Day Three - Upper St. Mary River and Whitefish Bay - March 25, 2002 Previous Page | HomeNext Page

Sun rise finds us docked at the West Pier above the Soo Locks

0 degree Fahrenheit air temperature.

Water temperature is warmer than the air, causing "Sea Smoke" to form.
   
Edgar B. Speer clears the locks upbound
         
 
USCG Neah Bay heads out for icebreaking 

Mackinaw follows 
 
         
 
Sewell Avery dock face at the Export Dock.
     
Gros Cap Light
 
 
Mackinaw's bell
       
   
With traffic moving the crew practices an emergency drill.
 
Drill has the crew simulating abandoning ship.
   
Reviewing the exercise.
   
Radar 
 
Stewart J. Cort upbound
 
Drill complete back underway
 
   
We continue work to create a second track in the ice for two way traffic.
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Mesabi Miner upbound
       
We stop for the night in Whitefish Bay
 
The crew positioned the Mackinaw for a great 3/4 bow picture into the late day sun.
   
We are standing on water 330-feet deep.
   
       
Inside officers enjoy dinner
 
   
Low winter sun
 
Moon rises over the Mackinaw.

Sunset on Lake Superior 
 
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Panoramic from ice
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Panoramic from ice
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Panoramic of Sunset on the bridge 
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Cmdr. Nickerson photo of the Mackinaw
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