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September 10, 2004

Compiled by George Wharton

On Board the Southdown Challenger: Photo Essay (part 2) by Wade P. Streeter 9/02 - 9/05

Moon rising over the stern of the Challenger off Cheboygan, MI.

Approaching the Mackinaw Bridge just after midnight 9/03.

Mackinaw Bridge astern.

Loading at Charlevoix in the early morning sun.

Another view.

Approaching the Mackinaw Bridge eastbound at dinner time.

South tower of the bridge.

Federal Schelde passes by in the Straits.

Looking aft with the Federal Schelde and tug Michigan/barge Great Lakes passing under the Mackinaw Bridge.

Catherine Desgagnes passes by off Cheboygan, MI.

Sun setting astern in northern Lake Huron.

Downbound below the Bluewater Bridges at Port Huron.

Unloading at the dock in Cleveland framed by the Flats Industrial RR Bridge 9/05.

Owner's lounge.

Owner's stateroom (1 of 2 aboard).

Steam steering engine and quadrant gear.  Possibly the only ship on the Great Lakes currently sailing with this type of system still in use.
Other ships we met:

Buffalo upbound on the St. Clair River near the Black River entry

Longtime ship photographer David Michelson with his wife Diane and daughter Dorian made a special trip out to take pictures as we passed by off Marine City.

Philip R. Clarke upbound on the St. Clair River off Recors Point.

View of stern from port bridge wing.

Stern of the Clarke.

John J. Boland upbound near Algonac.

Stern view.

Three boats back to back in the St. Clair River cutoff channel.  Calumet was first in line.

Stern view.

Canadian Miner was in the middle.

Stern view.

Agawa Canyon was last in line.

Stern view.

The tanker Gemini inbound at Cleveland.

Close fit passing by.

Stern view.


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