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August 12, 2005



8/11 - Wilfred Sykes in the Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey

Departing the Bay City Wirt dock

Turning in the basin

Just missing the green can

Putting the bow into the bank

Sitting across the Saginaw River

Turned and out bound for Lake Huron

Charles M. Beeghly loading is Escanaba - Lee Rowe


8/12 - Lee A. Tregurtha Loading in Marquette - Lee Rowe

Ready to load.

Pin knockers ready to kick the gates.

Loaded and backing out

Making her turn to head east bound

8/10 - Tug/Barge Traffic in Oshawa, NY - Jim Gallacher

John Spence & barge arriving

Close up of the barge bow

Close up of the John Spence

Stern view of tug and barge

James A. Hannah turning to the dock

Another view

Tug and barge docked

Barge bow view

Historical Photos - Jim Parker collection courtesy of Jim Gallacher
In 1959, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip came to the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. Six Canadian sailors were assigned to the Britannia during her visit. Jim Parker was one of those selected.

Britannia in the Welland Canal

Another View

Six Canadian sailors assigned to Britannia.
(Jim Parker is second from left.)

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Canadian Prime Minister Diefenbaker, Prince Philip, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. Queen Elizabeth, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mrs. Olive Diefenbaker,

8/14 - Navy Seals in the Black River near the Boatnerd World Headquarters - Fran Frisk

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