26 years. This site is GREAT!


Name: JACK STEINBERG
Location: FLORIDA
Email: jacket13atnetzero.net
Date: 1/17/01
Time: 5:46:24 PM
Remote Name: 63.215.218.159

Comments

New Email Address For Me. Anybody have a good picture of the FRED A. MANSKE

Contact me at jacket13atnetzero.net THANKS!


Name: Sumit. R. Prasad
Location: Bombay  -  India
Email: psumit75athotmail.com
Date: 1/17/01
Time: 5:05:55 AM
Remote Name: 202.9.140.32

Comments

hi, im a 25 year old marine engineer with the shipping corporation of india and had a chance to visit the great lakes in the september of 1999 as a 4th engineer aboard the 26,000 dwt bulk carrier m.v.Lok Pratap. the experience was a truly exhilerating one since never in my life had i seen so much natural beauty in such abundance. the ports that i had the privilege to call on were.......... quebec city, sorel, oshawa, detroit and duluth. god bless these heavenly lakes and the people living around them who take good care.


Name: greg
Location: buffalo, ny
Email: gmaximusatintotem.net
Date: 1/16/01
Time: 7:10:30 PM
Remote Name: 208.28.190.97

Comments

I am only a 15 year old kid, but i am very interested in ships and the seaways. I am especially fond of the ship, Arthur M. Anderson. If anyone has information about it i would greatly appreciate it if you would send me the information (besides that she was with the Fitz) i love the site and check it everyday to read the news and see what is happening. well keep up the good work.


Name: Monty Joel
Location: Illinois
Email: montyatboatnerd.com
Date: 1/15/01
Time: 10:31:10 PM
Remote Name: 138.87.195.41

Comments

I am a Fitzgerald nut, and have found some great info and images on this site. I want to find more info on the Arthur M Anderson, the saltie Avafors, and the Edmund Fitzgeralds sister ship, the Arthur B. Homer.


Name: Neil Dawe
Location: Bloomfield Nf
Email: neildaweatthezone.net
Date: 1/14/01
Time: 12:14:09 PM
Remote Name: 198.165.105.195

Comments

this is a really interesting site, i worked on the lakes for 10 years with ULS on many of their ships ending off on the Canadian Pioneer in 1987 when they put her under foreign flag. I would love to hear from any of my old ship nerds...


Name: Richard J. McPhillips III
Location: Carol Stream, Illinois
Email: RJMcP3ataol.com
Date: 1/8/01
Time: 4:17:07 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.200.146

Comments

I found out about your site through Dean J. Frazer who knew my Grandfather well. My Grandfather was a captain for Pittsburgh Steamship or later, United States Steel. This site is well suited as a starting point to learn something about the Great Lakes as my Grandfather knew them. Thanks, great site.


Name: dave knuth
Location: oscoda,mi
Email: knuthattm.net
Date: 1/7/01
Time: 9:45:21 AM
Remote Name: 64.7.161.7

Comments

Just laid up the Amer. Rep. on New Years day...will be monitoring this site often this winter...any old buds out there?Is there a similar site for salties? Have a good winter All...dLK


Name: Don Poleto
Location: City of Buffalo, New York, Harbormaster's Office
Email: dpoletoatch.ci.buffalo.ny.us
Date: 1/5/01
Time: 3:13:32 PM
Remote Name: 205.232.169.4

Comments

Great Site!


Name: Mark Turcotte
Location: Maine
Email: mturcotteatclinic.net
Date: 1/4/01
Time: 9:02:26 PM
Remote Name: 207.228.205.84

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Name: chris
Location: MN
Email:
Date: 1/4/01
Time: 5:59:27 PM
Remote Name: 208.28.189.250

Comments

wow. my hats off to the people who created this site. it is very informative about ships, and the great lakes in general. good work. ps: the uscgc MACKINAW looks better white


Name: gw
Location: new york
Email:
Date: 1/4/01
Time: 5:56:24 PM
Remote Name: 208.28.189.250

Comments

dude yo! im loveing this site. keep up the good work. this place is kickin'


Name: David L martin
Location: Marysville, california
Email: lewismatjps.net
Date: 1/2/01
Time: 4:23:22 PM
Remote Name: 216.224.148.81

Comments

Viewing the register log and run across the name Waynne Warner. Wayne do you remember me ? I was with you on the Myron C Taylor. I lived on Ord street and you on Spruce. Moved here when Kincheloe clossed. Send me some history since I las seen you. E. Mail (lewismatjps.net. will be waiting. Dave (Chief)


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Date: 1/2/01
Time: 4:18:36 PM
Remote Name: 216.224.148.81

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Date: 1/2/01
Time: 4:18:33 PM
Remote Name: 216.224.148.81

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Name: GARY BOWLER
Location: Ontario, NY
Email: garyatgrbowler.com
Date: 1/2/01
Time: 12:42:10 PM
Remote Name: 204.210.158.213

Comments

You have the best Great Lakes related web site. Keep up the good work. If you get a chance , look at our site www.grbowler.com


Name: Arnold J LaMore
Location: Shelby MI
Email: lamoreatoceana,net
Date: 1/1/01
Time: 10:51:42 AM
Remote Name: 12.106.146.101

Comments

I check this site every day. Would like to see it kept up to date. Ship locations has not been updated since Nov. 2.


Name: john fields
Location: wausau
Email: jlfieldsatverizon.com
Date: 12/31/00
Time: 8:06:23 AM
Remote Name: 63.27.81.199

Comments

I was disapointed that the ship location site was last updated in Nov. I like more info on ships so I can check the web cams at various locations. You must reley on other sources for this info and you have no control over this info.Any it is a good site and I will keep it as a favorite. Happy New Year


Name: Reynold LaFond
Location: Curtis, Mi. 49820
Email: renlafondatyaho.com
Date: 12/28/00
Time: 4:47:33 PM
Remote Name: 207.30.142.233

Comments

I've enjoyed what I have already seen on Boatnerd web. Sounds like it may be very worthy in my search for ancestorial background.


Name: Robert Newell
Location: Michigan
Email: rnewell677ataol.com
Date: 12/27/00
Time: 12:44:11 PM
Remote Name: 12.31.57.10

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Name: PAT LEGO
Location: ARIZONA
Email: patjlegoataol.com
Date: 12/25/00
Time: 10:53:36 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.192.176

Comments

LOST A GREAT OLD ENGR. THIS WK. CLEM HAYDEN, WHO SAILED MANY YRS FOR SHENANGO. ON THE SHENANGO,WM. P. SNYDER,JR.,COL. JAMES M. SCHOONMAKER AND SHENANGO II. ALL GONE EXCEPT SHENANGO II, WHICH IS NOW THE C. M. BEEGLY


Name: Gilles Tremblay
Location: Brossard (Québec)
Email: gyltremblayatvideotron.ca
Date: 12/24/00
Time: 10:38:19 AM
Remote Name: 24.201.193.111

Comments

Nous vivons dans un condo au 10 ième étage d'un immeuble construit à 50 pieds du majestueux fleuve St-Laurent. La Voie Maritime coule à nos pieds. Nous sommes comme dans une tour d'observation. De chez nous, nous voyons l'Écluse de Cote Ste-Catherine, le traffic maritime sur environ 10 milles... C'est fantastique. Vous comprendrez qu'un site comme le vôtre nous passionne énormément. Bravo et Merci à vous...


Name: Joseph J. Craine
Location: GREAT LAKES TOWING SHIPYARD
Email: CRAINE1225atAOL.COM
Date: 12/21/00
Time: 8:11:47 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.197.197

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Name: Christine Gerlach
Location: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Email: christine_gerlachatnps.gov
Date: 12/21/00
Time: 4:55:55 PM
Remote Name: 165.83.167.56

Comments

I do education programs on Lake Michigan and environmental public programs on Great Lake's shipwrecks. I love the ships and the lakes. Your web sites are excellent! They're like free Christmas presents. Thankyou!!


Name: tuppercarol
Location: Columbiaville, Mi
Email: tuppercarolathotmail.com
Date: 12/20/00
Time: 11:39:28 AM
Remote Name: 4.54.141.102

Comments

My son is with Oglebay Norton. As a mother I keep track of him online and do miss him very much as does his wife and 3 little kiddies. I'm very proud of him. His new career is wonderful for him. He's given up Pipefitting to do this and we're all very happy for him.


Name: Margo Dollan
Location: Havre, MT
Email: nituathaillathotmail.com
Date: 12/18/00
Time: 10:07:00 PM
Remote Name: 207.12.145.174

Comments

Hi there, great site! I'm bookmarking it along with the Duluth Shipping News! Keep the pictures coming! They make me "homesick" for the big ships!


Name:
Location: Massachusetts
Email: robinnugent1atcs.com
Date: 12/17/00
Time: 5:25:17 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.207.188

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Name: BOB ZAIS
Location: ROCKFORD, IL.
Email: BEALAFBatAOL.COM
Date: 12/14/00
Time: 1:46:36 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.198.48

Comments

I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE "UP" AND THE WATER. GREAT PLACES UP NORTH. AA-NOW


Name: Raeanna Wuorinen
Location: Superior,Wisconsin
Email: BuBBLEs12316ataol.com
Date: 12/13/00
Time: 5:17:46 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.197.196

Comments

Hey Whats goin on people? this is Raeanna Wuorinen. I'm Bob Wuorinen's daughter.He's a 2nd engineer on the Buffalo. Their tipped over right now outside of Marquette! ahhh, scary sounding i know! well i just wanted to leave a message telling you this! and if my dad sees this HI!!! bye!


Name: Bill Forsythe
Location:
Email: william.forsytheatkodak.com
Date: 12/12/00
Time: 12:00:22 PM
Remote Name: 192.232.119.194

Comments

I am looking for anyone with info and the like concerning the Algoma self-unloader Roy A. Jodrey


Name: JOHN F GREUEL
Location: EAU CLAIRE,WISCONSIN
Email: KCCHIEFatCVOL.NET
Date: 12/12/00
Time: 7:25:10 AM
Remote Name: 216.106.219.122

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Name: Vagaski
Location: Sault Ste Marie,Mich
Email: vagaskiataol.com
Date: 12/11/00
Time: 12:44:42 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.78

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I was only 10 at the time of the Fitzgerald tragedy,and don't recall much.But it has always held such a facination for me,I believe in part because my cousin William Maki,was on the Anderson that fateful night,and I remember him talking of it.Just this past Summer His wife,him and I went to Whitefish Point while they were here on vacation,it was a very emotional time for him. Anyways this is a wonderful site keep up the good work...


Name: Andy Broadstone
Location: Port Huron, MI
Email: N/A
Date: 12/10/00
Time: 11:41:42 AM
Remote Name: 141.214.37.92

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Date: 12/9/00
Time: 5:54:56 PM
Remote Name: 207.109.199.85

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Name: Robert Quintero
Location: Hazel Park,MI
Email: qoveratameritech.net
Date: 12/8/00
Time: 9:44:42 PM
Remote Name: 206.141.211.180

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Great page. Ran into it searching web for anything on Detroit River Mailboat. Planning on my own page. Am philatelic artist that does the fancy covers (envelopes) with the mailboat post office cancels. Getting ready for this years closing run around 12/22/2000. Have collection of mail/cancellations dating back to 1895 for the River Station. If you are interested in this field of maritime history, contact me. Name is BOB QUINTERO Friends call me MR.MAILBOAT


Name: George Rausch
Location: Lake Somerset Michigan
Email: grauschatdmci.net
Date: 12/6/00
Time: 10:05:16 AM
Remote Name: 216.93.120.251

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Although a long way from the big lakes, I always enjoy checking out your web site. Even more interesting with the digital camera age! Keep up the good work!


Name: Russell N. Packer, Jr
Location: Battle Creek Michigan
Email: pac2ratyahoo.com
Date: 12/6/00
Time: 7:50:37 AM
Remote Name: 4.54.215.113

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I lived in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan as the time the fitz sank, I will always remember the that sad day THANK YOU for this website


Name: John Stover
Location: Lincoln MI
Email: jstover941ataol.com
Date: 12/5/00
Time: 2:41:06 PM
Remote Name: 4.18.145.198

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Is there any information about the tug boat John R Stover


Name: Kent Malo
Location: Brossard Qc.
Email: b_malo01atsympatico.ca
Date: 12/3/00
Time: 9:56:30 PM
Remote Name: 64.228.211.240

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I sailed the great lakes 1955 october 26-dec 13 as a deck hand aboard the S.S Kenora at the tender age of 16 joined the Can.Navy Mar. 1956 sailed on the HMCS Sault st marie summer of 1958 had a cousin working for Misener (44) years ret. in 1989 as Capt M.V Ralph Misener his first officer at the time was Cameron Misener, who i believe was the skipper aboard M.V. Canadian Provider up to this date .I am still a boat buff and always will be and i really enjoy this site on the internet.

I live a stones throw from the seaway and soon winter will be closing it down, but the Port of Montreal stays open during winter and I still can see some ship movement, albeit less than what I enjoy when the seaway is operational, keep up the good work i enjoy it immensely


Name: Kent Malo
Location: Brossard Qc.
Email: b_malo01atsympatico.ca
Date: 12/3/00
Time: 9:28:30 PM
Remote Name: 64.228.211.240

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Name: Eric
Location: Atlanta, GA (grew up in Mauston, WI)
Email: gapackersatmindspring.com
Date: 12/3/00
Time: 10:04:20 AM
Remote Name: 209.86.154.33

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Like many here, I didn't actually sail on the boats, but my father spent a few years on them right after high school.

He sailed on the Richard Reiss in the early-mid 1960s and I would interested in hearing from anyone from that time period or group of boats.


Name: Stephen D. James
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Email: stephenjis1atyahoo.com
Date: 12/2/00
Time: 8:48:45 PM
Remote Name: 24.112.158.244

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For Great Lakes information about anything new and old, from the whereabouts of the ships and her crew to what ships are tied up for the wrecking crew, there is no other way to get the best info on the lakes. You guys are SIMPLY THE BEST. KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK. I have been a ship watcher for a number of years and when the weather gets bad or I am unable to get down to the locks all I need to do is come in here and I have all I need at my finger tips. HAPPY SAILING- AND MAY THE WIND ALWAYS BE AT YOUR BACK. STEPHEN D. JAMES


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Name: Harry Jowett
Location: Ancaster On L9K 1J8
Email: hrjowettatattcanada.com
Date: 11/27/00
Time: 8:15:00 PM
Remote Name: 142.154.64.85

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A great way toget history of the ships on the Great Lakes.


Name: Harry Jowett
Location: Ancaster On L9K 1J8
Email: hrjowettatattcanada.com
Date: 11/27/00
Time: 8:13:08 PM
Remote Name: 142.154.64.85

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Name: KRISTIN BERG
Location: DULUTH mINNESOTA
Email: KLB33KAJ
Date: 11/27/00
Time: 6:38:01 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.193.154

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tHIS IS A GREAT SITE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE SHIPS THAT COME THROUGH. i REALLY ENJOY IT!


Name: KRISTIN BERG
Location: DULUTH mINNESOTA
Email: KLB33KAJ
Date: 11/27/00
Time: 6:37:32 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.193.154

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tHIS IS A GREAT SITE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE SHIPS THAT COME THROUGH. i REALLY ENJOY IT!


Name: Rick Armstrong
Location: Wheatfield , IN
Email: armathome.ffni.com
Date: 11/25/00
Time: 2:45:09 PM
Remote Name: 207.42.226.12

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Name: adam salinas sr.
Location: pasadena,texas
Email: salinaspattiatcs.com
Date: 11/23/00
Time: 6:49:54 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.200.32

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great site very informative keep up the good work


Name: Rich Koivisto
Location: Duluth MN
Email: richkoivistoatyahoo.com
Date: 11/21/00
Time: 8:19:25 PM
Remote Name: 207.109.199.111

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Fantastic site....... I have the pleasure of working on the hilltop overlooking our Great freshwater lake and get to see alot of the ships as they come and go under the aerial bridge. The veiw from the Copper-Top church is great. Also enjoy taking photos of the ships while they are here. Hop[e to retire to Arizona in a few years, but will always come back for the summers and the shipping and the rest of the things that Minnesota summers are all about!!!


Name: Eric Larkins
Location: Stockbridge Ga
Email: Tigerfannga
Date: 11/21/00
Time: 6:10:06 PM
Remote Name: 216.79.105.24

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Love the site! Would love to see more pics of the different lines.


Name: BILL BROOMHALL
Location: DAYTON OHIO
Email: WBROOMHALLatAOL.COM
Date: 11/20/00
Time: 10:42:27 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.200.34

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as the son of a great lakes sailor of 16 years, mainly on the D & C lines, i really enjoy hearing about the events on and about the great lakes.


Name: Claudio
Location: Thunder Bay
Email: cherdioattbaytel.net
Date: 11/20/00
Time: 9:55:44 PM
Remote Name: 206.186.168.193

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Being employed at a marine terminal here, I find this site useful to get info on vessels arriving at our dock.


Name: BILL APPEL
Location: SISTER BAY, WI
Email: WAPPELatDCWIS
Date: 11/19/00
Time: 3:01:01 PM
Remote Name: 216.127.217.190

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GREAT


Name: Tony D
Location: Madison Hts , Mi
Email:
Date: 11/19/00
Time: 2:10:23 PM
Remote Name: 216.40.149.84

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Name: beth
Location: mich.
Email: efbethataol.com
Date: 11/19/00
Time: 1:31:54 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.192.167

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Name: mammastractoratboatnerd.com
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Date: 11/15/00
Time: 10:03:30 PM
Remote Name: 198.78.180.30

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Name: Sonnet
Location: Marquette, MI
Email: spelcatnmu.edu
Date: 11/15/00
Time: 11:51:02 AM
Remote Name: 204.38.199.18

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Greetings! I found out about this sight through my bf and his father. I'm not quite sure I'm a boat nut, lol, but I do enjoy to stop by once and a while and see what's happening on the great lakes. I grew up in Harbor Beach, Michigan, so the great lakes have always been apart of my life. So, I think the site is great! Very informative and interesting:) Keep up the good work!


Name: ROBERT M. GATES
Location: CAPE VINCENT N.Y.
Email: sandbayusaatnetscape.net
Date: 11/14/00
Time: 6:21:20 PM
Remote Name: 205.232.218.120

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LIVED ON THE ST.LAWRENCE MOST OF MY LIFE WATCHING THE BOATS (SHIPS) FOR OVER 35 YEARS I FIND YOUR SITE GREAT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ANY THING IF I CAN EVER HELP YOU OUT I LOOK OVER THE AMERICAN CHANNEL AT CARLETON ISLAND IN THE BACK GROUND AT CAPE VINCENT N.Y. BOB GATES SAND BAY N.Y.


Name: Brian Ewald
Location: Sun Lakes Az USA
Email: baewaldatearthlink.net
Date: 11/14/00
Time: 1:56:02 PM
Remote Name: 209.64.87.68

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Being so far away from the Great Lakes, it's nice to be able to vist my most favorite fascination ever GREAT LAKES SHIPPING! THANK YOU FOR BUILDING THIS GREAT SITE.


Name: Joe Gallant
Location: Pompano Bch. FL
Email: tbtjoeataol.com
Date: 11/11/00
Time: 10:02:04 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.199.29

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The Welland Canal trip and pictures were great.A Video tape of a trip through the locks would be even better. Keep up the good work !!!


Name: DAVID A. ADAMSON
Location: HANCOCK,MI.
Email: PADAMSONatUP.NET
Date: 11/10/00
Time: 10:09:17 PM
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60

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Name: Harold Mras
Location: Milwaukee Wi
Email: hmrasatemail.com
Date: 11/10/00
Time: 6:31:45 PM
Remote Name: 38.33.36.125

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The site is a awonderful source of info and such


Name: Lenvil King, Jr.
Location: Marquette, MI
Email: jaynar_paladinathotmail.com
Date: 11/9/00
Time: 10:12:56 AM
Remote Name: 204.38.56.134

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What a wonderful and informative site! I have been a boatnut for about 15 years, and have been gleefully living out my fantasy of working on the lakes for the past 2 years. Keep it up! And if there is EVER anything I can do to help, PLEASE let me know!


Name: Francis P O'Mara
Location: Winter Haven Florida 33884
Email: SailorFranatwebtv.net
Date: 11/7/00
Time: 3:35:22 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.220.180

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As a retired seaman on the Great Lakes for 40 years a Captain friend told me about this sight it's great thanks Fran


Name: Francis P O'Mara
Location: Winter Haven Florida 33884
Email: SailorFranatwebtv.net
Date: 11/7/00
Time: 3:29:06 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.220.180

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As a seaman on the Great Lakes for 40 years I just found out about this sight.It is great thanks an


Name: Rock Zimmerman
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Email: rzimmermanatcyberlynk.net
Date: 11/7/00
Time: 1:09:10 PM
Remote Name: 204.124.166.17

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Great job with the Behind the Scenes article & photos !!!! It adds to the experience my Dad & I had when we went there in June.


Name: John Donovan
Location: Hesperia California
Email: MSUCJ59ataol.com
Date: 11/7/00
Time: 6:13:04 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.197.42

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What memories this fine site brings back. My dad, Laurence Donovan, spent 31 years in the US Coast Guard, and for a time we lived in the Hammond Bay Life Boat Station on Lake Huron south of Cheboygan, till it was decommissioned in about 1948. Lots of time spent watching the lakers go by, sometimes so far out that all you could see was the smoke as they went by the Spectacle Reef Light, and around the North side of Bois Blanc Island headed for the St. Mary's River. Living there also meant trips to Forty Mile Point Lighthouse, as my parents visited with Louis Hudak and his wife. He was the light keeper. After Hammond Bay closed, dad was transferd as Officer In Charge of the Lightship Huron, stationed at the entrance to Lake St. Clair, and later to the Coast Guard Ice Breaker Mackinaw at Cheboygan. I remember the big lakers coming into the Cheboygan River to unload coal. Later, after retirement, dad was one of 19 men who purchased the Steamer Straits of Mackinac from the State of Michigan when the Mackinac Bridge opened. The Straits loaded cars from the side, rather than from the ends. As a college student, I worked as an Ordinary Seaman on the Straits when it carried passengers to Mackinac Island as the pride of the Straits Transit Company fleet under the command of a Captain Putvin. Living in Cheboygan, as a high school kid, I remember a neighbor losing her husband, I think on the Carl Bradly when it went down around Beaver Island. that would hve been in the mid to late 50's. I couldn't find any reference on your site to that ship and its sinking. My heart is still at the Lakes and its ships and lighthouses, but can't take the winters anymore. Keep up the good work!


Name: Carroll T Verbeck Jr
Location: Beaverton, OR
Email: Verbeckjratcs.com
Date: 11/4/00
Time: 2:13:16 AM
Remote Name: 172.159.243.41

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Very nice site! Was born in Duluth, MN, and my Dad sailed on yhe Henry C Frick, in the late 20's. Seeing the photos, of the ships, almost makes me homesick, But, I don't miss the winters


Name: Terry D. Burak
Location: Bullhead City, AZ
Email: tdburakataol.com
Date: 11/3/00
Time: 4:04:21 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.194.201

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Interesting site. Previously lived in Escanaba, MI and travelled throughout the Great Lakes area and always stopped at the Soo Locks to watch the ships pass. Living in Arizona I miss the Lakes (but not the snow).


Name: Jim Z
Location: Johnstown OH
Email: zippy5zsataol.com
Date: 11/2/00
Time: 7:49:57 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.207.176

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You all have a magnificent site, especially for those of us who seldom get the thrill of seeing these bluewater beauties in person.


Name: McKay Island Lighthouse
Location: Lake Huron
Email: larryd.petersonatsympatico.ca
Date: 11/1/00
Time: 8:58:23 PM
Remote Name: 216.209.120.168

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This website was recommended to me by a Great Lakes Ship Engineer and I am really impressed by the extent and resources to be found here. This is excellent! For information on McKay Island Lighthouse check out www.brucebaycottages.com You can actually rent a lighthouse in Lake Huron !


Name: Dale Moggy
Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario
Email: campeightatyahoo.com
Date: 10/31/00
Time: 12:46:01 AM
Remote Name: 209.91.165.134

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I sailed for a number of years on the Great Lakes on such ships as thr Norgoma,Nipigon Bay,Collingwood,Prescott,John O.McKellar,Burlington,Algosteel,Tug Angus M.,Agawa,Roy A. Jodrey,Canadoc and Yankcanuck. I find this website very good as I like to know whats going on with shipping on the Great Lakes.


Name: Glenda Peattie
Location: St. Catharines. On. CANADA
Email: glenda_20002000atyahoo.com
Date: 10/30/00
Time: 8:01:37 PM
Remote Name: 142.194.155.217

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I just found out about your site from my local paper today (They did a story on your trip to the canal) I, too, have had a lifelong facination with ships. I was also lucky enough to have sailed for a number of years where I advanced to be one of the first women wheelsmen on the lake. At the tender age of 21 I was wheeling the "Canadian Progress". It is the best job in the world!


Name: Don Schmid
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Email: fliper43ataol.com
Date: 10/29/00
Time: 10:32:33 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.197.183

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Name: Tiffany L. Bouchard
Location: Saco, Maine 04072
Email: H.D.FATBOYatMAINE.RR.COM
Date: 10/27/00
Time: 2:29:39 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.206.191

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I would like to say hi to everyone, my boyfriend told me about this site. He is a Chief on a tugboat/barge on the Great Lakes. I have been able to see alot on this site. I hope to continue to see more pictures in the future.


Name: Katleen
Location: lake michigan
Email:
Date: 10/26/00
Time: 5:43:05 PM
Remote Name: 199.178.251.206

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Enjoy this site although I am sorry I havent known about it longer.Am pasing on to other family and friends.I did see a mans name,Bruce lolmaugh from San Antoino,Texas and he mentioned he worked on the J.W.Westcott.Bruce my uncle was a captain on there for many years, maybe you knew him!!! If you see this please respond through here.Thanks


Name: Earl Biggers
Location: Kansas
Email: ebiggersathotmail.com
Date: 10/22/00
Time: 10:42:25 AM
Remote Name: 208.216.217.178

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Considering going to GLMA; What would happen to a 3AE if the economy would go no the skids like it did around 1977 - 1980? Would there still be plenty of work on the lakes? Thanks!


Name: S.A. Oakes
Location: Portage, IN
Email: sarlenoataol.com
Date: 10/21/00
Time: 2:16:03 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.208

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Looking for photos of "SOO RIVER TRADER" for the purpose of building a scale model to radio control.


Name: Matt Allen
Location: Monroe, MI
Email:
Date: 10/20/00
Time: 5:51:28 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.197.193

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Name: Minn-Mass
Location: Ohio River-Bluegrass
Email: saundra00atmyway.com
Date: 10/19/00
Time: 4:50:11 PM
Remote Name: 216.67.88.151

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I spent a good deal of my life along the northshore of"Mother Superior". Many times, I've stroked a canoe, fishing, from the shores of Duluth to Two Harbors and beyond. This great inland sea has provided both joy and sorrow for all who attemp to tame her banks and/or traverse her waters. These are the two mandates that allow men to forge into the unknown and "Mother Nature" to reclaim all that she offers to those who "READ" her. My total respect to all who have gone down in ship's and those that know what it is to be alive!!!! My best to you , one and all, young and old, fear nothing--life is a dream!!!


Name: Max Andrae
Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Email: Andrae27atyahoo.com
Date: 10/18/00
Time: 9:07:45 PM
Remote Name: 205.216.110.129

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When I was a kid in the early 1920's and 30's I was told that a John Andrae owned a tugboat that operated out of the Milwaukee Harbor. Is there any way of checking this?


Name: JIM STOUT
Location: Kittanning Pa.
Email: jimsatpenn.com
Date: 10/18/00
Time: 8:34:16 PM
Remote Name: 208.22.43.49

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Really enjoy this great site


Name: Mike
Location: Warren
Email: auroralathome.com
Date: 10/18/00
Time: 5:18:52 PM
Remote Name: 24.7.251.225

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Hello,

Where would I go to find out if there are any jobs available/openings on a Great Lakes freighter? In addition, I would appreciate any information on job training in this area (non-four year degree).

Thanks for any assistance,

Mike


Name: allaneaves
Location: brookport,il
Email: capt_6atyahoo.com
Date: 10/18/00
Time: 4:06:37 PM
Remote Name: 216.34.56.10

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This is Capt.Allan Eaves,I talked to you as you were up bound on the Il.river from starved rock locks,in late sept.I was on the M/V Martha Mac.Hope you are doing fine. God bless.


Name: BRUCE LOLMAUGH
Location: SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
Email:
Date: 10/17/00
Time: 8:02:57 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.192.56

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I WAS BORN IN DETROIT MICHIGAN AND HAV HAD A LIFELONG LOVE OFMTHE VESSELS OF THE GREAT LAKES. I AM A FORMER EMPLOYEE OFMTHE J.W. WESTCOTT THE MAIL BOAT LOCATED IN DETROIT IT WAS THE MOST FUN I'VE EVER HAD GETTING TO DO SOMETHING I REALLY ENJOYED IN A BUSINESS THAT IS LIKE NO OTHER ANYWHERE.


Name: BRIAN MUELLER
Location: STONEMOUNTAIN ,GA
Email:
Date: 10/10/00
Time: 8:28:53 PM
Remote Name: 63.36.158.173

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Name: BRIAN MUELLER
Location: STONEMOUNTAIN ,GA
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Date: 10/10/00
Time: 8:27:58 PM
Remote Name: 63.36.158.173

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Name: BRIAN MUELLER
Location: STONEMOUNTAIN    GA
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Date: 10/10/00
Time: 8:26:41 PM
Remote Name: 63.36.158.173

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IWAS BORN IN MICHIGAN


Name: BRIAN MUELLER
Location: STONEMOUNTAIN    GA
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Date: 10/10/00
Time: 8:24:13 PM
Remote Name: 63.36.158.173

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Name: rebecca martin
Location: port of erie, pa
Email: rebeccaatvelocity.net
Date: 10/6/00
Time: 9:59:40 AM
Remote Name: 208.31.5.141

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would like to participate in the calendar of events. what is required?


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Name: Walter S Rippa
Location: Grayslake,Ill
Email: www.wallbassataol.com
Date: 10/1/00
Time: 6:05:15 PM
Remote Name: 172.141.77.51

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I had the privilidge of visiting the Great Lakes shipwreck museum at White Fish Point,Mich in the U.P. It was FANTASTIC AND A MUST FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN GREAT LAKES HISTORY. I also found out I think I had a relative on the Edmund Fitzgerald.Paul M Riippa he was a deckhand if anyone out there can assist me with history and/or verification it would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail address is www.wallbassataol.com. THANKS


Name: Kathy Bausback
Location: Illinois
Email: kayboz40atcs.com
Date: 9/28/00
Time: 12:21:15 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.194.199

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This is an absolutely great site. I have been to the Soo Locks and watched in awe as the freighters pass thru the locks. Stayed on Neebish Island which is in the middle of the upbound and downbound channel (lake Nicolet and Lake George)on the way to the locks.


Name: Steven Chafins
Location: Michigan
Email: steve_chafinsatyahoo.com
Date: 9/27/00
Time: 7:57:11 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.200.29

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Name: Pam Johnson
Location: Chapman Kansas
Email: None
Date: 9/27/00
Time: 12:35:42 PM
Remote Name: 208.166.173.173

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This a great way to learn about the great lakes and the ships that sailed on them. My father was a sailor for many years. He was a member of the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I miss the the docks and the lake smell and the sounds of the ships. All of you living in the area of the great lakes are very lucky. Kansas is a long way from all of that kind of beauty.


Name: Richard O. Johnson
Location: St. Clair , Michigan
Email: saltyswedeataol.com
Date: 9/27/00
Time: 10:46:50 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.194.192

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Name: Paul Koepke
Location: Goshen IN
Email: kb9mkdatbnin.net
Date: 9/25/00
Time: 7:38:33 AM
Remote Name: 208.15.76.55

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Fantastic site! I grew up near Sheboygan, WI and as a youth became acquainted with the ole C. Reiss Coal boats coming into the harbor. The site helps me keep in touch with one of the loves of my life! Keep up the good work!


Name: Bob and Kathy Looyenga
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Email: LooyengaRatCS.Com
Date: 9/21/00
Time: 7:25:22 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.205.39

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Enjoy watching the live cam of the Soo Locks!


Name: Steve
Location: near Rochester, NY
Email: stephenclaryataol.com
Date: 9/20/00
Time: 9:32:44 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.198.183

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Just found your site yesterday. I enjoy seeing the Lakers and Salties from my little outboard at the 1000 Islands. A great grandfather was a ship carpenter in Oswego, NY many years ago.


Name: Doug Grinyer
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Email: stubaticom.ca
Date: 9/18/00
Time: 9:56:46 PM
Remote Name: 207.139.201.214

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enjoy the site check it out often, into r/c boating at present working on the tug the Brooklin


Name: Richard O'Connor Johnson
Location: St.Clair, Michigan
Email: saltyswedeataol.com
Date: 9/18/00
Time: 5:46:44 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.194.208

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My Grandfather,Capt.Richard O'Connorsailed the Great Lakes for fifty years


Name: Victoria Z. Lang
Location: Troy, Michigan
Email: victoriaz13athotmail.com
Date: 9/18/00
Time: 6:07:02 AM
Remote Name: 209.69.166.24

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Just clicked in to see what its all about, and acually to purchase a raffle ticket, as I want a trip on one of these ships, that I keep seeing going up and down the St. Clair River...Now I come back almost every day to see what new...I guess I'm hooked on this channel........Purchsed the new ship book and took it with me when I went to dinner in St,.Clair,MI. unfortunately no ships came down that evening. but I had my book... Thanks for this wonderful, educational sight....CARPE DIEM


Name: Dale Moggy
Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario
Email: campeightatyahoo.com
Date: 9/13/00
Time: 10:12:25 PM
Remote Name: 207.210.141.101

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Sailed on the great lakes for years so am always interested in ships and the history.


Name: Al Gillis
Location: Portland, Oregon
Email: algatteleport.com
Date: 9/11/00
Time: 10:34:06 PM
Remote Name: 216.26.13.66

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As usual, Neil, your work outdoes itself on a consistant basis! Although a little late to ride on the John W. Brown I enjoyed reading about it. One of the notes remarked to the effect that John W. Brown was one of two remaining operating Liberty ships. Many of your readers may not know that the other is the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, now home ported at Pier 45 in San Francisco, California. I've visited the O'Brien many times and once had the pleasure to cruise down the Columbia River severl years ago while she was on a West Coast tour. Any Boatnerd readers west of the Great Lakes should make a point of seeing this vessel.


Name: Jim Metzger
Location: Fontana, California
Email: jmetzgeratmathesoninc.com
Date: 9/11/00
Time: 7:11:44 PM
Remote Name: 208.137.239.2

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I really appreciate the time and talent put into this web site. The photos and stories remind me so much of my youth and time spent in, on and around Lake St. Clair and the Detroit river. Keep up the good work!


Name: L. Williams
Location: RenCen Detroit, MI
Email:
Date: 9/8/00
Time: 4:46:51 PM
Remote Name: 208.223.205.165

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Thanks for the photo gallery and ship bios/specs. Knowing a little about them, and being able to identify them, makes them seem like old "friends" as they pass by our office windows while traveling through the Detroit River.


Name: eric keeping
Location: thorold.
Email: whardy7athome.com
Date: 9/7/00
Time: 10:15:47 PM
Remote Name: 24.226.53.119

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Date: 9/5/00
Time: 11:09:25 PM
Remote Name: 207.175.33.163

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Name: Michael j Stanich
Location: Whiting,Ind. 46394
Email: michaelstanichathotmail.com
Date: 9/2/00
Time: 12:50:16 PM
Remote Name: 207.24.72.12

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9-2-00 Enjoyed the site very much.I grew up around the south end of of lake michagan and always enjoyed looking at the ships when ever possible.As a part-time freelance photographer I am starting to photograph the ships that I see when I can.I live between south chicago and east chicago which does get great boat traffic.Keep up the great work.

Michael j Stanich 2050 lincoln Whiting,Ind. 46394


Name: Frances Davies
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Email: franmac38atyahoo.ca
Date: 8/27/00
Time: 11:59:52 PM
Remote Name: 209.82.45.201

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Except for a really rude response to a question I had, the info search is great and I've got my husband into it now. We could read this stuff for hours! (We do!)

F & T Davies


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Date: 8/26/00
Time: 7:52:01 PM
Remote Name: 207.175.33.163

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Date: 8/26/00
Time: 12:10:19 AM
Remote Name: 207.175.33.163

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Name: Larry Elliston
Location: Montréal area, Qué., Canada
Email: larryelliston57athotmail.com
Date: 8/25/00
Time: 3:43:56 PM
Remote Name: 207.253.121.45

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As a former Great Lakes sailor, I find this a very interesting and 'widespread' site, which I intend to re-visit often. Best wishes to all those who sail on Great Lakes' ships, and to those who watch them!


Name: Larry Elliston
Location: Montréal area, Qué., Canada
Email: larryelliston57athotmail.com
Date: 8/25/00
Time: 3:30:53 PM
Remote Name: 207.253.121.45

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As a former Great Lakes sailor, I find this a very interesting and 'widespread' site, which I intend to re-visit often. Best wishes to all those who sail on Great Lakes' ships, and to those who watch them!


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Date: 8/25/00
Time: 3:17:24 PM
Remote Name: 207.175.33.163

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Name: Benita Larson Veihl
Location: Michigan
Email: benvatmail.lhi2.net
Date: 8/25/00
Time: 3:12:01 PM
Remote Name: 207.175.33.163

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Date: 8/25/00
Time: 3:11:07 PM
Remote Name: 207.175.33.163

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Name: Dick Cridlebaugh
Location: East Peoria,IL
Email: dacrbcathorizon222.net
Date: 8/24/00
Time: 6:44:42 PM
Remote Name: 209.251.119.141

Comments

Thought I was train buff,till we spent time at The Inn at Lock 7.What a conversion!!! Saw the Niagra and other,also the other Niagra with water running over it.Now a Welland/Seaway convert,though remote.


Name: YVONE BOUCHER
Location: ROCKLAND ONTARIO
Email: YVONNEBOUCHERatVIDEOTRON.CA
Date: 8/23/00
Time: 12:09:37 PM
Remote Name: 132.156.44.237

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I have always lived near the Great Lakes and do enjoy this sight very much.


Name: John G. Adams
Location: Massillon, OH
Email: Sea1elkataol.com
Date: 8/19/00
Time: 12:23:03 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.207.53

Comments

I sailed with Interlake Steamship 1956 thru 1964. SS Herbert C. Jackson, SS Elton Hoyt II, SS JL Mauthe, among others as Helmsman AB Seaman any waters. I enjoyed every second of these years so much, I joined the US Navy for 22 years. You bring back fond memories.


Name: Robert Collins
Location: 2130 Fernlock-Oxford, Mi. 48371
Email: rcoll2242ataol.com
Date: 8/18/00
Time: 9:29:28 AM
Remote Name: 63.93.21.130

Comments

Enjoyed


Name: James B. Smith
Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Email: jemb.smithatworldnet.att.net
Date: 8/13/00
Time: 1:53:44 PM
Remote Name: 38.194.197.88

Comments

Nice Sight. I am looking for prints on the William Clay Ford and Benson Clay Ford.


Name: mike bond
Location: scotland uk
Email: mabondatboatnerd.com
Date: 8/6/00
Time: 3:01:25 PM
Remote Name: 62.7.26.123

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great site full of interest am retired mariner and have been up the seaway a few times will pas the site add to my other marine friends mabond


Name: Gary B. Lipely
Location: Biloxi, MS
Email: g.lipelyatfgh.com
Date: 8/3/00
Time: 4:22:52 PM
Remote Name: 216.116.176.17

Comments

I heard about this site several weeks ago but just got the chance to chcck it out. It's very interesting!! Keep up the good work.


Name: ralph burdick
Location: st.clair library
Email:
Date: 8/2/00
Time: 4:39:05 PM
Remote Name: 63.70.149.28

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finally at a chance to see your site


Name: Chris Houghton
Location: Essex. England
Email: chrishoughtonatmagic96.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 8/2/00
Time: 3:05:28 PM
Remote Name: 195.92.67.72

Comments

I always visitlock visitors centre when I am visiting my uncle in St Catherines. Found your site very interesting. Keep up the good work


Name: WILLIAM BOUDOS
Location: CHICAGO,IL 60629
Email: BIG7601atAOL.COM
Date: 8/2/00
Time: 9:57:01 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.197.32

Comments

WAS BROSING ON THE WEB LOOKING FOR SOMETHING WHEN I FOUND YOUR WEB SITE THINK IT IS REALY GREAT.


Name: Jack Steinberg
Location: Florida
Email: jlsteinbergatearthlink.net
Date: 7/31/00
Time: 8:52:34 AM
Remote Name: 158.252.77.44

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Found site by accident,new to the computer, 2 weeks. Excellent site. Worked on American Steamship line. The Manske,Boland,Adam E. Cornelius, among others. Live cams are great. Again great,great, site. Thanks!


Name: Kathy Murphy Hawley
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Email: hawleypropatmindspring.com
Date: 7/29/00
Time: 3:17:07 PM
Remote Name: 63.36.132.37

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Just discovered your great site! My dad worked on the Buckeye years ago and I'd like to arrange a trip for him & mom for next year's 50th anniversary. Who can I contact for information? Please email me.


Name: Sandra  Thompson
Location: Harrison Michigan
Email: shipmate1atvoyager.net
Date: 7/28/00
Time: 8:44:22 AM
Remote Name: 209.153.189.10

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My husband works on the ships, On the SS Wilford Sykes. I love this sight because it helps me to know when I can go suprise him. I took a trip on his ship this year ,it was the greatest. We should all give these guys a hand for the long hours thay put in to bring us the red gold.


Name: Patt L. Shelley
Location: Wisconsin
Email: olboatsataol.com
Date: 7/28/00
Time: 12:13:26 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.192.33

Comments

MyFather was a lake captain with Cleveland Cliffs. Capt. Gilbert L. Shelley, anyone remember him. Let me Know


Name: scott thomson
Location: superior,WI
Email: scottsharboratboatnerds.com
Date: 7/21/00
Time: 9:36:10 PM
Remote Name: 205.213.72.20

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Name: Pieter Ganzeveld
Location: Ten Boer - Netherlands
Email: pganzeveldatfreeler.nl
Date: 7/21/00
Time: 8:10:14 PM
Remote Name: 213.53.6.254

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Three hours ago searching for information of Vancouver(relatives living there)I found this gigantic site.It's fantastic to see how much information is gathered for men who loves shipping in general. Also information about Lakers is beatifull. A great Job!!!!!!!!!


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Date: 7/18/00
Time: 10:58:03 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.201.73

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Name: Bernadine Bolles
Location: Fennville Mich.
Email: light181atjuno.com
Date: 7/17/00
Time: 9:29:28 PM
Remote Name: 209.138.231.102

Comments

We make a trip to the locks every fall. We love it there.


Name: Bernadine Bolles
Location: Fennville Mich.
Email: light181atjuno.com
Date: 7/17/00
Time: 9:27:47 PM
Remote Name: 209.138.231.102

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Name: Ryan Mihalak
Location: Superior, WI
Email: thesleepingmooseatnetscape.net
Date: 7/16/00
Time: 4:33:25 PM
Remote Name: 216.56.28.50

Comments

Great site!!! It is one of the best I have ever seen. Keep up the good work..I'm going to try to send some pics soon.


Name: Raeanna Wuorinen
Location: Superior,WI
Email: BuBBLES12316ataol.com
Date: 7/11/00
Time: 11:18:28 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.196.59

Comments

Hello! I'm signing this cuz my dad works for the boats. He works on the Indiana Harbor right now, as a second engineer. I'm taking a trip on it in August!


Name: Nell Mattson
Location: Michigan
Email: nell_mattsonatyahoo.com
Date: 7/10/00
Time: 5:12:46 PM
Remote Name: 216.40.169.139

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I love watching the big ships sailing on Lake Huron. It's great to be able to learn more about them. Thanks.


Name: marilynn m tupek
Location: erie pa
Email: mama_chevyatwebtv.net
Date: 7/10/00
Time: 4:10:53 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.200.153

Comments

great web site....i will be touring the ship this week when it comes to erie !!


Name: Lee Rowe
Location: UP
Email: leeroweatbresnanlink.net
Date: 7/8/00
Time: 8:51:48 PM
Remote Name: 24.213.47.141

Comments

Thanks for the great site. Go to the locks as often as possible. Keep up the good work, Neil!


Name: Ginny Munroe Sonntag
Location: Cleveland
Email: sundaysatcenturytel.net
Date: 7/4/00
Time: 11:07:24 PM
Remote Name: 209.206.193.238

Comments

Great web site. I come from a long line of lake captains. Captain James Munroe way back in the mid 1800's. His son (my grandfather) Captain Angus Munroe, who sailed in the early 1900's through to the 1940's. My father Captain John (Jack) Munroe, who sailed for the Reiss Steamship Company and later on retired with Steinbrenner. Dad was up in White Fish Bay when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank. He had plenty of stories.


Name: Nancy Jo Sunday
Location: Cecil, Ohio
Email: njsundayatbright.net
Date: 7/4/00
Time: 11:38:35 AM
Remote Name: 209.143.2.171

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My father introduced me to the locks about 30 years ago. I love them. Great web site. Thank you


Name: D. Bowie
Location: Embrun Ontario
Email: djbowieatmagma.ca
Date: 7/3/00
Time: 11:42:11 PM
Remote Name: 206.191.63.64

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So Glad I found this site! - and for below comment - no, Its the Welland Canal that is the most Facisnating place!!!


Name: D. Bowie
Location: Embrun Ontario
Email: djbowieatmagma.ca
Date: 7/3/00
Time: 11:40:32 PM
Remote Name: 206.191.63.64

Comments

So Glad I found this site!


Name: Arnold J LaMore
Location: Shelby MI
Email: lamoreatoceana.net
Date: 7/3/00
Time: 10:19:27 PM
Remote Name: 216.111.163.226

Comments

An interesting site. We try to get to the locks every couple years.


Name: chuck kopas
Location: lowell in
Email: csocks44ataol.com
Date: 7/2/00
Time: 5:15:09 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.193.174

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just saying hello to all my sailor acquaintences I have had the pleasure of meeting & working with over the years.Good sailing may the Main Captain watch over each one of you. Caterpillar Chuck


Name: Michelle
Location: Western UP Michigan
Email: mlbeckatup.net
Date: 7/2/00
Time: 4:24:41 PM
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60

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Salutations to the crew aboard the SS Cason J. Callaway.


Name: lloyd (mac) mcallister
Location: tavares fl.
Email: sailbaddasinneratwebtv.net
Date: 7/2/00
Time: 8:35:21 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.216.61

Comments

sailed the years of '46 through '50. on the enders m. voorhees, james j. hill and the henry phipps.


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Date: 7/2/00
Time: 5:24:16 AM
Remote Name: 207.12.20.164

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Name: BobKotcher
Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
Email: kotchatilhawaii.net
Date: 7/2/00
Time: 5:22:30 AM
Remote Name: 207.12.20.164

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Name: Keith A. Kraut
Location: Westerville, Ohio
Email: kkraut_2000atyahoo.com
Date: 6/30/00
Time: 7:43:50 PM
Remote Name: 209.41.196.153

Comments

The Soo Locks are the most fascinating place on the Earth. This web page is great!


Name: Josh Crawford
Location: Michigan
Email:
Date: 6/29/00
Time: 10:56:24 PM
Remote Name: 207.175.33.20

Comments

Hello and good sailing to the Captain and crew of the Edwin H. Gott. The most powerful ship on the lakes.


Name: R. Heffernan
Location: Westbury, NY
Email: RRheffernan300ataol.com
Date: 6/29/00
Time: 5:00:07 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.207.179

Comments

Found this site while looking for info on Great Lakes shipping. Spent my last 8 month in the Army in Michigan with almost weekly trips to the UP during Spring and Summer months in 1971. Love the area and have been back a couple of times since, always stopping at Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Look forward to the information on the site.


Name: M.Savoury
Location: NFLD
Email:
Date: 6/27/00
Time: 7:23:24 PM
Remote Name: 209.128.34.2

Comments

Great site! Hi to my husband on the Algoscotia.I'll be back to this site many times.


Name: Kathy Firestone
Location: Traverse City, MI USA
Email: mirattraverse.com
Date: 6/17/00
Time: 10:12:57 PM
Remote Name: 12.2.88.21

Comments

I tracked this site down by checking URLs that have clicked on to my new web business. I collect Great Lakes and, especially, island information so I'm happy I've found this new place to visit.


Name: Cheryl Grice
Location: Muncie, Indiana, USA
Email: KlingonGalataol.com
Date: 6/17/00
Time: 12:21:00 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.197.48

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What a cool place---hi little brother! (MY brother works on the Invincible!)


Name: Tom Kieft
Location: Grand Haven, MI
Email: drivertesterathotmail.com
Date: 6/16/00
Time: 11:18:21 PM
Remote Name: 208.21.101.165

Comments

LOVE this site!!! Can anyone tell me a site that lets one know the Estamated time of arrival or destination and load of ship on the Great Lakes?


Name: Lyle Anderson
Location: Duluth Mn.
Email: lyle70atmsn.com
Date: 6/14/00
Time: 12:39:34 PM
Remote Name: 63.31.52.72

Comments

This goes in with my favorites. I sailed for Inland Steel and retired off the Ryerson in 93.Be glad to hear from any shipmates out there. Keep up the good work.


Name: Robert K. Wilson
Location: Elyria, Ohio
Email: wilsmeisteratalltel.net
Date: 6/13/00
Time: 5:29:31 PM
Remote Name: 166.102.187.49

Comments

I sailed as a deckhand, deck watchman and watchman on the Enders M. Voorhees in 1944 and 1945 at the age of 15 and 16.The best job I ever had.This is a great webb site for me. Still have it in my blood


Name: Robert K. Wilson
Location: Elyria, Ohio
Email: wilsmeisteratalltel.net
Date: 6/13/00
Time: 5:21:23 PM
Remote Name: 166.102.187.49

Comments

I sailed as a deckhand, deck watchman and


Name: Andrew Gurthet
Location: San Francisco, California
Email: gurthetathotmail.com
Date: 6/9/00
Time: 5:13:57 PM
Remote Name: 209.77.150.186

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Name: WILLIAM KEOUGH
Location: ENGLAND
Email: billrubyatwkeough.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 6/8/00
Time: 2:49:16 PM
Remote Name: 195.92.194.72

Comments

Great site found it from another link. I made my first voyage to the Great Lakes on the M.V. Camellia of North Shields England. We entered the Seaway on the 3rd May 1959 eight days after it had opened to commercial traffic. We went to Duluth where we loaded a cargo of grain for Avonmouth England. I made many more trips to the Lakes before retiring from the sea in June 1966.


Name: WILLIAM KEOUGH
Location: ENGLAND
Email: billrubyatwkeough.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 6/8/00
Time: 2:39:39 PM
Remote Name: 195.92.194.72

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Great site I found it from another link. I made my first voyage to the Great Lakes on the M.V.Camellia. We entered the Seaway on the 3rd May 1959 8 days after it had opened to commercial traffic. We went to Duluth where we loaded a cargo of grain for Avonmouth England.


Name: KAREN KRAJEWSKI
Location: WARREN MI
Email: krajatbignet.net
Date: 6/7/00
Time: 6:15:29 PM
Remote Name: 64.79.87.86

Comments

Just found this sight. What a kick.


Name: Carol Loree
Location: my son's on the Buckeye
Email: tuppercarolathotmail.com
Date: 6/4/00
Time: 12:17:35 PM
Remote Name: 209.206.122.95

Comments

I'm very interested in keeping up-to-date on the whereabouts and daily news of Buckeye, a boat that my son boarded on 6/3/00. It's been his dream for over 10 yrs. and he called to say he loves it. Please put it on the map so his children and I can track its whereabouts.


Name: Bud Bonner
Location: R. R. #1, Iroquois, Ontario
Email: bud.bonneratsympatico.ca
Date: 6/3/00
Time: 10:44:22 PM
Remote Name: 216.209.122.89

Comments

Enjoy visiting your site. I can watch the ships transiting the St. Lawrence Seaway from my living room window and it is always of interest to see a Saltie pass by on it's way to the upper reaches of our great country. Your site keeps me informed of the happenings on the whole system and that for me, is much appreciated.

Hope you can keep up the fine job you are now doing.


Name: Jim Daebelliehn
Location: Plainfield,IL.
Email:
Date: 6/1/00
Time: 3:37:41 PM
Remote Name: 208.246.179.66

Comments

Your site is a great find. I have a great interest in shipping and it's history. Your site is a fascinating blend of history & information.


Name: Betsy Budzynski
Location: Buffalo, New York
Email: bbudzynskiataol.com
Date: 5/31/00
Time: 6:03:03 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.198.26

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Name: John (Jack) R. Foley
Location: Wausau, WI
Email: KarJac36ataol.com
Date: 5/29/00
Time: 5:31:36 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.71

Comments

I worked the ore carriers, of and on, from 1968 to '71. The last one I was on was the old Otto Reiss. I got off of her at Ashland ,WI where I lived at the time.


Name: Lori Evrard
Location: Ashland, WI
Email: lmevrardatwin.bright.net
Date: 5/29/00
Time: 9:18:16 AM
Remote Name: 208.140.0.138

Comments

Great site. I've been working on Lake Superior aboard a government research vessel for about 10 years. Learning about other vessels has been a enjoyable hobby for me during my travels on the lake.


Name: Capt. John
Location: Ellison Bay, WI
Email: www.LighthouseGospel.com
Date: 5/28/00
Time: 11:01:21 PM
Remote Name: 216.127.217.160

Comments

Fantasitc website for us boatman.


Name: Ray Darragh
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Email: ray210ataol.com
Date: 5/25/00
Time: 11:27:41 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.197.58

Comments

I tripped acrossed this site when I was trying to find information on the Edmund Fitzgerald which Gordon Lightfoot made so popular in his ballad. Whoever maintains this site, my hats off to them as it is very informative about ships in the great lakes and your photos make a terrific screen saver! Thank you Ray


Name: Ben Salewsky
Location: Menominee, MI
Email: bensatwinsert.com
Date: 5/25/00
Time: 12:12:39 PM
Remote Name: 206.242.47.157

Comments

Really interesting site. I was told about it recently by a salesman friend. I try to make a trip to the Soo each Fall with the family. I really enjoy watching the boats going through the locks.


Name: William H. Bull
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Email: BullandSon.atworldnet.att.net
Date: 5/24/00
Time: 4:28:12 PM
Remote Name: 12.75.204.115

Comments

Dear Neil: I'm probably the last great lakey in the universe to find out, but at www.maptech.com anyone can view and print coastal great lake charts by city, and at http://terraserver.microsoft.com you can zoom down close in the coastal aerial photos and print them, too. The only cost is a little time and maybe some frustration orienting the visual portion just as you want to print.. (Boaties can get a thrill seeing, for example, the side to side line up of old ferries at Ludington when they did the overfly in April '93 from that unique perspective. The scale is pretty good. 300 feet is about an inch and a half on the page, maybe the equivalent of 1500' altitude.) Hope this is useful to someone and not too redundant. Best wishes for a great meeting at Sault-St Marie!


Name: Keith A. Rusby
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Email: tippitonattotal.net
Date: 5/23/00
Time: 1:39:00 PM
Remote Name: 154.5.51.154

Comments

I have been involved with marine salvage for thirty years in the great lakes, East & West Coasts of Canada, the Canadian Artic, East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. and the Carribean. Have files on most salvage services with photographs (over 100 casualties). If any questions will try and provide answers. Now act as independent salvage consultant.

Name: Joseph W Worman
Location: New Haven,  Indiana
Email: jwwmichiganathotmail.com
Date: 5/22/00
Time: 8:06:22 AM
Remote Name: 206.99.186.31

Comments

I live in Indiana but grew up in the U.P. just south of Marquette on K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. I visit the U.P. about 2 times a year. I enjoy the peace, beauty and solitude of the Upper Pennisula.


Name: Chris Guimond
Location: Ogdensburg, N.Y.
Email: cguimondatgisco.net
Date: 5/17/00
Time: 8:29:21 PM
Remote Name: 209.2.241.206

Comments

Cool site! I grew up on the St. Lawrence River and have always enjoyed watching the ships. Now I am fortunate enough to work with them as a Vessel Traffic Controller with the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.(Eisenhower Lock) Keep up the good work. I'll be back!


Name: Kurt Patterson
Location: Darrington, WA
Email: alpacasatglacierview.net
Date: 5/16/00
Time: 10:09:58 PM
Remote Name: 216.202.37.14

Comments

Great site! I dispatched for Hannah Inland Waterways (Now Hannah Marine)back in the 70's. Never lost my interest in the lakes and the ships even with my move to Washington State. Would love to see lots of photographs of tugs! Thanks!


Name: Keith Tretinyak
Location: Superior, Wi
Email: kmtretatcpinternet.com
Date: 5/16/00
Time: 7:14:36 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.224.226

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Name: Sean A. Turvey
Location: Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Email: seanturveyatyahoo.com
Date: 5/16/00
Time: 1:29:07 PM
Remote Name: 206.248.60.167

Comments

Very usefull site.


Name: Verna Shobert
Location: Marine City Mi 48039
Email: vshobertataiis.net
Date: 5/16/00
Time: 7:41:23 AM
Remote Name: 64.240.95.18

Comments

Found it very interesting, it brings back the good old days, my husband use to sail years ago.One of the boats he was on was the Bethlehem steel.Would like to some pictures of it .


Name: Verna Shobert
Location: Marine City Mi 48039
Email: vshobertataiis.net
Date: 5/16/00
Time: 7:32:21 AM
Remote Name: 64.240.95.70


Name: George Renton
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Email: ggrenton
Date: 5/15/00
Time: 6:16:46 PM
Remote Name: 216.123.103.62

Comments

Re: Ship Ballast II - The discharge ship ballast was often used as roading building material, an example of that maybe found in Charleston South Carolina. At a recent sinking at a friends marina in Vancouver B.C. of the tug LaBelle we removed several tons of salt and pepper granite, the approximate size of the loafs of bread, your classic cobblestone. ---- Out


Name: Debbie
Location: Hudson, FL
Email: katie82499atcs.com
Date: 5/14/00
Time: 8:38:12 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.213.64

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Found this site and have been browsing for 2 hours. It brings back memories. My father worked on the H.Lee White, the Diamond Alkalai, the Highway 16 and the Edmund Fitzgerald(before is sank) and several more that I can't remember the names. We used to wait at the Muskegon Channel for the boat to go through and he would yell to us from the boat to say how long it would be before he would get to the Cobb plant. We got to see alot of Michigan when we went to pick him up or just to see him in other ports. My father died in 1983 when he fell through the ice in Frankfort while ice fishing. He loved the Great Lakes and he loved to fish when he wasn't working. I love this site and will visit it often. Love the web cams. With every click of the mouse I find something else. Memories. Thanks!!


Name: Donald Dunn
Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Email: djdunnatns.sympatico.ca
Date: 5/14/00
Time: 2:43:21 PM
Remote Name: 142.177.209.213

Comments

I sailed on the Tanker Joan Virginia for four month in 1945. I really enjoyed it and it led me to the Royal Canadian Navy where I served for 22 1/2 years. Would be interested in learning from anyone who knew the ship and might have served on her, especially during that period. One name was Cyril Ashford, who I believe visited us from another ship. One of our crew was Tom Neil.


Name: Robert Madden
Location: westland MI
Email: ram129atmediaone.net
Date: 5/14/00
Time: 2:41:47 PM
Remote Name: 24.30.90.156

Comments

This has been a great site to vist. I really love the great lakes and all they have to offer.


Name: Gene Charbonneau
Location: Tampa Florida
Email: docecgatgte.net
Date: 5/14/00
Time: 2:14:22 PM
Remote Name: 63.23.185.199

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Name: Julien Janssen
Location: Belgium
Email: julien.janssenatwanadoo.be
Date: 5/8/00
Time: 7:17:32 PM
Remote Name: 212.65.60.203

Comments

I have been sailing on the great lakes from 1979 till about 1986. It has been a wonderfull period in my life and I met lots of nice people in this part of the world.It's nice to be able to visit the lakes again on internet. I am now working as a pilot on the river schelde in Belgium. Thanks for the information and the links.


Name: Harvey Hadland
Location: Bayfield WI 54814
Email: fish tugatwin.bright.net
Date: 5/8/00
Time: 7:14:14 PM
Remote Name: 208.140.0.138

Comments

A great website for boat enthusiasts.


Name: Harvey Hadland
Location: Bayfield WI 54814
Email: fishtugatwin.bright.net
Date: 5/8/00
Time: 7:06:16 PM
Remote Name: 208.140.0.138

Comments

A great website. Have been a commercial fisherman for my entire working life. Retired since 1988, and on the Internet the last two months.


Name: Harvey Hadland
Location: Bayfield, WI  54814
Email: fishtugatwin.bright.net
Date: 5/8/00
Time: 6:55:40 PM
Remote Name: 208.140.0.138

Comments

Have been on the Internet just 2 months,and being a retired commercial fisherman, with one season on the ore carrier L.E.Block this is a most interesting website.


Name: Joe Ketchum
Location: Cheboygan Mich 49721
Email: jketchumatfreeway.net
Date: 5/8/00
Time: 9:39:35 AM
Remote Name: 208.137.18.92

Comments

I have been interested in Great Lakes Shipping and tge freighters for many years.I enjoy the information I find on these pages


Name: Joe Provost
Location: Newport (Estral Beach) MI
Email: jsjcpatjuno.com
Date: 5/8/00
Time: 12:10:41 AM
Remote Name: 32.102.79.101

Comments

Excellant Site, I try to visit weekly. I live on the west shore of Lake Erie and can watch the ship traffic passing the Detroit River Light from my livingroom and porchdeck. Monitor Marine Ch. 6,8,10,12,16 on the scanner...always busy


Name: Lance Yourdan
Location: Fair Haven, Michigan
Email: yourdanlanceataol.com
Date: 5/3/00
Time: 9:30:07 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.198.52

Comments

Can anyone please E-mail me about the American Mariner and Light #7. Where's the ship being docked, will it be drydocked, just how serious was the damage, etc.. Thanks!


Name: Roland Sieracki
Location: Reno, NV
Email: kaikojutsuathotmail.com
Date: 5/3/00
Time: 12:23:11 AM
Remote Name: 207.1.106.202

Comments

I am looking for a model ore boat. Could someone please help me? Great site. I found a lot of information here! Thanks!


Name: Terry Hogan
Location: Saline, Michigan
Email: Terry_Hoganatjuno.com
Date: 4/30/00
Time: 7:56:57 PM
Remote Name: 209.255.86.126

Comments

Wanted to check on status of the American Mariner grounding / collision with #7 light in Lake Huron. Nice site. I've dove on #7 before; nasty steel piling perimeter about 12 feet down, 50 diameter around the superstructure. Large piles of riprap all around outside of that.


Name: Jack Lamb
Location: Sandusky Ohio
Email: fairweaterjackataol.com
Date: 4/30/00
Time: 1:59:54 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.197.209

Comments

Just got into computering and found this great site. Look forward to visiting often.


Name: Glenn E. McCann
Location: London On. Can.
Email: Mcmanzie5ataol.com
Date: 4/30/00
Time: 9:26:09 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.192.153

Comments

just correcting previous e-mail address


Name: Glenn E. McCann
Location: 2 Dundee Pl., London On.
Email: Mcmanzie5.com
Date: 4/30/00
Time: 9:19:29 AM
Remote Name: 205.188.192.153

Comments

!st Visit - haven't been around it all yet -- looks very informative and interesting


Name: Paul Cook
Location: Morrisburg, Ontario
Email: paul.cook2atsympatico.ca
Date: 4/30/00
Time: 8:59:19 AM
Remote Name: 206.172.105.23

Comments

Just found your site while searching for current Seaway traffic. I live on the north shore of The St. Lawrence River about 45 miles south of Ottawa. It's always interesting to watch the river. We are also about seven miles from the Iroquois Lock and visit often. This is a very interesting site.


Name: Dan Bradshaw
Location: Ludington Mi.
Email: 1157dnsaatinet.westshore.cc.mi.us
Date: 4/26/00
Time: 10:19:54 PM
Remote Name: 198.110.40.185

Comments

Great site. Check out the news channel everyday. You folks do a great job. Would like information on taking a driving vacation around Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and out the St. Lawrence to New York then back through Canada. Best places to view ships and lighthouses.


Name: Bruce
Location: Milton Fl
Email: gwivyanatyahoo.com
Date: 4/26/00
Time: 6:04:30 PM
Remote Name: 216.76.249.55

Comments

Very good.So much to learn,so much to see. Thanks ! Bruce & Judy


Name: Tim and Diahann Kaota
Location: Harrison Township Michigan
Email: Timothy_KalotaatGlobalcrossing.com
Date: 4/26/00
Time: 1:52:50 PM
Remote Name: 204.168.13.18

Comments

Nothing stirs the soul more than to see these might vessels plying the Great Inland Seas on quite balmy night on Lake St. Claire. This site is magnificent and we the link section as well.

Well done!


Name: Tim and Diahann Kalota
Location: Harrison Township Michigan
Email: Timothy_KalotaatGlobalcrossing.com
Date: 4/26/00
Time: 1:49:03 PM
Remote Name: 204.168.13.18

Comments

Nothing stirs the soul more than to see this might vessels plying the Great Inland Seas


Name: Valerie Gauthier
Location: Rimouski
Email: mgauv01atimq.qc.ca
Date: 4/25/00
Time: 11:13:54 AM
Remote Name: 206.162.150.156

Comments

I'm studiing at the Marine Institut in Rimouski in marine mechanics and I like this site

I'ts very well done, great informations for me... continu the good work!


Name: fritz schuller
Location: collingwood, ontario
Email: schulleratbmts.com
Date: 4/24/00
Time: 1:48:26 PM
Remote Name: 216.183.140.3

Comments

great website. keep up the good work.


Name: Dan Jaegle
Location: Denver Coloardo
Email: danjaegleatprodigy.net
Date: 4/23/00
Time: 8:10:07 PM
Remote Name: 209.254.248.89

Comments

My grandfather, Neil Stewart first worked the Oceans boats, then the Great Lake freighters, and then on the Tug Boats of Great Lakes Towing out of Toledo, Ohio. My dad, Don Jaegle also worked and retired from Great Lakes Towing Co., Out of Toledo. currently my brother Don Jaegle Jr.sails with the Pere Marquette 41. He has also sailed on the Earl Oglebay and the Middletown


Name: Joe Brown
Location: Clearwater, FL
Email: josephgbrownatcompuserve.com
Date: 4/23/00
Time: 8:52:04 AM
Remote Name: 216.192.201.17

Comments

The summer of 1967, at the age of 19, I served as a deckhand aboard the Buckeye sailing for Ogleby Norton division of Columbia Transportation. One of the best experiences of my life. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who knew the ship.


Name: Alvin Bryan
Location: N.f.ld canada
Email: cbryanatcalvin.stemnet.nf.ca
Date: 4/20/00
Time: 11:00:27 AM
Remote Name: 134.153.113.2

Comments

I work on the Great lake. the ship i sail is the Algo River. I enjoy your website


Name: Don McQueen
Location: Lake Havasu City Az
Email: donandmaxatiopener.net
Date: 4/19/00
Time: 2:38:45 PM
Remote Name: 4.54.150.178

Comments

spent my summers as a young boy along the St. Clair river in Algonac Mich. Father owned Sids restaurant on the river.Don,t know if it's still there or not. You have a beautiful web site with lots of info.


Name: F. James "Jim" Clatworthy
Location: Oakland University,  Rochester, MI
Email: clatsatoakland.edu
Date: 4/18/00
Time: 7:01:16 PM
Remote Name: 141.210.80.14

Comments

One of the BEST web sites dealing with the Great Lakes Bioregion!!!! You'll be pleased to know that we are setting up a new web page for the "Channel Keepers of the St.Clairs" which is now and official Keeper program under Robert Kennedy's RiverKeepers. We intend to go after all polluters who are dumping toxics or other sewage into the pristine St.Clair River. June 8th at Metro Beach will be the Official Launch of the Channel Keepers with the Keynote by Robert Kennedy,Jr.[a powerful environmental spokesperson]. Stay tuned!


Name: J. R. LAKE
Location: CLARKSTON , MICHIGAN
Email:
Date: 4/17/00
Time: 11:50:11 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.201.57

Comments

VERY NICE WEB PAGE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


Name: Charles H Goodspeed
Location: Buffalo NY
Email: capolisaleataol.com
Date: 4/17/00
Time: 6:32:31 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.206.199

Comments

Great sight,Served aboard the Coast Guard Acacia,1967 to 1971.Love Lake Huron and Superior great place to retire too.And belive me I will. Keep up the great work. CH Goodspeed


Name: Louis Mensen
Location: Bay Village, OH
Email: menseatcenturyinter.net
Date: 4/12/00
Time: 3:19:27 PM
Remote Name: 209.206.193.94

Comments

This is a great site for Great Lakes steamship guys.


Name: Robert G. House
Location: Midland, Michigan
Email: rghouseatwebtv.net
Date: 4/11/00
Time: 6:20:01 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.200.83

Comments

There are many places to watch freighters and it is always enjoyable to see the variety and think about the places they have been and the cargo they transport. I have especially liked Duluth, Soo Locks, and Algonac, MI


Name: Bill Mersereau
Location: Thunder Bay
Email: mersewwmattbaytel.net
Date: 4/9/00
Time: 8:22:16 PM
Remote Name: 206.186.188.143

Comments

I would like to make a correction on my comment the other day. It was the "ALGO ONTARIO" that was being towed to the shipyards


Name: Bill Mersereau
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Email: mersewwmattbaytel.net
Date: 4/7/00
Time: 11:02:42 AM
Remote Name: 206.186.187.35

Comments

Appreciate all the time the people put in to operate this site. I enjoy being able to see what is happening on the lakes. Thank You

I work part time on the lakes during the summer, so iI also get to see the real thing. From my house I have a view of the harbour. Right now I am watching a couple of tugs towing the "ALGOMARINE" from Keefer Terminal to the shipyards. 1100hrs Friday 07/00


Name: Donna Hastings
Location: Chester, Vermont
Email: horsestratsover.net
Date: 4/5/00
Time: 10:06:27 PM
Remote Name: 209.198.112.234

Comments

really great site! I love being able to watch my "sailor guy" and read about what everyone is up to on the lakes..the pics are terrific and love the web cams.. :o) This is all new to me and I'm learning alot from visiting your site! Can't wait to see the lakes in person this summer!! Maybe I'll send you some pics seeing as though I have a digital camera.. :o) Keep up the great work...!! I know its time consuming... Donna Hastings silver and leather tack www.silverandleathertack.com


Name: jill
Location: colorado spgs co
Email: grp1124atuswest.net
Date: 4/5/00
Time: 6:36:58 PM
Remote Name: 207.225.29.120

Comments

ignore the 1st two entries, still learning how to use my computer. thanks to my brother back home in muskegon mi i now have access to see everything thats going on back home. it sure helps on days when i'm homesick. great web site, it brought back a lot of great memories!!!!!


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 4/5/00
Time: 6:33:47 PM
Remote Name: 207.225.29.120

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Name: jill
Location: colorado spgs cc
Email:
Date: 4/5/00
Time: 6:33:03 PM
Remote Name: 207.225.29.120

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Name: jill
Location: colorado spgs cc
Email:
Date: 4/5/00
Time: 6:33:02 PM
Remote Name: 207.225.29.120

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Name: Mike
Location: Bettendorf, Iowa
Email: tonyrose3169ataol.com
Date: 4/2/00
Time: 4:13:07 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.198.162

Comments

I really enjoy this page, as I served in the USCG, at the Soo, aboard the CGC Naugatuck in 1968-1969. Many trips to lighthouses on Lake Superior during that time. With automation the lighthouses just don't have the same charm as when they were manned. Visit the Soo once a year, never get tired of going to the locks, watching the ships lock through.


Name: chad michaels
Location: marinette wi
Email: rescueatcybrzn.com
Date: 4/1/00
Time: 11:42:48 PM
Remote Name: 207.250.143.64

Comments

terific site i have lived on the lake all my life i have seen some of the greats on the lakes and seeing some of the pics on here have braught back alot of memories when tim permits and i get more familiar with my newly acquired negitives from my grandfather i will post some pics


Name: Mark
Location: Detroit
Email: markopoloathitter.net
Date: 4/1/00
Time: 9:06:38 PM
Remote Name: 207.192.73.228

Comments

What happened to the real-time cameras from the Soo ? Updated every minute,....I loved them ! Bring them back ! !


Name: Jeffrey Cooke
Location: Grand Island, New York
Email: jeffreycookeathotmail.com
Date: 4/1/00
Time: 10:08:30 AM
Remote Name: 152.166.199.200

Comments

What a great site! I had been looking for a photo of the Wm. H. Donner for about 5 years with no luck. I was thrilled to find it here! I wanted to see the boat my dad worked on as an able bodied seaman out of Buffalo way back in 1928.


Name: Jennifer Byrne
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Email: SMOByrneatAOL.com
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 11:49:28 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.204.27

Comments

Love this site! It's great to be able to track the ships as well as check into all the other information you offer.


Name: Richard Warnke
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa
Email: rwarnkeatmalawi.net
Date: 3/28/00
Time: 11:48:14 PM
Remote Name: 208.148.169.86

Comments

As a person who frequently crossed Lake Michigan back in the days when the C&O as well as the Ann Arbor rail lines floated fleets of ships and who has been to many other parts of the Great Lakes, I find your page interesting and plan to come back to it regularly.

Love the moderate climate of Malawi better than the generally frigid weather around the Great Lakes, however. Only a few days a year do we crack 90, and cool mornings find us in the 60's.

Great game viewing and fantastic scenery are bonuses for being a missionary here.


Name: Mark Duffy
Location: Superior,Wi.
Email: MDuffy7athotmail.com
Date: 3/26/00
Time: 11:37:37 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.224.226

Comments

Great site.Stumbled across it looking for something on the old Stmr.Geo.M. Humphrey for my father.I served for Interlake in the early 70's aboard the Frank Armstrong,Elton Hoyt2nd,Col.James Pickands,and my favorite,the John Sherwin as an oiler.It is a shame to see the Sherwin sitting idle in Superior.She was quite the thing in her day.Any of my old shipmates out there? I would like to hear from you.


Name: Patricia M. Burkhart
Location: Batesville,IN.
Email: Grankyatexcite.com
Date: 3/25/00
Time: 4:24:50 PM
Remote Name: 63.25.160.42

Comments

i enjoy ships very much. I'm always interested in where they come from. I like the Lake Superior area very much.


Name: John Dunlap
Location: Minneapolis MN
Email: jpdunlapatuswest.net
Date: 3/25/00
Time: 12:47:41 PM
Remote Name: 209.180.3.97

Comments

I sailed for Wilson in '64 and '65 on the Austin & Schoonmaker, and for the steel trust in '66 on the Palmer. Any old shipmates out there?


Name: r. morse
Location: two harbors,mn
Email: pogmohonatlakenet.com
Date: 3/25/00
Time: 8:54:02 AM
Remote Name: 209.240.224.226

Comments

Did not find this site until today. I love the info and my wife and myself moved from central Il to Lake Superior five years ago and we love it. Got to go will read more later


Name: Sebastian
Location: The Netherlands
Email: b.h.brandatdzl.rws.minvenw.nl
Date: 3/23/00
Time: 10:03:12 PM
Remote Name: 194.151.190.74

Comments

great site for shipslovers I'am working in the VTS system on the river Scheld to Antwerp, so we see a lot of Canadian 'SALTY's and American navy vessels


Name: Sebastian
Location: The Netherlands
Email:
Date: 3/23/00
Time: 9:57:13 PM
Remote Name: 194.151.190.74

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Name: Scott A. Misener
Location: Muskoka, ON. Canada
Email: scott.miseneratsympatico.ca
Date: 3/22/00
Time: 4:40:49 PM
Remote Name: 216.209.127.22

Comments

GREAT SIGHT, wish I had known about it earlier. I commend the people who put it together. Unfortunately too few people know of the Great Lakes and realize there significance.


Name: Jerry McNallan
Location: Wabasha Minn.
Email: mcnallanatwabasha.net
Date: 3/21/00
Time: 7:40:58 PM
Remote Name: 209.83.90.37

Comments

Love your web site.And love going up to Duluth, to watch the ships coming and going


Name: Mildred Mallek
Location: Lake Geneva, Wi
Email: mallekatpensys.com
Date: 3/20/00
Time: 9:32:42 PM
Remote Name: 216.145.155.39

Comments

Have been searching for the vessel my gg uncle was on when he drowned off Dunkirk, NY on 30 JUL 1848. Maybe I'll find it here, Wonderful site!


Name: William D Mueller
Location: Coon Rapids, Mn. USA
Email: www.ironwillnjenferataol.com
Date: 3/19/00
Time: 6:11:47 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.195.44

Comments

Thank you sooooo much for this website. As a kid some of my happiest memories are when my family would visit the north shore of lake superior. Watching those straight-deckers race back and forth across the lake. Being scared of the horn from the ariel bridge in Duluth. Smoked salmon. There is just something that can't be described about sitting next to a lake so large and watching ships sail over the horizion. I click on the Minnesota Power web cam almost daily just to see the lake, and possibly catch a ship. Thank you once again wholeheartedly!!! =)


Name: Wendy Skorupa
Location: Muskegon Mi.
Email: Imabrat83atyahoo.com
Date: 3/18/00
Time: 11:16:15 AM
Remote Name: 4.16.60.118

Comments

I love this web site. If the kids dont kick me off I will serch this site for hours. Thank you for this very informative site.


Name: David Archibald
Location: Newburgh, ON
Email: davarchatistar.ca
Date: 3/16/00
Time: 1:25:02 PM
Remote Name: 154.5.64.55

Comments

Fascinating site! I am a Canadian songwriter and have just released a CD called SPIRIT OF THE INLAND SEA. This is a collection of original songs about the Great Lakes. Many of the tunes were commissioned by National or Provincial Parks. I believe the collection would be of interest to your visitors. More information and testimonials can be found at davarchatistar.ca. I would be delighted to send a sample CD for your perusal, if I knew a mailing address. Thanks for your help. All the best, David Archibald


Name: Chelsea Chilcote
Location: Mt. Pleasant
Email: Cmargaret89atcs.com
Date: 3/14/00
Time: 9:02:06 PM
Remote Name: 205.188.200.57

Comments

Thi web oage is great because I know where my dad pulls in and out of places. He works on the John J. Boland. It's fun to look at all the ships sailing out on those Great Lakes and also get good close ups of the ships.


Name: STEVE CRAIN
Location: ANGOLA,IN
Email: NONE
Date: 3/14/00
Time: 6:23:11 PM
Remote Name: 165.138.182.1

Comments

I love your web site.I'll spend hours every day on it. Just wish you had a photo of the CTC#1 in the photo galleries. I 've seen all the cement boats but that one.ST CRAPO is my favorite sure hope she'll run this year heard the EM FORD might run instead sure hope not. But it would be great to see them both running again this season. ( I can dream can't I )


Name: Todd Stephan
Location: Zurich, Ont, Canada
Email: edmund_fitzgeraldathotmail.com
Date: 3/13/00
Time: 11:35:03 AM
Remote Name: 216.46.135.126

Comments

Very nice web page! I found it looking for information on two items? one: pictures of the wreck or information about the Danielle J Morrell which sank on Lake Huron in November 1966. and looking to talk to the one surviving crewman of that ship. I'm also looking for information about the freighter Montrealis, If anyone knows anything about the above please email me. I want to see a picture of the Montrealis.... and finaly being I could not find a site or way to give my condolences on November 10th to the family members of the crew of the " Big fitz" Lost with all her 29 crew 11/10/75 on Superior, I hope someone knowing some of the family, will pass on my message that I'm very sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in knowing others grieve with you in your loss, and that they shall never be forgotten.... and lastly to Mr. Paul Shannabarger, I read your post and am very sorry about the loss of your chief engineer.... Yours Truly: Todd Stephan Zurich, Ont, Canada, "on the shoares of Lake Huron


Name: R Mckeown
Location: Ireland
Email: n/a
Date: 3/11/00
Time: 11:08:49 PM
Remote Name: 159.134.207.58

Comments

A very interesting and very informative site


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 3/10/00
Time: 2:14:50 AM
Remote Name: 209.251.2.4

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Name: Paul W Shanabarger
Location: Melvindale,MI
Email: paul2012athome.com
Date: 3/9/00
Time: 7:23:35 PM
Remote Name: 24.9.35.57

Comments

Love your site. I have been sailing on the Great Lakes for over 30 years. Sad note: our Chief Engineer (Thomas Mckee) has passed away last month. He will sadly be missed.


Name: A. Riley
Location: Chicago
Email: arileyatltp.org
Date: 3/9/00
Time: 6:13:17 PM
Remote Name: 38.156.206.10

Comments

*Great* site! -- I was looking to see if you had any info on my great-grandfather's tugboats but it's such a big site it'll take me weeks to sift through. Captain George Bartley, 1835-1907, ran the Escanaba Towing & Salvage tug line. Some of the boats were the Monarch, Delta, and Owen. When he married his second wife in 1885, he built a big house on the shore with a cupola so he could watch the shipping (of course, now it's a few blocks back from the beach). One story I've heard: One day a freighter carrying big bars of chocolate ran aground near Escanaba, and Captain Bartley went out in the Monarch to take care of the situation. They had to offload lots of chocolate to float the ship again, and somehow enough chocolate came home with the captain that all the kids in the neighborhood had enough to make them sick of chocolate! -- If anyone's got more info on the Escanaba Towing & Salvage line, and about Captain Bartley's tugboats, my cousins and I would love to hear about it. -- All the best, A. Riley


Name: Shane
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Email: smbrettatcanada.com
Date: 3/8/00
Time: 12:52:54 PM
Remote Name: 154.5.88.193

Comments

I was an avid sailor as a young lad, racing lasers and trying to manouver the ever so graceful albequores. I recently had the pleasure of being straded on the Carnival cruise ship 'ELATION' for a week, which had sparked a renewed interest in sailing. I meeet many diverse and interseting people from Great Lakes Shipping and hope to keep in touch with those from Detroit. Regards, smb


Name: Steam boater
Location:
Email: foozleratzdnetonebox.com
Date: 3/6/00
Time: 5:19:47 AM
Remote Name: 206.172.237.24

Comments

Neil, Neil, Neil...talk about invasion of privacy! Back in the good old days (pre-boatnerd) I could tell my wife we were anchored for weather if I didn't call her when we were supposed to be in port. She had know way of knowing I was actually in port all along and spending my money at the local establishments. You've taken away my privacy. Now everyone knows where I am, every hour of every day! Webcams, weather reports, sightings, port reports, etc. I hope you realize that you've put the Great Lakes sailor under a microscope. For that my wife thanks you, and I hope, on behalf of all sailors, we stand up to the scrutiny.


Name: andy george
Location: windsor,ont,canada
Email: andygeorge61athotmail.com
Date: 3/5/00
Time: 7:12:28 PM
Remote Name: 216.58.102.40

Comments

skanner is starting to chirp.tankers have been herd.lakers will be not far behind.spring's here! reporting from detroit river/lake st. clair.


Name: Lazaro S.Rodriguez
Location: Hollywood Fl
Email: Lazarosrataol.com
Date: 3/2/00
Time: 9:12:46 PM
Remote Name: 152.167.62.165

Comments

Love Love Your Site this one is going to be flagged as a favorite right now. The rest of the web should follow this example and have this much good info and pics available for researchers.


Name: Capt. Larry Shanley
Location: Michigamme , Mi
Email:
Date: 3/2/00
Time: 10:56:23 AM
Remote Name: 205.242.58.248

Comments

As a retired yacht capt. cruising the caribean, gulf, atlantic coast, mississippi, and great lakes I enjoy being up to date on great lakes shipping and reading comments from other seaman


Name: Capt. Larry Shanley
Location: Michigamme
Email:
Date: 3/2/00
Time: 10:51:42 AM
Remote Name: 205.242.58.248

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Name: Theodore H. Leonard
Location: Espyville, Pa.
Email: carouselatnauticom.net
Date: 2/29/00
Time: 7:22:06 AM
Remote Name: 209.195.141.204

Comments

This site fulfills my need for information about the men and their ships I have always been fascinated by the history of the great lakes especially lake erie. My uncle was manager of Great Lakes towing in Cleveland. I workeed on yhe Goodtime II in Cleveland for around 25 years. I love the lakes and will never get that out of my system.


Name: capt Michael Trapp
Location: Benton Harbor
Email: captmtatcsi-net.net
Date: 2/27/00
Time: 3:00:33 PM
Remote Name: 208.46.50.66

Comments

Great history of the lakes


Name: Capt Richard A Weaver
Location: Indian River, Michigan
Email: mercuryatfreeway.net
Date: 2/27/00
Time: 9:37:49 AM
Remote Name: 208.134.250.177

Comments

Just an ole sea dog ferry boat capt in the straits of mackinaw interested in great lakes history and sea travel


Name: al eaton
Location: kingsville ont canada
Email:
Date: 2/26/00
Time: 5:47:13 PM
Remote Name: 208.28.55.35

Comments

i enjoy browseing through this web site i am very interested in lakefreighters and find the information very informing


Name: Ted Knack
Location: St. Paul Park MN.
Email: tksteamatwebtv.net
Date: 2/22/00
Time: 10:24:31 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.200.53

Comments

Liked the story on the E M Ford.I like the steamers and would like to see the Ford under steam again. I have a 80hp Case steam engine and thats why I liked all steamers on the lakes.


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 2/22/00
Time: 10:03:36 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.200.123

Comments


Name: Ted Knack
Location: St, Paul Park, Mn
Email: tksteamatwebtv.net
Date: 2/22/00
Time: 9:59:07 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.200.53

Comments

Nice site.Enjoyed the story on the E M Ford.I really liked the steamers.Would be great to see the Ford under steam again. I have a 80 hp Case Steam engine. Maybe thats why I like the Steamers.


Name: Lynn F. Ure
Location: Layton, Utah
Email: clanureatworldnet.att.net
Date: 2/22/00
Time: 3:03:51 PM
Remote Name: 208.219.25.232

Comments

As a young boy growing up in upstate New York, I visited Clayton, NY often and was always fascinated by the ships on the St.Lawrence and how exciting if a "laker" was passing or even more so, at dock "coaling". Your page brings back memories of a love I've never lost.


Name:
Location:
Email:
Date: 2/21/00
Time: 2:04:20 PM
Remote Name: 209.128.34.1

Comments


Name: YVONNE RILES
Location: Burnt Islands, NewFoundLand
Email:
Date: 2/21/00
Time: 2:01:16 PM
Remote Name: 209.128.34.1

Comments

Great wedsite enjoy the pictures from the GREATLAKES


Name: YVONNERILES
Location: Burnt Islands, NewFoundLand
Email:
Date: 2/21/00
Time: 2:00:39 PM
Remote Name: 209.128.34.1

Comments

Great wedsite enjoy the pictures from the GREATLAKES


Name: Yonne Riles
Location: Burnt Islands, NewFoundLand
Email:
Date: 2/21/00
Time: 1:59:33 PM
Remote Name: 209.128.34.1

Comments

Great wedsite enjoy the pictures from the GREATLAKES


Name: Jack Kiernan
Location: T.C. Mi.
Email: jackmaconeataol.com
Date: 2/21/00
Time: 7:30:01 AM
Remote Name: 152.163.207.71

Comments

Cason J. Callaway winter run 1972-73


Name: James E Temby
Location: Superior Wisconsin
Email: Tembyatnwol.net
Date: 2/20/00
Time: 4:56:52 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.167.71

Comments

I shipped on the Buckeye-Sweden-.Those were the biggest things in my life.I think of them years almost every day and spend A lot of time looking out over lake Superior and watching all the ships passing in and out of the Harbor day after day.


Name: James E Temby
Location: Superior Wisconsin
Email: Tembyatnwol.net
Date: 2/20/00
Time: 4:54:14 PM
Remote Name: 209.240.167.71

Comments

I shipped on the Buckeye-Sweden-.Those were the biggest things in my life.I of them years almost every day and spend A lot of time looking out over lake Superior and watching all the ships passing in and out of the Harbor day after day.


Name: Phil Pietrowski
Location: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Email:
Date: 2/18/00
Time: 12:44:55 PM
Remote Name: 166.90.188.221

Comments


Name: Bruce Robert Flaws
Location: Sacramento, CA
Email: cosmoaspatexcite.com
Date: 2/17/00
Time: 3:46:18 PM
Remote Name: 149.136.187.149

Comments

I grew up in Whitefish Bay, WI, listening to the fog horn at night on Lake Michigan. My maternal grandfather, John Petersen, was a wheelsman on an ore boat for many years, until he died during the winter of 1959. The highlight of that previous summer was watching his boat, whose name I've forgotten, slip through the locks at Sioux Saint Marie, MI and waving to him on deck. I'd sure like to do some research into that time and the boats he served on. Anyone have any idea where to start? This site has transported me 43 years into my past--what a trip!


Name: Bruce L. Sleeper
Location: Sacramento, California
Email: bsleeperatpacbell.net
Date: 2/16/00
Time: 11:07:27 PM
Remote Name: 209.77.89.131

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: GENE KNIGHT
Location: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Email: GENE7721atAOL.COM
Date: 2/16/00
Time: 10:44:46 PM
Remote Name: 152.163.197.208

Comments

VERY GOOD WEB SITE ENJOY THE PICTURES FROM THE GREAT LAKES


Name: Steve Trumley
Location: Grand Haven Mi.
Email: strumleysandataol.com
Date: 2/16/00
Time: 4:31:49 PM
Remote Name: 209.69.123.69


Name: Fraser Herritt
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Email:
Date: 2/13/00
Time: 6:44:28 PM
Remote Name: 198.165.42.2


Name:        Anthony Heino
Location:    Byron MI
Email:       
Date:        2/10/00
Time:        8:11:04 PM
Remote Name: 207.51.180.211

Comments:

Great site, born in MI and still here, and love the Great Lakes and the ships. 
This site is in my favorites file and will remain their for good! Keep up the
great work!!!!!!!!          
Tony

Name:        eric litalien
Location:    
Email:       
Date:        2/10/00
Time:        4:04:36 PM
Remote Name: 142.169.162.106

Name: Paul Herzog
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Originally Manitowoc, now Honolulu
Time: 2000-02-09 06:53:10
Comments: Nice site, brings back memories


Name: Tom Burgan
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Bradenton, Florida
Time: 2000-02-07 23:46:19
Comments: I think this web site is great. Born and raised in Calumet. A lot of information that I'am interested in. I will pass this on to more UP'ers

Name: A. Ronald Keebler
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: North Canton, Ohio
Time: 2000-02-04 14:32:03
Comments: Great site! I've been looking for a site like this. As we cruise the Great Lakes, we enjoy seeing the great freighters as they pass.

Name: kraig
Website: The Portage
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Copper Harbor, Mi
Time: 2000-02-03 05:12:45
Comments: Nice website I enjoy looking at and reading about the vessels of the great lakes.

Name: Mike1210
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Cheboygan, MI
Time: 2000-02-02 03:36:02
Comments: nice site

Name: Mike Kilpatrick
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Port Dover, Ont., Canada
Time: 2000-02-01 20:18:14
Comments: I work on the Cuyahoga and enjoy reading updated day to day shipping information during and after the regular shipping season.

Name: Don Mohney
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Time: 2000-01-31 17:09:50
Comments: Very nice site-go to it every day. I was born, raised and grew up in the Erie, PA area and never lost my interest of the Great Lakes. Work in Florida which does not give me much time to get back to the Great Lakes area. Thanks for the great site. Don

Name: Ted Knack
Website: none
Referred by: From Related Page
From: St. Paul Park Mn.
Time: 2000-01-27 02:52:53
Comments: Just surfed on and seen Mr.Radke comment on steamers. Im a steam nut myself.Own a 80hp Case steam engine.Great site.I like to see all the comments.

Name: John Nickelsen
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Racine, Wisconsin
Time: 2000-01-25 23:45:38
Comments: I have visited this site regularly since January, 1996. It has grown and developed to become one of the pre-emminent sites on the web.

Name: Scott Magnuson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Duluth, MN
Time: 2000-01-25 19:01:20
Comments: I really like the pictures. I live in St. Paul now and can't enjoy the ships like I could when I lived in Duluth.

Name: Robert J De Rush
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lapeer Michigan
Time: 2000-01-21 20:08:46
Comments: SAIL ON!

Name: Jan Miller
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Holland, MI
Time: 2000-01-19 18:13:47
Comments: Divers ya know. Lake Macatawa. Lost in the murk. Zebra Mussel infestation. Oh and cold too. Water's down. Worried about the slip....slop? Let's find the Alpena! (the local one) I'll show you for demanding comments.

Name: Goetzman, Chris
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Sodus Point NY
Time: 2000-01-17 11:12:10
Comments: I was born on the Great Lakes and now live in Virginia. This page brings me back home again.

Name: Linda V. Trump
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Menominee, MI
Time: 2000-01-17 04:12:18
Comments: My husband & son are fascinated by anything to do with ships and I met a commercial ship captain at a meeting recently and he told me about this site. My family will find it very interesting!

Name: John Flanders
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Buffalo,NY
Time: 2000-01-16 16:54:48
Comments: Have always enjoyed watching the ships in the Buffalo area as well as in the St. Lawerence when we vacationed there. Very interesting site. I'm sure I will return many times to learn more about the Great Lakes Ships. Keep up the excellent work.

Name: Ann Marie Brunk
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: DeTour Village Michigan
Time: 2000-01-15 16:50:36
Comments: Excellent Website--Plan on spending lots of time here.

Name: Brad Pepin
Website: none
Referred by: Net Search
From: Escanaba, Mi
Time: 2000-01-11 03:10:45
Comments: Awesome web page! Ive always been interested in great ships, now more than ever I can enjoy this positive passtime! Thanks to all who sponsor and contribute to this great web sight...bp.

Name: Aaron Baylis
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Munger, Michigan
Time: 2000-01-09 00:57:32
Comments: Great Info. I like it. Lots of info on the Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder.

Name: Lowell Wade
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Chesterfield Mi.
Time: 2000-01-06 19:16:26
Comments: Well put together site-thanks

Name: Edward and Lynn Thuning
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Sandusky, ohio 44870
Time: 2000-01-06 00:05:18
Comments: Ed sails on the M/V Oglebay Norton as conveyorman. We just got the computer and are looking for places of interest. Naturally great lakes freighters are of interest.

Name: Don Warnke
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Port Perry On
Time: 2000-01-05 03:12:57
Comments: We live on the Trent Waterway at Scugog Island and could boat to China and not leave the con!! The water is a little "solid" these days but will improve around the end of April.

Name: Charles Bailey
Website: ECRC Homepage
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ontario, Canada
Time: 2000-01-04 14:04:06
Comments: Have just started visiting the site and find it very informative and interesting. The live cams and winter berthing is excellent. Do you have anything re the low water levels Historic lows vs today, projections for the future, Impacts on cargoe costs???

Name: Steve Fiene
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Madison, WI (I'm a
Time: 2000-01-04 12:14:50
Comments: Dove my first two wrecks last summer- the "Prins Willem" and the "906 Dredge" off of Milwaukee. Hope to do more this summer in Lake Superior. Happy Diving! Steve Fiene

Name: Tony Laginess
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: River Rouge, Michigan
Time: 2000-01-04 04:22:39
Comments: Just want to say hi.

Name: Robert D Harkness
Website: NA
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Holland, Mi.
Time: 1999-12-12 16:24:44
Comments: Very interesting. I'm sure I'll visit this site often.

Name: harold m radtke
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: sault ste marie, mi.
Time: 1999-12-12 14:39:08
Comments: found it very interesing being an old steamboater.

Name: jeff tatum
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: rochestor mi
Time: 1999-12-12 02:59:20
Comments: looks like something someone with a k-car station wagon with flames on it would make

Name: Brian R. McCaughrin
Website: Welcome to MMMSI
Referred by: Advetisement/Brochure
From: Wayne, Michigan
Time: 1999-12-08 00:19:46
Comments: Neil your site is "Great". You have done excellent job. Keep up the great work. I look forward each week to your "Great Lakes Information Page". Being an owner of shipping company, its always nice to see what I have missed in my own back yard! God bless you Neil!

Name: Brent Westwood
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Virginia
Time: 1999-12-07 12:00:51
Comments: As always....its a pure pleasure everytime I visit this wonderful site. I was born and raised in Michigan and have long since moved away...but my heart still lies with those wonderful Great Lakes Freighters and this is my only true link to those great vessels. B

Name: Jerry Heinzel
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Rogers City, Mi.
Time: 1999-12-03 04:59:05
Comments: Lots of neat stuff. Good work.

Name: Jennifer Parry
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Iroquois
Time: 1999-12-03 03:19:45
Comments: Great page!! We are the neighbours of Reg Laporte, (he also signed the guestbook). We live on the St. Lawrence, but I am not sure what the numbers of the bouys are that we can see.

Name: Frank P Hogan
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Grosse Poine Farms & Brevort, MI
Time: 1999-12-01 20:19:54
Comments: I am always interested in Great Lakes info (as well as Lake St. Clair)... with emphasis on Lake Michigan! I write a column in PORCUPINE PRESS... a yoopee monthly newspaper. My column title is: TROOPER Trivia... TROOPER: a part-time TRoll & a part-time yOOPER. In case you don't know... a troll is one that lives below the bridge.

Name: Dave Mull
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Allendale, Michigan
Time: 1999-12-01 18:33:35
Comments: At least once a year we make the trip to the Soo. This site make the time away so much better.

Name: Reg La Porte
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Morrisburg Ont. CAN.
Time: 1999-11-29 00:42:39
Comments: We live within sight of buoy #94 on the St Lawarence river, so find this site very handy in tracking favorite ships.

Name: Peter J. Vogt
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Fairhaven, Michigan
Time: 1999-11-28 20:21:55
Comments: My daughter forwarded this web site to my other daughter's computer (where I view items) After sailing on the Great Lakes I find this is a good future reference.

Name: paul potesta
Website: the potestas
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: lake city mich
Time: 1999-11-28 19:08:32
Comments: very nice page

Name: W.D.(Bill)McEwen
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Hudson Heights, Quebec,Canada
Time: 1999-11-27 19:58:49
Comments: Great work!! As a former officer with Paterson (Hamildoc/Mondoc/Lachinedoc) and very interested in following the activities on the Great Lakes and this web site certainly does the job. My favourite is the photgraph of vessels which plied the lakes in the 50s,60s, and 70s..keep up the terrific work.

Name: Kestra
Website: Guilds of Aura
Referred by: Net Search
From: Ont. Canada
Time: 1999-11-25 02:24:11
Comments: I really enjoy going to your page. I like the fact that you have the vessel passage section posted so that people can find where ships have been. A suggestion though maybe for the search in addition to finding the ship maybe have its current location posted too. Just an idea. Excellent Site I give it 5 stars ***** :)

Name: PAT OLDS
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: CENTRAL OHIO
Time: 1999-11-24 17:19:43
Comments: I SAILED ON THE ADAM E. CORNELIUS IN 67-68. (NOW KNOWN AS BARGE SARA SPENCER.) CAPT. WAS ELMER MURRAY JR.. EXTREMELY NICE AND FAIR MAN. WE WERE IN A BAD STORM WINTER OF 67 BEFORE TYING UP. THE FOLLOWING SPRING WHILE IN THE GALLEY I OVERHEARD CAPT. MURRAY TELL ANOTHER CAPT. THE STORY OF THE STORM AND HEARD HIM SAY THAT THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CARREER THAT HE THOUGHT HE WOULD LOSE SHIP AND CREW. TALK ABOUT A REALITY CHECK!!!!!!! I CAN REMEMBER HAVING TO CLINB ATOP THE PILOT HOUSE TO CHIP ICE AWAY FROM SOMETHING AND A WAVE NEARLY WASHED ME OVER RAILING UNTO DECK. STORY NOT COMPLETE UNLES I COMMENT ABOUT COOKIE. BEST DARN COOK ON THE LAKES. ME BEING YOUG, STRONG, HAPPY GO LUCKY TYPE GUY MUST HAVE STRUCK HIS FANCY. ANYTHING I WANTED I GOT. WHEN WE HAD SHRIMP (MY FAVORITE) HE WOULD SET 2 BOWLS OUT FOR CREW AND ONE FOR ME ONLY. WHAT A MAGNIFICANT PERIOD OF MY LIFE. THANKS FOR LETTING ME BABBLE ON LIKE THIS. P.S. AFTER 30 YR., A MONTH AGO I TRACKED DOWN A BUDDY FROM ADAM.E ..WE HAVE SPOKEN ON THE PHONE AND HOPE TO REUNITE SOMEDAY. HIS NAME ANDREW MICHAM NOW OF FRANKFORT MICH. THANKS PAT (aka. THE KID)

Name: Peter crowell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: originally Kennebunkport, Maine now Muskegon,Mi
Time: 1999-11-23 21:24:28
Comments: Started my career with Hanna Mining as 3 a/e on the GEORGE M. HUMPHREY back in the seventies. Went deep sea for fifteen years then came back to the lakes in 97' as Chief Eng. for Inland Lakes Mgt. I am now Manager of Vessel Engineering for ILM and Andrie fleets. This is a great site to visit. Keep up the good work!

Name: Peter crowell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: originally Kennebunkport, Maine now Muskegon,Mi
Time: 1999-11-23 21:17:19
Comments: Started my career with Hanna Mining as 3 a/e on the GEORGE M. HUMPHREY back in the seventies. Went deep sea for fifteen years then came back to the lakes in 97' as Chief Eng. for Inland Lakes Mgt. I am now Manager of Vessel Engineering for ILM and Andrie fleets. This is a great site to visit. Keep up the good work!

Name: Peter crowell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: originally Kennebunkport, Maine now Muskegon,Mi
Time: 1999-11-23 21:10:04
Comments: Started my career with Hanna Mining as 3 a/e on the GEORGE M. HUMPHREY back in the seventies. Went deep sea for fifteen years then came back to the lakes in 97' as Chief Eng. for Inland Lakes Mgt. I am now Manager of Vessel Engineering for ILM and Andrie fleets. This is a great site to visit. Keep up the good work!

Name: George Darrington
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: kansas
Time: 1999-11-23 20:50:24
Comments: i spend every summer touring the great lakes and your site brings back all the beauty thanks

Name: Lew Graff
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Radcliff, KY
Time: 1999-11-23 15:05:37
Comments: First job I ever had was in the SS William Edenborn back in the spring of 1944. Have had an interest in the lakes ever since. Does any one know where I might be able to locate Model/kit of a WWII Liberty Ship

Name: Lew Graff
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Radcliff, KY
Time: 1999-11-23 15:01:53
Comments: First job I ever had was in the SS William Edenborn back in the spring of 1944. Have had an interest in the lakes ever since. Does any one know where I might be able to locate Model/kit of a WWII Liberty Ship

Name: dave heaslip
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: mich
Time: 1999-11-23 01:41:14
Comments: my father was a marine engineer so I find most of the information interesting

Name: Stephen C. Sattler
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Ostrander, OH
Time: 1999-11-22 17:58:59
Comments: Delighted to have found this page and others like it!

Name: Andrew Neeteson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Brockville, ON
Time: 1999-11-21 05:15:14
Comments: Great site! In the course of running two 1000 Islands cruise lines on the St. Lawrence, I also promote the ship viewing aspect to visitors. I was wondering if Seaway Traffic reports are available on the internet? If anyone knows if and where they exist could you please drop me a line.

Name: bruce collins
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: brohman michigan
Time: 1999-11-20 17:39:32
Comments: Does anyone know of a ship model kit(RC) of the Fitzgerald!If so please e-mail me.Thank You. Bruce Collins JDJUNKIE@NCATS>NET

Name: Larry
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Sterling Heights Michigan
Time: 1999-11-20 00:05:10
Comments: very informative site! keep up the good work.

Name: bruce wasbotten
Website: bawasbo@aol.com
Referred by: From Related Page
From: minnesota
Time: 1999-11-19 20:09:57
Comments: hey Roger--iloved the picture of the Detroit Edison--got a good one of the Cliffs Victory?

Name: RAY STEFF
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: BAY CITY, MI
Time: 1999-11-19 19:23:04
Comments: ENJOY YOUR SITE VERY MUCH. HAVE WATCHED THE LAKERS ALL MY LIFE.

Name: William H. Bull
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Port of Lexington, Kentucky
Time: 1999-11-19 18:54:24
Comments: Dear Neil: (and anyone else interested) Scuttlebutt has it that a Milwaukee group has obtained a very large Federal grant to create and operate a big hydrofoil car ferry between Milwaukee and Muskegon. Anyone know who they are, where they can be reached, what their time-table might be, whether or not they have a website, and what its URL might be? Any information at all that you can pass along about this would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks! BILL

Name: scott lorenger
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: lake st. clair mi
Time: 1999-11-18 00:30:32
Comments: this is the best local nautical page if found to date. you should send out via e-mail the monthly calender. my main interest are AQUARAMA,NORTH&SOUTH AMERICAN,GAR WOOD-GOLD CUP-HARMSWORTH-INT'L SWEEPSTAKES,STAG ISLAND ETC,ETC

Name: Don Clark
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Midland,MI
Time: 1999-11-16 15:22:59
Comments: Enjoy the site,very informitive.Keep up the good work,Thank you

Name: bigbob
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Iron City
Time: 1999-11-15 23:19:53
Comments: I find your webpage a little hard to read. You need more pictures and graphics and less wordy articles, etx...this is after all a VISUAL medium not a dusty book in some library!

Name: Don Clark
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Midland,MI
Time: 1999-11-15 17:03:14
Comments: I have had a fascination with the ships of the great lakes since I was a child.It dates back to a vacation my family spent at the Soo one summer and we stayed at a hotel on the St. Marys river.I would be interested to know if this hotel is still operating.I believe it was called Sulleys.This is a wonderful site.Keep up the good work! DON

Name: Patrick G. Peirce
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Clinton Twp. Mi
Time: 1999-11-14 16:43:58
Comments: Want easy link to viewing soo locks

Name: Timothy M. Jasina
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: St. Louis, MO
Time: 1999-11-12 13:48:54
Comments: I enjoy the list of links your page provides. May I suggest another which ties my hobby of postcard collecting, specifically Great Lakes Ships & ports, into your site. The National Archives has the complete photographic record of the Detorit Publishing Company. This postcard manufacturer has literally 100's of turn of the century photographs of Great Lakes vessels, ports, ship yards, vessels under construction, launches, etc. The site is, rs6.loc.gov/ammem/detroit/dethome.html. As there are over 25,000 items, a search using key words ship, boat, launch, etc will yield terrific results.

Name: Jeanette Poeppel
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: New Haven,In.
Time: 1999-11-12 03:05:07
Comments: We have been to the U.P. twice & loved every minute of it. Twice to the Locks & once to Munising. God willing we will go back next yr. as my husbands sister & husband just bought property. Im on oxegan 24hrs. a day but Im not giving up.

Name: al tromblay
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: wallingford, iowa
Time: 1999-11-12 01:50:50
Comments: I enjoy reading about the ships on the Great Lakes and the beauty of the straight deckers and some web sites provide some pictures and information that I enjoy viewing, I also would like to keep posted on the schedule and happening of these ships. Lots of information here , keep up the good work!!

Name: Peggie McMahill (maiden name Worden)
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Lakeland, FL
Time: 1999-11-11 21:52:20
Comments: My dad was Peter Worden, Sr. Bill Hoey referred me to this site. Just wanted to say thanks for still using his pictures.

Name: Shari Schwartz
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Farmington Hills, MI / Fawn Island
Time: 1999-11-11 10:40:49
Comments: For over 30 years have enjoyed viewing the ships from our cottage on Fawn Island. We are affectionately(???) known as The Cuyahoga Fan Club of Fawn Island. We even have "Chief Wahoo" on our flag pole. With the ever-expanding fleet, we need a new name for our club!

Name: Al Jackson
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Amherstburg Ontario Canada
Time: 1999-11-10 02:34:44
Comments: Formerly sailed on the lakes with McQueen Marine Ltd(tugs) & Imperial Oil(tankers) many years ago.Now live on the Detroit river with an excellent view of upbound & downbound traffic which I enjoy as an avid shipwatcher but still miss sailing a whole bunch. Your site is super & I use it alot. Keep up the great work.

Name: Lisa Malish
Website:
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From: Williamston, MI
Time: 1999-11-10 00:27:33
Comments: I really enjoyed it. I was actually doing some surfing for my Mom and Dad who have a place on the channel at DeTour Village and enjoy watching the ships

Name: Pete Gustafson
Website:
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From: Lighthouse Pt., FL
Time: 1999-11-09 21:59:34
Comments: Originally from Ashtabula, OH and sailed several ships on the Lakes. Daniel J. Morrell, Cadilac, and Cliffs Victory

Name: Shari Schwartz
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Farmington Hills, MI / Fawn Island
Time: 1999-11-09 10:22:34
Comments: Have enjoyed the vessel passages for 30 years at our cottage on Fawn Island in the St. Clair River. We are known as The Cuyahoga Fan Club of Fawn Island. But, with the ever expanding fleet we must rename!

Name: Chuck Goodspeed
Website:
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From: Buffalo Ny
Time: 1999-11-09 01:12:26
Comments: Great Site.Spent 4 years on coast guard cutter acacia wlb406 1967to1971 SEMPAR PARATUS

Name: bloughroger
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: all ports
Time: 1999-11-06 15:13:43
Comments: comments

Name: Rob Scott
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Springfield Ohio
Time: 1999-11-03 02:03:18
Comments: I really enjoy reading your news page and checking out all the interesting things on your site. Keep up the good work.

Name: Mary Beth Dannhardt
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Greensburg, PA
Time: 1999-11-02 23:25:46
Comments: Great website......there's a lot of very interesting information.

Name: Don Vogel
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Grand Rapids Mi.
Time: 1999-11-01 21:39:12
Comments: Great page! Apprecieate the good info and articles. Keep up the good work.

Name: Kay & Gary Brown
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Grayslake, IL
Time: 1999-11-01 02:34:55
Comments: Love watching the big boats in the Soo Locks.

Name: Mark J. Kremin
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-10-30 17:25:35
Comments: Admiralty attorney in New York City

Name: emrah kaya
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: ý.t.u marýtýme faculty/turkey
Time: 1999-10-30 11:45:16
Comments: we are three ocean goyng watch keepyng offycer and are ynterestyng yn great lakes tug boots.

Name: don bennett
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: michigan
Time: 1999-10-27 15:05:22
Comments: great and interesting information for those that love ships and shipping history

Name: Chuck Brockman
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Mount Clemens, MI
Time: 1999-10-26 05:52:17
Comments: A wealth of information on lakers, You are to be complimented on an excellent site.

Name: Larry King
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Wind Lake WI.
Time: 1999-10-23 02:45:04
Comments: nice site,

Name: CALVIN C. COWDREY
Website: THE JOSEPH H. THOMPSON
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: FREMONT OHIO 43420
Time: 1999-10-22 16:12:03
Comments: AS MODEL SHIPWRIGHT AND BUILDER OF MODEL; JOSEPH H. THOMPSON,, DISPLAYED AT GREAT LAKES HISTORICAL SOCIETY MODEL BOAT SHOW JUNE 1998, I WORKED AT THE HURON OHIO LAKE ERIE DOCKS IN THE 60,S , 70,S, AND 80,S , WITH THIS GREAT VESSEL ARRIVING UP TO 110 TIMES PER SEASON.. MY MODEL IS 7' 6" ,WITH PLANS TO POWER HER UP WITH STEAM AND RADIO CONTROL .MY LOVE OF ALL LAKERS CAME AS A CHILD AONG THE MAUMEE RIVER , WATCHING VESSELS ENTER THRU THE LOWER RIVER BRIDGE, OF THE TOLEDO TERMINAL RR. .. .

Name: kim greening
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lake Isabella, Mi
Time: 1999-10-21 00:41:56
Comments: I love reading of ship of the Great Lakes.

Name: Pam Judson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Fishers Landing, NY
Time: 1999-10-20 00:05:14
Comments: My husband and I are GL ship "nuts" (we live on the St. Lawrence River) and I just happened to find your site while surfing the web. We have both enjoyed looking things up and discovering things we didn't know. Thanks for all the information you provide.

Name: Jim Janzig
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Mercer, PA
Time: 1999-10-14 22:18:19
Comments: Native of Duluth, Minnesota. Long time interest in Great Lakes and related industries. Retired Controller-Raw Materials from LTV Steel after 42 years in the mining and steel industries.

Name: Dale Andreas
Website: n/a
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Wausau,Wi.
Time: 1999-10-14 20:03:40
Comments: I like your page very much. I've got a great deal of intrest in ships of the great lakes,especially ore boats.I do find myself in Duluth,Minn. often and when there I'm usually at waters edge.Keep up the great work and I will be at this site often. Thanks, Dale Andreas

Name: Alex Malaniak
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Buffalo, NY
Time: 1999-10-11 02:57:56
Comments: Shipping in Buffalo isn't what it used to be, but at least it's still there. Whatever you do, don't stop w/the pix.

Name: Susan Steen
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Rutland,NY
Time: 1999-10-09 20:12:48
Comments: My husband and I are avid boaters on the St. Lawrence Seaway and Lake Ontario.With the water levels being so low we have been wondering about the shipping industry and how they are fairing. We have noticed many ships coming through Cape Vincent,NY (Where we boat out of) that don't seem to be loaded to full capacity.I hope the shipping industry will side with us to advocate higher water levels.

Name: Robert Pryor
Website:
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From: Hamilton, Ontario
Time: 1999-10-09 17:01:38
Comments: My family has had a summer home at Pte. Des Chenes on the St. Mary's river (just west of the Canadian Sault) for close to 60 years. I've been a boatnerd all my life.

Name: Jerrold McGhie
Website: Ships of the Great Lakes
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Superior, WI.
Time: 1999-10-06 13:46:10
Comments: I sell ship photographs, and some books.

Name: Michael Guy
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Toronto
Time: 1999-10-04 20:06:48
Comments: I am the new owner of Russell-Hipwell boat #1120. CCG tug ex 'Aulneau' now 'Torville' a Ville class Tug. I am looking for information on the class and to contact any other owners of similar Tugs.

Name: La Verne Franks
Website:
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From: Ontario, California
Time: 1999-10-04 00:58:26
Comments: I enjoy viewing your site. I am a former Duluthian and I visit there every year. I miss all the water and seeing the ships in Lake Superior. I will be visiting this site again.

Name: Carl smith
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Essexville, MI
Time: 1999-10-01 07:17:28
Comments: I was looking for some info on the Frontenac, and I found here.. This is a cool web page with lts of info...

Name: DONALD CAMPBELL
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: MARINE CITY,MI 48039
Time: 1999-09-30 22:45:55
Comments: LIVE ON THE ST. CLAIR RIVER AND SEE SHIPS OF ALL TYPES ALMOST DAILY----BOTH MY FATHER (PICKHANDS & MATHER ) AND GRANDFATHER (THE OLD BOLAND AND CORNEILUS )NOT SURE ABOUT THAT SPELLING---SAILED FOR MANY YEARS ON THE LAKES,,HENCE MY AVID INTEREST----SPENT MY REQUIRED AMOUNT IN THE NAVY ABOARD ONE OF THE DESTROYER'S THAT HAPPENED TO BE IN ON THE SS ENTERPRISE SINKING---THE USS JOHN W. WEEKS-----YOU HAVE A VERY INFORMATIVE SITE!!!!!!

Name: john ruehle
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: reno, nevada
Time: 1999-09-30 15:39:57
Comments: excellent website, made it my homepage. I have always been interested in Great lakes shipping. Thank you for an excellent website.

Name: Barry Playter
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Collingwood, Ontario
Time: 1999-09-30 03:00:09
Comments: I love it. As some who has enjoyed Great Lake ships and their history, I love a site of this nature. A question, there is a place in St. Catherines that makes and sells models of Great Lake ships. I heard of it years ago and my uncle believes that they are still in business. Are you aware of this place and if you are could you please email me the address? This would be much appreciated. Thanks Barry Playter

Name: Bill Wilde
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Harbor Springs originally
Time: 1999-09-29 15:33:57
Comments: I enjoyed your site and will reeturn often.

Name: James Christopher Monger
Website: The Original Brothers & Sisters Of Love
Referred by: Net Search
From: Ann Arbor, MI
Time: 1999-09-29 02:15:16
Comments: There is almost too much to love about the Great Lakes web ring. We are a Michigan folk/rock band. We often dip our pens in the ink of maritime history, especially the Great Lakes. Heave her up my bully bully boys!

Name: Tom Green
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Grove City, OH; prev Royal Oak, MI
Time: 1999-09-27 19:41:53
Comments: Recently camping at Algonac State Park and was explaining to my son and a coworker about the ships on the St. Clair river. Curiosity led me to this site. My dad would take me to the foot of Alter in Detroit to watch the freighters. Have always been fascinated by them. Very nice site; the picture of the Burns Harbor sailing under the holiday deck lights of Big Mac is an awesome photograph!!

Name: Captain John R. Gonzales
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Mpls, Minn.
Time: 1999-09-27 00:05:21
Comments: ex St. Lawrence Seaway Pilot and Miami Harbor Pilot

Name: Charles H Goodspeed
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Buffalo Newyork
Time: 1999-09-22 22:32:22
Comments: Served On Coast Guard Cutter Acacia 1967 to 1971.Loved Port Huron.

Name: E. Sue Terhune
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Marine City, St. Clair Co., MI
Time: 1999-09-22 14:41:02
Comments: I was excited to hear that they may have found the remains of the Schooner Forester. My husband's ggggrandfather, Captain Samuel Hayward, was the owner and Captain of the Schooner Forester, built in Macomb Co., 1825 and enrolled at Port of Detroit, #6 in 1829.He also owned the Schooner Regulator, built at Monroe, 1826 and enrolled at Port of Detroit, #6 of 1833. He owned the Schooner Mink, built is St. Clair, 1838 and enrolled at Port of Detroit, #26 of 1838 and the Schooner George Hamilton, built at Point aux Chain, 1836 and enrolled at Port of Detroit, #38 in 1844. She was rebuilt in 1870 after being pounded to pieces" by a gale out of Kenosha and grounded by another gale near Godrich, Ont (Source: Maritime History of the Great Lakes). As you can see, I am fascinated with the history of shipping, especially where it includes our ancestors. I sit at my computer daily watching these silent giants float past my window. My office is on the second floor of our house which puts the Bridge at eye level or just below . Once I took pictures of 5 freighters passing in front of our house, three downbound and two up bound. Our house is situated at one of the narrowest parts of the St. Clair River and I rarely see three ships passing much less five. The channel is only 200 feet off our dock so it had to be terrifying for the Captains involved. Keep up the good work. I have enjoyed viewing your page and will check back in from time to time. Sue

Name: Ben Campbell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dayton, Ohio
Time: 1999-09-18 15:24:25
Comments: I was searching for articles on the Fitzgerald when I found your web site. This is a great site for ship watching.

Name: Mark Thompson
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Rogers City, MI
Time: 1999-09-16 20:59:58
Comments: A good way to wile away an afternoon.

Name: Tony P Crochet
Website: CB750K Today and Yesterday
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Stevensville Mi.
Time: 1999-09-15 14:15:35
Comments: Great site,wish i could down load picture of the Barge Integrity.I'm the Cheif Engineer of the Tug Jacklyn M / Integrity.

Name: Ron Latanville
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Midland,ontario
Time: 1999-09-15 12:01:28
Comments: Good to be able to follow the Great Lakes trade

Name: Joseph Ricker
Website: Corporate site of S.S. Titan, Ltd
Referred by: Net Search
From: St. Paul, MN
Time: 1999-09-14 07:11:09
Comments: I thoroughly enjoyed this site. It is very informative and resourceful. Keep up the good work! We look forward to someday touring the Great Lakes with the S.S. Titan. However, I strongly urge those who want not only this unique and historic ship to tour the region, but want to increase the economic stability of the region through increased world trade via the St. Lawrence Seaway to act now! The Seaway system is now forty years old and is in need of significant modernization! (i.e. lengthening and widening of locks throughout the system, etc.) I urge those who want to increase the quality of life for future generations in the Lakes' region to contact the various government organizations and groups whose responsibility it is to oversee these matters. You can start by emailing your concerns to: www.dot.gov/slsdc. Thank you!

Name: Colt Edin
Website:
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From: MN
Time: 1999-09-13 01:57:23
Comments: Actually I do not know how I found this site, but since then I have spent hours perusing the pages of this well laid out and altogether quite interesting page. There is such a variety of "stuff" here from a video of the Richard Reiss, a photograph of the Nicolet, an unmatched links section, information search, chatroom, just enough to entertain any Great Lakes shipping enthusiast for hours! I found this about 4 months ago, and ever since then it has been on the top of my favorites section, and rightfully so. Keep up the good work Neil, CE

Name: DAVID LADA
Website:
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From: romulus michigan
Time: 1999-09-12 05:22:16
Comments: i am very interseted in great lake histoy but not sure where to fond it . from shipwrecks to storms.

Name: Bill Bedell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Milwaukee, WI
Time: 1999-09-11 03:02:51
Comments: Fantastic Site! I visit often. Keep up the great work!

Name: Ron Snider
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Temple Tx. via N.E. Ohio
Time: 1999-09-10 21:04:07
Comments: I really enjoy your site!.It's high on my list of favorites. I was born just outside of Lorain Ohio,and some of my fondest memories are of my late Father taking my brother and I up to Lorain to watch the ore carriers load. I got to watch The American Republic loading the last time I was up home in 1997. Thank's again from a homesick son of Ohio!

Name: R. F. Ahern
Website: Internet Guide to Freighter Travel
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 1999-09-09 03:10:56
Comments: I have had a link to your site for over a year and hope that some of my visitors were also your visitors. My site is a totally non commercial site devoted soley to the promotion of freighter travel.

Name: Norm Somers
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Mi
Time: 1999-09-09 02:21:27
Comments: Sailed the J.P.Morgan Jr. as deckwatch in 1963 Pittsburgh Steamship Div.

Name: Rob Whall
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Originally Detroit, now Sydney, Australia
Time: 1999-09-08 09:29:50
Comments: I'm going to be in Sydney for several months, but I love the Great Lakes. I was surfing for info on them, feeling a little homesick when I came across your website. It's great! Thanks for a wonderful page executed perfectly.

Name: G. Ann De Foe
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Bayfield, Wi.
Time: 1999-09-07 22:05:37
Comments: Just applied for my seamens card. Hope to be shoving off sometime soon. If anyone has any advice for me. E-mail me!!!!!!

Name: John Reichensperger
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: close by Ely,Mn.
Time: 1999-09-06 15:22:08
Comments: formerly worked in superior and always enjoyed the ships and friends at the marine safety office and port authority

Name: Mark R. Olson
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Poynette,Wi.
Time: 1999-09-04 05:01:07
Comments: I enjoy looking at great lake ships,its history and had a brother who had sailed for USsteel.

Name: John Davey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lebanon, Oh (near Cincinnati)
Time: 1999-09-03 02:02:47
Comments: A really great site. Enjoy looking at the boats Dad used to help build, though not too many of those are still around.

Name: Karen Girard
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Traverse City, MI
Time: 1999-09-01 20:37:35
Comments: I often visit this site when I am thinking of a friend on the David Z. Norton. I am now attending Lake Superior State University and Can See the Ships and the Locks From my Townhouse. I love to watch the ships. They are really facinating to me. Maybe someday I will see my friend again. Until that time, I will keep this web site at the top of my list. Thanks for all that you guys do.

Name: jared ramsey
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: st. louis mo & Port Huron, MI
Time: 1999-08-28 02:49:35
Comments: Fantastic site. Jim Luke turned me on to site and I have been hooked ever since. We visit Port Huron every summer and Rod Burdick, Jim Luke and Tom Moore got me to become a boat nerd. Keep up the excellent work!!!!

Name: Chris Thompson
Website:
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From: Kalamazoo Mi
Time: 1999-08-27 15:41:24
Comments: I am very interested in company home pages and have questions about employment as well. I do enjoy your page and will visit often!!

Name: Walter Sawher III
Website:
Referred by: Advetisement/Brochure
From: St. Clair, MI
Time: 1999-08-26 13:13:28
Comments: My grandfather was a captain in the Interlake Steamship Co. in the 1930s. I grew up as a "river rat" on the St. Clair River and always enjoyed the "Lakers". I'm currently in the Navy and when I was home this year, I noticed the Columbia and Cleveland Cliffs lines are no more. What happened? This is my first visit to this site and plan on using it to do research.

Name: Bill Geary
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Newmarket Ontario
Time: 1999-08-25 01:33:18
Comments: We have watched your site for several years and have been very impressed with your evolution.I grew up in Sarnia and remember watching the freighters from the old Northern Navigation docks. I rember the whistles in the night and remember seeing the Huronic burn at Pt. Edward. Your site brings back many memories. Keep up the good work. All the best Bill Geary

Name: Carole Williams
Website:
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From: Minneapolis
Time: 1999-08-23 15:54:27
Comments: Please send info on arrivals and departures in Duluth and info about the crew and how long they are in port and at sea.

Name: Steven Southard
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Huron Ohio
Time: 1999-08-22 03:20:30
Comments: Excelent Page, I'm a 100 tonnage Captain out of Huron Ohio. I get to see alot of these grain, Iron ore and stone ships in the Huron River, Huron Ohio. Thanks SWS`

Name: GALEN R. WITHAM
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: STUARTS DRAFT, VA
Time: 1999-08-21 20:30:24
Comments: JUST GOT THE COMPUTER, EX-U.S. NAVY CHIEF QUARTERMASTER, ASST. NAVIGATOR....NOW TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER. RAISED ON THE SHORES OF LAKE HURON, ALWAYS WANT TO SAIL THE LAKERS....THE AUTO SLUMP DID ME IN, AND I WENT DEEP OCEAN. EXCELLENT SITE, WILL VISIT WHEN I HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS. THANKS

Name: Lance Bastien
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ontario Canada, near London
Time: 1999-08-17 02:47:33
Comments: Very interesting site, keep up the good work.

Name: Paul Pace
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: West Branch, Mi. 48661
Time: 1999-08-15 10:58:19
Comments: I have been trying to find things on the history and sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I was stationed at Kinchloe A.F.B. the night it sank so it is kinda special to me. I'am very new being on line I just bought a WebTv, so I'am very green but learning. Your web page helpt me alot, thank you.

Name: Steve Sternburgh
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Casnovia, MI
Time: 1999-08-14 17:05:32
Comments: Your page is great. I have always loved watching boats

Name: Roger Nolan
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: San Mateo California
Time: 1999-08-14 06:14:43
Comments: Grew up on Lake Erie. Your site is amazing. I check it often. Every time I miss the ore boats or the Lakes, I just take a trip back for a while. Thanks, Roger

Name: Kurt Brown
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: LaPorte, IN
Time: 1999-08-13 19:05:07
Comments: As a diver this site helps with a lot of questions.

Name: James Shedron
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Lagrange,Ohio
Time: 1999-08-07 22:34:53
Comments: I am employed at the USS/KOBE Steel mill in Lorain,Ohio.I've worked at the Ore Docks since the early '70s.We have a conveyor system there for the self-unloaders that come to our dock.

Name: Tom Kays
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Thief River Falls, MN
Time: 1999-08-06 17:50:46
Comments: I like your page. Lots of interesting information.

Name: Ann Bigley-Scott
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New Zealand
Time: 1999-08-03 04:20:35
Comments: My Uncle, John Scott was a crew member on the Frank E. Kirby. I have a photo taken of the crew and ship, 23 July, 1923. If anyone interested in a copy for your records. Was searching the net for the ship and found your site. Great to see the history being recorded before it is lost.

Name: Captain Jean Taber
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Sodus New York
Time: 1999-08-02 19:02:22
Comments: Very informative site.

Name: Jane Upfold
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: London, ON
Time: 1999-08-01 05:54:24
Comments: I have a 4 year old who is boat crazy. It is midnight and I should not be at this computer, but before he went to sleep my son asked me to leave something from Port Stanley beside his pillow for the morning. I was looking for fishing boat pictures on the net when I found your site. Last winter we visited the Cuyahoga several times at Port Stanley, then we saw it again in the Welland Canal in May. It is Michael's absolute favorite ship. I have printed the pictures and will put them where he will see them when he first wakes up! I am sure we will be visiting your site often. It's fantastic. Thanks so much. Jane

Name: Dale and Marian Stoll
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Twin Lake, Michigan 49457
Time: 1999-07-25 23:51:23
Comments: Enjoy watching ships, and reading all about them.

Name: Wolf Lahti
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: expatriate Yooper now in Washington state
Time: 1999-07-25 17:27:44
Comments: I'm impressed with the width and depth of information available through this site. Some optimization is called for it the opening frames, however; they take a *long* time to load.

Name: corey s
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: erieau ontario
Time: 1999-07-23 17:08:11
Comments: great site many guys here work on boats

Name: Susan Schopp
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Holt, MI
Time: 1999-07-22 09:04:27
Comments: My son a wheelsman on the Indiana Harbor.

Name: Pam
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Michigan
Time: 1999-07-18 21:12:07
Comments: Its a wonderful site.... Thanks.....

Name: eric holmes
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: burlington ontario
Time: 1999-07-18 16:32:13
Comments: have become very interested in ships on the great lakes since moving into a condo in burlington ontario. located near the petro canada pier in oakville ontario and close to the burlington bridge and hamilton harbour. i have a good view of many ships passing by.glad i found this website.

Name: Seaman Kellen Squire and Seaman Apprentice Brendon Groh
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Northeast Wisconsin
Time: 1999-07-15 02:24:20
Comments: Great web page, VERY detailed! Brendon's father is a skipper on a lake freighter. We're both, as you can see, part of the Navy (Reserve.) Well, nice web page, keep it up!

Name: Richard Campbell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: So. Bend, IN
Time: 1999-07-14 13:08:15
Comments: We were visiting the Soo Locks the end of June and another person told us of your site and some of the information that was on it.

Name: Norm Peters
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Akwesasne, below Snell Lock
Time: 1999-07-12 15:00:09
Comments: I was checking out www.csl.ca and linked with this site. If you find yourself adrift and need help in Akwesasne, the Hogansburg-Akwesasne Vol. Fire Dept. will respond to help with fire/rescue Marine One. Emergency phone # 613-575-2000, contact us at Sta.3 # 613-575-2423 or havfd@glen-net.ca. Safe boating!

Name: Fred Norton
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Conneaut Ohio
Time: 1999-07-12 01:33:58
Comments: Very nice web site. I have met a lot of people on the site. I also sailed on the lakes for five seasons. The last three seasons I was on the Anderson. I have some photos of some old straight deckers if anyone is interested. Keep up the good work on the web site.

Name: barbi covill
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: New Hampshire
Time: 1999-07-08 14:29:28
Comments: Great source of info.for our family to follow their dad Rick and see where he is on the huge map we have on our wall. thank you

Name: DAVID E. MARTIN
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Ogdensburg, N.Y.
Time: 1999-07-06 03:13:31
Comments: Fantastic site contains everything that interests me. I will be back many times.

Name: Eric Langdon
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Kernersville, NC
Time: 1999-07-05 02:53:00
Comments: Great site! I found it while looking for information on the Edmund Fitzgerald. I've enjoyed this site because it has given me an appreciation for the other ships on the Lakes.

Name: vincent g smith
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: dunnellon fl
Time: 1999-07-04 15:54:43
Comments: You have a great site .Do you know of any lakers that have there own web pages ?

Name: Thomas C. Kohler
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Boston, MA, by Detroit, MI
Time: 1999-07-01 21:48:55
Comments: This is the greatest page on the Web, especially for a homesick Michigander, misplaced on the shore of a body of unpotable, saline, water. Those maintaining this site have done a wonderful job. You have my thanks. I am, and will remain, a frequent visitor. Warm regards, T.C. Kohler

Name: Rose Phillips
Website:
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From: Maitland, Ontario
Time: 1999-07-01 00:45:30
Comments: Born & raised on the St. Lawrence River @ Prescott - dad sailed on the old buoy tender Grenville; then went to CCGS Simcoe when it was commissioned in Sept./63 - then he was killed on it in Dec. /63 in dock in Toronto. I just love this site - so glad I found it because I still watch the ships going by the house. Love being able to keep track of where the ships are and friends that are still sailing. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ON THE SITE!!

Name: Roger Phillip Hulett
Website:
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From: Canton Michigan
Time: 1999-06-30 02:13:47
Comments: Sailed on Charles M. White in 1973. Grandfather sailed for 50yrs. on Great Lakes retiring from Cleveland Cliffs as Capt. on the Frontenac, in 1968

Name: Scott Spencer
Website:
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From: Rockford, MI
Time: 1999-06-29 21:57:21
Comments: Nice site, keep up the good work. Do you periodically notify of things happening in the ship world?

Name: larry maronen
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: calumet,mi 49913
Time: 1999-06-29 04:04:23
Comments: my father, rudy pavolich sailed with interlake,then p/m for about 27 years.he passed away about 10 years ago.currently my brother-in-law,david liimatta is on the ((beeghly) 2nd eng.he also has two brothers ,bob(tregurtha)chief eng.todd(jackson)deckhand,.that are with interlake, i live in calumet, mi. and know about 15 people who have or are now on the lakes.i still remember bringing my dad to duluth in the spring to catch the boat,always had a car full that wanted to go see the boats.i always check the vessel passage just to see where my friends are.my sister-in-law goes to marquette or escanaba to see her husband, i can still recall my mother doing the same thing.once in awhile i make the trip to see david. when i go to the lake i always look on the horizon for a laker.it will always be with me..thank you

Name: William A. Burnett
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1999-06-29 03:14:20
Comments: Its a Very great site I told a lot of people about this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ITS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Tom Kays
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1999-06-28 20:23:04
Comments: We love the Great Lakes and enjoy ship watching. Your web site keeps us in touch and is fun.

Name: Dan Harbaugh
Website:
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From: Houston, TX
Time: 1999-06-24 06:45:42
Comments: Retired Columbia QMED. Started out shoveling coal on the J.H. Frantz - 3 boilers & 9 doors. Fireman made $186/mo in 1945. Was Oiler on FITZGERALD when she was coalburner. Favorite ship old STR. BUCKEYE Columbia crane boat with 2 steam cranes.

Name: Richard Fischpera
Website:
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From: Rochester NY
Time: 1999-06-24 05:52:18
Comments: Always liked to see the lakers go bye. Wish there was more traffic in Rochester.

Name: Linda Peckford
Website:
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From: Lewisporte, Newfoundland , Canada
Time: 1999-06-20 06:00:54
Comments: I have enjoyed this site very much. My husband and some of our family friendswork on the GHreat Lakes . My two boys enjoy tracking their fathers ship on the weather maps and reading the news from from the various ports. From what we have viewed this appears to be an exccellent source of great lake information both past and present.

Name: john contrady
Website:
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From: Muskegon
Time: 1999-06-18 14:24:59
Comments: new

Name: DEBBI OPALEWSKI
Website:
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From: CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN
Time: 1999-06-16 05:46:19
Comments: I REALLY ENJOY BOAT WATCHING AND TAKING PICTURES OF THE FREIGHTERS. MY FAVORITE PLACE IS UP AT AND AROUND THE SOO LOCKS BUT I GO TO ST. CLAIR AND PORT HURON FREQUENTLY BECAUSE IT'S CLOSER. I VISIT THE GREAT LAKES WEB SITE OFTEN WHEN I AM UNABLE TO GET AWAY.I'VE REALLY LEARNED ALOT. THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTE.

Name: Stuart G. Evans
Website: Just for Fun!
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From: Rochester, NY
Time: 1999-06-09 18:00:33
Comments: I currently live in Rochester, but I grew up in the greater Detroit area. My Uncle, Keith S. Gale was the piano player aboard the S.S. South American. We would go to meet him when the South sailed into port of Detroit. He took a great many pictures of the South and other ships he saw along the way. The pictures are dated from 1962 to 1969 when the South made her final voyage. I have scanned some of these pictures and sent them along to Neil Schultheiss for posting on this website. My Uncle would have been amazed and proud that the whole world can view his pictures that up until a few years ago have been gathering dust in my basement. This is a great website! I love looking at the big ships.

Name: Joe Martin
Website:
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From: Highland Michigan
Time: 1999-06-09 17:11:23
Comments: Thanks for a good time.

Name: Tom Kastle
Website: schoonerman
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From: Chicago
Time: 1999-06-04 06:06:41
Comments: Great site! Would like to let you know about our (Tom & Chris Kastle) new Great Lakes recording "Me for the Inland Lakes". It is a collection of traditional and original Great Lakes songs. Artwork was done by Remy Champt. Release events will take place at Marquette Maritime Museum, Wisconsin Schooner Project, schooner Windy, and ISEA (Traverse City) during the Summer.Will send more info upon release.

Name: Bill Craig
Website:
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From: Grand Rapids, MI
Time: 1999-06-04 00:08:15
Comments: Presently serving as Master, M/V ROGER BLOUGH Surprised to see so many "boat watchers" from so many different parts of the USA

Name: David Hodson
Website:
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From: St. Catharines
Time: 1999-06-02 18:19:36
Comments: Marine electonic service feild sevice eng.

Name: RCD
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Wisconsin
Time: 1999-05-31 13:05:49
Comments: What a wonderful way to spend some part of the day just looking at these beautiful ships on our lakes.

Name: Philip E. Hanlon
Website:
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From: Dunkirk,New York
Time: 1999-05-29 06:00:14
Comments: Excellent sight! I've bookmarked it and plan on visiting daily. Phil

Name: W.H. (Howie) Wilcox
Website: Northern Transportation
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
Time: 1999-05-27 21:20:46
Comments: Raised not far from the Government Dock on the St. Marys River. Used to go down and watch the old passenger ships being loaded and unloaded. Undoubtedly, the Seaway is the greatest transportation corridor there is and I have always been a fan. I can watch the ships lock through from the office window.

Name: Scott Best
Website:
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From: Menominee MI
Time: 1999-05-26 20:49:34
Comments: I love this page, and find the infromation on this page invaluable I love to just check in and see what ships are going through the locks and see the latest news!

Name: Diane
Website:
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From: Milwaukee,WI
Time: 1999-05-26 01:30:22
Comments: I enjoy this website very much and I check it daily. As a child I use to watch the ships on Jones Island and ever since then I've been hooked!

Name: R. Dimiceli-Muthig
Website:
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From: Wisconsin
Time: 1999-05-24 01:11:38
Comments: Hi, wanted to find Lake Michigan where I grew up in Milwaukee. I get home sick and enjoy looking at the lake. That is how I came across the great lakes web. I truely enjoy the ships on our great lakes that I am able to see and the other interesting sea ways and the cam. Hope you have more,and a cam from Milwaukee harbor.

Name: Dennis Roman
Website:
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From: Sanford, Florida
Time: 1999-05-21 03:49:06
Comments: Born and raised in Detroit, Mi

Name: Jim Smith
Website:
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From: Battle Creek, Michigan
Time: 1999-05-19 05:49:43
Comments: Love the site

Name: Ed Spicuzza
Website: N/A
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Almont, MI
Time: 1999-05-18 22:58:17
Comments: Merchant Marine/Great Lakes Artist-specializing in: photography, videos, *aerial*, glass & mirror etchings and more...

Name: Kacee Wasbotten
Website:
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From: Duluth, Minnesota
Time: 1999-05-17 21:29:02
Comments: My dad worked on the Detriot Edison. If anyone happens to know what ever happened to it please e-mail me! I do not believe the Green could beat the Cliff's Victory. So HA! But anyhow I like boats they are pretty.

Name: Joy Boorn
Website:
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From: Windsor, Ontario Canada
Time: 1999-05-16 20:47:31
Comments: Living on the Detroit River gives me a great opportunity to view the ships passing. I thoroughly enjoy watching these ships and refer to my books to acquaint myself with the various ships and their country of origin.

Name: Roberta Zylla
Website:
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From: Minneapolis, MN
Time: 1999-05-13 17:01:03
Comments: I find this website outstanding in its entirety from the sounds of whistles to the actual voice of the last contact of the Fitzgerald. I have been to Duluth many times and seen the ships but to have this info at my fingertips is awesome. What a way to learn your history. Good tool for students. Keep up the good work.

Name: Bob Riddell
Website:
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From: Edmonton,Alberta,Canada.
Time: 1999-05-11 18:41:38
Comments: Raised in Thunder Bay Ont.and now living on the prairies, your site makes me home'sick.Keep up the great work.

Name: Linda Eastman
Website: n/a
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Washington, DC/NJ
Time: 1999-05-11 15:36:11
Comments: This is a packed site, and I'm learning how to use it. I'm doing research about my maternal grandfather, who was a master on an iron ore ship before 1916, and another man who was a shipbuilder in Marine City, MI - 1848-1868. I know they were there, but it's hard to find info.

Name: Ron Snider
Website:
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From: Temple,Tx
Time: 1999-05-11 06:51:06
Comments: Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your site.I was born about 9 miles south of Lorain Ohio and some of my fondest memories are when my Dad used to take me up to Lorain to watch the freighters load ore.I still make it a point to go there every time I go back home.Your page is the next best thing to being there.

Name: Paul E. Shellhammer III
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-05-10 22:05:01
Comments: I grew up in Conneaut Ohio and have a lot of family in the shipping business. I wanted to see some of the ships that I've seen and the one that my uncle Lenny Cifelli works on. I've always enjoyed seeing those ships come into and out of the harbor.

Name: Bruce wasbotten
Website:
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From: maple grove minnesota
Time: 1999-05-10 16:54:23
Comments: very nice --- I used to work on the great lakes many years ago and i found it very interesting, i was interested to see the John J Boland was sailing again, i though it was in moth balls. I used to work on the detroit edison, I would be very interested to know what happened to it.

Name: Louis Jeune
Website:
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From: Peoria Az
Time: 1999-05-10 15:28:31
Comments: Love the ships and the site.

Name: Ron Snider
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Temple Texas
Time: 1999-05-10 01:26:20
Comments: I really enjoy your page.I was born and raised in northeast Ohio and did a lot of ship watching in Lorain.This is the next best thing to being there.

Name: Earl Manuel
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cheboygan Michigan
Time: 1999-05-09 14:46:29
Comments: My Grandpa is a retired captain of the vessels of the greatlakes.

Name: Earl Manuel
Website:
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From: Cheboygan Michigan
Time: 1999-05-09 14:45:13
Comments: My Grandpa is a retired captain of the vessels of the greatlakes.

Name: Heather Downing
Website: NA
Referred by: Net Search
From: Madras, OR
Time: 1999-05-06 17:40:15
Comments: I am doing a school project on the Great Lakes and your site is very helpful. You should, however, give information on the wildlife and pollution and net flow, etc. Thank you.

Name: Jon Brown
Website:
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From: Traverse City area
Time: 1999-05-05 03:54:22
Comments: Recentely retired from the Coast Guard. Any "Big Red" Sailors from the USCGC Westwind (WAGB-281) are invited to a reunion to be held Aug 2000 in Milwaukee,Wi. E-mail me and I will direct you to the web page for reunion info. I look foward to joining various Great lakes Maritime related organizations this summer, and advise any other retired Coast Guard Personnel to give back what you learned to the community. Keep her steady!! Capn Jon BM1 USCG (ret)

Name: Butch and Debbie Knauff
Website:
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From: Perry, Ohio
Time: 1999-05-05 01:22:29
Comments: The reason we looked for this sight is because we know someone that works on the Mesabi Miner as a wheelsman.

Name: Tim
Website:
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From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Time: 1999-05-03 22:45:53
Comments: Just started viewing site - look forward to spend more time viewing whole site-grew up on Lake Mi, 15 mile north of Harbor Springs - Family settled in this area and in up - Hulbert & Schoolcraft are family

Name: Louie Jeune
Website:
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From: Peoria Az
Time: 1999-05-03 00:16:39
Comments: Was looking at the Edmond Fitzgerald site and found you.

Name: Doug
Website:
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From: Port Huron, Michigan
Time: 1999-04-30 22:26:14
Comments: Very nice site. Both the page layout and the content are beautifully presented. This site will be a handy guide to viewing the ships that pass by here in Port Huron. I will bookmark this page and pass it on to my friends.

Name: Brent Westwood
Website:
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From: Martinsville, Virginia
Time: 1999-04-30 03:14:39
Comments: This is the first time that I've signed your Log...but, I've been dropping in on your site for quite awhile. I think its one of most wonderful sites on the entire internet. You can rest assured that I'll be coming back time & time again. It really helps me when I'm needing a "Freighter Fix"....which is OFTEN!!!! Thankyou for being there!

Name: Delores J. Dempsey
Website:
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From: Flat Rock, Michigan 48134
Time: 1999-04-28 20:38:11
Comments: Great seeing and reading....will pass this on to my friends.....thanks keep up the good work.....

Name: lloyd mcallister
Website:
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From: lavares fla.
Time: 1999-04-22 13:21:21
Comments: i sailed for pittsburgh 1046 thru 1950, on the enders m voorhees, the james j hill, and the henry phipps. would like to hear from great lakes sailors from the good old days.

Name: LCDR Jeffrey Flumignan, USMS
Website:
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From: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York
Time: 1999-04-22 00:25:20
Comments: I am the Academy Training Representative for the Great Lakes region. I am responsible for all cadet training for the Merchant Marine Academy on the Great Lakes. I find this sight the BEST on the web for news and details about what is going on up there. I grew up in Detroit and sailed as a cadet on the Lakes. I enjoy working with both the cadets as well as the companies that operate on the Lakes.

Name: Robert C. Mazur
Website: Welcome to Bob's Website!
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Time: 1999-04-21 14:16:44
Comments: Bravo! Just a well done and excellent site overall with a lot of useful information. I can see that you have spent and do spend a lot of time maintaining this site. A luxury that I don't have for mine. As a Coast Guard Radio Officer, at Thunder Bay/VBA MCTS, I can use some of the data in my daily job tracking vessels to assist others in finding and contacting them. Since we, in the Port of Thunder Bay, do the vessel traffic advisory and keep the stats, it's nice to see that our work is being put to good use by others. One suggestion, put a link to the MCTS site, you can find it on my website. 73.

Name: Rosanne Withington
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Round Island Clayton, N.Y.
Time: 1999-04-20 12:37:21
Comments: Our son is a Seaway Pilot and he knew of your site from word of mouth.

Name: Beth Bedford
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Ohio
Time: 1999-04-19 03:37:16
Comments: I have always been interested in the big ships that I saw as a little girl when on the boat with my father, I am very glad to finally find a page that is full of the information that I have been searching for. Thank you for all the great information and updates that allow an average person like me to enjoy the great big world of ships. Keep up the good work and good sailing to all.

Name: Ruth Tanner
Website:
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From: Vermilion, OH
Time: 1999-04-17 14:04:39
Comments: My dad sailed for Pittsburgh Steamship (USS) for 43 years, retiring as Captain of the Benjamin Fairless in 1964. I spent many weeks "vacationing" with him on the Lakes. My job on these trips was always to paint the shuffleboard courts, whether they needed it or not. Two Harbors, MN was always a favorite place to load ore. Your website was quickly put on my favorites list - thanks for being there!

Name: R.D. LIMBERGER
Website:
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From: OTISVILLE MI 48463
Time: 1999-04-16 15:25:41
Comments: OUR SUMMERS ARE SPENT AT NEEBISH ISLAND (UPBOUND) WHERE WE HAVE A SUMMER HOME, THE HOWARD JOHNSTON HOMESTEAD. THE FREIGHTERS ARE A FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT AND RELAXATION FOR US AND OUR GUESTS! I AM NEW TO YOUR WEB SITE BUT HAVE ENJOYED IT SO FAR, ESPECIALLY THE UPDATES ON THE FREIGHTER WHICH WAS GROUNDED ACROSS THE RIVER FROM OUR COTTAGE, WISH WE HAD BEEN THERE FOR THE EXCITEMENT!

Name: Rosy
Website:
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From: Kincardine, Ontario
Time: 1999-04-16 02:58:25
Comments: Great site. My husband sails for Upper Lakes Group.

Name: JIM RETTKE
Website:
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From: MARINETTE,WI.54143-9573
Time: 1999-04-15 15:39:11
Comments: I SAIL ON THE OCEAN NOW BUT STARTED OUT ON THE LAKES. AM SAD TO SEE SO MANY OF THE OLD SHIPS GONE I JUST RENEWED MY LICENSE FOR THE 8TH ISSUE AND EVEN THAT IS GETTING SO COMPLEX W/ALL THE INT REGULATIONS. I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE EVEN BEING INTERESTED IN THIS OCCUPATION ANYMORE. YOU'LL NEED A PHD/ ---.. I COULD SPEND ALL DAY ON YOUR SITE BUT HAVE TOO MUCH TOO DO. JIM

Name: Brent Westwood
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Virginia
Time: 1999-04-15 00:45:03
Comments: Excellent site....it was a pleasure visiting all of the pages. Keep up the great work!!!

Name: James R Black
Website:
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From: Pentwater, M.I.
Time: 1999-04-14 12:44:05
Comments: Retired saltwater sailor, says nice site. Ship of the month though that ulgy ol' Reserve, BAD CHOICE, in fact no Oglebay-Norton boats anything to look at(heard living conditions, nothing to brag about either!). Nice ships Speer, Blough, Ryerson!

Name: mike dupay
Website:
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From: mound mn
Time: 1999-04-14 03:47:44
Comments: great site,i was just surffing and found it.

Name: patrick bernier
Website:
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From: born 'n raised@ Sanford, MI
Time: 1999-04-13 04:13:55
Comments: I've always been fascinated by Great Lakes and other inland waterways ships and shipping. Previous to stumbling across your page on the alt.great lakes n.g. it's been next to impossible for me to find laker information from a knowledgeable source. Since I now live in Niceville, FL your page is a very nice reminder of things of a Michigan and great lakes perspective.

Name: Todd E Yuhas
Website:
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From: Shelby twp MI.
Time: 1999-04-11 16:47:12
Comments: Very nice page, I have a friend that is a chief engineer on the Courtney B. He also looks forward to this page when on leave Keep up the good work. Also we are working on a page for our airport, It will be berz-uiz.com See Ya!!

Name: Gerry Yzquierdo
Website:
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From: Holland
Time: 1999-04-11 16:22:50
Comments: Great Site! Looking for information on schedules of passage for Holland & Grand Haven. Spotted two ships on 4/10/99. Both appeared to be trying to avoid the rough waters further out. Neither ship came in close enough to read any names with binoculars. One was heading north in the early afternoon and the other was heading south sometime shortly after midnight. The earlier ship appeared to be under 700 feet while the later ship might have been a 1000 footer. Any information? Thanks, Gerry

Name: Michael Schroeder
Website:
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From: St. Joseph MI
Time: 1999-04-10 01:57:19
Comments: GREAT info.

Name: Jim Flannigan
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-04-08 23:44:49
Comments: Herb! This is definitely the best page yet! Keep it up, eh. Cheers Jim

Name: Timothy M. Dunn
Website:
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From:
Time: 1999-04-08 15:13:23
Comments: Fantastic site, Great job

Name: Gordon C. Birdsey
Website:
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From: Harrisville, Michigan
Time: 1999-04-05 14:18:24
Comments: For those with an interest in the Great Lakes and it's freighters, this is a great place to visit. The site is well put together and I look forward to visiting it often.

Name: George Wharton
Website:
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From: London, ON
Time: 1999-04-04 16:43:45
Comments: You people are to be commended on putting together the most informative, well thought-out, easy to navigate sites on Great Lakes Shipping!! I have been checking this site daily for vessel activities, statistics, photos, as well as exploring some of the many links thru this site. Also thru this site, I have sent in a membership to the Marine Historical Society of Detroit as an extension of my interest in Great Lakes Shipping. I spend as much time as I can watching the ships entering and exiting Lake Huron from under the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia/Point Edward, ON. Again, many thanks for maintaining a fantastic site that so benefits my hobby/interest!!!

Name: peter korth
Website:
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From: milwaukee,wisconsin
Time: 1999-04-01 00:36:36
Comments: I want to congradulate you on one great site! I love it! My wife and I and friends go boating on Lake Michigan every weekend in spring,summer and fall. We are always interested in anything to do with the Great Lakes. Thank you for putting in all the time to collect all this info. We always follow the big ships in and out of the Milwaukee harbour. We also go to Jones Island in MIlwaukee and look at the big ships up close. We are lucky to be that close enough to touch them and take pictures. Thanks again!

Name: Derek Tanula
Website:
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From: Superior,Wisconsin
Time: 1999-03-31 23:15:50
Comments: My grandfather, Nels Tanula, sailed for 40 years on the Great Lakes, my father, Lee Tanula, sailed for two or three years. I also sailed for three years and have worked at Fraser Shipyards for the past five years. this is a very interesting site, keep up the good work!

Name: James E. Craig
Website:
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From: born in ashtabula, ohio
Time: 1999-03-31 12:13:20
Comments: I sailed the GL from 1970 thru 77 then went to work on the Panama Canal. I enjoy your web sight very much. keep up the excellant work!

Name: John E. Kivela Jr.
Website:
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From: Blue Ridge Summit, PA (USA)
Time: 1999-03-30 15:38:30
Comments: as a child and teenager, I watched all these ships/freighters pass on Lake Superior either headed to Duluth or heading towards the SOO locks from the Keweenaw Peninsula (Bumbletown Hill/Allouez, Michigan) or from my cottage at Eagle River, Michigan. remember when the Henry Steinbrenner (spelling) went down off the Keweenaw Penninsula.

Name: marc moyer
Website:
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From: portage, wi
Time: 1999-03-28 19:28:24
Comments: Have sailed and loved the great lakes for a long time

Name: Hans Levlin
Website:
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From: Finland
Time: 1999-03-28 12:07:15
Comments: I've visited The Great Lakes several times by ship, since I'am a sailor. It is a wonderful place, very much alike the Finnish archipelago. Sunny greetings from Finland

Name: Arthur Jernberg
Website:
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From: Richmond, Mi.
Time: 1999-03-28 10:38:25
Comments: Spent many a day on the shores of Lake Superior in the ara of Whitefish Point, Grand Marias, and the area from Sault Ste. Marie west to Marquete. I'm excited to see the resurgence of interest in our shipping area and it's history. The refurbishing of the Museum @ Whitefish Point does justice to the memories of those who have served in our maritime both on shore duty and on the vessels. The monument to the Fitz is very well done and appreciated.

Name: GEO. WATSON
Website:
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From: CAPE COD
Time: 1999-03-28 03:20:04
Comments: sailed on Mackinaw 12/66-6/68 saw plenty of ice, many steamers and a few towns!!

Name: Terry Mc Norton
Website:
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From: Windsor Ontario
Time: 1999-03-27 00:32:00
Comments: Great site, love the photo gallery, also the port athority links and th other great features

Name: Kathleen Eady-Miskiewicz
Website:
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From: Birch Run, MI
Time: 1999-03-26 23:55:49
Comments: Saw the article in the new OU Alumni mag. Love lighthouses, ships & related trivia/info.(esp. shipwrecks), Michigan & the Great Lakes. The best state in the Union. Teach a MI history unit in my 8th grade Lang. Arts class in Saginaw, and include as much info. as I can about our maritime history. This site is a gold mine!!!!!! Thanks!

Name: Roger Chase
Website:
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From: Clare, MI
Time: 1999-03-25 18:49:20
Comments: As a photographer/freighter head this web site is great for info, tracking, and staying connected.

Name: Capt. Bill Meyers
Website:
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From: New Lenox, IL
Time: 1999-03-25 17:28:53
Comments: Operate Pilot Boat For Chicago. Most interested in Foreign Flagged Ship Calling Chicago Ports

Name: Robert D Harkness
Website:
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From: Holland, Mi.
Time: 1999-03-23 22:00:51
Comments: I really enjoy this site. I've always been interested in ships. It will really get interesting when Spring arrives and the lakers get out of winter lay-up.

Name: Herb Thompson
Website: Pages of a Coast Guard Deckhand!
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Soo, Ont.
Time: 1999-03-23 13:16:25
Comments: I am a deckie on the Risley, and I think this service is a great feature of the internet!Keep up the good work...

Name: Capt. David Yager
Website:
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From: Barrie,Ontario
Time: 1999-03-19 05:17:18
Comments: Web site is very well done. I am enjoying it immensely!!!!!!!

Name: ian patterson
Website:
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From: Collingwood, Ontario
Time: 1999-03-18 14:24:26
Comments: Excellent site, Keep up the good work you do. Ever since the ship yard closed here I have missed seeing the freighters on a regular basis.

Name: Lori Wend
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Riverview Michigan
Time: 1999-03-13 14:29:48
Comments: I enjoy your web site. Visit it often, It helps me to determine where my husband is at and went he will be coming in port. He works on the Kaye E. Barker. Love the features and all the news that I get about what is happening. In fact I knew that his ship was in port for the winter by the vessel passages before he had a chance to call and let me know. Thanks again!!

Name: Arjen klein
Website:
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From: Netherlands
Time: 1999-03-11 19:40:40
Comments: Dear people, thanks for your great page. It gives me lots of links to find of the Great Lakes. Reason for my research is that I'm writing a book about the Great lakes and the " Fjell/Oranje Lines" My grandfather was captain of the 'Prins Johan Willem Friso' when it arrived as 1st ocean going vessel at Chicago,on april the 29 th of 1959 after opening of the seaway. Today I'm looking for people who like to write about the Great Lakes, And for people who knew my grandfather or his ship or the 'Oranje Lines' Again Great Page of the Great Lakes Best wishes Arjen Klein

Name: Carrie Green
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: escanaba, michigan
Time: 1999-03-11 15:16:29
Comments: Very informative, i never realized how many ships we on the great lakes or to what extent. thanks for this information

Name: NIck
Website:
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From: Beaver Island
Time: 1999-03-11 00:30:00
Comments: I think this is a realy great page.

Name: Thomas Warner
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Sauble Beach, Ontario NOG 2GO
Time: 1999-03-10 01:15:44
Comments: My father was a Chief Engineer and sailed the Great lakes for many years. I am very interested in Great Lake shipping.

Name: Seth
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alpena, MI.
Time: 1999-03-08 09:15:39
Comments: I spend more time hard aground than I do afloat.

Name: Chris Wesendorf
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Sheboygan Falls, WI.
Time: 1999-03-07 21:43:27
Comments: I've been a bulk carrier groupie since my dad took me to the Soo Locks for the first time in 1978. It's a pleasure to finally have the internet so I can browse thru your internet site, which I found in the "Know Your Ships." Please keep up the great work!!

Name: Will Suckrow
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Elmhurst Illinois
Time: 1999-03-07 14:16:39
Comments: Been interested in boats and boating events my entier life. Found your site fasinating. While crossing the Macinak Bridge in '75 I remembered seeing an orr freighter,been trying to find my pictures to see if it was "Old Fitz". If I find it I'll pass it on.

Name: Terrie Walker
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Coldwater,Michigan
Time: 1999-03-07 04:14:43
Comments: Just interested in anything that has to do with the Great Lakes and came across your page.

Name: Dennis Dorogi
Website:
Referred by: Advetisement/Brochure
From: Canton, Michigan
Time: 1999-03-07 02:16:02
Comments: I love the page and I hope you keep it going

Name: Jon Anderson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Two Harbors MN
Time: 1999-03-05 02:51:22
Comments: This looks like a fun page to get into and look around.

Name: Linda Grasse
Website:
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From: Algoma Central Marine
Time: 1999-03-04 13:09:40
Comments: This is really terrific. I hope we can attract more chatters to the chat room!

Name: Elizabeth (Bucholtz) Von Sprecken
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Ludington, Michigan
Time: 1999-03-04 03:30:17
Comments: Wife of Captain John B. Von Sprecken,Oglebay Norton Company,Cleveland, Ohio; Daughter of Edward M. Bucholtz (deceased),First Mate S.S. City of Midland, #41,C&O Carferries,Ludington, Michigan; Mother of QMED Jonathon M., MM3 Aaron C. USNS Kentucky, and Justin, trainee SIU Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship.

Name: Phil Morell
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Macomb Township
Time: 1999-03-03 20:21:52
Comments: Great work. Informative for Great Lakes shipping/boating/history enthusists!

Name: Scott D. Ankeney
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From:
Time: 1999-03-02 01:47:13
Comments: I grew up on Neebish Island MI, just south of the Soo during the 1960's and like anyone who has been around them, I am a complete laker freighter NUT. I particularly like the older coal burning straight-deckers and the whalebacks but any boat big or small will catch my attention.

Name: Ron Mason
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Weymouth,MA
Time: 1999-02-26 20:43:47
Comments: I'm a docking pilot in Boston Harbor,and one of the tug skippers told me about this site. It is very interesting.You've done a great job. Thanks

Name:
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: OHIO
Time: 1999-02-26 01:31:05
Comments: I am a WW2 sailor. I have been searching for any information on the the USS General M. B. Stewart (AP-140) a troop transport. She was still active until 1967, when she was sold and renamed the Merchant Albany. Then she changed hands again, but I do not know what the new name is. I did get some info that the last sale, she was to be a "drilling ship". Any info will be appreciated. I thank you for your help.

Name: Pat McCarthy
Website: Lake Michigan Carferry
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Ludington
Time: 1999-02-25 18:46:44
Comments: Your page is excellent, and very enjoyable reading. Carry on!

Name: Bill Hones
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Maryland
Time: 1999-02-23 15:14:27
Comments: Thank you for this great site. It brings back many fond memories.

Name: Douglas Baker
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: florida
Time: 1999-02-23 12:24:25
Comments: my brother is a chief on a ship

Name: Jason C. Wills
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Chicago,IL
Time: 1999-02-23 03:15:41
Comments: Excellent site!! Just got back from a weekend in Sturgeon Bay, WI., and was able to video record all 15 freighters layed up for the winter months. This site offers alot, keep up the good work.

Name: Paul Geiken
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Castine, Maine
Time: 1999-02-23 01:49:59
Comments: I really enjoy this site. It's a great way to keep up with news about the lakes.

Name: vicky and george fill
Website: none
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO
Time: 1999-02-22 22:51:38
Comments: HELLO THERE. WHERE IS KEN LAFRANCE? TRING TO FIND PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR GREAT LAKES FLEET.... lATER, GEORGE

Name: Eldon Barclay
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Hale, Michigan, U.S.A.
Time: 1999-02-21 15:22:11
Comments: The subjects that are covered by this Web Site are of great interest to me. I know I will return many times, now that I know about it! Great Site.

Name: Gordon Niska
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Auburn, AL
Time: 1999-02-20 13:53:56
Comments: Being raised in the Upper Penninsula I have always had an interest in the ore boats.

Name: Ray Saikus
Website: Hulett Ore Unloaders
Referred by: Net Search
From: Cleveland, OHIO
Time: 1999-02-19 06:31:56
Comments: PLEASE POST A CONNECTION TO US AND ALSO SEND AN E_MAIL TO YOUR LIST TO NOTIFY THEM OF OUR URGENT EFFORTS. WE ARE WORKING TO PRESERVE CLEVELAND'S AND OUR NATION'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE BY PREVENTING THE DEMOLITION OF THE HULETT ORE UNLOADERS. I just heard that the Hulett story is slated to run Friday February 19th, during NPR's "All Things Considered." Don't have an exact time. You can call your local public radio station, WCPN in Cleveland, Friday around 3:30 or 3:45 and ask them where it appears on the All Things Considered "rundown." Better to just sit for two hours and listen to the whole show, from 4:00 PM to 6:00, or whenever CPN runs it. VISIT THE SITE BELOW FOR OTHER UPDATES http://community.cleveland.com/cc/savehuletts

Name: Joe Glaza
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Bay City MI
Time: 1999-02-18 14:37:37
Comments: I enjoy your page very much Joe

Name: Jim Van De Putte
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: St. Clair Shores, MI
Time: 1999-02-16 19:00:53
Comments: Just new to computers and internet--found this by accident and found it mesmerizing

Name: Gene Burtnett
Website:
Referred by: Advetisement/Brochure
From: Orlando, Florida
Time: 1999-02-16 10:24:01
Comments: I am a ship modeler by trade, I own a company that custom builds ship and boats. We also market aline of ships for model trainlatouts. My interest is in the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Ore Ships.

Name: Gary Steward
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Belleville, Mi
Time: 1999-02-14 23:24:59
Comments: Have Cottage at Cherry Beach, Marine City - Love Freighters

Name: Herry Seegers
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Hengelo Netherlands
Time: 1999-02-13 18:03:39
Comments: Great Site Nice links and pictures

Name: JIM MILLIS
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: GRAND RAPIDS, MINNESOTA
Time: 1999-02-13 13:30:33
Comments: INTERESTING SO FAR, HAVN'T BEEN THROUGH EVERYTHING YET. QUESTION? HOW CAN ONE BOOK PASSAGE ON A GREAT LAKES FRIEGHTER, IS IT POSSIBLE? THANKS JIM MILLIS

Name: Don Boyko
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Olathe Ks. (Grew up in Detroit)
Time: 1999-02-13 04:08:08
Comments: Really enjoyed your site. I grew up on the east side of Detroit, and spent my summers at my Grandparents home on the North Channel down river from Algonac. Sure miss the lakes, but not the winters. Learned to sail at my Grandparents home, and on Lake St. Clair. Still sailing on Smithville Lake, which is just north of Kansas City.

Name: Julie Holladay
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Mercer, TN
Time: 1999-02-09 03:08:41
Comments: Looking for web pages about my grandfather. He went down on SS Malwaukee in 1929.

Name: Dennis Eddinger
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Salem, Ohio
Time: 1999-02-02 22:22:02
Comments: Great!!!

Name: William Kamrath
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Originaly from Dearborn,MI
Time: 1999-01-31 17:35:42
Comments: Keep up the good work !

Name: Murray Latham (CSL 3/O)
Website: It Really Does Run Downhill
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kingston, Ontario
Time: 1999-01-30 16:51:34
Comments: Great Site!! I love visiting -- because it means I'm off the ship and at HOME!!!!! Have a good winter guys, see you in the spring!

Name: Jeff
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Erie,Pa
Time: 1999-01-30 15:42:41
Comments: Geat web site for all boatnerds!!!!!!

Name: Judith Sleavin
Website: The Sleavin Family Foundation
Referred by: From Related Page
From: California
Time: 1999-01-30 09:45:02
Comments: Your web site is very thorough and full of information. I'm looking forward to spending more time here and reading more of it. Thank you for letting me know about this through signing the Sleavin Family Foundation's guest book. Sincerely, Judith Sleavin

Name: Wayne L. Warner
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Time: 1999-01-29 02:25:35
Comments: What a great site! I found you by accident and this is a terrific stroke of luck for me. I was born in the Soo and lived there for twenty five years. I sailed on the Lakes each summer during school vacation from 1946-48 . My most significant and favorite boat was the MYRON C. TAYLOR Another ( not my favorite ) was the JUPITER and when she came through the locks at the Soo she was considered a" Ghost" ship! Most of her crew had been Union and in a dispute in Buffalo, went out on strike. Because she was too short handed the Coast Guard didn't want her on the Lakes but out she went on a trip up and into Lake Superior. I went with her and should not have! Anyway please keep up your great site. WLW

Name: Paul Peterson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ludington, Mi.
Time: 1999-01-28 20:23:46
Comments: This web site is all that Max Hanley, who told me about it, said it is. I worked summers on the Ludington carferries while going to college. My father was a chief engineer on them until he died in 1949. I am a maritime history buff of the first order, and am planning to write a history of the why, how and aftermath of the carferry abandonment in Ludington, and to some degree in Muskegon and Frankfort. I believe you have an outstanding site, and will be visiting it frequently. I also hope to become a "regular" in your chat room.

Name: WARREN KAYLER
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: PALATINE,IL
Time: 1999-01-28 02:27:30
Comments: Interested in information on the S.S. South American. Last heard of in Baltimore. Any current location information?

Name: Roy F. Corrigan
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Frankfort IL St. Joe MI
Time: 1999-01-28 01:42:55
Comments: GREAT SITE

Name: Tom Kranz
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Monrovia, MD
Time: 1999-01-27 16:17:23
Comments: I grew up in the "Soo", sailed on the United States Steel, Great Lakes Fleet: William Rogers, Benjamin Fairless, the McGonaugle(sp), and the Cason J. Calloway, mainly in the summers of '68, '69, '70. Fantastic website!! I was looking for info re the Fitzgerald, and working on the ore boats. I have been asked by a teacher friend to talk with her students about working on the freighters, as she is talking with the students about famous shipwrecks. She used the recent interest in the "Titanic" as a starting point, happened to see some info re the Fitz, then heard about the song, and made it one of the shipwrecks she had her students study. I heard about her research, shared that I had worked on the ships, and she asked me to present. I worked both on deck and in the boiler room as a deckhand, and a coalpasser/wiper.

Name: Harry Lambert
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Vancouver Island
Time: 1999-01-26 04:41:07
Comments: Great site. Sailed as deckhand on C.S.L, SS Cayuga seasons of '49,50,51. any old shipmates out there?

Name: MR. ANTHONY T. ZIGMUND
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Time: 1999-01-24 23:06:42
Comments: I WAS BORN IN CLEVELAND, OHIO AND RAISED IN THE AVON/LORAIN AREA. AS A CHILD AND AS AN ADULT, I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH THE BIG BOATS COME INTO THE PORT OF LORAIN. ALSO, MY MOTHER WOULD TAKES US ON THE BUS FROM AVON TO THE TERMINAL TOWER AND WE WOULD WATCH THE BIG BOATS COMING UP THE CUYAHOGA RIVER. THIS IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE CHILD HOOD MEMORIES. I ALWAYS WANTED TO GO ON BOARD THE SHIPS AND SEE HOW THEY WORKED. STILL TO THIS DAY, I WOULD LOVE TO WORK ON ONE OF THEM. JUST TOTALY FASICINATED BY THEM. THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT WEB SITE. I'M ADDING IT TO MY FAVORITE PLACES. EVERYTIME I GET HOME SICK, I'LL PULL THIS WEB PAGE UP. THANKS AGAIN.

Name: Rick Schwinke
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Chesterfield , MI
Time: 1999-01-24 21:30:33
Comments: Really enjoy your web site, I've been a boatnerd a long time and enjoy all you have to offer, keep up the great work and THANX

Name: Ziggy
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Ontario, Canada
Time: 1999-01-24 18:09:30
Comments: Very interesting sight!

Name: Skip Yeaton
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Duluth, Mn.
Time: 1999-01-22 01:09:34
Comments: I love to read about Boats that once sailed the Great Lakes. I have several books on the many shipwrecks and I have Dr. Wolfs hardback on Lake Superior sinkings. I live Lakeside on Park Point.

Name: David T. Addy
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Clinton Twsp. , MI
Time: 1999-01-21 18:19:55
Comments: Hi, I'm the relief Chief Engineer on the S/S Courtney Burton. Just got off the boat on 1/14. Stopped by to look around and see if any boats were still out sailing, nope. Like your sight, I have some pictures to share if I can get them to you.

Name: Lori Dickson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Duluth, MN
Time: 1999-01-20 00:04:01
Comments: Excellent site

Name: James R. Smith
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kalamazoo Mi
Time: 1999-01-17 22:24:57
Comments: Took a trip from Detroit Edison (St Clair) to Superior Wisconsin aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha in July 1993. Was aboard eight days and nights, guest of the Chief Engineer. Picked up 64451 tons of coal. Will never forget any of the trip. The trip back was very smooth.

Name: DEREK TUORINIEMI
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: CALUMET MI.
Time: 1999-01-17 19:32:56
Comments: I`M 12 AND I`M A ALL OUT BOATNERD.I GO TO THE MARQUETTE ORE DOCK LOTS WITH MY DAD.HE`S A BOATNERD TO.

Name: Britainy Sorensen Corbett
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Oswego New York
Time: 1999-01-15 15:02:03
Comments: I'm stuck in North Carolina!!!!!!!! And I miss my ships! I can't believe there are other people out there who are in love with ships of the Great Lakes the way I am!!!!!! I am so excited! I have been on most of the ships that come into Oswego such as the Stephen B Roman English River, J.A.W Iglehart, Le Frene and others. Thank you for this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Jerry D. Nowak
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: MI
Time: 1999-01-15 00:01:01
Comments: I was interested in your web site because I am a Wheelsman on the Great Lakes.

Name: Jeff Kennedy
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Port Clinton, Ohio
Time: 1999-01-14 18:26:22
Comments: Very interesting page I'll log onto this page again mostly during the shipping season to find out where my brother and friends are travelling

Name: Justin G. Blomeke
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Morgan, MN
Time: 1999-01-14 02:53:39
Comments: I love boats. Especially the Stewart J Cort, Edwin H Gott and the Paul R Turgerthia.

Name: Montambeault Claude
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Trois-Rivieres .QC.Canada
Time: 1999-01-13 20:37:12
Comments: Hi. Nice site,my father work for C.S.L. in 1943 to 1946 on the "TEAKBAY" i have also some photos. I am a ship cook with all papers, if you have a job on a ship call me. Thanks you

Name: James Montney
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Davison, Michigan
Time: 1999-01-13 19:52:39
Comments: My parents and I lived in St. Ignace for four years while my father worked on the Michigan State Ferries. I've loved boats and the Great Lakes ever since.

Name: Judy Dobberstein
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Muskegon, MI
Time: 1999-01-13 03:25:39
Comments: Plan to spend more time here later. Great site. We are involved in the restoration of the Milwaukee Clipper and have grown to love ships.We also enjoyed a trip on the Badger out of Ludington last fall. Appreciate your work on this.

Name: lee billingsley
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: north street MI (port huron)
Time: 1999-01-12 01:55:37
Comments: I read about the website in "Know Your Ships" book for 1998, & work near the St Clair river where I can freighter-watch during lunch.

Name: Pat Hosko
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Put-in-Bay Ohio
Time: 1999-01-10 21:58:16
Comments: My husband had been shipkeeping on freighters after layup, in Toledo for years. was also a commercial fisherman on Lake Erie all of his life, and is very well acquainted with all the ships logos. My son was a deckhand for a couple of years,also.

Name: Lawrence Yost
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Waterford, Michigan
Time: 1999-01-10 06:07:39
Comments: This is really a great site. I was a passenger on the M/V George A. Stinson from Detroit to Superior in October, and attempt to keep track of her passages. Working at the Ren Cen in Detroit allows me to view the ships on the river daily. Being a boater myself, I have a keen interest in the material you provide. Keep up the good work!

Name: Scott A. Cesarz
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Brighton, MI
Time: 1999-01-09 17:09:25
Comments: I have always dreamed about being the captain of one of these great vessels. The men and women who brave the elements to deliver the cargo are to be admired. The shear magnitude and beauty of the ships as they cut through the icy waterways is breath taking.

Name: David French
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1999-01-09 04:54:18
Comments: Well been visiting here for over a year but this is the first signing of the guest book, have toured the Edgar B. Speer and my favorite ship is the Edwin H. Gott.

Name: Pete Sisak
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Racine, Wisconsin
Time: 1999-01-08 04:17:30
Comments: I'm the great,great grandson of CaptainJames Easson (b.1832-d.1920) of Racine,Wisconsin, he was noted for making the fastest run ever between Chicago and Buffalo for a sailed vessel from pier to pier in 3 days and 14 hours, without the assist of a helper tug. This was done aboard the bark "A.P. Nichols" during theearly 1870's. It was noted by the RacineJournal News in 1920, in his death noticethat the record had never been broken.

Name: Brian R. McCaughrin
Website: Designing one now!
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Wayne, Michigan
Time: 1999-01-06 16:24:13
Comments: Great Job!

Name: alan c. erickson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: ashtabula
Time: 1999-01-06 03:58:59
Comments: i sailed for shenango furnace from 1959 to 1963 on the william p. snyder jr.,shenango II, and col. james m schoonmaker. i now live in iowa and keep my 18 footer on the mississippi river. not the same as lake erie off ashtabula where i was born and raised. people here have no concept of how much grain a laker can carry. one thing for sure; i can't hear the boat whistles out here , so i go to duluth for the thrill of hearing one and it always reaches my inner self.

Name: Chris Grygny
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Wisconsin
Time: 1999-01-06 01:13:15
Comments: Great site. I sail the lakes for Inland.

Name: Jessica Gordon
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: hometown--Huron, Ohio
Time: 1999-01-04 23:37:20
Comments: I can't believe that I found this website!! I love anything to do with the Great Lakes and this is wonderful!!! :)

Name: Thomas G. Maley
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Niles, Ohio
Time: 1999-01-04 01:20:05
Comments: Always have watched the big boats from the shores of Lake Erie and in Ashtabula Harbor and dreamed of sailing on one.

Name: Dottie and John Pietila
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Painesville, OH
Time: 1999-01-03 04:07:54
Comments: Just wanted to say hi to any old shipmates in the Oglebay Norton fleet. Sailed from 1987's until 1996 on the Wolverine, Courtney Burton, Armco, and Oglebay Norton when I retired in 96. I am doing well and enjoying my grandkids and home on the golf course! This is a great web page, and hope to hear from old friends! Dottie and John

Name: Raymond L Albert Jr
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Evans City,Pa USA
Time: 1999-01-01 00:45:06
Comments: I just purchased a 1966 Pembroke Yacht 28ft cabin cruiser made of mahogany. Do you know where it was built? or any thing about it? Thank You

Name: Chris Witts
Website: River Severn Tales
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Gloucester, UK
Time: 1998-12-31 18:19:47
Comments: Interesting, nice layout and content. Now please view my site.

Name: Ron Taylor
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: St. Catharines, Ontario
Time: 1998-12-29 01:07:03
Comments: I enjoy reading all the shipping news and updates at this site and the links to other sites. This is definitely a site for people in the marine industry or people interested in ships Ron Taylor M/V H. M. Griffith

Name: Jeff Hockin
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Casper, WY
Time: 1998-12-28 21:14:52
Comments: Great info!!!

Name: Wade P. Streeter
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: my mother, lol, actually detroit
Time: 1998-12-27 18:20:17
Comments: i figured i had been coming here for about 2 yrs, i should probably do this :-)

Name: joe heaney
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: great lakes towing
Time: 1998-12-27 03:29:17
Comments: THE LAY UP DUST IS FLYING TIME FOR ALL YOU NORTH SEA CHINAMAN TO CALL IT A SEASON MERRY CHRISTMAS

Name: ron
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: us
Time: 1998-12-25 20:57:23
Comments: hello

Name: Peter Thede
Website: Division Artist
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Windbergen/Germany
Time: 1998-12-23 20:07:40
Comments: Very nice sites,and best regards.

Name: Bruce Spencer
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Bristol NH
Time: 1998-12-21 00:32:26
Comments: Great site

Name: david a. peck
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: born: N.Y. / live: VA.
Time: 1998-12-21 00:12:31
Comments: very nice web site. i've spent the majority of my summers on the ST. L. River. i enjoy the sites and sounds of the great steamers. "Know Your Ships" has been required reading in my family for many years. please keep up the great work.......!!!

Name: Randy Reinke
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Time: 1998-12-20 22:22:30
Comments: Fantastic site !!!!!

Name: clayt wheeler
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: erieau ont.
Time: 1998-12-18 14:25:28
Comments: very nice site enjoy it very much as I have two brothers in law on the lakes

Name: Frank Bachnak
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Trenton, Mi
Time: 1998-12-18 03:47:20
Comments: What a fantastic site. This is the best web site that I've ever surfed. You have really and truly put together the greatest. You must really be proud of your work. Very, very infromational!!! Keep up the fine work.

Name: James DeLugach
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Northbrook, Il
Time: 1998-12-17 05:58:30
Comments: Great website with wonderful graphics and a ton of info for those of us who sail the Great Lakes

Name: Cory Reed
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Weedsport, New York
Time: 1998-12-17 01:18:01
Comments: Truly an outstanding web site. I was delighted when I surfed in tonight and found it, and have spent several hours browsing. Keep up the good work. My Dad got me hooked on boatwatching when I was really young andmy fascination only seems to grow each year. My favorite spot is the Welland Canal, which I am able to get to only once or twice a year.

Name: Matt Tucker
Website: Matt Tucker's Homepage
Referred by: From Related Page
From: East Saugatuck, Michigan
Time: 1998-12-17 00:28:07
Comments: I go to school at Lake Superior State University, and from my dorm room I can see the ships as they go in and out of the Soo locks. That is how I became interested in the ships. This web page is awesome, it has so much information.

Name: Alan Kava
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Traverse City, MI
Time: 1998-12-16 14:18:33
Comments: I am a salt water sailor that lives in T.C. MI, but I still like to keep up with whats going on on the Lakes. This is a great place to do it.

Name: Brent A. Westwood
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Martinsville, Virginia
Time: 1998-12-15 18:00:50
Comments: Excellent site....keep up the good work!!!

Name: Ken Wright, Jr
Website: Yacht America, Inc
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Holland, Michigan
Time: 1998-12-14 22:04:00
Comments: Since I was a little boy, I have ran down to the channel walls to see the boats coming in and out. Now that I am an adult, I still run down to the channel walls, only now I have books with me to learn about the individual boats...length, year built and so on. Your Pages are great and I am adding them to my Favorites!! Thanks again!!

Name: Louis Bouchard
Website: Lou's Strange and Unusual world
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Originally: Buffalo NY, right now: Rochester NY, Tomorrow: Where Ever I Roam
Time: 1998-12-14 17:12:38
Comments: I enjoy your page and have learned alot about the profession of my father through your page.

Name: David Conklin, Maritime Artist
Website:
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From: Petoskey, MI
Time: 1998-12-14 14:48:30
Comments: Found your page doing research for a new painting.

Name: Graham
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Hamilton, Ontario
Time: 1998-12-10 02:26:25
Comments: Great site! Love the pics and the histories of the boats. Nice to see them sail into the harbour after reading something about them. They truly are majestic. Good job! Thanx.

Name: Mike Kotwica
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Memphis,Mich.
Time: 1998-12-09 16:59:51
Comments: I really like the information on you web page

Name: Dave Dunbar
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Liverpool.uk
Time: 1998-12-09 16:23:06
Comments: Great site.....not finished looking yet.

Name: David N. Jensen
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Washburn, WI
Time: 1998-12-08 02:30:01
Comments: I work for oglebay norton company aboard the M/V FRED R.WHITE JR. as 2nd mate and relief 1st mate and captain. I really injoy reading through your web site, keep up the good work.

Name: Brad Mcculloch
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: London Ontario Canada
Time: 1998-12-07 21:10:06
Comments: my late grandfather sailed CSL ships for many years and i have always been facinated by the ships. i was a naval officer for three years as he inspired me to do this before he died.where i camp on the st. clair river i am able to see all kinds of ships all the time.which makes me very proud thanks Brad Mcculloch

Name: Jon G. Peterson
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Manistee, MI
Time: 1998-12-06 22:35:34
Comments: 1985 graduate Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Sailed '85-'86 with Rouge Steel fleet on William Clay Ford, Benson Ford, Ernest R. Breech. Cadet time '82-'85 aboard George M. Humphrey, Burns Harbor, Ernest R. Breech.

Name: Teresa Sackett
Website: http://www.uswest.net
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Saint Cloud, Minn
Time: 1998-12-05 21:52:49
Comments: I lived in Superior,Wisc for many years and my Father worked for Frazier Shipyards there so I have always had a great interest in the boats.(Ships) In recent years we have been lucky to tour the Paul Tregurtha and found it to be one of the more interesting that I have been on.Thanks to this web site can find out many things that we could not find anywhere else.Keep up the great work!

Name: Jerome Smigelski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alpena Michigan 49707
Time: 1998-12-03 05:49:40
Comments: Good Web Site

Name: Theodore W. Hufstader
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Toledo, Oh
Time: 1998-11-30 20:42:04
Comments: like your boat traffic updates and today in great lakes history

Name: Norman D. Bostater
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Huron, Ohio
Time: 1998-11-29 12:46:21
Comments: Sailed aboard Edward B. Greene Cleveland Cliffs Line 1965.

Name: Richard Schmeling
Website:
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From: Syracuse, NY
Time: 1998-11-28 18:29:57
Comments: This is the best Great Lakes site I have found. I will visit often.

Name: Jeff Schneider
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From:
Time: 1998-11-27 04:14:06
Comments: Love these web pages!!!

Name: Fred McGary
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Columbus OH
Time: 1998-11-26 04:31:10
Comments: I tried to copy several of the Vessel Passage pages to my hard drive and use as a text file in a word processor. I did this last spring, but can't seem to do it now. Can you help out? Thanks, Fred McGary PS lots of neat info on this site.

Name: Greg Papineau
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From:
Time: 1998-11-25 02:15:59
Comments: Excellent sight. I have six years of sailing the great lakes on the Bramble and Acacia. I have fond memories of my times there and this is a way to stay in touch. I would love to return and work on a laker someday.

Name: R. Walker Pollock
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: cincinnati
Time: 1998-11-24 20:50:13
Comments: what happened to my prev autoupdate email? new format is great--Well Done to all hands! faster to load easier to use RWP

Name: Ken Silvestri
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: NJ
Time: 1998-11-23 23:46:51
Comments: very very incredibly interesting SITE!

Name: Sean Ingram
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Amelia County, Virginia, North America
Time: 1998-11-21 23:28:37
Comments: I found this address in the November 1998 issue of "Popular Communications" and just entered the Url and checking out your webpage. I also read about the "Edmund Fitzgerald". I enjoyed your site :) Tnx, Sean

Name: Byron Long
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Mansfield, OH
Time: 1998-11-17 03:51:24
Comments: I worked on the Wilfred Sykes in 1968. I ran across this site while searching for information on the SS Badger and SS Spartan and have absolutely enjoyed the contents of this web site. My favorite pictures are backgrounds on my work computer: wave, cmboundeckice, cspilot, wilsykes, ryerdock, & cgmac. I would like to see more working pictures from the deck and storm pictures. Please keep this site going.

Name: Bob Fierke
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-11-17 03:12:33
Comments: Thanks so very much for letting me visit this comprehensive, interesting web site.

Name: John K. Kerr
Website: Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Detroit
Time: 1998-11-16 16:55:08
Comments: I was checking the www.alldetroit.com site and came across your page. Excellent information. I'm going to pass this domain along to the Executive Director, John Jamian. Keep up the good work!

Name: Allen R. Harrop
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Wisconsin
Time: 1998-11-15 23:08:10
Comments: Do you have information on Submarines buiolt on the Great Lakes ?? Like Manitowoc, WI ?? I have a picture of the Submarine "Peto" being lauched from the river bank, around 1940 on mt office wall

Name: Terry Dwyer
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: St. Louis, Missouri
Time: 1998-11-15 18:15:21
Comments: One of the best Web Pages on the Lakes!!! Keep 'em sailing, Neil. Several members of my family worked on the Lakes for years, and this is the best way for me to keep in touch with all the news and events now that they are gone. Thanks for your continued efforts, Neil --Calm Seas.

Name: Hank Webb
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-11-14 17:33:37
Comments: Informative and very interesting, especially the live shots of different harbors.

Name: Barry Danks
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Highland, Michigan
Time: 1998-11-14 14:16:21
Comments: I check in every so often. I like to follow the ships and very interested in tugs. May get a tug someday and convert it to a cruiser. We cruise Lake St. Clair on a 36' Krogen Manatee Trawler. I've been on the water for 36 years, crusing the big lakes for about 15 years.

Name: Rusty Ayers
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Huntley, IL
Time: 1998-11-13 17:31:33
Comments: My criteria for a good page is one that I can visit every day and learn something new. This page has so much new material that I can't keep up with it all. Thanks for keeping me close to the water even though I live 60 miles inland and don't get to see the Lakes nearly as often as I would like.

Name: Karen Girard
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Traverse City, MI
Time: 1998-11-12 18:32:02
Comments: I really enjoy this web page. I like to keep track of the Ogle Bay Norton Fleet since I have a friend on the David Z.. The Kay E. Barker has been anchored in West Grand Traverse Bay since the early Tuesday morning, waiting out the high seas of Lake Michigan. Keep up the good work

Name: Jeff
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Peoria, IL
Time: 1998-11-11 21:09:13
Comments: I've been fascinated with the sinking of the 'Fitz for quite some time. This page has opened up a wealth of info on not just the 'Fitz but so much more. Great page!

Name: Mike Reindel
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Cleveland, OH
Time: 1998-11-11 16:46:13
Comments: I am very interested in the freighters that currently service the Great Lakes. I have studied the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, not personally (I wish!), and have come up with a theory of my own. I also at one time worked on the Cuyahoga River and was able to experience such boats as the American Republic and the Wolverine as they passed by. My dream is to spend a couple days aboard an operating vessel, as the William Mather and the Valley Camp can do no justice to a working specimen.

Name: A nnette Brown
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Grand Haven MI.
Time: 1998-11-11 15:52:13
Comments: KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB YOU HAVE BEEN DOING! I'm glad someone was able to set up a site like this ,I hope to visit on my free time.

Name: Dave Francis
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From:
Time: 1998-11-11 14:27:13
Comments: Extremely well done, keep it up!

Name: Mike Levengood
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Liberty Bridge, Saginaw river
Time: 1998-11-07 18:24:10
Comments: Enjoyed the visit. Lots of good information

Name: Mike Middleton
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: rising sun indiana
Time: 1998-11-07 03:03:57
Comments: Grand Victoria II. Rising Sun, Indiana

Name: Nora Fisher
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Flint, MI
Time: 1998-11-04 22:56:01
Comments: Very interesting sight. As a sailor I will visit often and see what is new and read more. Can't do it all in one sitting.

Name: Charles A. LeGrand, Jr.
Website: none
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Goldsboro, N.C., U.S.A.
Time: 1998-11-04 20:28:18
Comments: -HELLO:- -Excellent Website!!!- Very informative and enjoyable!!!- Great Lakes shipping is definitely unique and fascinating!!!-

Name: Denise C. Arndt
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-11-04 19:29:00
Comments: I enjoyed reading about the ships. Thanks.

Name: Bill Carter
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Michigan City,Indiana
Time: 1998-11-02 10:06:44
Comments: I love the Great Lakes and live about 2 miles from the southeast shore of Lake Michigan.I have also spent some time wathing trafic at the Sou locks,and have hauled a lot of freaght from ships at Burns Harbour. The big ships and industry are facenating. This is a great site!

Name: James Ross
Website: McMath-Hulbert Solar Observatory
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Lake Angelus, Michigan
Time: 1998-10-31 11:06:55
Comments: What an incredible "Maritime" resource! The observatory is attempting to develop two-way distant learning initiatives, for direct connections to K-12 classrooms featuring Great Lakes themes. We are working with the U.S. Sea Cadets harbored on Lake St. Clair. Stay tuned for further developments. And thanks again for providing this data-rich resource on the Great Lakes.

Name: Damien Patrick James
Website: Damien's Home Page v2.0
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Detroit, MI
Time: 1998-10-29 18:24:04
Comments: This is the best site on the net! I am (hopefully) going to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy for the Fall of '99. This site contains lots of information and images to keep me coming back. Keep up the outstanding work. Thank you.

Name: Kenny Berg
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Georgetown, Md.
Time: 1998-10-29 02:29:08
Comments: I see familiar names on the guest log and thought I would sign in and say thanks for an interesting website. I have been around tugs and ships on the East Coast most of my life, and my father is still a Tug Captain in New York Harbor, and I served in the Coast Guard, but was not successful in getting an assignment on the Lakes. This has been the best source of information on Great Lakes Ships, and I've made some nice cyberfriends here. Thanks to all who made this site possible.

Name: Melanie Bown
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Frederickton,NFLD
Time: 1998-10-25 01:25:30
Comments: Hi to all fellow Newfies. Hows ya gettin on?

Name: Jeff Pero
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: St.Catharines Ontario,Canada
Time: 1998-10-23 22:30:35
Comments: Boatnerd I was just looking at the csl homepage and I found yours. My father is a captain for csl and I was wondering if you had a picture of the frontenac because i couldn't find it on the site I was just at. Better luck next time I guess Eh? Your site was fasinating anyway.

Name: Martin Lévesque
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Léry,Qc.
Time: 1998-10-23 21:01:30
Comments: We live on the St-Laurence shore and we take a note of each boat we see.We would like to know more about what they are transporting each time they transit through lake St-Louis

Name: Linda Gerzetich
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Jackson, Mi
Time: 1998-10-22 00:19:27
Comments: its fascinating - i like reading about the lakes and her ships

Name: Dennis Roman
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Sanford Fl, born & raised in Dertoit MI
Time: 1998-10-20 02:21:01
Comments: Used to love to go down to the Detroit river and sit and watch the ships both lakers and ocean vessels. In fact I really miss it!!!

Name: Mark Riepling
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Oakland, CA
Time: 1998-10-20 00:08:44
Comments: I was able to find some invaluable information through the many people who responded to my inquiry on this web site. My many thanks to those who responded. I am still looking for information on ships that were repaired or converted at Fraser or Fraser Butler SY in 1957. Once again my many thanks.

Name: Tim Nixon
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Waunakee, wisconsin
Time: 1998-10-19 21:01:48
Comments: I used to sail the Great lakes for about eleven years. Great way to see what is going on today.

Name: Neil
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: England
Time: 1998-10-18 22:18:11
Comments: Enjoyed your page! inform me of events

Name: John
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Windsor Area
Time: 1998-10-18 16:41:39
Comments: This looks like fun how can i get some freqs

Name: Gordon C. Birdsey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Harrisville, Michigan
Time: 1998-10-17 15:15:32
Comments: I thoroughly enjoy what I'm seeing on this site. It covers the lakes and freighters just great. Very enjoyable place to browse. Thanks.

Name: Rod Burdick
Website: Great Lakes Fleet Gallery
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: U.P. Of Michigan
Time: 1998-10-14 18:09:28
Comments: It's great to see the Canadian bulkers in service this fall! Only the COMEAUDOC, QUEDOC, and VANDOC remain inactive. Anybody have updated info on their futures?

Name: Tom Golli
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Cleveland
Time: 1998-10-14 16:17:51
Comments: Very well done Web site.

Name: nancy shugar
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Harsens Island
Time: 1998-10-12 22:02:30
Comments: KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK WONDERFUL INFORMATION.

Name: Gary Schultheiss
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Northport, MI
Time: 1998-10-12 15:56:01
Comments: Well done!

Name: Scott C. Chambers
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Sleepy Hollow IL. & Rowley's Bay, WI
Time: 1998-10-12 14:46:00
Comments: This page has been an excellent resourse. As kids we used to sit on the Deaths Door shore an watch the constant parade ore boats and frieghters pass through during the 50's and 60's. We have several dozen wrecks on a 10 mile radius from Rowley's Bay WI (Door County). Searching for an updated map of wrecks and topographic map of the area. Thank you,

Name: Paul W Shanabarger
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-10-12 05:11:45
Comments: I am sort of a boatnerd myself. I`ve been sailing on the Great Lakes for almost 30 years. With Fords and Amoco.

Name: bill schurman
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: steamboat springs, co
Time: 1998-10-10 05:04:29
Comments: went to hope college in holland, mi and i miss the great lakes and the smell of water

Name: John A. Meyers III
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Sterling Hts. Mich.
Time: 1998-10-09 14:56:59
Comments: This is a wonderful website. I LOVE IT!!!

Name: Renato G. Loria
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Grosse Pointe Woods
Time: 1998-10-09 11:04:59
Comments: I work at the RenCen and watch all the ships that go by and mark it in my boat identification book. I enjoy visiting your site.

Name: matt landschoot
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: port huron, MI
Time: 1998-10-08 22:21:51
Comments: As an ex-great lakes merchant seaman, I am always interested in the goings on and and happenings on the lakes.

Name: Connie Peters
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Holt,Mi.
Time: 1998-10-08 15:46:11
Comments: Hi There! I have loved the Great Lakes and our Ore Ships all of my life. My son grew up to become one of the many sailors out on our lakes. He is currently sailing on the freighter John J. Boland. Thats how I finally got aboard a freighter. And fell further in love with the great ships of our waters. It is however a very hard & lonely life out there. All of those guys could use some pen pals! In Detroit Mi. we have the only mail boat in the U.S. with it's own zip code. The J.W. Wescott Co. 48222. It goes out to meet each boat to deliver mail and packages. It also brings back some of the sailors who are going to shore for relief. Nice little ship! And great guys too. They provide a great service for the sailors. They also have books and other stuff for sail that pretain to the ships and history. Any time any of you see our ore freighters out there - give them a big wave! They like that! Connie-Sailor Ma

Name: Warren Jones
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: St. Catharines
Time: 1998-10-07 03:11:16
Comments: I have enjoyed your web page very much. Keep up the good work. I have been the Chief Engineer aboard the MV Paterson for the past two years and the Chief aboard the MV Comeaudoc the year befor that (NM Paterson & Sons Ltd). Your artical on the construction of the Canadian Transfer was very interesting. I sailed aboard the Canadian Explorer for two years with ULS befor going to Paterson.

Name: Robert Densic
Website:
Referred by: Advetisement/Brochure
From: Rossford, Ohio
Time: 1998-10-04 03:14:01
Comments: What a fantastic page! I have been ship watching for all 31 years of my life, both at home on the Maumee River, and at my "Home away from home", the lower St. Mary's River. This page captures all of the reverence I share with the freighters, the sailors and the lakes. Keep up the good work. Bob Densic

Name: anthony l malice
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: youngstown,ohio
Time: 1998-10-03 18:44:34
Comments: great site.

Name: Danny Gless
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Caledonia, Michigan
Time: 1998-10-02 03:06:10
Comments: Snooping around the Great Lakes Carferries pages and wandered on in. I'm a CSX conductor in Grand Rapids and a life long Michigan resident and love the Great Lakes. I regularly wander thru the rails on the net and found this site. Very informative and well built. Keep up the great work. Rails and ships. Unless your from Michigan who woulda thunk it! Dan from CSX

Name: John E McCarthy
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Westlake, OH
Time: 1998-09-29 02:59:26
Comments: Very interesting site. My father, God rest his soul, (and the other twenty-eight brave souls), was First Mate on the "Fitz" when she went down. Keep Great Lakes History alive through sites such as this.

Name: Heidi Waite
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Midland Michigan
Time: 1998-09-27 22:21:46
Comments: My dad worked on the Ludington Car Ferries in 1962. I grew up with a great love of the boats. The Soo Lock is one of my favorite places in the world.

Name: Marvin Sauers
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: St. Paul Park,MN
Time: 1998-09-23 14:53:51
Comments: During the very busy years of Traffic on the Great Lakes 1946-1955 I sailed on boats owned by the Great Lakes Steamship Co. Spent many years on the SS. Denmark.

Name: Rod Burdick
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: U.P. of Michigan
Time: 1998-09-21 20:34:08
Comments: I have a new catalog available called : "The Best of Marquette 1984-1998" It features photos taken during those years. Photos include : arrivals, departures, loadings, unloading, and night scenes. For a catalog and ordering information send $3 to : Rod Burdick, 412 Edsel Apt 4, Kingsford, MI 49802. Marquette's pocket-type ore dock is one of the last operating on the lakes. Order a part of lakes history!

Name: Ron Buikema
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From:
Time: 1998-09-20 19:38:40
Comments: Looking for MV Keizersborg

Name: John M. Chomniak
Website: LOCK TOURS CANADA BOAT CRUISES
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Time: 1998-09-20 18:06:44
Comments: I have visited this site almost daily over the last year, and thought it was time to sign the log. IT IS A GREAT SITE TO VISIT!!!

Name: Roger Garner
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Midland, Michigan
Time: 1998-09-20 04:28:52
Comments: I'm interested in Michigan and Great Lakes history. I've been reading two related books recently. "Superior: Under the Shadow of the Gods" and "True Tales of the Great Lakes". Their stories inspired me to search the web for Great Lakes shipping related sites. I see ships quite frequently on the Saginaw River near the Zilwaukee Bridge on highway I-75.

Name: Bob Gariepy
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Time: 1998-09-15 01:47:13
Comments: Just happened to stop in and I liked what I saw. I have marked this webpage for future and frequent reference. Keep up the good work!

Name: fred stull
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: riverview mi
Time: 1998-09-14 18:44:39
Comments: this is my first time in the site. I love the greatlakes and I'm looking for lighthouses and greatlakes ships. I will mark this site and look around.

Name: Terry Walz
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: White Lake, MI
Time: 1998-09-14 16:43:27
Comments: Just came back from vacation in the U.P. Loved watching the tankers. Returned home and saw your article in the newspaper.

Name: Nancy Hawald
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Farmington, MI
Time: 1998-09-14 14:14:25
Comments: I enjoy watching the freighter traffic from our cottage on Harsens Island and am always searcing for more information on the ships that pass by. I'm looking for information on international freighter lines to identify more of the ships if anyone knows where I can find that kind of information.

Name: Lori Wend
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Riverview MI
Time: 1998-09-14 03:56:52
Comments: Husband works on the Kaye E. Barker. He is a second assistant engineer. Has sailed the Great Lakes for the last 13 years.

Name: Kenneth R. Searles
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Huntsville, KY
Time: 1998-09-14 03:31:26
Comments: I visited the Lakes two years ago and enjoyed the passing of the ships very much. Hope to make another trip in the near future. Great site and music.

Name: Walt Thompson
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: waterford, Mi.
Time: 1998-09-13 03:16:20
Comments: interested in getting my us coast guard captians license

Name: Marco Cuenca
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Hell
Time: 1998-09-13 01:19:33
Comments: Why don't you try to make some money with all this great web skill? Cool pix!

Name: mary s
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-09-12 16:33:04
Comments: I have enjoyed this site very much. Being from Michigan I have a great interest in the waters and lakes shipping. Thank you for sharing this knowlege with everyone. Sincerely, Mary.

Name: Jerry St. Souver
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-09-12 03:25:59
Comments: Very interesting site. Fantastic work! I'm looking for any information about Captain J. McCormick who sailed the Great Lakes in the 1930's & 1940's. Thanks

Name: Robert C. Crosby
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From:
Time: 1998-09-12 01:03:37
Comments: I found you in the Oakland Press.

Name: James Ross
Website: McMath-Hulbert Observatory
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Lake Angelus, Michigan
Time: 1998-09-11 23:45:02
Comments: Neil: The observatory and it's partners ( Detroit Zoo, Nasa Lewis Research Center, U.S. Sea Cadets, Great Lakes Systems Institute for Research, etc.) are developing "content" for two-way real-time distant learning initiatives for the K-12 edeucational community. I happened across the article on your efforts, published in Detroit Free Press today (9-11-98). I thought your project would add an incredible dimension to our various projects focusing on the Great Lakes, with particular emphisas on the Lake St. Clair watershed. I would be very interested in speaking to you about mutual opportunities that may exist. I can be reached at the observatory at (248)335-4791 or e-mail at mcmathob@rust.net Your web-site is a "very refreshing" and articulate experience amoung the "floatsom & jetsom" commonly encountered. Congratulations! Much continued success. Kind regards, Jim Ross, director McMath-Hulbert Solar Observatory

Name: Bob Denyer
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Waterford, MI
Time: 1998-09-11 23:38:53
Comments: Happy to have found this terrific site. In search of Fleet flags from Hanna and Carry-ore. Would be willing to purchase or trade for items from other Great Lakes companies.

Name: David Bowman
Website:
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From: Lk. Orion, MI
Time: 1998-09-11 21:36:32
Comments: Great Site!!!!

Name: Craig T. Fahle
Website: WDET-FM Detroit Public Radio
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine Article
From: Harper Woods, Michigan
Time: 1998-09-11 11:50:56
Comments: Nice Site! I always watch the boats emerge from the Detroit River upbound through Lake St.Clair. Maybe now, I will know what I'm looking at!

Name: Robert C. Myers
Website: Crafts
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Time: 1998-09-09 04:02:38
Comments: Very interesting. My uncle Charles, was lost on the Anna C. Minch when she sank.

Name: J. Stephen Keller
Website: Dunkin's Space
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Lorain, Ohio
Time: 1998-09-08 17:48:31
Comments: Having worked on Iron Ore Freighters, Dredges, Carferries, and now Tankers on the Great Lakes since 1971, I find it gratifying that at last there is a place for me to go on the net where I can see what my ship is doing when I'm not on it. LOL

Name: Bill Sine
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Akron, OH
Time: 1998-09-08 14:50:56
Comments: I enjoy your page very much

Name: Robert Mallory
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: Blissfield, Michigan
Time: 1998-09-05 22:52:17
Comments: Just a thank you, to mr Robert Strauss for his advise on the book,"know your ships." and mr. Nelson Haydamacker on the web page,"great lakes and seaway shipping. This was in regard to ship and company radio frequencies that are used on the great lakes. The book was purchased at Barnes and Noble, and the facts and figures column on the web gave me more radio info. I could not find your email address's, but if you read this, i appreciate your help very much via email in such a short time. It is very much appreciated, and thanks again. Best regards. Bob

Name: mary
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: cleveland ohio
Time: 1998-09-04 14:11:50
Comments: looking for info on the mm drake. sailed the great lakes in the mid to late 1800's. any info greatly appreciated

Name: Chuck
Website:
Referred by: From Related Page
From: B.C. mich
Time: 1998-09-02 15:44:16
Comments: great info..I dove on wrecks in the Great Lakes and Tobomoray

Name: Anthony Scalzo
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Montreal
Time: 1998-09-01 03:25:07
Comments: I am the agency guy for MONTSHIP INC. I just want to tell you what a kick I get out of your site. Keep up the good work. Best regards

Name: Rich A. Herendeen
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Avilla, IN
Time: 1998-08-31 17:35:58
Comments: Excellent site, thank you.

Name: Rod Burdick
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kingsford, MI
Time: 1998-08-28 23:05:03
Comments: I have a new catalog available called : "The Best of Marquette 1984-1998" It features photos taken during those years. Photos include : arrivals, departures, loadings, unloading, and night scenes. For a catalog and ordering information send $3 to : Rod Burdick, 412 Edsel Apt 4, Kingsford, MI 49802. Marquette's pocket-type ore dock is one of the last operating on the lakes. Order a part of lakes history!

Name: Francis G. Cross
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Poughkeepsie,NY
Time: 1998-08-24 16:18:06
Comments: Excellent site. I am planning a trip to Superior July 1999. My interest in shipping is relativly new, last year or so. Mostly with inland waterways such as Great Lakes, and large rivers (Hudson River in NY) I plan on veiwing this site often. Thanks. FGC

Name: Eliz Preston
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ashland, WI
Time: 1998-08-22 03:59:12
Comments: Super site. Excellent resources.

Name: David J. Kohls
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Middletown MD
Time: 1998-08-22 01:56:36
Comments: This is a great page

Name: Rick Bulea
Website:
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From:
Time: 1998-08-21 21:59:38
Comments: nice page and I will visit again Thanks

Name: Michael Hegarty
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Farmington Hills
Time: 1998-07-27 01:36:10
Comments:

Name: Jared Virro
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Whitehall Michigan
Time: 1998-07-23 20:47:17
Comments: I love this site, it is very interesting.

Name: Ron Ray
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sherburne, NY
Time: 1998-07-23 16:11:51
Comments: Very nice site!

Name: Bob Wolters
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Duluth, MN
Time: 1998-07-21 19:13:23
Comments: Just found your page by accident, looking for some info on ship arrivals/departures for the grandkids. Thanks much for an intriguing site, Will be back to view it in greater detail soon.

Name: Ron McIntyre
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ipperwash Beach Ont.
Time: 1998-07-21 13:40:08
Comments: I was born and raised in Midland Ont.,sailed on the C.P.R.'s Assiniboia during the summers of 1952-58,lived in Kingston Ont.(Queens),Port Arthur Ont (before Thunder Bay),and have now retired to the shores of Lake Huron.Am fortunate in being so close to St.Clair River as I can see "THE BOATS" frequently.Keep up the good work.

Name: Tim Macomber
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Eastpointe, Mi.
Time: 1998-07-21 01:51:14
Comments: I would like to thank you for keeping up an excellent site. This is close as I can get, when I'm not up on the St. Clair river at Thomas Edison Inn walkway watching the boats go on by. Thanks!

Name: Jim Howey
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Lapeer, Mi
Time: 1998-07-14 01:51:02
Comments: Thank you for your great page on the great lakes

Name: Kathy Ihde
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Fort Atkinson, WI
Time: 1998-07-13 21:43:40
Comments: I can't believe that I've spent nearly two hours just going through all your different pages! I usually just do a quick surf and then go on to something else. I've always been interested in the Great Lakes, especially Lakes Superior and Michigan -- we spend a week every year in Copper Harbor, Michigan -- I love to watch the freighters go by out on Lake Superior. We try to get over to Milwaukee or Racine at least once a month, just so I can see the big water -- I NEED to be by the lakes as often as possible. I'm greatly interested in the history of the Great Lakes, Shipwrecks and anything else to do with the incredible inland seas. Thanks so much for this web page! I've left a phone message with the Marine Publisher dealer in Sault Ste. Marie -- I really would like a copy of "Know Your Ships" before we head north at the end of August! It would be so fun to know more about the ships we watch from the porch of our cabin at Lakeside Lodge on the shores of Lake Superior.

Name: Marty D. Schmidt
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Milwaukee
Time: 1998-07-06 19:52:35
Comments:

Name: Joe Komjathy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Highland, Indiana
Time: 1998-07-02 18:43:07
Comments: I always loved Great Lakes ships. This is a very good site. It is good to know what is going on in the shipping industry.

Name: Jens Didriksen
Website: Jens' Brickwall
Referred by: From Related page
From: Townsville, Qld. Australia
Time: 1998-07-01 06:11:36
Comments: Great stuff. Feel free to join The Maritime Ring, would like to have your site onboard with us. Best regards Jens

Name: Patrick Ridens
Website: N/A
Referred by: Net Search
From: Presently-Fountain Valley, CA, Originally from Michigan, in the cities & towns of Westland, Harbor Beach & Pigeon.
Time: 1998-06-30 23:34:08
Comments: You have a great site here! I found this when I was looking for information & pictures of the Harbor Beach Lighthouse in Harbor Beach, Michigan.

Name: Bill Sundquist
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Crystal Falls, Mi
Time: 1998-06-28 15:01:24
Comments: stop in quite often, really enjoy

Name: Kevin P. Vamos
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Erie, PA
Time: 1998-06-27 01:18:27
Comments: What a great page. I have always been fascinated by the great lakes freighters, and it is good to see them here(Erie has all but lost her shipping status). I listen to my father tell stories of when he was a boy, and the traffic it had then. I am an O/S, Deck Department, and have worked in the Gulf of Mexico, and aboard a schooner last year here in Erie. I hope to someday be riding the big ships on the lake. If anyone needs a deckhand, drop me a line.

Name: Allen R. Harrop
Website: Tech advisor
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Iowa
Time: 1998-06-23 23:29:28
Comments: Born on the Lake Shore of Lake Michigan and grew up with the a Coast Guard family. Lived on Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Only fished in Lake erie . Sailed on the Atlantic ocean and never liked the salt water. I would listen to the ore carriers on Channel 51 AM for entertainment at nights because there was NO TV. See the fishing boats go out and some never came back. Where has all the adventure gone from the sea where Iron men went to see in wooden ships??

Name: Larry Clark
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Superior, WI
Time: 1998-06-22 22:22:35
Comments: I married into a family of Great Lakes sailors. Father-in-Law was Steward for Columbia Line for 40 years. Uncle (in-law) was Chief Engineer on several different carriers. Wife's Uncle (Freddie Beetcher) was lost on the "Fitz." I was a deck-hand on Columbia's "Richardson" - self unloader during the late 50s. I now model ships and have just finished a "scratch" 1/96 scale Fitzgerald in honor of Freddie and the gang. I have really enjoyed this site.

Name: wife289
Website: Steam Ships
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Youngstown, Ohio
Time: 1998-06-22 17:54:51
Comments:

Name: John R. Nickelsen
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Racine, Wi
Time: 1998-06-22 03:50:34
Comments: I have been a regular visitor for over two years. This site continues to be the best on the net.

Name: neil d swindell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: manchester england
Time: 1998-06-21 22:27:37
Comments: keeping a check on the lower lakes towing/cuyahoga keep on STEAMING!

Name: Dean L. Wilson
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Louisville, Ky.
Time: 1998-06-21 12:27:56
Comments: Best on the net for ship-watchers. Thanks!

Name: Tom Siemers
Website: Home Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Time: 1998-06-19 19:13:41
Comments: I live on the St. Marys River at Six Mile Point and find your site quite informative and interesting. Keep up the good work. If you are planning to visit the Soo with your scanners check out my home page for local frequencies.

Name: Russ Plumb
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Las Vegas
Time: 1998-06-19 06:20:58
Comments: I'm just a former summer time sailor who is using this page and the Net to keep up on Great Lakes shipping activities, the boats I use to work on, and the ports I use to visit.

Name: GREG MILLS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: COLUMBUS, OHIO
Time: 1998-06-18 17:45:54
Comments:

Name: G LaRoche
Website: Chief Officer
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Thorold
Time: 1998-06-18 04:27:17
Comments: Hey, Great Page, Keep up the good work

Name: john melcher
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: ionia,mi
Time: 1998-06-16 22:51:55
Comments: just got accepted to GLMA yesterday. just bought my first computer today. wondering what my future holds on the great lakes. would you have any advice on where to go from here?

Name: Bill Teach
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ohio
Time: 1998-06-14 00:48:25
Comments: A man at lock 3 on the Welland Canal told me about the site.

Name: Christopher Burson
Website: IMPACT CRATER
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ephesus, Georgia (way inland)
Time: 1998-06-13 13:45:11
Comments: You have a ship load of information and ideas here. Other modes of transport make great claims, but without ships this nation would be sunk.

Name: CARL SEVIDAL
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: COLDWATER
Time: 1998-06-13 13:44:31
Comments: EXCELLENT WEB SITE!!!

Name: Jim Metzger
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Southern California
Time: 1998-06-11 19:31:21
Comments: The photos bring back many fond memories of my childhood in Detroit. I use to walk across the Ambassador bridge and watch the ships pass below. My grandfather and I use to sit for hours and watch the ships up and down bound as the would leave or enter the Detroit river from lake St. Clair. My grandfather, Mr. William B. Mahoney of Grosse Pointe Farms, was a great enthusiast of Great Lakes Maritime and passed the love of great lakes shipping on to me. Thanks again for the great site and wonderful memories, keep up the good work.

Name: Jeff Nevala
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Washburn, WI
Time: 1998-06-09 13:22:38
Comments: Great Site!

Name: bob
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: texas via michigan
Time: 1998-06-06 16:36:10
Comments:

Name: Keith Schreck
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Traverse City MI
Time: 1998-06-06 14:53:19
Comments: Great page! Good way to keep track of vessel movements. Keep up the good work!

Name: Michael P. Ford
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Plainfield, Indiana
Time: 1998-06-05 02:41:36
Comments: Great Web Site. Grew up outside Detroit and always enjoyed the steamships on the Great Lakes. Particularly liked Cleveland Cliffs and Halco Boats.

Name: Frank Best
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Menomininee, Michigan
Time: 1998-06-01 02:22:18
Comments:

Name: Dean L. Wilson
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Louisville,Kentucky
Time: 1998-05-30 21:41:40
Comments:

Name: Bulshipbrokers
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Bulgaria
Time: 1998-05-27 11:14:37
Comments: Great web !

Name: Wade Szilagyi
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Toronto, Canada
Time: 1998-05-23 18:43:50
Comments: Looking for waterspout pictures/videos! I am a meteorologist for Environment Canada. I am researching waterspouts that occur over the Great Lakes. Please contact me at wade.szilagyi@ec.gc.ca if you have taken a picture or a video of a waterspout. P.S If anyone sees a waterspout contact your local weather office or Coast Guard.

Name: Alan Kava
Website: 2 A/E
Referred by: From Related page
From: Traverse City, MI
Time: 1998-05-23 17:49:43
Comments:

Name: MIKE,STEVE,JOE SURIANO
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: SAULT STE MARIE MICHIGAN
Time: 1998-05-22 16:17:54
Comments: MY BROTHERS AN I LIKE TO SLUTE THE BOATS ON THE ST.MARYS RIVER AT SIX MILE PT. LAST BOAT TO SLUTE BACK ELTON HOYT 2nd ON 5/22

Name: Ken Marvin
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Sylvania, Ohio
Time: 1998-05-22 03:01:12
Comments:

Name: Sandy mason
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Ajax-on-the-lake Ontario
Time: 1998-05-21 19:32:36
Comments: most interesting ,I am a Marine Comms. devotee and study ship movements

Name: Steve Kalmbach Sr.
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Clayton, N.Y.
Time: 1998-05-20 18:47:17
Comments: We have a summer home on the St.Lawrence River near Clayton New York. Trying to find where i can obtain up and down-bound traffic information for shipping traffic, on a daily basis. might be via lock schedules for the Eisenhower locks in Massina. have any ideas, thanks.

Name: Roger Linn
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Tawas MI
Time: 1998-05-17 23:34:32
Comments: We watch the frieghters from our cottage near the Alabaster Gypsum dock. We have enjoyed seeing freighters going up and down Saginaw Bay.

Name: Donna Roberts
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-05-12 03:56:21
Comments: looking for lighthouses on Lake Erie, in Michigan,wanted to see some pictures of the Lighthouses in Michigan, especially on lake Erie. Thank you

Name: Roger Busser
Website: Technical Analyst
Referred by: From Related page
From: Oglebay Norton
Time: 1998-05-06 17:22:16
Comments: Oglebay Norton now has a home page on the net at www.oglebaynorton.com

Name: Paul Holland
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Cleveland
Time: 1998-05-06 15:56:24
Comments:

Name: Matthew Shaw
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Trout Lake Michigan
Time: 1998-05-06 13:45:19
Comments: As a person who loves to watch ships and work parttime on them and also write to captains as pen pals on the lakes I love the web site Thanks Matt

Name: L. D. Weston
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Berea, OH
Time: 1998-05-01 17:58:59
Comments: Really enjoy surfing these pages. Keep up the good work

Name: John Rice
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: L'Anse MICH
Time: 1998-04-30 12:52:16
Comments: I am looking for a picture about the colishtion at the soo with the Emarld star and the Agawa canyon.

Name: R. BATES
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: EAU CLAIRE,WIS
Time: 1998-04-30 05:44:56
Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO ADD A COUPLE QUESTIONS/COMMENTS. COULD ANY BODY OUT THERE ADD TO THE "VESSEL PASSAGES" SITE, SOMETHING ABOUT TWO HARBORS AND NORTHSHORE MINN., MARQUETTE, MICH.,AND GREEN BAY,WIS.? THESE ARE ALSO FREQUENTLY VISITED PORTS, AND ARE NOT COVERED IN THIS SECTION. IF ESCANABA IS COVERED, THESE OTHER PORTS CERTAINLY RATE AS MUCH ATTENTION. I HOPE SOMEONE CAN COME TO THE RESCUE! THANK YOU.

Name: Lloyd Matthews
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: IN
Time: 1998-04-29 00:04:03
Comments:

Name: Dennis Sharer
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: North East,PA
Time: 1998-04-27 13:57:20
Comments: found pictures of ship my brother works on. The John J Boland.

Name: R.E. Bates
Website: Adopted Yooper
Referred by: Net Search
From: Eau Claire Wis.
Time: 1998-04-26 06:20:22
Comments: Outstanding info. on boat movements,when,where,etc. Takes a lot of the guesswork out knowing when/where i can expect to see a certain boat at a certain place! Also like allthe other web sites I can digress to. The "whats new" section is also interesting. I just cant believe all the sites that I can connect to on boating,etc.I can go on and on with comments, suffice it to say a big THANK YOU!!!!, to all the "boatnerds" that have contributed, keep up the good work,and I'll keep dropping in to keep up on things.

Name: George Devries
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Canada
Time: 1998-04-25 20:34:22
Comments: Looking for a picture of a ship that is being used for a brake wall in front of the Port Credit river in Mississauga ontario Canada. The ships name is (Str. Ridgetown) Any assistance is apreciated Thank you in advance George Devries Email gdevries@inforamp.net

Name: CAPT. RONALD L. BREZINSKI
Website: GREAT LAKES CAPTAIN
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: VALPARAISO, IN. 46385
Time: 1998-04-24 16:09:46
Comments: I AM THE MASTER OF THE STR. EDWARD L. RYERSON. I HAVE SAILED IN THE INLAND STEEL FLEET FOR 25 YEARS. I ENJOY YOUR WEB SITE VERY MUCH

Name: Rod Burdick
Website: poster available
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Kingsford MI
Time: 1998-04-21 20:31:07
Comments: If any boat lover is interested, I have a 20X30 poster of the WILFRED SYKES and EDWARD L. RYERSON on her first trip of 1997 available for sale. It's a beauty! Please email me at : rburdick@forestpark.k12.mi.us if interested. Cost is $30.

Name: Ken E. Genheimer
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Galloway, OH
Time: 1998-04-18 14:38:51
Comments: heard about this wonderful site this morning via WJR radio...

Name: Scott McPhedran
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Midland, MI
Time: 1998-04-17 01:16:35
Comments:

Name: Greg A. Bur
Website: The Speak Easy
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cheboygan and Rogers City, Michigan
Time: 1998-04-16 08:08:59
Comments: Excellant work! I've got a few photos to scan that'd I'd like to send you.

Name: Edward M. Vazquez
Website: Machinery Technician
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: USCGC Bramble (WLB-392)
Time: 1998-04-14 15:05:42
Comments:

Name: Sandy Alexander
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Saginaw
Time: 1998-04-14 03:32:17
Comments: Really enjoy reading comments of chat group.My daughter and her husband are freighter fans. They recently purchased a model of the "Reserve" (Oglebay-Norton) from an antique dealer in Michigan. It is 42" long and about 11" wide, enclosed in a glass and oak display case. It is beautiful!For any fans of freighters out there, you should know that the dealer has 3 left, out of 5 she had originally.They were obtained from the estate of a 1950's collector. Hand-made, all I believe by the same man. I would like to have the Whaleboat style model....but it doesn't seem to be in my budget at this time!!!!!

Name: Karen Massicotte
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Walled Lake, MI
Time: 1998-04-13 16:05:48
Comments: Found this site looking for information on the Welland Canal Shipping schedules. Nice site. We will be back often!

Name: tammy schwichtenberg
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Morristown Mn
Time: 1998-04-13 15:33:16
Comments:

Name: David Brady
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Bay City MI
Time: 1998-04-10 17:55:14
Comments:

Name: Roland L. Schamberger
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Detroit Marine Terminals, Inc.
Time: 1998-04-09 14:01:16
Comments: Just discovered your site. I will deffinately recommend it to others I'm in contact with.

Name: RICHARD J. KOSKI
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Russellville, Arkansas
Time: 1998-04-09 05:20:43
Comments: Retired off the SS Philip R. Clarke 06-01-96 and try to keep up with the news from the Great Lakes and this site is almost perfect for me to see what's developing in the shipping business...

Name: Steve
Website: Great Page!
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-04-08 23:34:23
Comments: This page is impressive. I enjoy it very much and am glad that someone took the time to set this site up on the internet.

Name: Ray O'Neal
Website: Ray O'Neal's Home Pa
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Rockland, Maine
Time: 1998-04-08 20:53:29
Comments: Great site! I think the sailors of the Great Lakes are some of the best in the profession. I intend to make this URL a link on my home page.

Name: Lewis Powell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Silver Spring Maryland
Time: 1998-04-08 03:41:12
Comments: I was born and raised in Saginaw Michigan, My father worked on a fishing boat every summer for years. He worked all the lakes at one time or another. I remember some of the ships is worked on from his pictures.

Name: Karen
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Royal Oak, MI
Time: 1998-04-07 02:47:04
Comments: Sister of Capt. P. M. Dubbs, Great Lakes Fleet Myron C. Taylor. Really enjoy this site. I was raised on Lake Huron and it will always be a part of me! Ships of the Great Lakes have always been of great interest to me, especially those of my "home port" - Rogers City. Great to be able to "see and hear" what's going on.

Name: Hubert J.M. Roborgh
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: The Netherlands
Time: 1998-04-06 16:32:26
Comments: Hello, really very interesting browsing around your pages. I was an Officer in The Dutch Merchant marine and sailed The Great Lakes many times in the Van Ommeren ships like Wieldrecht,Katendrecht,Kieldrecht and so on. Lots of succes with the upkeep of your pages!! Many greetings from Hubert J.M. Roborgh

Name: Terry MiliczkyNone
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Time: 1998-04-05 23:35:58
Comments: Planning 3rd Year vacation up to the Soo! Looking for any info on new Lighthouses to visit, and shipping info as well. GREAT WEB SITE!! LOTS OF INFORMATION!

Name: mark bresinghanm
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-04-05 02:48:49
Comments:

Name: Karen Huisman
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Sioux City, IA
Time: 1998-04-04 01:23:15
Comments:

Name: Rod Burdick
Website: RYERSON OUT!!!!
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Kingsford
Time: 1998-04-03 20:58:33
Comments: Inland Steel's classic EDWARD L. RYERSON made her first trip today, April 3. Boatnerd is the place to be!!!!

Name: Dan Weisner
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Kenosha, Wi.
Time: 1998-04-03 19:43:40
Comments: This is a great site!

Name: Jim Jackman
Website: Narcosis Corner DivP
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Calumet , Mi.
Time: 1998-04-02 22:25:43
Comments: Interesting Page , even for a local boy . Jim Jackman

Name: Bill Woyta
Website: Retired
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: St. Clair Shores
Time: 1998-04-02 19:01:46
Comments: I've been looking at your web page for quite awhile. I am impressed with the amount of info located here. Keep up the good work!

Name: Charlie and Karen Fredrickson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Suttons Bay, MI
Time: 1998-03-31 18:22:37
Comments: 2 boat nerds -- love the site.

Name: Kevin Noseworthy
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Owen Sound, Ont.
Time: 1998-03-31 03:57:00
Comments: Informative site for people in the industry as well as boatnerds. Keep the rumours flying.

Name: Wm. Zurbrigg
Website: Retired
Referred by: Net Search
From: Sarnia, On. Canada
Time: 1998-03-30 15:54:34
Comments: I live on the shore of Lake Huron directly across from the Fort Gratiot light. I listen to and watch boats as they enter and leave the Lake Huron cut and the St. Clair River. We can heard them report to the coast guard traffic control and watch them coming from beyond bouys #11 & #12 ( weather permitting of course). I have always had a keen interest in boats and sailing although I have never owned one.

Name: Julie Brown
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Clarkston, MI
Time: 1998-03-29 03:58:39
Comments: I am a relative of James R. Barker the owner of Interlake Steamship Company. I am a sophomore in college and I am presently taking a class about the Internet. I am developing a web page on a trip my family has taken on the Paul R. Tregurtha. I have to include several links to other pages and I am going to use some of the information I found on your site. Thankyou, JULIE

Name: Tim Schipper
Website: Manager, Engineering
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Grand Rapids
Time: 1998-03-27 18:42:24
Comments: Great site! We love freighters, and boating on the Great Lakes. Glad we're back to 5 great lakes.

Name: ab302
Website: fun
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: youngstown ohio
Time: 1998-03-27 18:29:58
Comments: cool

Name: John rice
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: MI.
Time: 1998-03-27 13:10:09
Comments: I like your page!!!!!

Name: Mark Chrysler
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Grosse Pte Woods
Time: 1998-03-27 03:27:15
Comments: came looking for the latest. figured you would have something on who is where on the lakes as of 3/26/98. I know the McCarthy arrived at Zug Island from Duluth at 4pm carrying National Pellets.

Name: David M. Hall
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Neebish Island, Mi
Time: 1998-03-26 20:13:36
Comments: I live on the water, about 300 yards north of Johnsons Point, Neebish Island, Mi. I have been watching and calling for salutes from the freighters my whole life as did my father and grandfather.I am thrilled to find this site and will keep you posted on any interesting occurances i might see.

Name: Amie Nelson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Duluth,MN
Time: 1998-03-26 19:32:12
Comments: Nice to know someone is interested in the sailors on the Great Lakes. Came here looking for some other wives of sailors. My husband sails for USS Great Lakes Fleet aboard the Edwin H. Gott. My boys really like all the pictures of the ships.

Name: Michael D. Lydon
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Hubbell, MI
Time: 1998-03-25 02:38:37
Comments: Please keep me posted on ANYWAY possible to get a trip on al pale freighter. I am willing to try all means sort of selling the first born male. I have sent in my token entry for the Kaye Barker raffle and still continue to pres all my connections with CCI, Inland Steel and anyone else who will pretend to be my friend. Till then.........

Name: thomas f. bernas sr.
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: posen il.
Time: 1998-03-25 00:32:45
Comments: i like the pape.tom.

Name: Georges laRoche
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Thorold Ontario
Time: 1998-03-24 21:46:28
Comments:

Name: Brenda Selbach
Website: Darrell's World Of Q
Referred by: Net Search
From: Michigan City, IN
Time: 1998-03-24 20:51:21
Comments: Dear Sir/Madam: How does one go about getting a link from your site? Please consider our site, Darrell's World Of Quality Boating, located at: http://www.midwestinfopedia.com/darrell Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Brenda

Name: Sharon Howe
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Milwaukee, WI
Time: 1998-03-24 01:56:10
Comments: Love this site - proud to be a BOATNERD!!

Name: Jack Flatt
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Toledo, Ohio
Time: 1998-03-24 00:38:49
Comments: would like literature or pictures,i can download or purchase

Name: jason peterson
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: minnesota
Time: 1998-03-23 21:42:47
Comments: was looking for schedule of boats coming and departing duluth airial bridge

Name: george fill
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: youngstown ohio
Time: 1998-03-23 01:21:57
Comments:

Name: chris mackie
Website:
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From: shropshire uk
Time: 1998-03-22 21:19:45
Comments: great site now know where i'm going for my hols

Name: John Kruse
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Geneva,Il 60134
Time: 1998-03-22 13:26:54
Comments:

Name: Heather Eggleston
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Rathdrum ID, originally Duluth MN.
Time: 1998-03-21 20:50:50
Comments: I have been interested in boats and the Great Lakes since I was a little girl. I have enjoyed your page very much. Keep up the good work.

Name: Bob Anthony
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Evanston, IL
Time: 1998-03-21 18:58:45
Comments: I found your page in "Know Your Ships - 1997". I would be interested in web sites for immigrant ships going back to the 1890's.

Name: Barry Danks
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Highland, Michigan
Time: 1998-03-21 15:57:23
Comments:

Name: A.Kinstle
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Medina OH
Time: 1998-03-21 00:24:58
Comments:

Name: David F. Zarth
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hammond Ind,
Time: 1998-03-19 20:49:08
Comments: I worked for many years on the U.s> Steel dock at Gary Ind..I truly enjoy anything about lakers.

Name: BAY BOOKS - David Harbaugh
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Bay Village, Ohio
Time: 1998-03-18 01:11:12
Comments: Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now on my " FAVORIT LIST ".

Name: Hallie Chase
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Niagara Falls, ON
Time: 1998-03-17 00:12:26
Comments:

Name: Chris Coffey
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Howell, Michigan
Time: 1998-03-15 00:53:23
Comments: Spent summers on St. Clair river. Great grandfather was freighter captain for Pittsburgh Steamship Company (now U.S Steel).

Name: Charles Sigmund
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Elkhorn,WI & Port Wing, WI
Time: 1998-03-13 23:44:47
Comments:

Name: Thomas Moore
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cleveland
Time: 1998-03-10 19:12:07
Comments:

Name: Victoria LiPuma
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cleveland
Time: 1998-03-10 19:03:23
Comments: I love your page

Name: Chris LiPuma
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cleveland
Time: 1998-03-10 19:05:17
Comments: your page is really cool

Name: JOHN GILLESPIE
Website: OWNER
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: BEAVER ISLAND
Time: 1998-03-10 12:59:15
Comments:

Name: kai klemetti
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: finland
Time: 1998-03-10 08:01:20
Comments: it is really great those updates and everything just freshing up my memory from the past when i sailed m/s finnfighter as an officer

Name: Doug
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Roseville Mi.
Time: 1998-03-10 01:11:02
Comments: I`m a frequent user of this great page. Thankx!

Name: Geo. King
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Rapid River
Time: 1998-03-09 20:14:03
Comments: Moved here from the Det. area. Been a ship watcher for years. Your page I also injoyed back home. You doing a great job. Would like info. on ship passage from Marquette. thanks gk

Name: James Campbell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Tecumseh, Ontario
Time: 1998-03-09 03:29:58
Comments: Great page, love everything. Maybe someone can help me here....... I am looking for information and possibly a pic (.jpg preferred) of an old Canada Steamship Lines ship named Ferbec. Stats? What happened to this vessel? Keep up the great page.

Name: Robert Baker
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: St. Paul Minnesota
Time: 1998-03-09 00:12:30
Comments:

Name: russ wright
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: connecticut (originally pentwater mi)
Time: 1998-03-08 21:08:25
Comments: Looks great! Keep up the good work!

Name: Tom Marunich
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Redford, MI
Time: 1998-03-08 16:26:21
Comments: Quite an interesting page. I am an ex-Navy sailor who has always been interested in the "boats" (ships) of the Great Lakes. I remember standing on the shores of Lake Huron just north of Port Huron and seeing the freighters out in the lake at night with their lights on the decks. I always thought what a peaceful sight. Thanks for bringing back those memories.

Name: William H. Bull
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Lexington, Kentucky
Time: 1998-03-07 15:19:34
Comments: Randy's Cuyahoga Cam and related Cleveland views, mostly from the Terminal Tower, are great. I respectfully request, though, that he include a zoom view or some on-site pics of the grand old Mather, berthed on the east side of the Ninth Street Pier almost adjacent to the GL Science Center and the S.S.Goodtime's summer dock. The Mather is one of the few ways little boat nerds and boatnerdettas may safely and cheaply explore first- hand 600 real feet of the romance of the history of GL shipping, in groups under school sponsorship.

Note from Neil:
The Mauther does have a live cam and a fantastic home page.
Live cam: http://little.nhlink.net/wgm/live.html

Home page: http://little.nhlink.net/wgm/wgmhome.html


Name: Capt. E. H. Coppens , M/V Stewart J. Cort
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: West Bend, WI
Time: 1998-03-06 18:44:41
Comments: Everything available for those interested in Great Lakes shipping both current and past. Nice job.

Name: Kelly Shewan
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: London, Ontario Canada
Time: 1998-03-06 06:30:00
Comments: Hi! I was just looking for information on Great Lakes Shipping employment for a friend. He is currently employed as a 2nd Engineer for the Princess Cruise Lines but is looking for a job that does not require 6 or 7 months aboard ship at a time. He recently recieved his Chief Engineers Licence but is from Italy. Would you know how he could find information on employment as a ship's engineer in Canada? If you can help, please let me know. Thanks.

Name: david stewart
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: huachuca city arizona
Time: 1998-03-04 05:41:00
Comments:

Name: Ken Arnold
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Watson,Mi / Upper Peninsula
Time: 1998-03-03 17:40:00
Comments: Fun page ! I was hoping to connect with Upper Lakes Barge/Towing Co. [Clyde VanEnkevort and sons]. Good luck to all ! Safe journeys !

Name: D Holcomb
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Monroe Michigan
Time: 1998-03-02 03:25:00
Comments: great job fred

Name: Walt Randolph
Website: Suamico River Yacht
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Green Bay, WI
Time: 1998-02-28 16:43:00
Comments: Good Job

Name: Danny Elek
Website: Dantran
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Geneva-on-the-Lake
Time: 1998-02-28 05:18:00
Comments: Ahhhhhh . . Spring in Ashtabula . . . and I am absolutely going crazy with longing! Hi everbody, is this a great page or what? I am a retired Deckhand (Sparrow's Point, Willis B. Boyer, among others). Now "sailing" for East of Chicago Pizza in Ashtabula, Ohio. I hope nobody thinks this is spam because it really isn't. The fact of the matter is, if you're tied up in Ashtabula and are in the mood for pizza, call East of Chicago (992-6003) We make a really great pie, and I can assure you, I have made damn sure my co-drivers know not only where the dock gates are, but especially how to get down to the boat. Also, cooks will be interested to know the owner, Ken Anderson has put together some really good "feed the whole crew" packages at deep (pun intended) discount prices. You know I miss sailing all the time but especially during spring fit out. And since spring arrived in Ashtabula the 2nd week of January, I really got the fever bad this year. I sincerely hope you all have a SAFE, happy, and prosperous season! Fom time to time I just might be sitting with my binoculars at Point Park or at Geneva-on-the-Lake picnic pavilion watching you go about it. And I know, just as sure as God made little green deckhands, I'll be longing for a berth. Sincerely yours, Danny J. Elek

Name: Dan Miller
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Rogers City, MI
Time: 1998-02-27 20:01:00
Comments: Nice to see some of you GLF sailors on the net.

Name: DANIEL G. YOUNG
Website: MATE ANY G.T. G. L.
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: GLADSTONE,MICHIGAN
Time: 1998-02-27 19:10:00
Comments: THIS IS AN EXCELENT WEB SIGHT FOR BOTH PROFESIONAL & NON-PRO FESIONAL SEAFARERS.

Name: Susan Soder
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Erie,Pa
Time: 1998-02-27 04:12:00
Comments: I have a good friend who sails on the Phillip Clarke of USS Great Lakes Fleet and am always interested in any sites that can inform me of what's going on out there on the Great Lakes. This is an exceptional site. Enjoy it thoroughly

Name: Mark Chrysler
Website: mused
Referred by: Net Search
From: Grosse Pte Woods
Time: 1998-02-27 01:56:00
Comments: Nice page, was doing some work, looking around for the Stinson lay out day from the B&N docks in Duluth. It was a 'Zug' kind of thing. I am going to have to plug your page in at the office.

Name: Brian Whitmire
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Indpls In.
Time: 1998-02-26 11:01:00
Comments:

Name: GORD BURGESS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: BROCKVILLE ONT.
Time: 1998-02-24 02:54:00
Comments: THIS IS A GREAT PAGE. I LIVE ON THE ST.LAWRENCE RIV. AND CAN SEE THE SHIPPING FOR APPROX. A KIL. I FOLLOW THE SHIPPING AND AM INTERESTED IN ALL HAPPENINGS IN THE GT. LKS. SYSTEM ALSO AM A HAM RADIO OPER. CALL SIGN VE3GBG I LIKE TO SEE A NEW PAGE OF CURRENT EVENTS SUCH AS ICE CONDITIONS,OPENING,SHIP CHANGES GROUNDINGS ETC.ETC.ETC.

Name: george fill
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: ohio
Time: 1998-02-23 04:38:00
Comments: where is every one at. GLF

Name: STEWART & NANCY COMPTON
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: MARINE CITY MI.
Time: 1998-02-21 11:15:00
Comments: ALWAYS LOVED THE SHIPS AND THIS BLUE WATER AREA. WE JUST MOVED HERE AND NOW CAN WATCH THE SHIPS FROM OUR FRONT PORCH. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON

Name: Joel Walker
Website: student, 8th grade
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Stamford, CT
Time: 1998-02-20 13:39:00
Comments: I'm doing reasearch for a school project on disasters. I chose to research the shipwreck of the MOnticello.

Name: Tom Diroff
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hartland,MI
Time: 1998-02-20 01:42:00
Comments: Great Web site---Sailed on the great lakes for 11 years on tugboats

Name: STEVEN D PETERSON
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: GREEN BAY WI
Time: 1998-02-19 01:00:00
Comments: GREAT JOB

Name: Robert Christensen
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Birchwood, WI
Time: 1998-02-16 23:07:00
Comments: Nice site, Waiting for the thaw.

Name: Susan Butler Tobie
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Zebulon, NC
Time: 1998-02-16 21:52:00
Comments: Love this Website! I grew up in Ludington, Michigan, about two blocks from C & O carferry slip #1. Also, several lake freighters brought coal to the dock at Dow Chemical, where my dad was chief engineer of the power plant. My family still re- members one icy, stormy night when a laker came in with a broken connecting rod (I think it was), knowing that Dad could and would repair it for them in the plant's machine shop. And that same night, our furnace at home quit. Dad came home and "cast the devils out of it" only after the freighter sailed out again with everything working.

Name: ron black
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Algonac Mi
Time: 1998-02-16 19:37:00
Comments: excellent, keep it up, will contribute when I can, Thanks

Name: Karen Girard
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Traverse City, Michigan
Time: 1998-02-16 17:40:00
Comments: I have a boyfriend who works for Oglebay Norton out of Cleveland. I really enjoy reading about the ships on the Great Lakes. I hope to revisit this web page often through out this up coming year.

Name: David M. Calvin
Website: vessel information
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Wadsworth, Oh
Time: 1998-02-13 21:22:00
Comments:

Name: John Rice
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: L'anse MI.
Time: 1998-02-13 13:24:00
Comments: I really like your page!!

Name: Curtis A. Clark
Website: boat freak
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: mt. pleasant, Mi
Time: 1998-02-13 00:50:00
Comments: it's been awhile, but i'm back. my fav wreck, aside from the Fitz, is the Bannocburn. Also all the ships that still ply the lakes. I feel your page is excellent!!!!! to say the least, please keep up the great work you have done. I know I will keep returning to this page.

Name: John A. Harris
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lansing, Mich
Time: 1998-02-11 02:52:00
Comments: I have been a long time laker enthusiast and just love this site. Besides being a 15 year veteran of shipwreck diving, I have also been collecting Great Lakes ship photos. I recently lost most of my collection to, WATER DAMAGE!. Anyone wishing to help me build it back up, drop me a line via email. I am also interested in getting a photo of the HENRY STEINBRENNER. Keep up the good work, as I spend ALOT of time researching at this site. Thanks!

Name: ROGER SMITH
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: MINNESOTA
Time: 1998-02-11 01:34:00
Comments: Someday I would like to take an ore boat ride and maybe "thread the needle" at Passage Island. Great site and the work you do is extremely wonderful!

Name: Blair Marks
Website: Blair663
Referred by: From Related page
From: Green Bay, WI
Time: 1998-02-09 07:08:00
Comments: You have compiled an awesome amount of information on Great Lakes Vessels. I want to thank you. I was in the Navy for 12 years. I was doing a net search for hiring items. You had a link that really made my day. I've got my work cut out for me, but I know I'll be working out there. I've got somewhere to look now. Thanks!

Name: J. Ryan
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Dearborn, MI
Time: 1998-02-06 19:04:00
Comments: Couldn't add our event into the calendar. Kept getting a server error. Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival Saturday, February 21, 1998 Sponsored by the Ford Seahorses Scuba Diving Club The day’s activities include an afternoon or evening main program, salt water program, seminars, diver's forum and a large exhibit hall. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival consists of; image presentations of fresh water shipwrecks by local area shipwreck hunters, exciting saltwater programs from tropical destinations, seminars by nationally recognized speakers/divers on underwater adventure and exploration. Contact the hotline 313-769-2458 for a flier and ticket order form.

Name: Bill L. De La Mater
Website: I.L.W.U OFFICER
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: San Francisco
Time: 1998-02-06 18:29:00
Comments: I am the Business agent for the I.L.W.U Local 75 in SFO. I Also am Ham radio operator (KB6LFM)who maintains a "radio" bulletin board for the exchange of information and to provide MEBA TELEX TIMES to the crews of ships that ply the waters of the Pacific Rim. On behalf of those crewmembers, I would like to thank you for making the MEBA TELEX TIMES available. I wish Fair winds and following seas to all our brothers in labor 73 de Bill.....ar...sk NNNN

Name: Robert A. Rasmussen
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Merritt Island, Florida
Time: 1998-02-05 17:17:00
Comments: Former Lake St. Claire sailor. Also former crew member of U.S.C.G. Mackinaw.

Name: Grace Ann Golden
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Colorado
Time: 1998-02-03 22:21:00
Comments: Was looking for information about a gggrandfather who was a ships captain on one of the lakes. His first son was born on the water but birth certificate recorded in Chicago. gggrandfather was Thomas George Penfold and his son, who was born october 5, 1849, was named James William Penfold. He was originally from London England and was a sailor (Captain) in the Royal Navy. If anyone has any suggestions on how to find information or has information about him I would be happy to share what I have in return.

Name: Steve Charles
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Brimley, MI
Time: 1998-02-03 20:56:00
Comments: Very Interesting Site!!!!!

Name: Earl Myers
Website: Engineer
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Wasaga Beach, Ont. Can.
Time: 1998-01-30 21:06:00
Comments: Love the site...I've given the url to many friends and they love it too. I sailed in the 50s before the seaway was finished. Mainly on canallers.

Name: Lloyd Borsoi
Website: Whistle blower
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Time: 1998-01-30 14:18:00
Comments: Great site to spend time in whilst the Big E boat sits in dry dock. Time to reflect upon last year with a crock of ye old navy rum and reminisce about the one that got away.

Name: Ron Petrelius
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: South Range MI
Time: 1998-01-30 02:18:00
Comments: I've always been fascinated with boats and I find this very helpful in finding out info about them.

Name: Larry Leverenz Jr.
Website: Nautical artist
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Casco,MI
Time: 1998-01-29 16:37:00
Comments: My nephew attended Oakland U. Said I may be interested. He is right, I am. Great!!!

Name: Mike Wolowich
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Time: 1998-01-29 00:15:00
Comments:

Name: Bill Beaudoin
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Brimley Mi.
Time: 1998-01-28 01:33:00
Comments: Enjoyed it very much. Will be back when I have more time. Thanks

Name: John Decator
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Marysville, Michigan
Time: 1998-01-26 20:32:00
Comments: I've bookmarked your page for several months, and enjoy looking at it.

Name: Dana Andrews
Website: JW Westcott Info
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Squamish,British Columbia
Time: 1998-01-26 05:07:00
Comments: Hello fellow Sailors! I presently sail with Algoma Central Marine and I am home for the Winter. Home is in the beautiful mountains of BC. I would like to know if Westcott has an e mail address so i can see if i have any mail in the "dead Letter" bin!. Would also like to know if the Welland Canal historical Society is still active.

Name: Terry Methner
Website: Terry's Marina
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Fair Haven, Mi. 48023
Time: 1998-01-25 01:57:00
Comments: I just opened my web site which is http://www.terrysmarina.com and I'm interested in swapping links. I found your web site and have really enjoyed it. Thanks, Terry.

Name: Ellen McGeagh
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Bloomfield, Mi
Time: 1998-01-24 01:39:00
Comments: Great page. Good graphics and sound.

Name: JOHN J.TINTI JR.
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: BUFFALO,NY.
Time: 1998-01-22 23:53:00
Comments: I LOVE THIS PAGE I WILL BE BACK...I COME FROM A LONG LINE OF SEAMEN & SCANNER NUTS...

Name: Ship's Navigator
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-01-22 15:33:00
Comments: nice place, I am a ship lover

Name: Kenneth LaFrance
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1998-01-22 15:38:00
Comments: Your web site is fantastic. Great place to spend time during the winter while we wait for warm weather. Keep up the good work!!

Name: Joe Olig
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Madison, WI
Time: 1998-01-21 04:15:00
Comments: Hello all, I have been a Shortwave Radio listener for over 14 years now and liked to listen in on the "boats" calling to WLC at Rogers City, but they closed down on Nov 28th after 75 years of service. I did manage to visit WLC last year ('97) and did get some good photos there, they will be in Popular Communications March edition in theCommunications Confidential column.At least now I have some way of knowing where the ships are now.

Name: Tice, Marty & Pam
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: LeRoy, Michigan
Time: 1998-01-21 02:51:00
Comments: Great web-site. Winter lay-up won't be the same anymore.

Name: Lily D
Website: Wildflower's Home
Referred by: From Related page
From: Detroit MI
Time: 1997-12-20 02:51:00
Comments: What a great site!! I've linked it to my homepage! :o) There you'll find some great links to various sailing sites...

Name: Mark Linda Gilson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Saginaw Mich.
Time: 1997-12-14 20:54:00
Comments: Great place for ex-sailor to get a fix

Name: curtis clark
Website: shipwreck nut
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: mt pleasant, mi
Time: 1997-12-14 04:36:00
Comments: love all them big boats

Name: Boomer Blake
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Romeo,Michigan
Time: 1997-12-13 20:34:00
Comments: Your most enjoyable site will certainly shorten the winter months.Always a tough time to live in Michigan w/the launch date still months away.

Name: Don Goudreau
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Trout Lake, Mi
Time: 1997-12-12 22:41:00
Comments: Great stuff.

Name: Kathy Williams
Website:
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From: Prescott AZ
Time: 1997-12-12 02:27:00
Comments: Born and raised on the Lakes - missin' the sight of boats!

Name: Charlie Ihrig
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Ridgeway, Ontario
Time: 1997-12-11 16:28:00
Comments: As my family and I live only 16 km. (10 mi.) from Port Colborne, and Lock 8 of the Welland Canal, we've all been boat watchers for years. A few of my friends worked on the boats as well. A great site, keep up the good work. I noticed the Canadian Century downbound at Lock 8 at 07:55 11 Dec. 97, as I was taking my son to school.

Name: Pete thomas
Website:
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From: Wisconsin Rapids, Wi.
Time: 1997-12-09 19:14:00
Comments: An avid inland great lakes boat watcher. A great web site for those of us not close to the water. KEEP IT COMING. Nice piece of work. Thanks.

Name: Dave Cook
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Perrysburg, Ohio
Time: 1997-12-09 13:27:00
Comments: I'm an able seaman, employed by the Oglebay Norton Co., aboard the M.V. Oglebay Norton. I have finished my season and am now home for the winter. I originally logged on to this page in Oct. when I was on vacation. I recieved E-Mail from two gentlemen at that time, but was unable to answer because I lost my E-Mail files. I would like to apologize, and if you would contact me I will answer this time. I have an uncle who is a retired Coast Guard officer and he has asked me to see if anybody out there can help him on a project he is working on. He is researching the history of the Toledo Coast Guard Station and the ships that were stationed there, notably the USCGS Tupelo. He is interested in facts, photos, artifacts, stories. or any other pertinent info. He owuld also like to know if there was a U.S. Life Saving Service Station in the area, or on Lake Erie. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. Now that I am home I will be checking this site quite often as will more Great Lakes sailors as they finish their seasons, I wish all out there "Fair winds and following seas" and "Happy Holidays". Thanks, Dave Cook

Name: Charlie Pitcock (USCG Ret.)
Website:
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From: Prescott Vly , Az.
Time: 1997-12-09 05:06:00
Comments: Having spent the greater part of my life on the great lakes and in shipbuilding I find your site informative and entertaining.Keep up the great work!

Name: John Nickelsen
Website:
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From: Racine, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-12-09 04:02:00
Comments: Hi, It's been a long time. I visit your site several times weekly. It gets better and better.

Name: Morgan Smith
Website: owner
Referred by: From Related page
From: Georgia
Time: 1997-12-08 10:00:00
Comments: Fascinating! My "ex" is from Huron, OH and I've seen ore boats tied up at Huron, but never knew there were as many ships as you list. I particularly enjoyed the story of the J.W. Westcott. The photo gallery was awesome as were the ship models built (to have that kind of patience and talent, wow).Morgan

Name: Neha
Website: My Tribute to Sting
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: NJ
Time: 1997-12-06 04:22:00
Comments: I used to work in the shipping industry and your page really makes me miss it :)

Name: Pete Radtke
Website: N/A
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Rossford, Ohio
Time: 1997-12-05 15:50:00
Comments: I have an interest in finding homepages dealing with any aspect of boating in the Great Lakes region.

Name: William Meyers
Website: Vp
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Dearborn
Time: 1997-12-05 14:44:00
Comments: I am the grandson of Carl Meyers captain of the Benson and Edsel Ford. He was captain of these boats during the early 60's. Also the great nephew of Jack Martin, who was captain of another of the Ford fleet ships.

Name: Rick Clemens
Website:
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From: Surrey, B.C.
Time: 1997-12-05 04:33:00
Comments: Really enjoy the historical and technical information available.

Name: Mark Sobczynski
Website:
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From: Houghton, MI
Time: 1997-12-04 16:54:00
Comments: Need to have a search to find where a certain boat is at.

Name: Bruce Cole
Website:
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From: Gladwin Mich
Time: 1997-12-04 06:37:00
Comments: Felt you offered a lot of information, will tell you more just opened this area up.

Name: David J. Shattuck
Website: Demonlord's Lair
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Rochester, New York
Time: 1997-12-04 05:07:00
Comments: Hi, I found your page through Guest World's Guestbook Pick of the Moment page. I like your site. I sometimes vacation in Alex Bay in the Thousand Islands and love to watch ships from all over the world sailing through the St. Lawrence Seaway. I live in Rochester, which is on Lake Ontario, and my homepage features links to all kinds of info about the city. Stop by and check it out sometime.

Name: P. N. Nenno
Website:
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From: Painesville Twp.
Time: 1997-12-04 04:11:00
Comments: I like your marine oriented web site. I would like to suggest that you add a link to our site: www.ncweb.com/org/fhlh I am the First Vice President of the Fairport Harbor Historical Society. We are located on the shores of Lake Erie in a Lighthouse that was built in 1825. The Society was formed in 1945 to save the historic lighthouse, which had been decommissioned and schedule for demolition, by the U.S. Coast Guard. For over fifty years the society has been operating a marine museum.

Name: Michael Groll
Website: Michael Groll Photog
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Buffalo
Time: 1997-12-03 12:49:00
Comments: checking in from the eastern shore of Lake Erie

Name: R Anderson
Website: bob & jan,s home pag
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From: australia
Time: 1997-12-03 10:19:00
Comments: interesting site on american history

Name: Richard Smith
Website:
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From: Perrysburg, Ohio
Time: 1997-12-03 03:49:00
Comments: I am interested in any information on the USS Cason J. Calaway. Thank you.

Name: Capt. Ken Cookson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Grosse Ile Mich
Time: 1997-12-02 22:58:00
Comments: Great page, realy enjoy.

Name: Zach
Website: Zach's Main Page
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From: Upstate NY
Time: 1997-12-01 18:17:00
Comments: Hey, found this page thru www.guestworld.com Kewl Site

Name: Dave H
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: TORONTO ON
Time: 1997-11-30 19:59:00
Comments: As a youth, I lived next to the Welland Canal and enjoyed watching and learning about the various ships. This web site is faulous !!

Name: gene denison
Website:
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From: lexington mi
Time: 1997-11-30 18:19:00
Comments: looking for maritime records of certain vessels and crewmembers from mid 1800's also sailed myself as o/s on the William Reiss in l966

Name: gene denison
Website:
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From: lexington mi
Time: 1997-11-30 18:15:00
Comments: looking for maritime records of certain vessels and crewmembers from mid 1800's

Name: Cam Smith
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Leamington, Ontario
Time: 1997-11-26 16:00:00
Comments: I enjoy the website alot. I'm on it every night when I'm not working. I sail in the Canadian S.I.U. and enjoy keeping up with all the news and vessel passages. I wish sometimes though, that some of the passages were kept up to date a little better. Other than that I think the site is great! Keep up the good work!

Name: Capt. Andrew St. Germain
Website: Seaway pilot
Referred by: Net Search
From: Cornwall, Ontario
Time: 1997-11-26 00:10:00
Comments: I have to admit that you boatnerds(not that I am insulting you people) manage to give me more information concerning traffic & information than my head office does. I am extremely impressed with your site. I have passed your website on to my colleagues who seem to be most impressed dispite their lack of computer know how making your site a user friendly one. If at any time I can be of any use as to providing any kind of info concerning ships, please do not hesitate to ask. PS: I would appreciate that my Email Address not be handed it out for any type of commercial purposes. Thank you from one boatnerd to another.

Name: Rob Harrison
Website:
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From: Lansing ( Home port Whitehall)
Time: 1997-11-25 13:08:00
Comments: Just dropping in to have a look around

Name: Harry D. Sellers
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Time: 1997-11-21 15:29:00
Comments: I like your web page. I am collecting ideas to improve recruiting efforts for GLMA. I will return when I have more time, Thanks Harry Harry

Name: Bill Hanrahan
Website:
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From: Hancock, Michigan
Time: 1997-11-18 17:50:00
Comments: Work onboard USNPS RANGER III at Isle Royale National Park. Check page often. Looking to communicate with fellow GLMA alumni and Class of '77.

Name: Bruce C
Website:
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From: Victoria BC
Time: 1997-11-17 22:11:00
Comments: Previously sailed with ULS, no longer in the feild. Excellent site to keep upto date with the GL shipping action. !!!!!!!! KEEP IT UP !!!!!!!!!

Name: Holger Hase
Website:
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From: Lübeck(germany)
Time: 1997-11-17 14:11:00
Comments: Great to be here. The world looks so small if u are on/in the net kind regards from germany holger

Name: Steve Mueller
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Appleton, WI
Time: 1997-11-16 22:30:00
Comments: Site looks very interesting and I plan to check back often.

Name: Robert W. Parent
Website: BOATMAN
Referred by: From Related page
From: Stillwater, MN
Time: 1997-11-16 19:10:00
Comments: I've been checking the great lakes freighters for about 45 years. I really have enjoyed this site. Its content is excellent and well formatted. I will certainly make many more visits to this fine site. Keep up the good work!

Name: John Leindecker Jr.
Website: Chief Engineer
Referred by: From Related page
From: Manitowoc, WI
Time: 1997-11-15 20:29:00
Comments: Former Engineer for Inland Lakes Management. I sailed on their boats from 1988 to 1995. Graduated from GLMA in 1983. Great infomation to keep former sailors up to date on the industry!

Name: Mary-Lou Chall
Website:
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From: Detroit, Mi
Time: 1997-11-13 18:51:00
Comments: Congradulations on being featured today in The Detroit News, November 13, 1997 on the Cyberia Page. You have a truly rich site with great depth. I am so glad that Eric Henrickson wrote about your page. It is going to take a while to see everything.You have so much to offer. I have always loved the freighters, trying to identify the ships from the stacks and then looking up the ship name for length and tonnage and year launched. I am lucky enough to be able to see the Detroit River from my apartment window. Sometimes at night when a ship blows its horn I look out and try to pick up the ship's moving lights against the Windsor shoreline. I am in the process of building my home page now and my subject is museums. When I brought up your page and found the museum list I was in seventh heaven. I was very impressed with all the work you have put into it, but then I am impressed with your entire site. When my home page is activated may I have your permission to link your page to mine? I would be so pleased as your page is a treasure that can only enhance mine. Thank you, Mary-Lou Chall

Name: Curt atwood
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: St. Catharines, Ont.
Time: 1997-11-12 15:14:00
Comments: good page.... but when is the list for 97/98 layups commin on????

Name: David Brown
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: St. Catharines , Ontario.
Time: 1997-11-06 16:16:00
Comments: Just an excellent site for `Frustrated Sailors' and `Landlubbers' alike. Your vessel pasages info is invaluable.

Name: Bob Poquette
Website:
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From: dallas, tx
Time: 1997-11-04 13:20:00
Comments: Grew up in Petoskey Michigan and use to watch the ships go thru the Soo Locks.

Name: gary hollands
Website:
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From: simcoe ontario
Time: 1997-11-03 17:05:00
Comments: i'll come back often. i enjoy checking out information on the great lakes shipping. my job includes loading/discharging cargoes from tankers at nanticoke.

Name: ron barkley
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: illinois
Time: 1997-10-30 12:27:00
Comments: I am interested in more information on the Christmas tree ship and the wreck of the three brothers

Name: David Bennett
Website: Kevich Light
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Grafton, WI
Time: 1997-10-30 11:01:00
Comments: Great page - I visit it often. Please consider adding a link to my homepage. It describes a relatively unknown lighthouse on Lake Michigan that is my home.

Name: Jim Carnegie
Website:
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From: Ontario, Canada
Time: 1997-10-30 05:31:00
Comments: Great site. Would like to make contact with other model builders of Great Lakes vessles.

Name: Bruce Ratcliffe
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Champaign IL
Time: 1997-10-28 17:01:00
Comments: I spent a couple of summers on Macinac Island, just resting and watching the boats go by

Name: Rick Hulme
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Asheville, NC
Time: 1997-10-24 10:15:00
Comments: I found this page via Allen Miller in Duluth as a result of my search inquiry to him regarding Cmdr J.H. Hobaugh's current address. I served with him during the early 1970's at Coast Guard Group Duluth and have been trying to reestablish contact with some fellow Coasties. Seeing him on the PBS special about the Edmund Fitzgerald's sinking brought back a lot of memories. I was told that I might be able to contact Neil Schultheiss through this page. Thanks, Rick Hulme

Name: J Keckstein
Website:
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From: Toledo
Time: 1997-10-23 07:59:00
Comments: 2nd question--Is anyone interested in old outboard motors?? Built in the 30's--possibly older. Is there a museum for these? Thanks again. J.

Name: J Keckstein
Website:
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From: Toledo
Time: 1997-10-23 07:47:00
Comments: My husband's grandfather was Captain Halvard Solberg, of Oslo, Norway, sailed with Gulf Oil. My Day, George Evarts, sailed the Great Lakes as a young man, Lt. Commander in Merchant Marines during WWII. Capt. Solberg also sailed Great Lakes, and tugs in NY later years. Licensed to sail anywhere in the world. Does anyone remember them? JK

Name: Rob Hill
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Vero Beach, Florida
Time: 1997-10-23 07:17:00
Comments: Great site, makes me miss my Michigan home. But then I watch it snow on the World Series and I get over it!

Name: Diana L. Gallagher
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Alpena, MI
Time: 1997-10-21 11:44:00
Comments: Very interesting. Husband heard about this site and we looked in. Thoroughly enjoy this site and information provided. He is in the field as a Pilot. We are both members of second generation lakes families.

Name: Rosie Lass
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Pontiac, MI
Time: 1997-10-19 15:45:00
Comments: I'm interested in ships so this is the place to be!

Name: David Guay
Website: Chief Engineer
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Glenburn, Maine
Time: 1997-10-19 15:03:00
Comments: I have been sailing the Great Lakes for the past 22 years, most recently as Chief Engineer of the M/V James R. Barker and the S/S Herbert C. Jackson for Interlake Steamship Co. This site is both well done and informative. I go to it often on my vacations and time off in the winters. Keep up the good work!

Name: Eric Kananen
Website: The Kananen Web Page
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From:
Time: 1997-10-17 20:55:00
Comments: You gave me a link, earlier, for a memorial page for my grandfather, Harvey Kananen. That link was "off the air" for a while. It's been a sad year. Visit new memorial page at; http://www.kvnet.org/kananen/hjkhwk/hjkhwk.htm My father, now honored on this page, led the Cuyahoga River Valley erosion studies conducted in the late 70's - early eighties. Reason for the study was to learn why the mouth of the river required dredging so often to keep water under the ships' keels. The answers he learned would surprise you!

Name: Melodee Pestka
Website:
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From: Detroit
Time: 1997-10-15 18:07:00
Comments: Very nice

Name: KEN COLLIER
Website:
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From: Jackson, MI
Time: 1997-10-15 18:00:00
Comments: LIKED READING ABOUT THE SHIPS!!!

Name: Dean Woodard
Website:
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From: Rome, NY
Time: 1997-10-15 17:59:00
Comments: Found you from the USPS mail server

Name: scott golin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: muskegon, michigan
Time: 1997-10-13 10:26:00
Comments: Just looking for anything interesting I'm very interested with freighters

Name: RICHARD HILL
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: PORT STANLEY ONTARIO CANADA
Time: 1997-10-13 05:58:00
Comments: I AM A LOADER OPERATOR ON THE DOCKS IN PORT STANLEY SO A SEE A NUMBER OF SHIPS COMING AND GOING. IT IS GREAT BEING A REPORTER FOR THE GREAT LAKES NEWS AND RUMORS AND GREAT SEEING OTHER REPORTS.

Name: Brandon T. McGrath
Website: Student, U-M
Referred by: From Related page
From: Ann Arbor/Warren, MI
Time: 1997-10-12 21:46:00
Comments: SUPER PAGE!!! I am a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineergin student at the Universoty of Michigan. This is THE best page on Great Lakes shipping and ships I have come across. Growing up on the lakes and being able to be part of them is a great thing....and has let me to my career decision in ship design. Keep up the great work!!!

Name: David Maraccini
Website: DAD
Referred by: From Related page
From: Iron Mountain, MI
Time: 1997-10-11 21:18:00
Comments: Just happened to find this site but have not looked it over yet.

Name: David Latvala
Website: Able Seaman
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Mohawk, MI
Time: 1997-10-10 20:57:00
Comments: I'm an able seaman on the MV Ranger III which is a ferry boat/cargo vessel for the Department of the Interior. Enjoy the site! Keep up the good work!

Name: Tony Barrett
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lapeer, Michigan
Time: 1997-10-09 16:24:00
Comments: I am the owner of a 22' Starcraft Islander and have always been fascinated by the big water and big ships. It must be my Norwegian genes expressing! This is a great site. I really enjoy it.

Name: QUINN WREGGELSWORTH
Website:
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From: BUCHANAN, MI
Time: 1997-10-09 00:16:00
Comments: I'VE REALLY ENJOYED THIS TOUCH OF HOME. I MISS THE FRESH WATER AND THE SHIPPING. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND KEEP THE HISTORY ALIVE. THANX

Name: Cdr Brian Sanderson, AP
Website: Commander
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Minnetonka Power Squadron, Minneapolis, MN
Time: 1997-10-07 09:07:00
Comments: I am a member of United States Power Squadrons, a fraternal non profit organizaton which promotes safe boating thourgh education. I am presently serving as Commander of Minnetonka Unit in the Minneapolis area. Check our local page(URL above) and our national page at http://www.usps.org/member/ Enjoyed your page, I will be back!

Name: Sheila E. Clogg
Website: Sheilaland
Referred by: From Related page
From: Cleveland Ohio
Time: 1997-10-05 02:07:00
Comments: I've been looking at this page for over a year now... Love the new features! I'm away from home at Indiana University and I really miss the boats--I check out the page when I am feeling melancholy :)

Name: carl teachout
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: cheboygan,michigan
Time: 1997-10-02 13:09:00
Comments: What a wonderful find! We are enjoying it so. We watch the ships go through our beautiful straits with awe. Keep up the good work.CST

Name: David R. Cook
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Perrysburg, Ohio
Time: 1997-09-30 03:40:00
Comments: I am an Able Seaman employed by the Oglebay Norton Co. and assigned to the M.V. Oglebay Norton. My wife heard about this web site while visiting the marine market in Toledo. I'm now home on vacation and I think this site is terrific! I'm curios to know about your affiliation with Oglebay Norton concerning the vessle schedule. Keep up the good work ! Dave and Rhoda Cook

Name: Ronald Nelson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Avon lake, ohio
Time: 1997-09-28 04:38:00
Comments: Our family has been part of Great Lakes shipping for the past 50 years. Keep up the good worki! Any plans for a story about Great Lakes Towing. 'G' tugs have played an important role for many years. R. Nelson

Name: Bud Schroder
Website: marine/stationary
Referred by: Net Search
From: Pinckney, MI.
Time: 1997-09-27 19:17:00
Comments: Leonard Mohr where are you? Drop me a line co this page.Congrats eric.will make the reunion this winter.see you there, Bud

Name: Connie M. Koski
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Ypsilanti, MI
Time: 1997-09-26 05:55:00
Comments: Great page for Great Lakes updates on one's favorite freighters!! Photos are excellent, and the Passage Updates are excellent resources for those of us chasing after that ultimate photo. Keep up the good work!!

Name: tim peterson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: wausau wi
Time: 1997-09-23 20:45:00
Comments: absolutely wonderful I'll be back quite often

Name: Carol Mitchell
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Random Lake, Wi
Time: 1997-09-23 08:44:00
Comments: Hi I was going to the bank in Port Washington, Wi the other day and actually looked up rather than just hurrying to get everything done and spotted the MESABI MINER...unloading coal..Needless to say I was late getting back to work...It was beautiful.. Had a third cousin that worked on the lakes..His last name was Prudhome..from Hancock, Mi..He is deceased now, but would like to hear from someone that may have knew him..I would like to put something in the family tree about him.. Carol

Name: Jeffrey
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Traverse City, MI
Time: 1997-09-22 17:35:00
Comments: excellent work!!!

Name: Claude Rainville
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Chambly, Quebec
Time: 1997-09-21 12:43:00
Comments: What a site to surf into. This site is great, the topics are very interesting but the photos are unique. Being a mariner in my younger years, I travelled the Great Lakes aboard Canada Steamship Lines vessels, this was in the 70's. Today when I saw your webpage, I felt young again and it gave me the itch to sail again. Thank you for the memories and I assure you that I will be visiting often. Thanks Claude.

Name: Dempsey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Newberry
Time: 1997-09-21 04:10:00
Comments: I enjoyed this program very much. Will return often.

Name: C.M. Parshall
Website: woodenboat restorer
Referred by: From Related page
From: Hillsboro, Ohio
Time: 1997-09-21 03:28:00
Comments: My family and I Have a cottage on Sugar Is. in the St. Mary's River. Many of these vessels have become like special friends you reaquaint with each year. It was great to see them all together! Great stats!

Name: Brian D. Comstock
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Westland
Time: 1997-09-18 20:59:00
Comments: I'm the chief Engineer on the Medusa Conquest/Susan W. Hannah. Just thought I'd tell you how well done this site is!! I enjoy the photo gallery and the history you have for some of the photo's! BTW, I found an error in the history you wrote for the Roger Blough. It is not the last "Traditional" Laker built (pilot house fwd). The Algosoo is a "Traditional" Laker and it was built in 1974, two years after the blough!

Name: David
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Wellington, New Zealand
Time: 1997-09-16 22:20:00
Comments: I'll be back later to check out this site FULLY.

Name: John Woodard
Website: Chief Engineer
Referred by: From Related page
From: Port Orange Fla
Time: 1997-09-16 02:54:00
Comments: Looking Good. IS there a webpage or listing of GL seaman. Looking for old Classmates. GLMA. Thanx

Name: Ross Silke
Website: My Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Time: 1997-09-14 18:30:00
Comments: AWESOME SITE!

Name: Dan Bora
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Madison Hts. MI.
Time: 1997-09-13 18:27:00
Comments: Fantastic site for us freighter freaks.We need a chat page.

Name: Earl Myers
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Collingwood, Ontario, Can.
Time: 1997-09-13 08:26:00
Comments: Im an old sailor who worked on the Lemoyne and many canallers before the seaway was opened. I also worked in the shipyard in Collingwood and helped build ships before the yard closed. My father sailed on the lakes also, and my uncle was on the Anna C. Minch which was lost with all hands in the Armistice day storm in 1940. I enjoy this site a lot as a way to keep in touch with the boats and all the shipping news.

Name: Chris Franckowiak
Website: Manistee Passage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Manistee
Time: 1997-09-12 17:48:00
Comments: I work for a store in Manistee, that sells great lakes freighter models. We have models of many new and old ships, including the Wolverine, Courtney Burton, Paul H. Townsend, Leon Falk, Translake, and the Consumers Power. these models start at $1,400. The Kits are 149.95. for the expert builder. Any questions contact me. Chris Franckowiak

Name: LeRoy Kramer, III
Website: Maritime Attorney
Referred by: From Related page
From: Harbor Springs, MI
Time: 1997-09-12 11:22:00
Comments: I am a maritime attorney representing marine industry clients throughout the Great Lakes, Great Rivers region of the US, licensed to practice in Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. This is a Great Site for Great Lakes enthusiasts! Regards, LeRoy Kramer, III Proctor in Admiralty 151 East Bay Street Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740 Telephone: (800) 774-8988

Name: P.E.Haley
Website: 1600ton Master
Referred by: Net Search
From: Oshkosh,WI
Time: 1997-09-11 20:45:00
Comments: Hello fellow seafarers. Have a safe voyage.

Name: George G Oram
Website: 2nd cook
Referred by: Net Search
From: Wisconsin
Time: 1997-09-10 21:02:00
Comments: I sail on the mighty Ryerson for Inland Steel.I enjoy this site because my wife can sometimes track where we have been. Keep your feet dry!!!!

Name: John Pollack
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Coldwater, Michigan
Time: 1997-09-10 06:01:00
Comments: Great page, you are now on of my "Favorites" I will be coming back often. John Pollack

Name: USCGC BUCKTHORN (WLI 642)
Website: Commanding Officer
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Time: 1997-09-10 17:49:00
Comments: Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn is now part of the WEB. We have done this for two reasons. The first is to allow our customer (ST. Marys River Mariners) a new avenue to contact us with. We want your input. Is the Aids To Navigation System working for you. If you see a problem, let us know about it. The second is to provide information about us to the Mariner and newly reporting sailors and their families. Visit our Web Site. Randy Elliott, Commanding Officer

Name: Brett Nyman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Charlotte, NC
Time: 1997-09-08 14:33:00
Comments: I grew up on the lakes and miss all things associated with them. My inlaws have a summer home on Whiskey Bay (entrance to St. Mary's near the Soo) I always enjoy watching the lakers and salties pass. Not to mention a burger at Clydes down river from the locks where the food is greasy and the freighter watching is superb.

Name: Captain Wally Watkins
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Alpena, MI
Time: 1997-09-08 13:08:00
Comments: Nice Page. FYI: ST Crapo leaves Clev Tues morn 9th. ETA GB Midnite Fri 12th. EM Ford getting face lift. Keep Your Eyes Open and Your Pencil Sharp.

Name: Greg Fitzmaurice
Website:
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From: Freeland, Michigan
Time: 1997-09-07 21:21:00
Comments: Our whole family loves boating on the Great Lakes and we also enjoy the freighters coming and going on the Saginaw River where our homeport is Bay City, MI. Enjoyed the information on Great Lakes shipping and plan on stopping by to view the news and information often.

Name: Dale Preston
Website:
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From: Green Bay, WI
Time: 1997-09-07 19:35:00
Comments: Excellant. will save as a favorite

Name: mike dupay
Website:
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From: minnesota
Time: 1997-09-07 19:06:00
Comments: I been a great lakes boat watcher for a long time now. I have collected books and other memorbial on ship wrecks.

Name: Ken Towers
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: South Bend IN
Time: 1997-09-08 06:02:00
Comments: Great inforamtion, we are slpiied in Manistee MI

Name: Neil E. Jones
Website:
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From: Englewood, Colorado
Time: 1997-09-07 13:04:00
Comments: Am former seaman on Gret Lakes boats -- Daniel J. Morrell, Joliet, Jay C. Morse, E.G. Grace, Steelton

Name: L. V. Muzzin
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Windsor Ontario
Time: 1997-09-07 20:34:00
Comments: -spent many hundreds of hours watching vessel passages at Sault Ste. Marie, Sarnia, Windsor. Boarded several vessels while working at Algoma Steel Corp in 1960's in S.S.M.

Name: Richard Weeks
Website: Retired seaman
Referred by: From Related page
From: Seattle, Wa.
Time: 1997-09-06 10:38:00
Comments: Great page, just recently met a fellow that had sailed on the lakes so started to surf around. Kepp it up!

Name: jake simpson
Website:
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From: boston
Time: 1997-09-05 18:58:00
Comments: this is a wonderful site. thank you!

Name: Steve Lindberg
Website:
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From: Marquette, MI
Time: 1997-09-05 19:44:00
Comments: Great page .. I sail with friends on the great lakes. Also my father-in-law was a steward on the E. B. Green and other Cleveland Cliff boats when he was alive.

Name: Bob Taylor
Website: Retired
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Eagle Harbor, Michigan
Time: 1997-09-04 10:45:00
Comments: I was born and raised in Port Huron where you could almost touch the 500-footers as they passed by! We now live on the Keweenaw peninsula and still enjoy seeing the 1,000- foot-long carriers go by while listening the rumble of the engines as the sound is carried to the shore by the rocky bed of Lake Superior. Got a big kick out of your whistle. A great website!

Name: Robert Jeffries
Website: Training Officer
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Originally, Marysville, Michigan. I now live in New Hampshire and miss the ships!!!
Time: 1997-09-04 20:29:00
Comments: I am happy to find your page. It is like a breath of fresh air off the St. Clair River!

Name: Alan Kava
Website: 1st Engineer
Referred by: From Related page
From: Traverse City, MI
Time: 1997-09-04 05:35:00
Comments: A salty from the Great Lakes

Name: Kim L. Hurst
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Columbus, Ohio
Time: 1997-09-04 01:56:00
Comments: I sailed 3 different boats from Aug. 1973 to Aug. 1975 for the Columbia Trans. Division. My first boat was the BUCKEYE, a crane ship. Next was the ROBERT C. NORTON and I finished out on the CRISIPIN OGLEBAY.

Name: Rock A. Zimmerman
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Milwaukee, WI
Time: 1997-09-02 20:44:00
Comments: Keep up the good work.

Name: Kelli
Website: LIKE THIS SITE!!!
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Saginaw, MI
Time: 1997-09-02 19:16:00
Comments: I like what you've brought to the internet. I've been interested in the Great Lakes and the vessels that sail them forever. I go to the Soo at least once every year and I live near the water.... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Name: James Fahlstedt
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Reidsville, NC
Time: 1997-09-02 19:05:00
Comments: The one page I check every day is this one. I'm originally from Grand Rapids and spent my summers in Grand Haven, so the Great Lakes and its commerce are important to me. Keep up the good work

Name: rod burdick
Website: Looking for photos?
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: kingsford mi (the U.P.)
Time: 1997-09-02 12:53:00
Comments: Anybody looking for great lakes photos? Please contact me. I have a large collection of photos of the entire U.S. and Canadian fleets.

Name: Douglas J. Strain
Website: Graduate Student
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Grosse Ile, MI
Time: 1997-09-02 23:56:00
Comments: Awesome web page. It helps me to keep up with whats going on with the shipping business at home. Thanks a lot, Doug

Name: amy nelson
Website:
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From: constantine michigan
Time: 1997-09-02 04:41:00
Comments: Great page, keep it going. Just dove Superior. Water still somewhat warm :)!

Name: Paul O'Brien
Website: Army Radio Operator
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Kingston, Ont, Canada
Time: 1997-09-01 15:06:00
Comments: I found your site in the Know Your Ships 1997 Edition. I am finding it very informative, and have added it to my list of favourites. Keep up the great work. Paul.

Name: Barry Klinetobe
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Omaha, Nebraska
Time: 1997-09-02 02:47:00
Comments: I think it is great having the Great Lakes Ships on the net

Name: Lee Rusetzke aka Mr. Lee
Website: The Steamer Columbia
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Detroit Michigan
Time: 1997-09-01 11:45:00
Comments: Visiting the site is very enjoyable. Neil thanks for your help on the Steamer Columbia Homepage

Name: Wes Watson
Website: Marine Electrictian
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Hamilton, On. Ca
Time: 1997-09-01 06:52:00
Comments: Have been using this site for a while now to keep up on vessel passages when I am off on vacation. Keeps me up to date on the shipping industry as well. Keep up the good work.

Name: Michael A. George
Website: Cheng-retired-meba 1
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Born in New Jersey, now live in Taipei,Taiwan
Time: 1997-08-31 21:05:00
Comments: Your newsletter was sent to the ship I worked on. Even though I'm retired and live overseas I still like to keep up on what is going on with our Union. You folks provide a great service and is greatly appreciated by all the men at sea and retirees. Thank you Mike George

Name: Jack Falk
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Ashland Wi
Time: 1997-08-31 17:37:00
Comments: Nice to find some good info on our great resources, the great lakes . sail a small craft on Lake Superior. Thanks Jack

Name: Paul Mijatovich
Website: Know Your Ships
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: St Clair Shores, Mi
Time: 1997-09-01 03:16:00
Comments: Great site...Keep up the good work..

Name: Barry C Nelson
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Kalamazoo,MI
Time: 1997-08-31 11:52:00
Comments: great info. keep it coming

Name: Erling Laugtug
Website: Retired
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Columbus, OH
Time: 1997-08-31 09:23:00
Comments: Having visited Duluth and Lake Superior many times, I have a continuous interest in the Great Lakes After reading about new soundings and other data concerning Lake Erie in the 8/31/97 Columbus Dispatch, I searched for "Great Lakes" on Yahoo and arrived here.

Name: tim warstler
Website: tims NASCAR world
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: lafayette indiana
Time: 1997-08-30 19:20:00
Comments: I love this page and cant wait till there is a day when they have a live webcam at the soo!!all you nascar fans check my website out it is very userfriendly and please sign my guestbook!!

Name: Allen Stevens
Website: President, Great Lak
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Canaan, CT
Time: 1997-08-29 21:10:00
Comments: Interesting site. I grew up in Port Huron and enjoy learning about Great Lakes shipping. I operate a tug barge on the lakes, the SARAH SPENCER/ATLANTIC HICKORY.

Name: Peter Stet
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: The Netherlands
Time: 1997-08-05 13:44:00
Comments: Very nice side. I'm interested in maritime matters and never thought that there was such an amazing lot of things about the great lakes. Keep going on!!!

Name: Robert Reed
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Georgetown, TX
Time: 1997-08-05 10:14:00
Comments: My parents live up off Lake Huron and I love to watch the ships. Especially when we head up to Soo or down to Whitefish Point. This page gives me a fix when I'm stuck in Texas.

Name: Michael Carroll
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: England
Time: 1997-08-05 00:42:00
Comments: I do a little maritime journalism and I am particularly interested in the people who work on ships rather than the ships themselves, although any aspects of the maritime world are of interest to me. Your site is going in to my favourite places and I expect to be visiting often in the future. Thank you for some great pages.

Name: Tim Kelley
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Placerville, CA
Time: 1997-08-04 09:09:00
Comments: I've been sailing with Chevron for 16 years now, mostly on the west coast. Chevron is downsizing its US fleet again, so maybe I'll go ashore now. I understand that there are lots of happy people out there that don't sail for a living, maybe I'll be one of them.

Name: Malcolm Collins
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Cambridge UK
Time: 1997-08-03 15:33:00
Comments: I have just watched a tv programme on the tragic sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and was moved to look into the area that it occured. This site was reached from Encarta 97 world atlas. It is ironic that an area of such outstanding beauty, can produce such a tragedy. My best wishes reach out to any person touched by this. Regards Malcolm D Collins. Cambridge UK.

Name: roy rolfe
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Battle Creek ,MI
Time: 1997-08-03 12:55:00
Comments: we love watching the Lakers around our state...we have traveled to the welland and up to the soo... keep up the good work !!!

Name: Ted Wojcik
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Chesterfield,MI
Time: 1997-08-02 20:29:00
Comments: A nice web page.

Name: Jill Lucy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: DeTour, Michigan
Time: 1997-08-02 19:26:00
Comments: We have found this very interesting. I am probably one of the few folks around that own two life rings from the Edward L. Ryerson with the Inland Steel Fleet. That ship and I go back to 1960 when she was first operating on the Great Lakes. She salutes my town on each and every pass up and down the St. Mary's river. We will "surf" here as often as possible. This is great.

Name: Frederick Bourne
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Born Flint, Michigan
Time: 1997-08-01 23:37:00
Comments: Born and raised in Michigan. Now reside in South Carolina. Spent 28 years in the Navy and miss the great state except for the bad roads. Go back to Mich. once in while as most of family resides there. Nice page you have here, brings back the nostalgia of when as young shortwave listener I used to monitor the great boats as the traversed the great lakes. Have a very nice day.

Name: Rosanne B. Withington
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: 1000 Islamds - New York
Time: 1997-08-01 16:38:00
Comments: We live on Round Island, Clayton,New York - on the St. Lawrence Seaway and our son is a Lake Ontario Pilot...so, indeed we are interested

Name: george chapin
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: wyoming, mn
Time: 1997-07-31 21:33:00
Comments: Excellent page - thank you.

Name: Bruce Taylor
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Oakville, Ontario.
Time: 1997-07-31 17:53:00
Comments: Hello, I sail my pwn boat from Toronto to Midland on Georgian Bay, most every year and find your site VERY interesting. I have only been using the internet since mid december of 96 " mostly to combat winter boredom" and find your site to be about the best and easiest to use so far. Its also great to hear whats happening with ships that I usualy only see passing by in the seaway. Keep up the great work. Bruce

Name: Peter Schultz
Website: Mr
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: St Catharines Ontario
Time: 1997-07-31 04:24:00
Comments: Back again after an absence, many fine improvements. I always enjoy my visits.

Name: Tim Macomber
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Eastpointe,Mi
Time: 1997-07-30 18:16:00
Comments: I check in daily to see whats going on. I like to track the different fleets and visit the Blue Water Bridges to watch the freighters go by.

Name: Don & Pat Rubrake
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbia City, IN
Time: 1997-07-30 17:33:00
Comments: Neil......congratulations on the 1st anniversary of the News and Rumor page....we visit it daily...keep up the good work...

Name: Gérard Belley
Website: Captain
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: St-Zotique Québec
Time: 1997-07-29 18:55:00
Comments: Love it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: John Sherwin
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Canton, MI
Time: 1997-07-29 17:44:00
Comments: Looking for information on former Great Lakes freighter the John Sherwin, believed to have been scrapped several years ago.l This is a great page.

Name: Scot Martin
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Detroit, Michigan
Time: 1997-07-29 13:13:00
Comments: Interesting stuff

Name: Dale Clark
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Michigan
Time: 1997-07-29 00:03:00
Comments: Before the fall of the steel industry in the late 70's, 80's I had the good fortune to work on the ore carriers. Like the song says; Michigan steams are a young mans dreams! Keep your oars in the water...Its a great website...73...ki8ag

Name: Dave Moeller
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Chicago area
Time: 1997-07-28 15:51:00
Comments: Always interesting! Thanks for the didcation and all the hard work.

Name: ehutton
Website: Business Manager
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Big Rapids
Time: 1997-07-28 06:07:00
Comments: Thanks for the weekly updates. Enjoy keeping in touch with Great Lakes info. Always looking for stuff on the 'family' mailboat. Now am looking to see who won the boat trip.

Name: Dan Wreschnig
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Manistee
Time: 1997-07-28 05:56:00
Comments: It's a great page and I enjoyed it.

Name: Al Jackman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Redford, MI
Time: 1997-07-27 19:48:00
Comments: Hi Neil: The page is still getting better and better. Al

Name: Luke Johnson
Website: NA
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Madison,WI
Time: 1997-07-26 12:40:00
Comments: please send me tthe weekly Updates. Thank you very much.

Name: jeff vail
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: indiana
Time: 1997-07-25 19:41:00
Comments: It was bloody difficult too. Took the best part of three evenings. Was starting to think I was the only person in North America with an interest in ore boats.

Name: ROBERT A. REISIG
Website: TIRE DEALER
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: ORLANDO, FL.
Time: 1997-07-25 19:04:00
Comments: I ORIGINATE FROM NORWALK OH. AND I MISS THE GREAT LAKES GREATLY. I LOVE YOUR WEB PAGE.

Name: ROBERT A. REISIG
Website: TIRE DEALER
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: ORLANDO, FL.
Time: 1997-07-25 18:58:00
Comments: I ORIGINATE FROM NORWALK OH. AND I MISS THE GREAT LAKES GREATLY. I LOVE YOUR WEB PAGE.

Name: AL HART
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: BAY VILLAGE, OHIIO
Time: 1997-07-25 17:16:00
Comments: GOT ON AOL JUST TO GET HERE! !

Name: AL HART
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: BAY VILLAGE, OHIIO
Time: 1997-07-25 17:14:00
Comments: GOT ON AOL JUST TO GET HERE!

Name: Tony Kuhlman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Grand Ledge MI
Time: 1997-07-25 11:34:00
Comments: Nice page! Lots of interesting features on it. Hey, can you tell us who won the trip on the Kaye E. Barker? Any chance you can get them to donate pictures, stories, etc. of the trip? It would be a great addition to your page. Tony Kuhlman

Name: Larry Kewin
Website: Application Engineer
Referred by: Net Search
From: Philadelphia PA
Time: 1997-07-25 09:49:00
Comments: A great web site to stay up with the latest news. Spent many summers in St. Lawrence River region of NY and just moved to Philly from the Buffalo NY area. Great to see the "Know Your Ships" page - I have been buying copies going since 1967 !

Name: John A. Randolph
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: East China, MI. 48054
Time: 1997-07-25 05:53:00
Comments: Great Web Page.....

Name: joe
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: gaylord,mi
Time: 1997-07-25 04:23:00
Comments: need vessel passage schedule soo locks 72597.

Name: Heather M. Malobisky
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Erie, Pa
Time: 1997-07-24 18:24:00
Comments: Page is very interesting and was very useful in aiding me with my research

Name: Ham Rutledge
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Plymouth, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-07-24 17:23:00
Comments: We have a place on Washington Island (Door County, WI) overlooking Death's Door. We enjoy watching the boats go by. Thoroughly enjoy rumaging through this (and linked) sites. Good Job!

Name: Richard Miller
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Waterloo
Time: 1997-07-24 17:17:00
Comments: Sail Great Lakes on Algoway

Name: Grant Culbert
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Time: 1997-07-24 17:07:00
Comments: I am a frequent visitor (at least once a week), just getting around to signing the logbook now. Have you seen the Town of Goderich official Webpage? http://www.town.goderich.on.ca/

Name: Vernon K. Sondak
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Ann Arbor MI
Time: 1997-07-24 08:57:00
Comments: Long-time freighter watcher. This is the best thing to happen to freighters since the bow thruster!

Name: Kent Ertl
Website: Teacher
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Fort Atkinson, Wi.
Time: 1997-07-24 08:27:00
Comments: Great page! A Great Lakes boatwatchers convention would be great. Swapping stories, pictures and memorabilia. Anyone got a house big enough?!

Name: Michele Komar
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Holly, MI
Time: 1997-07-23 16:22:00
Comments: My grandfather managed Tashmoo Park on Harsen's Island until the boat sank and the park closed. My mother and uncles were raised there and until last year (we no longer have property there) I would spend every summer up there. I love the Great Lakes freighters and am glad I found this site!! Now, if I could only take a cruise on one. . .

Name: Phil "Vista" Dohmen
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Memphis TN
Time: 1997-07-23 14:42:00
Comments: What a great page, have loved the Car Ferries, ever since childhood. Also have more than a passing interest in the other forms of great lakes shipping. Again, great page, with you the best !

Name: Rodney F Schaft
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Houghton Lake, MI
Time: 1997-07-23 11:00:00
Comments: Looking good as always, keep up the good work. :))))

Name: Tanya Nelson
Website: intern/webmaster
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Duluth
Time: 1997-07-22 06:58:00
Comments: My supervisor (Marty@kdlh.com) has been corresponding with you concerning linking your site with our CBS affilliate site. May we please utilize the following graphics? Federal Oslo, vessel passage botton, and the number 1 postcard picture.Thank you for your attention.

Name: Chuck Beverly
Website: Port Captain
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Crown Point, In
Time: 1997-07-21 20:30:00
Comments: I am the Port Captain and Marine Operations Manager for Empress Casino In Hammond, Indiana. I am also a memeber Of IMSA Lodge #3, Chicago.

Name: Dalynn Park
Website: boatgrrrl
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ann Arbor, MI
Time: 1997-07-21 13:07:00
Comments: I can't believe I've never signed in before. My friend, the Capn's Mom (that's Eric Treece's mom, Gail) said I really ought to. I've been logging in to look at this page for almost a year now. I love it. I'm impressed with all the work and dedication that goes into it. It's fabulous. The only thing better is hearing first-hand about Gail's recent trip on the Ryerson and seeing the pictures Andy LaBorde took on the same trip (we anxiously await his video).

Name: Carol Ward
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Westland, MI
Time: 1997-07-21 09:39:00
Comments: Enjoy checking on the vessel passages -- helps me keep track of my sailor! Thanks for such an enjoyable page!

Name: mike coppinger
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: port susan wa. usa
Time: 1997-07-20 14:47:00
Comments: Great spot ya got here please keep up the outstanding work

Name: TC
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Minneapolis MN
Time: 1997-07-20 09:27:00
Comments: Just toured the SS William A Irvin in Duluth - awesome

Name: Neil M. Andersen
Website: photographer
Referred by: Net Search
From: St. Cloud, Minn.
Time: 1997-07-19 21:00:00
Comments: Great page....I'm speechless....love watchin the "lakers".

Name: Dick Hamlet
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Carlisle, PA
Time: 1997-07-19 18:44:00
Comments: I looking for info on Great Lakes shipwrecks for a presentation I have to make to our Lions club in Feb. 97. Would like to find slides of ships.

Name: Rich Swintek
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: River GroveIl
Time: 1997-07-19 18:23:00
Comments: great site,glad to have the pleasure of it.

Name: marty
Website: creative director
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Mn.point Duluth
Time: 1997-07-19 12:40:00
Comments: Do you know of an on-line directory oif ships comings and goings? Thanks...Our TV station (CBS) could link to it...Also-If you provide us with a copy of the "Know your Ships" book , perhaps we could review it and/or interview the author... marty I'm going to link to your site on our homepage

Name: John Martindill
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Jeffersonville, Ohio
Time: 1997-07-19 12:26:00
Comments: I am very impressed with your web page. I have been going to the Traverse City, MI area since 1957 and over the years have developed a soft spot for the Great Lakes and Great Lakes shipping.

Name: Doug Edlund
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Knoxville, TN
Time: 1997-07-19 10:13:00
Comments: Really enjoy your page, espically the News and Rumor and Photo sections. My father was on the M/V Niagara and I spent much of my childhood out on Lake Huron. Your page allows me to keep up with what's happening on the lakes. Keep up the good work. By the way, does anyone know what's happened to the Niagara? The last I heard was that it was awaiting conversion to a museum. Does anyone have a idea when it will be complete, and if it will be located in Bay City, Mich.? Thanks

Name: Ossie H. Weinert
Website: Student (History)
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Marquette, Michigan
Time: 1997-07-19 05:41:00
Comments: I watched the Kay E. Barker taking on iron ore at Marquette last night, she was beautiful! I found this homepage because I was searching for information on the Barker, it's a great page! I am a history major at Northern Michigan University, and a native of Iron Mountain. When I was 10 years old I got to see ore boats going through the locks at the Soo, and ever since then, I have had a love of these huge boats! Like many people, I would like to take a ride on one of these giants some day! Thanks for the wonderful information!

Name: Chris Franckowiak
Website: Manistee Passage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Manistee
Time: 1997-07-18 14:00:00
Comments: If this page weren't around, I couldn't go on living. This is a great page for all the boat and scanner "heads" to share their stuff. Keep up the great work fellow boatheads!!

Name: Andy Perreault
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Torrance, Calif.
Time: 1997-07-18 12:27:00
Comments: Even though I live in Southern California, I love the Great Lakes.

Name: richard edwards
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: indiana
Time: 1997-07-17 21:02:00
Comments: great lake ship wreck diver. looking for the same in indiana area

Name: Glenn Sanderson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Burlington Ontario
Time: 1997-07-15 09:04:00
Comments: A great web page for all us boatwatchers! Keep up the good work.

Name: Steve Sternburgh
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Comstock Park, MI 49321
Time: 1997-07-13 09:11:00
Comments: INCREDIBLE!!!!! I love this site and will be back here often. I don't know if this is of interest to you, but in today's (7/13) edition of the Grand Rapids Press, there is and article about cruise ship coming to the Great Lakes this fall.

Name: Al Jackman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Redford, Michigan
Time: 1997-07-13 05:20:00
Comments: You just keep getting better and better. Give me a call about the Fr. Dowling collection at University of Detroit Mercy when you can. 313-537-1637.

Name: Matt Teal
Website: need maps!
Referred by: From Related page
From: Toledo/OH
Time: 1997-07-08 12:21:00
Comments: I am looking for nautical maps/charts of the Western basin of Lake Erie from the Maumee River to the Bass Islands. If anyone could send me some gifs/jpegs of this region I would greatly appreciate it!

Name: Rod Burdick/Pam Rostagno
Website: Return from trip!!!!
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Kingsford MI
Time: 1997-07-07 12:37:00
Comments: We just returned from a fun-filled great lakes adventure! We visited these ports and locations : Welland Canal, Bath, Picton, Colborne (JAMES NORRIS' homeport and she was there!!!!) Bomanville, Midland, Parry Sound, and finally the Soo Locks. We saw many great boats! Engineer's Day was highlighted by the passage of EDWARD L. RYERSON in the Mac. Being on the lock wall made for EXCELLENT photos!!!! Neil's page is the source!!!! Keep it updated boatnuts!!!!

Name: Dan Maus
Website: Justaboatnerd
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Bay City, Mich
Time: 1997-07-03 16:37:00
Comments: Neil: with out a doubt YOU SHALL BE VOTEED THE BEST ON THE WEB AGAIN!!!

Name: MIKE CROMLY
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: MAUMEE OHIO
Time: 1997-07-03 13:18:00
Comments: NICE

Name: Tom Walker
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Burlington, Ontario
Time: 1997-07-03 10:15:00
Comments: Member of DMHS, TMHS, Welland Canal Ship Society

Name: Andy Hering
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Woodbury, MN
Time: 1997-07-03 10:17:00
Comments: You have an awesome page, especially the News & Rumor! Anyone know if and when the Mackinaw is coming to Duluth?

Name: Al Jackman
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Redford, MI
Time: 1997-07-03 10:16:00
Comments: You have the best page going, Neil. Keep up the good work

Name: Rod Burdick
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: UP of Michigan -- Kingsford
Time: 1997-07-03 10:15:00
Comments: Boat nuts need a page on the WWW, and this is it!!!! I love to share my work with fellow boatnuts. This is a great medium!!!!

Name: DAVID A, ADAMSON
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: HANCOCK MI.
Time: 1997-07-03 10:08:00
Comments: 1 ST. MATE M/V OGLEBAY NORTON

Name: Mark Frankford
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Lancaster, PA
Time: 1997-07-03 10:07:00
Comments: Operations Officer / Navigator - USCGC MACKINAW (WAGB 83)

Name: Jerry Steele
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From:
Time: 1997-07-03 10:04:00
Comments: A jewel for shipwatchers

Name: Michael J. Woityra
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Pontiac, Michigan
Time: 1997-07-03 10:03:00
Comments: What else can I say but,"I like Great Lakes Ships". I spent lots of summers on Harsens Island at Grampa's cottage on the South Channel in the 60's and 70's and have always enjoyed the "Big Boats". Having your page on the web is like summer day's at the cottage every day. Keep up the Excelent! work. Yours Truely Mike Woityra

Name: Max S. Hanley
Website: The Carferries of Lu
Referred by: Net Search
From: Ludington, Michigan
Time: 1997-07-03 09:14:00
Comments: I found this page initially by a net search. This is now one of my favorites sites and I come back to visit practically every day. I have lived in Ludington all my life, watching the ships come in. My father worked on the carferries for over 35 years, and I have many fond memories of making crossings with him. Keep up the good work!

Name: Charles Orr
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Harrison Township, MI
Time: 1997-07-03 09:12:00
Comments: Best site on the Web...

Name: JIM NOETZEL
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: HANCOCK MICH.
Time: 1997-07-03 09:11:00
Comments: THIS IS THE BEST

Name: David W. Bordelon
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Marksville, LA
Time: 1997-07-03 09:09:00
Comments: Great site...you should pass your web address to all the shipping companies, plus J. W. Wescotte...I know that alot of sailors are online & would appreciate this very much!!!

Name: Bill Meahan
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Westland, Michigan
Time: 1997-07-03 09:06:00
Comments: I've visited the site MANY times but finally got around to signing in. This is one of my absolute FAVORITE web sites and is, perhaps one of the best on the net. Keep up the great work! 73 de wa8tzg

Name: William J Cary
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Bowling Green Ohio
Time: 1997-07-03 09:09:00
Comments: Sailed the great lakes in my youth, 1944 1945 3 differant ships..

Name: Brian McCune
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lakeside, Ohio
Time: 1997-07-03 09:03:00
Comments: I grew up on the SilverStackers from 1963 to 1977. My dad was with the Geat Lakes Fleet for 39 years. He retired in '77 when the bottom fell out of the industry. My first trip was on the George G. Crawford in 1969. I was fortunate to have a trip every summer until 1977 We were on the last trip that The Joshua A. Hatfield made. Glad to finally find a site that takes me back to those days.

Name: Violet Bostwick
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Brighton, Mi
Time: 1997-07-03 09:02:00
Comments: This page is my absolute favorite on the internet! I come here as often as I can. Keep up the GREAT work! Would love to hear from others interested in ships and lighthouses! (needful@hotmail.com)

Name: C. Shawn Whilden
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: G.R.
Time: 1997-07-03 09:00:00
Comments: Wow! So much info, so many pictures, what more could one ask for. I've died and gone to Heaven.

Name: John R. Nickelsen
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Racine, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-07-03 08:59:00
Comments: It is a pleasure to visit and revisit this page.

Name: CRAIG CHAMBERS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: GOLDEN CO
Time: 1997-07-03 09:02:00
Comments: VERY INTERESTING! REMINDS ME OF DAYS VACATIONING IN DOOR CO. WI. ALONG THE BIG LAKE WATCHING ORE BOATS PASSAGING THRU PORT DE MORTE!! THIS SITE IS NICELY HANDLED.

Name: Pat & Don Rubrake
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbia City, IN
Time: 1997-07-03 09:01:00
Comments: Visit these pages daily, sometimes more than once. Visit Great Lakes area at least 2-4 times each year, especially Soo area. Really enjoy boatwatching and lighthouses. Especially anxious for someone from Soo area to pickup the page for boatwatching from that area. Whenever I go to this page, I feel like I am really in the Great Lakes area. Excellent work!!

Name: steven d peterson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: green bay wi
Time: 1997-07-03 08:55:00
Comments: great job keep it up

Name: Scott Tomlinson
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Sterling Hts. MI
Time: 1997-07-03 08:53:00
Comments: I LOVE THIS SITE!!

Name: William H. Spindel
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Springfield, IL
Time: 1997-07-02 12:30:00
Comments: I used to live in Lake Linden, Michigan. I am from IL by birth, and am a "Yooper" by choice. Would like to move back north A.S.A.P. I appreciate the wealth of information on the Internet covering God's Country!!!

Name: Nelson Haydamacker
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Jenison, MI now--Algonac, MI originally
Time: 1997-07-01 15:47:00
Comments: Enjoyable and helpful!

Name: Jeff Rauf
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Royal Oak, MI
Time: 1997-06-26 17:54:00
Comments: Love Maritime listening on my Drake r8-a hf radio and would like to tap into the vhf-uhf realm but could really use some help on setting up a decent antenna for my yaesu ft-8000. any response would be appreciated thanks in advance Jeff

Name: RICK RESZLER
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: CLEVELAND,OHIO
Time: 1997-06-25 20:01:00
Comments: NICE PICS I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE.THANKS

Name: Rich Frey
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Reading, PA
Time: 1997-06-24 15:41:00
Comments: I LOVE this site....I return to it almost everytime I log on the net. Being 8 hours from the nearest Great Lake port is sometimes tough to take, but with this site I feel almost like I'm there.

Name: Ben Campbell
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Dayton, Ohio
Time: 1997-06-24 09:58:00
Comments: This is a really great page !!

Name: James A. Babinski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Saginaw
Time: 1997-06-23 07:35:00
Comments: Nice site!

Name: John Barton
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Detroit, MI
Time: 1997-06-21 06:59:00
Comments: Nice to see your Great Lakes shipping pages. I live and work about a block from the Belle Isle Bridge. I've always enjoyed being near the shipping lanes. Hearing the boat whistles in the middle of the night is a pleasure. Found your site from a reference in Know Your Ships 1997.

Name: WILLIAM L MOWERY
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: BUCKNER, MO
Time: 1997-06-19 23:49:00
Comments: LIVED IN MANISTEE, MI. IN THE 40'S AND 50'S. LIKED WATCHING THE COAL BOATS COMING TO MANISTEE.

Name: Mr. L.E. Block
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Escanaba
Time: 1997-06-19 20:22:00
Comments: Neil, Thanks for letting folks know I'm still around. Us remaining straight-deckers think you're tops. L.E. Block

Name: Chris Franckowiak
Website: Manistee passage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Manistee
Time: 1997-06-19 18:45:00
Comments: This is still a great site! I have many ship photos to offer, mail me for a list.

Name: R. Kennedy
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Rochester, MI
Time: 1997-06-18 20:01:00
Comments: Great Job! The best site on the Internet! Your News section is like an electronic version of Great Lakes Log, but much more comprehensive and timely. I'll be back every day.

Name: Capt. Terry Sherman
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Raleigh, NC
Time: 1997-06-18 19:56:00
Comments: Checking out the site to check out the latest happenings on the Great Lakes.

Name: Greg Brass
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Saginaw,MI.
Time: 1997-06-18 19:49:00
Comments: An excellent site for those of us who are involved with watching freighters on the Great Lakes. I've chased ships with my cousin for years on the St. Clair River from his home on Harsens Island and this site will be a huge help in tracking vessel movement. THANK YOU!

Name: Kevin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: SOO MICHIGAN
Time: 1997-06-18 19:51:00
Comments: Finally a way to get up to date info on what is going on with great lakes shipping. This is way cool!! Keep up the good work!! (Welcome back Edward L. Ryerson.)

Name: ronald buczkowski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: rogers city, michigan
Time: 1997-06-18 19:46:00
Comments: great site......as a sailor on the great lakes, it's nice to see that we are not forgotten in what we do and what we sacrifce to give our families a home. keep up the good work

Name: Paul Burns
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Manistee, MI
Time: 1997-06-18 19:45:00
Comments: The first time last summer I found it I sat here for 2 hrs tieing up the phone line! Keep up the good work!

Name: Jeff King
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sault Ste. Marie, ONT, Can
Time: 1997-06-18 06:34:00
Comments: A very interseting and informative website. I live on the St. Mary's River and watch the lakeboats daily. I have purchased a guide to shipping on the great lakes but this site is so much better! I'll be back!!!

Name: John Michael
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Texas A&M University-Maritime
Time: 1997-06-17 20:58:00
Comments: As a native from Erie, PA, studying Maritime Administration in Texas, I really appreciate your page! It keeps me close to the boats when I'm away from the Lakes at school. Keep up the good work!

Name: John Morriosn
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Bay Mills Michigan
Time: 1997-06-17 20:56:00
Comments: I have enjoyed this page for 2 years now Neil. Looking forward to another season of boatwatching out my window.

Name: Jim & Pam Grill
Website: THE GRILLERY
Referred by: From Related page
From: Calumet, Michigan
Time: 1997-06-17 20:52:00
Comments: I live on this page

Name: Beth Gothro
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Harrison Twp. MI
Time: 1997-06-17 20:54:00
Comments: I have been looking for weeks now for ANY information on the ships, etc. and was pleasantly surprised to find this. It is now 3am and I was going to go to sleep 3 hours ago, that is, until I stumbled upon this. I have been a great lakes ship fan for several years now, and am currently a member of the Marine Historical Society of Detroit. I think I've just found my favorite page on the web!

Name: Bill Caulfeild-Browne
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: TORONTO and TOBERMORY
Time: 1997-06-17 20:49:00
Comments: I have a condo on Toronto Harbour and a home in Tobermory close to the Chi-Chemaun ferry dock. Do a lot of boating in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. This web site is outstanding for keeping me uip to date and I hope to contribute news from time to time myself.

Name: Eric Kananen
Website: Harvey J. Kananen
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Radcliff, KY
Time: 1997-06-17 20:48:00
Comments: Please visit the above-mentioned link. It is a sub-page of my site... a memorial to my grandfather who spent many years on freighters on the lakes.

Name: John L. Rathbun II
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Michigan. now live in navada
Time: 1997-06-17 20:47:00
Comments: My Fathers brother Andrew Rathbun was capt. of the Mather and the Green for Ceveland Cliff.

Name: jeff price
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: trumansburg, NY USA
Time: 1997-06-17 20:46:00
Comments: very handy page. I appreciate the information.

Name: Gord Cavan
Website: Captain's Chronicles
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Toronto
Time: 1997-06-16 14:23:00
Comments: Great site, enjoyed looking at all your hard work. Wondering if you would be interested in cross posting links. Have site that is a different approach to the Trent-Severn System with natural tie-ins to Great Lake info. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your time ... Gord

Name: Bill Woytta
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Time: 1997-06-15 19:39:00
Comments: Hi! I've been on your list for updates, but my ISP went out of business and I had to get a new email address. I enjoy your update about the shipping on the river systems. I also watch the ships up at the Soo during the summer. Keep up the good work!

Name: Vik. Saini
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Olmsted, OH, U.S.A.
Time: 1997-06-11 22:00:00
Comments: This page is the best site I've seen for Great Lakes ship buffs. Thank you, Neil.

Name: David & Nancy Heath
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Toledo, OH
Time: 1997-06-11 21:59:00
Comments: Nancy got to sail the great lakes with her father,who was a captain for USS

Name: Stephan B. Floro
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Mt. Clemens, Michigan
Time: 1997-06-11 21:58:00
Comments: I enjoy very much reading and learning about the Lakers on this web site! Thank you!!!

Name: Dawn M. Jackson
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Fort Hood, Texas
Time: 1997-06-11 21:57:00
Comments: I am the daughter of Charlie Hill Jr. He has sailed with Columbia and Hanna Mining. He is now with Inland Steel. Most of my childhodd memories are centered around the boats. I wish that my children could have the same experiences that I had growing up. My fondest memories are of the Joe Thompson; it's such a shame to see her looking the way she does now.......she was, by far, the most beautiful boat on the lakes.

Name: Rodger St.Amand
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: St.Catharines Ontario
Time: 1997-06-11 21:55:00
Comments: Very interesting

Name: Jack Pooler
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Battle Creek, Mich.
Time: 1997-06-11 21:53:00
Comments: My wife's folks lived on the N. side of Port Huron when I first met her. We spent many fun hours watching the shipping (before the 1000 footers) from the beach and from under the Blue Water Bridge. Your writeup on the Cliffs Victory was great. I printed it off so I would always have it. I voted for this web page! Jack

Name: Wayne Andren
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Time: 1997-06-11 21:52:00
Comments: We go to Duluth several times a year and it is fun to see what is going on there. I also like to look at the other info available. Thanks PS My wife likes the foghorn!

Name: Ernie Mrozek
Website: Molly's Minnow
Referred by: From Related page
From: Attica Michigan
Time: 1997-06-11 21:50:00
Comments: Having been on the Great lakes since the late 40's I kind of have a special feeling for the waters. Like your site! Remember the "Aquarama" ?

Name: Mike Madden
Website: Reg. Sales Mgr.
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: MCN/ICG Satellite Services
Time: 1997-06-11 21:42:00
Comments: This is really a great page for those interested in the industry. I worked for ONCO in the office for 14 years and find the info on your site very interesting and timely. Keep up the good work.

Name: DAVID
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: ROCKVILLE, MD
Time: 1997-06-11 21:40:00
Comments: Great Web Site. I check it several times a week!

Name: Kari Karr
Website: Lk. Mi. Carferry
Referred by: Net Search
From: Ludington
Time: 1997-06-11 21:39:00
Comments: Great Lakes Vessel Passage would probably be entertaining even for people who aren't especially interested in Great Lakes shipping. For true fanatics, it's heaven. Great job ... keep up the good work!

Name: W. E, JOHNSON JR.
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: ERIE PA.
Time: 1997-06-11 21:36:00
Comments: Most interesting enjoyed reading all info spend time here and Marblehead OH. like to keep up on the lakers Know the management at ERIE SANDSTEAMSHIP watch thier boats all the time Regards

Name: John Raisanen
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Cottage Grove, MN
Time: 1997-06-11 21:35:00
Comments: We run a 30 foot Trojan HT Express for fishing out of Barkers Island Marina in Superior, WI for fishing. The most astonishing thing we have seen is from our boat, FinnTastic, at dock the Great Lakes ships pass thru the harbour and it appears they are in our parking lot. It really suprises our visitors. My favorite ship is the Alpena, she is good looking and especially clean!

Name: Tom Diroff
Website: Chief Engineer-Capt.
Referred by: From Related page
From: Hartland MI
Time: 1997-06-11 21:33:00
Comments: Good web site guys--I sailed on tug boats for many years as deck hand,tanker men,chief engineer and capt. If any one wants to know more about life on a tug boat on the great lake E-mail me.

Name: Chuck Minton
Website: Fleet Engineer
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Interlake Steamship Co.
Time: 1997-06-11 21:31:00
Comments: Being an inside member in the Great Lakes Shipping industry, I find it very interesting to hear what gossip goes on around the Lakes. Most of your information is fairly accurate and I find it useful to check up on our competition.

Name: Mark Miller
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Grand Rapids, MI
Time: 1997-06-11 21:28:00
Comments: I find ship watching to be very entertaining. I loved it as a child and I love it as an adult. I was thrilled to find your web site. I suspect that I will visit often. Well Done!!!!!

Name: Kevin Emans
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Muskegon, Mi.
Time: 1997-06-11 21:27:00
Comments: /

Name: Don & Pat Rubrake
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbia City, IN
Time: 1997-06-11 21:25:00
Comments: Just returned to Indiana after nearly a week of watching boats at the Soo, and visiting at Whitefish Point...Wonderful weather...when you don't need gloves, etc. at Whitefish in early April! Your page will keep us content until we visit the Soo again, probably in August. Thanks, Neil!!

Name: Hal Weller
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Hurst,TX
Time: 1997-06-11 21:22:00
Comments: I found you by searching "Great Lakes." Miss seeing the "Big Boats", so it was a real pleasure viiewing the pictures.

Name: H T Smith
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Blue Grass ,Iowa
Time: 1997-06-11 21:19:00
Comments: Fascinated by the great lakes...impressed with size of commercial ships

Name: RICHARD HILL
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: PORT STANLEY ONTARIO CANADA
Time: 1997-06-11 21:18:00
Comments: News of the Great Lakes is interesting to me, for being working on the harbour all the time. RICHARD HILL

Name: Chris Franckowiak
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Manistee, Michigan
Time: 1997-06-11 21:17:00
Comments: FANTASTIC SITE this site is the best out of all the maritime pages, it keeps me up to date on all of the vessel passages and news. I check this site constantly. Keep up the great work!

Name: J. Luke
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Michigan
Time: 1997-06-11 18:48:00
Comments: Great Site

Name: richard wolfe
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: two harbors,mn
Time: 1997-06-11 16:08:00
Comments: first time connecting. looks great!!!

Name: Robert L. Williams
Website: Family Researcher.
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Port Neches, Texas
Time: 1997-06-11 16:07:00
Comments: Very interesting site. I feel that I will return here. My Greatgrandfather was Owner and Master of the H.D.Moore at the time of his death in 1895.

Name: Larry Truthan
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hilliard OH
Time: 1997-06-11 16:03:00
Comments: Vessel Passage info and Nav traffic general interest. Recreational Cruiser "Spider Farm" 32 foot Carver Convertible. Any color Brochures of Corporate Vessel Registries? We anticipate passages of Detroit & St Clair Rivers in 3rd week of July 97. We'd like to be able to Identify Commercial Traffic en route. Informative site!

Name: John O'Henley
Website: Retired Chief Eng'r
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Yuma AZ.
Time: 1997-06-11 08:18:00
Comments: You do a great job on this site. It keeps me informed of all that is going on around the lakes and I visit often.The photos are outstanding. keep up the good work,it IS appreciated.

Name: Hugh Elgie
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Guelph, Ontario
Time: 1997-06-05 17:33:00
Comments: Nicely done! I found it quite informative.

Name: Richard B
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Lexington, MI
Time: 1997-06-04 18:40:00
Comments: This has got to be one of the best sites available!

Name: Betty Busey
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Owen Sound, Ontario
Time: 1997-06-04 04:28:00
Comments: Great - would also like to locate ships

Name: Dan Schnitzler
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Marblehead, Ohio
Time: 1997-06-03 20:19:00
Comments: Great!!

Name: John Doherty
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Port Elgin, Ontario
Time: 1997-06-03 06:22:00
Comments: Excellent site, I really enjoyed visiting especially as my son is sailing as an engineering cadet on Canadian Enterprise. Keep up the good work.

Name: Del Pfranger
Website: LT, USN (Ret)
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Iowa
Time: 1997-06-01 15:49:00
Comments: Very interesting to an old Navy retired type.

Name: Pat Anderson
Website: Vice President
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Beaver Island, Michigan
Time: 1997-05-29 14:42:00
Comments: Great Page !!! We are always watching the great steel giants slowly going through Greys Reef or around Lansing Shoal. With great respect for the Captains of these mighty ships headed to four corners of the earth. Keep up the good page and let us know if we can be of any help. We have about 1500 boats visit our Marina each summer.We would like to link your page to ours. Let us know if this would be possibile. Thanks PAT 616-448-2300

Name: Mike Cleary
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: St. Paul, Minnesota
Time: 1997-05-29 10:12:00
Comments: Great job! I am formerly from Iron Mountain, Michigan and attended college in Sault Ste. Marie 1980-1984. I appreciate being able to stay in touch with what's happening through these pages.

Name: Rodney F Schaft
Website:
Referred by: Marine Historical Society of Detroit
From: Houghton Lake, Mi.
Time: 1997-05-29 04:28:00
Comments: Great site, anytime i can find s site on Great lake ships i bookmark it, keep up the good work i'll always be back.

Name: Theodore Wojcik
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Chesterfield, MI
Time: 1997-05-28 20:23:00
Comments: Just located your site,too early to let you know if I like it.

Name: Ken Hillyer
Website: Collector
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Owen Sound, Ont. Canada
Time: 1997-05-27 10:47:00
Comments: I couldn't believe my eyes. This is just what we people still interested in the lakers need. I have always loved the great lakes ships, especially the older ones. They don't make them like that any more. I am trying to collect pictures and information about as many of them as I can. Maybe anyone out there that is also interested can contact me through E-mail and we can exchange pictures and info. Thanks for this great opportunity.

Name: Don Detloff
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Fair Haven, MI
Time: 1997-05-25 18:02:00
Comments: A very interesting page that I visit quite often. Keep up the great work!

Name: Roy D. Clendenning
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Colorado Springs
Time: 1997-05-25 15:59:00
Comments: Great Site! I've been here for hours.

Name: Fred Echols
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Eden, North Carolina
Time: 1997-05-21 05:51:00
Comments: Outstanding website. My wife and I caught the Lakes shipping bug when we visited Canada 10 years ago struck the Welland Canal at St. Catherines. We've been back many times. Thanks for the good work.

Name: C. Whipple
Website: Bay Shippers wife
Referred by: From Related page
From: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Time: 1997-05-21 05:42:00
Comments: We visit your great site often to keep up on news around the lakes.

Name: Capt. Anil Soni
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: St. Catharines
Time: 1997-05-20 18:31:00
Comments: An excellent site for all marine information which is not only useful to ship watchers but also for professional Mariners. Keep up the good work.

Name: Scott Prochaska
Website: Captain
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: East Dubuque IL.
Time: 1997-05-20 05:07:00
Comments: Looks like a great site, Keep up the good work!!

Name: R Pollock
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: cincinnati
Time: 1997-05-19 10:41:00
Comments: WELL DONE! Am a lifelong Great Lakes addict. First introduced to Erie about 1936 & have been hooked every since.

Name: john harkin
Website: CAPTAIN
Referred by: From Related page
From: NEW YORK
Time: 1997-05-18 16:59:00
Comments: HELLO

Name: Pat Rubrake
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbia City, IN
Time: 1997-05-18 12:08:00
Comments: Thoroughly enjoying this page every day! Question...about the Yankanuck...thought I had read somewhere that she had been cut down to a barge.. but during last visit to the Soo, 4/97, saw Yankanuck go thru the locks. Also, have noticed on boat listing, Yank 1 and Yank 2. Any help would be appreciated. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE GREAT WORK!!!

Name: Roger Dereske
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ludington, MI
Time: 1997-05-18 07:46:00
Comments: Looks like a great page, just got on so I haven't had time to see a lot but i'm going to. Rog

Name: Pamela
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: North Carolina
Time: 1997-05-18 06:13:00
Comments: now that my computer is working, I am finally getting to see all of your pictures, You have A lot of links to go through, lookes like I will be here a while.

Name: Julie
Website: Wife of a Chief Eng
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: East Tennessee
Time: 1997-05-17 20:53:00
Comments: I am looking for other wives of Merchant Marines to chat with. This web page is great source of information.

Name: Clint Singer
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Halifax N.S. CANADA
Time: 1997-05-16 11:11:00
Comments: As a former Engineer on various ships,I am very happy to see a web site that a person such as myself can sit back and enjoy. THANKS

Name: PAUL JOHNSON
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: RIVHFIELD MN
Time: 1997-05-15 07:16:00
Comments: GREAT SITE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

Name: Earl Myers
Website: Engineer
Referred by: From Related page
From: Wasaga Beach,Ont. Canada
Time: 1997-05-13 04:52:00
Comments: I am a former Lake sailor.. back in the fifties. I am very glad I found this and other related sites. My uncle went down on the Anna C. Minch in the Armistace Day storm in 1940 on Lake Michigan.

Name: Ed Lacy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Modesto, Ca
Time: 1997-05-12 23:54:00
Comments: Born and raised in Michigan and always nice to keep up with the changes that take place. Very nice page.

Name: Tom O'Brien
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Washington, DC
Time: 1997-05-12 20:38:00
Comments: Having living on three of the Great Lakes, Michigan, Huron and Erie, I'm naturally drawn to anything that has to do with The Great Lakes. This site is fantastic!!

Name: Peter O. Knutson
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: La Crosse Wi
Time: 1997-05-12 18:05:00
Comments: I love your page - thanks!

Name: Ella (Westcott) Hutton
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Big Rapids MI
Time: 1997-05-10 19:12:00
Comments: Found you this time looking at Detroit News.

Name: Paul Adams
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Columbus, OH
Time: 1997-05-12 09:42:00
Comments: I love this site!

Name: Patrick Davies
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Shawnee, Kansas
Time: 1997-05-12 08:33:00
Comments: I personally have never seen any freighters on the lakes but I find it really interesting learning about the different ships and their histories. I really enjoy the page and I hit the page at least once a day.

Name: Scott Duncan
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Brantford Ontario
Time: 1997-05-12 04:52:00
Comments: Very Intresting

Name: Willaim Cary
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Bowling Green Ohio
Time: 1997-05-09 06:29:00
Comments: Enjoy this page as I sailed on 3 freighters in late 40s Howard Hanna Jr,,D. Z. Norton...David P Thompson Still have the lakes in my blood.

Name: steve jacobs
Website: welder at beth steel
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: michigan city, indiana
Time: 1997-05-07 16:30:00
Comments: who is kevin kelly. sounds like someone i would like to know. how about more stuff on tugs? i like ships but first love is tugs. keep up the good work. i think you have the best boat pages going.

Name: David W. Bordelon
Website: 2nd Mate
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Marksville, LA
Time: 1997-05-06 21:54:00
Comments: Just a very nice page...keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!

Name: Tom Fournelle
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: St. Paul
Time: 1997-05-06 20:33:00
Comments: Great Sight!

Name: Chuck Thomas
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Jersey
Time: 1997-05-06 12:52:00
Comments: Shipped out of Lorraine, Ohio on the J H Hillman Jr. (Wilson Marine Transit) in Sep. of 1960 as a coal passer. Laid up the boat in Superior, Wis. just before Christmas. Shipped out the next spring on the J. Burton Ayres. Left to attend college in Sept.

Name: Jon Goodson
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Roswell GA
Time: 1997-05-05 17:31:00
Comments: I used to live on Kelleys Island, Ohio. I miss the steam ships but not the weather!

Name: Eric Opland
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Monroe, Michigan
Time: 1997-05-03 18:28:00
Comments: I Yoosta Be A Yooper! I'm originally from Calumet in the great 51st State of Superior. I have always lived on the lakes, Superior, Michigan and now Erie. I really was suprised when I stumbled on to this great Web Page, I was searching for scanner frequencies when I found it. I enjoy listening to the freighters going through the area. My brother sailed on the Tom Girdler back the late 60s, she's scrapped now. Keep up the good work, Ill be checking in often.

Name: Bill Darrow
Website: 6th grade teacher
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Marion, KS 66861
Time: 1997-05-02 09:31:00
Comments: Please send some info. on vacationing in the Great Lakes region -- a vacation built around a maritime theme is my interest. Thanks!

Name: debbie
Website: debbie's home page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: michigan
Time: 1997-05-01 20:07:00
Comments: Your page is very thorough and nicely done! I am glad I picked this one as my starting point for great lakes shipping, as I don't think I will need to surf aimlessly much more. Your links are tremendous! I do have to say I started here because of your addy, and no i wasn't surfing for school, just for my own knowledge. Keep up the great work!

Name: Mark & Kathie Blazejewski
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan
Time: 1997-05-01 13:21:00
Comments: Have only been on a few minutes, but i like what i see so far. I am really interested in learning about these ships and where they go and what they carry.

Name: Gary Randall
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Norway Mi
Time: 1997-05-01 13:08:00
Comments: Hi, I was just out surfin and found a bit of home. I now live in FT. Worth TX. It shure is nice to see pics of the UP. Thanks. Gary

Name: Bill Woytta
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Time: 1997-04-30 20:12:00
Comments: Just wanted to say hi! I've been interested in the big ships for several years and I think that you have a first class opreation here. Nothing but quality info on the lakers. Thank you for giving me some interesting stuff to read and look at.

Name: Al Jackman
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Redford
Time: 1997-04-30 18:34:00
Comments: Hi Neil: Just saw that you won the voting. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The page just keeps on getting better and better. Al

Name: Robert McMaster
Website: Leading Seaman
Referred by: From Related page
From: Sault Ste. Marie ON. CA.
Time: 1997-04-30 15:33:00
Comments: G'Day. I'm a leading seaman on the CCGS Caribou Isle, small buoy tender in Sault Ste Marie Ontario. I've been using your page to keep up on the news and rumours around the lakes.

Name: Bob McAlear
Website: Captain
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Battle Creek, MI
Time: 1997-04-29 18:00:00
Comments: Enjoy you page very much. I can see you put a lot of work into it and should be commended for the same. Thanks for your efforts. Capt Mc

Name: Earle Simpson
Website: Sec'ty-Tres, East
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Thorold, Ontario
Time: 1997-04-28 09:16:00
Comments: Great Site to explore and get data on Great Lake v/l's and other related information.

Name: Al Jackman
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Redford. MI
Time: 1997-04-27 11:31:00
Comments: The Page gets better every time Neil. Best Al Jackman

Name: Herb Blue
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Spring Lake, MI
Time: 1997-04-25 18:33:00
Comments: Great page! I vacation at Neebish Island on St. Mary's upbound channel and always enjoy watching the lake freighters. Enjoy all the info on this page.

Name: Fredrik Reis
Website: Seman
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sweden
Time: 1997-04-25 11:50:00
Comments: A great page !! I visited great lakes summer of 1996 with the swedish vessel M/S Nordön thats why i searched the net for great lakes !! Keep up the good work !!

Name: R. Bonney
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Big Falls, WI
Time: 1997-04-25 10:06:00
Comments: great - Keep up the good work

Name: Kathy Harting
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Pennsylvania
Time: 1997-04-25 09:50:00
Comments: When will the Welland Canal information be updated? My husband and several of our friends will be traveling soon to visit and it would be great if we could get info on Welland here where all the other Ports are.

Name: DAVID L. COUSINS
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: NEWTON FALLS,OH
Time: 1997-04-25 03:36:00
Comments: OK

Name: Philip M. Elzinga
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Grand Haven, Michigan.
Time: 1997-04-24 22:15:00
Comments: Lake Michigan recreational sailor interested in lakers. Work in coal fired power plant. I have toured some of the boats. I find the crews friendly and helpful. I stay out of their way with little 30 footer.

Name: fred t. smith
Website: gl pilot retired
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: oakboro,nc
Time: 1997-04-24 12:02:00
Comments: retired from american ss co. nov 1989 3rd. mate and pilot was in merchant marine 44yrs 18 days moved from superior 1885 to kannapolis nc an then to oakboro nc 1996 email welcom from superior or duluth thanks fred

Name: Mark Wey
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Mitchell Ont.
Time: 1997-04-22 04:30:00
Comments: As an avid sailor I find this sight extremely enjoyable. It helps pass the winter.

Name: Mike Long
Website: Sailor
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ohio
Time: 1997-04-21 14:54:00
Comments: I was looking for info on Edmund Fitzgerald

Name: Mike Redmond
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Kentwood, Mi.
Time: 1997-04-20 09:33:00
Comments: This is excellent ! Ihave always had an interest in the lakes freighters and this is the most complete compilation I have ever seen. keep up the good work.

Name: Carolyn Peterson
Website: Searching
Referred by: From Related page
From: Green Bay,Wi.
Time: 1997-04-19 22:45:00
Comments: Any info. on Reiss boats especially the JOHN P. REISS???

Name: Rob Howard
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Ohio
Time: 1997-04-19 19:43:00
Comments: What a great WEB page! I've always been interested in Great Lakes shipping. My Grandfather served on Great Lakes freighters in the late 30's and early 40's. He eventually served in the Merchant Marine during WWII. Thanks, Rob.

Name: Terry Wiggins
Website:
Referred by: From Newspaper/Magazine article
From: Brighton, MI
Time: 1997-04-19 06:38:00
Comments: I really enjoy the Grt Lakes Passages Home Page. Lots of information. As an avid freighter watcher I enjoy all of the information from the rumors & news section.

Name: Brian S Baracz
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: cleveland,ohio
Time: 1997-04-17 20:47:00
Comments: I currently work for Oglebay Norton and have sailed on the Fred R White, SS Courtney Burton, and the David Z Norton.

Name: Carolyn Peterson
Website:
Referred by: From Related page
From: Green Bay.Wi.
Time: 1997-04-16 19:40:00
Comments: Love your web site. Please keep up the good work!

Name: Tim Geary
Website: Diesel Mechanic
Referred by: Net Search
From: Holland MI.Great
Time: 1997-04-16 16:51:00
Comments: Great stuff on Great Lake's ships and shipping. Keep up the good work and thanks.