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October 26, 2004 (a)

Compiled by George Wharton

Sault Ste. Marie 10/21 & St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, & Cheboygan 10/22/04  Mike Nicholls

E.M. Ford in Saginaw.

Ryba Marine's tug Kathy Lynn in Cheboygan.

Ryba's tug Amber Mae.

Kokosing's tug Timmy V in Cheboygan.

Kokosing tugs Joe Van and Ray D.

Stern view.

Arnold Line's Straits of Mackinac II in Mackinaw City.

Grand Portal at Shepler's Dock in Mackinaw City.

Shepler's Capt. Shepler.

Stern view.

Shepler's Felicity.

Shepler's The Welcome.

Shepler's The Hope.

Stern view.

Former Coast Guard Cutter Maple at St. Ignace.

Star Line's Joliet at St. Ignace.

Star Line's Cadillac.

Star Line's Radisson.

Arnold Line's Mackinac Islander at St. Ignace.

Star Line's Nicolet departing the Star Line Dock at St. Ignace.

Stern view.

At speed.

Shepler's Sacre Bleu inbound from Mackinac Island to St. Ignace.

M.C.M. tug Kelli Anne at the Soo.

Ryba tug Rochelle Kaye at the M.C.M. Dock.

Le Voyageur in the M.C.M. Shipyard Drydock.

U.S.C.G.C. Mackinaw downbound at Mission Point.

Nokomis at the Famous Dock in the Soo.
Westcott II Tows the Sindbad  10/24/04  N. Schultheiss
Saturday night while cruising the Detroit River the tug Sindbad developed a problem with its transmission. It docked over night at the Westcott Co. Dock and was towed back to the restaurant (
behind Belle Isle Sunday morning.

Tow on the hip of the Westcott II.

Capt. Sam Buchanan moves the tow from the dock.


The Westcott II had plenty of power for the tow.

Ostkap downbound off Windsor.

Accommodations block.

Stern view.

Sizing up the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle.

Right down the middle.

Arriving at Sinbad's Marina.

Capt. Buchanan discusses the final stage of the move with Mike Knowles (foreground)  and Bob Maierle.

Westcott II is shifted to the stern of the Sindbad. The tug has to go up to its winter mooring at the head of the slip.

Tight squeeze.

Mike signals distance off the slip.

Watch the sailboat!

Plenty of room.

Safe and sound at the tugs winter dock.

Westcott II docked at Sindbad's Marina.

Just in time for Sunday brunch!

Backing from the marina.

Backing into the Detroit River

Mike gathers the lines.

Detroit Fire Boat Curtis Randolph.

The Randolph was putting on a water show for runners in the Detroit Marathon.

Capt. Buchanan at the wheel.

Downbound past the Diamond Jack Fleet.

Scale replica of the Tawas Point Lighthouse at Tricentennial State Park & Harbor.

Back at the dock.

Randolph returns.


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