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May 12, 2005
Compiled by George Wharton

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Detroit River on May 4 - 8, 2005 by Mike Nicholls:

Patricia Hoey on Nicholson's drydock.

Nina (Holland) at Nicholson's.

CSL Tadoussac downbound at Grassy Island.

Stern view.

Algoway downbound off Nicholson's in Ecorse.

Stern view.

Thalassa Desgagnes downbound at Grassy Island.

Stern view.

Barge Alabama in Ojibway Slip, Windsor.

Federal Margaree (Liberia) unloading at Morterm, Windsor.

CCGS Griffon upbound at Grassy Island.

Stern view.

Sam Laud downbound at Grassy Island.

Stern view.

Sandviken (Bahamas) upbound at Grassy Island.

Stern view.

Duluth on May 8, 2005 by Glenn Blaszkiewicz:

Courtney Burton arriving at Duluth.

Bow profile.

Birchglen anchored off Duluth entry.

Sarnia on May 7, 2005 by Philip Nash:

Canadian Transport at sunset heading for the North Slip.

Bow view inching toward the slip.

Slowly approaching the tie-ups.

Using the bow thruster.

Algosteel downbound above the Bluewater Bridges.

Indiana Harbor downbound.

Stern view.

Marquette on May 4 & 5, 2005 by Lee Rowe:

Sarah Spencer loading May 4.

Deck workers watching the load.

Jane Ann IV.

Herbert C. Jackson loading May 5.

Saginaw River on May 5, 2005 by Todd Shorkey:

Mississagi downbound approaching the Lafayette Bridge.

Passing through Lafayette.

Stern view.

Upper St. Marys River recently by John Naccarato:

Armco upbound in the Mark's Bay area.

Another view.

Bow view at Pointe Louise.

Iroquois Lock (St. Lawrence Seaway) on May 7, 2005 by David Maville:

Panam Oceanica entering the lock.

Crew working the forward winch.


Departing downbound.

Toronto recently by Charlie Gibbons:

Cooper tug Janice C. No. 1 on Toronto Drydock.

Another view.

Stern view.

Toro at Redpath Sugar dock.

Burns International Harbor / Port of Indiana on May 4, 2005 by Peter Zagorac:

Canadian Navigator bow view.

Full view.


Federal Ems & Spar Garnet.

Stern close up.

Federal Ems & Spar Garnet at night.

Federal Ems pilothouse.

John A. Perry.

Buffalo recently by Brian Wroblewski:

Tugs Ecosse & Seahound rafted together.

Tugs with Joseph H. Frantz prior to tow to Port Colborne.

USCGC Hollyhock at the Visiting Ship's Dock on the Buffalo River.

Stern view.

Owen Sound on May 5, 2005 by Ed Saliwonchyk:

Hamilton on May 7, 2005 by Ray Love:

Chi-Cheemaun backing into the turning basin.

Departing the inner harbor.

Federal Elbe entering the harbor.

Reconstruction of sloop HMAS Welcome by Scott Tomlinson:

On the dock in Traverse City covered in protective plastic.

Plastic to be removed prior to launch in June.

Men of the King's 8th Regiment pose on deck.

Welcome's bell is an original found on a 1780 shipwreck in Maine.

Below deck.

Required modern-day equipment are to be hidden by what appears to be 18th century shipping crates.

Historical perspective postcards submitted by William Forsythe:

Brand new excursion steamers United States (right) and Theodore Roosevelt (left) at berths in Michigan City, IN in 1908.

On June 24, 1910, the United States was being stern-towed to her berth by the tug C. W. Elphicke. The tow line parted, the steamer hit the Franklin Street Bridge, knocking span onto the aft decks of both ships, sinking the tug. The tugs funnel is just above the water in the foreground.

The stern damage to the United States from the June 24, 1910 accident with the Franklin Street Bridge.

The United States still loaded passengers for the evening excursion after the June 24, 1910 accident with the Franklin Street Bridge.

Historical ferry perspectives by Shawn Burgess-Keith:

The Badger inbound Ludington after a cold winter crossing in 1976.

Badger at her Ludington dock in 1977.

Badger being towed into Ludington following a mechanical failure.

Railroad car ferry Chief Wawatam approaching her Mackinac City dock during the early summer of 1981.

City of Midland 41 inbound Ludington 1977.

City of Midland 41 making the turn to line up with her Ludington dock in 1977.

City of Midland 41 lining up for her Ludington dock in the fall of 1979.

Spartan at her dock in Ludington in 1976.


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