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October 27, 2004

Compiled by George Wharton

On Board the Joyce L. VanEnkevort and Great Lakes Trader on the Saginaw River  Todd Shorkey

Tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort taking on fuel at the Burroughs dock.

View of the starboard prop shaft.

View of the coupling system inside the tug.

One the Joyce L.'s 5,000 h.p. Cat diesels.

Looking at the pilothouse controls.

The tug/barge coupling pin.

View of the unloading belts at the unloading boom.

Looking down the unloading boom at the Bay City Wirt dock.

The ballast and unloading controls.

Looking into a full cargo hold.

Looking down the tunnel towards the stern.

View of the anchor windlass.

View of the bow thruster motor.

Looking down the deck towards the bow.

Looking down into the hold showing the gate system.

Boom coming in and departing for Saginaw.

Squeezing through the Central Michigan and Liberty bridges.

Another view.

View of the tug and barge interface.

Looking up river at the twisting Saginaw River..

Negotiating the sharp turn at Cheboyganing Creek.

Passing the downbound J.A.W. Iglehart who had stopped at the Burroughs dock to allow passage.

Close up.

Stern view of the tug/barge.
Other recent Saginaw River traffic  Todd Shorkey

Wolverine unloading at Bay Aggregates 10/24.

Close up

American Republic outbound near the Carrollton Countymark grain elevator.
Port Huron traffic 10/23/04  Dave Wobser

H. Lee White downbound.

Frontenac upbound.

Richard Reiss upbound.
Detroit traffic 10/24 & 10/25  Mike Nicholls

Canfornav's Eider (Hong Kong) unloading at Nicholson's in Ecorse, MI.

Barge 950 at the Gaelic Tugboat Co. dock, Gaelic's barge Marysville in the background.

Charles M. Beeghly inbound the Rouge River at the Fort Street Bridge headed for Severstal Steel with a load of iron ore pellets.

Stern view.
Detroit River traffic from Belle Isle 10/23/04  Dave Hogg

Richard Reiss.

Bow view.

Stern view.

Saltie Marion Green.
Historical Perspective  William Lafferty

The self-unloader Sierra passes the Material Services Corp. dock at 92nd St. and the Calumet River
in Chicago heading for Lake Michigan after loading coal at Rail-to-Water Transfer, September 1951.


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