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August 8, 2008

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On July 26, Boatnerd Trip Raffle winners Kim and Gary Withun, and their guests boarded the Edward L. Ryerson in Superior, Wisconsin. The trip to Hamilton, Ontario ended up lasting nine days. The boat delivered 25,200 tons of HighComp pellets to Dofasco Steel.

BNSF Allouez Dock sign

Back side view of the loading silos

ELR appears behind the former light keeper’s quarters

Through the piers headed for the dock

Sliding along side

Gary Withun getting a better picture angle

Kim & Gary Withun and Kevin Haslett watch the docking process

1st Mate Lon Calloway explains the loading pattern to Kevin

Looking aft at the iron deckhand removing hatch covers

Kevin and Gary watching the process

Loading conveyors at work

Another view

A late dinner for the guests

View of the loading process from the crew’s mess

Ready to leave around Midnight

Sunrise over Lake Superior

M/V Ranger passing astern on her way from Isle Royale to Hancock/Houghton

Sunset over the stern as we get to the eastern end of Lake Superior


Another sunset view


The Barker house at DeTour Village


Former AA carferry Arthur K. Atkinson

Lewis G. Harriman pilothouse in her new home

Blowing the flues with Pipe Island in the background

American Fortitude up bound in DeTour Passage

DeTour Village

DeTour Reef Light

Wheelsman Mark Haig doing a little touch up painting

Gary Withun learning to wheel in wide open Lake Huron


Kim Withun ready to blow a salute



View across the pilothouse

View across the chart room behind the pilothouse


Catharine Desgagnes

American Integrity

Detroit River Light

Looking aft at DRL and American Integrity

Pelee Passage Light

McKee Sons

Southeast Shoal Light

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