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December 31, 2004

Compiled by George Wharton

Richard Reiss removed from Dry Dock 12-30-04. Andy LaBorde

Reiss floating in the graving dock before daybreak.

Susan L breaking up the ice at berth 15.

Starting the tow out of the graving dock.

William Selvick shifts the stern to the South.

All dressed up and ready to go.

Jimmy L on the bow.

In the fog at Berth 15

Hornbeck barge tow reaches Marinette 12-29-04  Scott Best and Dick Lund

Erika Kobasic heads up River at first light to break a track for the tow.

Hornbeck Tank Barge and the tug Mark Hannah prepare to enter Marinette.

Erika Kobasic heads out to assist the tow after breaking ice in the Menominee River.

Tow is ready with the Mark Hannah leading and the Erika Kobasic trailing.

Approaches Menominee North Pier Lighthouse.

Tow enters the inner harbor.
Mark Hannah leads the tow towards the Ogden St Bridge.

Close-up of the un-named barge.

Mark Hannah sporting a bit of ice.
Close up of the big tug leading the tow.

Ice-laden Erika Kobasic
Erika Kobasic on the stern heading for the shipyard.

Almost to the shipyard.

Tow heads up-river toward their final destination - Marinette Marine.

Close-up of the multi-colored barge at Marinette Marine.
Close-up of the multi-colored barge at Marinette Marine.
From left to right: Hornbeck barge, Spirit of America and State of Michigan
Departing the Menominee River and heading home to Escanaba.

Mark Hannah departs the Menominee River.

Sault Ste. Marie. St. Marys River. 12-27 & 12/28, 2004 Lee Rowe


Edgar B.  Speer, Mission Point, Monday, Dec. 27

Stern view

Canadian Transport upbound at Mission Point with a double mustache of ice, Monday

Stern view

Algoway approaching Mission point, Monday

Stern view
Oblebay Norton ice-covered bow at the Soo, Monday.

Heading for the locks

Fred R. White downbound at Mission Point, Tuesday, Dec. 28
Stern view

Yankcanuck heading for Algoma Steel

James R. Barker getting supplies from Ojibway

American Spirit, down at Mission Point

Stern view

Roger Blough, up at Mission Point, Tuesday

Stern view

John B. Aird, up at Mission Point

Stern view

Herbert C. Jackson, down at Mission Point.

Stocking supplies

Stern view

Herbert C. Jackson meeting the Columbia Star below Mission Point
Columbia Star upbound at Mission Point

Icy Bow

Stern View

Gemini down at Mission Point

Stern view

Gemini's ice-covered bow

Ice-covered Erika Kobasic at the Carbide Dock, waiting for fuel, Tuesday, Dec. 28

Erika Kobasic down at Mission Point

Burns International Harbor/ Port of Indiana. P. Zagorac

John D. Leitch at dusk, light snow and sea smoke 12/22/04.

With ice coating 12/22/04.

Kaye E. Barker 12/20/04.

Bow view with ice 12/20/04.

Stern view.

McKee Sons with tug Invincible and John D. Leitch at dusk 12/22/04.

Close up 12/22/04.

Invincible in the notch 12/22/04.

Burns Harbor bow with sea smoke 12/22/04.

Burns Harbor at dusk 12/22/04.

Algomarine unloading 12/27/04.

Algomarine full view 12/27/04.

Pathfinder and tug Dorothy Ann 12/27/04.

Dorothy Ann close up 12/27/04.

Margaret Ann 12/27/04.

Margaret Ann with triple load 12/27/04.

Port Huron 12-27-04 Dick Wicklund


St. John's, Newfoundland Dean Porter

On Saturday the CCGS Leonard J. Cowley shifted across the harbor to the North side after returning from fisheries patrol.

Astron is currently on lay-up in St. John's for the winter.

The coastal tanker Sibyl W. is tied up in St. john's for the winter. She is owned by the Woodward Group of Companies.

The Tuvaq, also owned by the Woodward Group of Companies, is tied up in St. John's, where she has been for three weeks after returning from the Arctic

The fishing vessels Nain Banker and Funk Island Banker.

Northern Princess, the former Strait of Belle Isle ferry, tied up in St. John's, where she is currently for sale.

Newfoundland Lynx, a Fishery Products International fishing vessel, arrived Saturday from the fishing grounds.

Port Round up by various photgraphers.

Tug Undaunted with Pere Marquette 41 backing into the Calumet River.  Hans Lund 12/18/04 (2 photos)

Bow view.

Str. Edward L. Ryerson being moved back to the seawall in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Phil Sanders 3/17/04

Atlantic Huron loading coal in Sandusky.

By Kevin Davis (3 Photos)

Herbert C Jackson waiting for the dock.

Jackson and Atlantic Huron


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