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March 23, 2006



3/23 - Voyageur Independent opens her season down bound under the QEW Bridge in the Welland Canal - Al Howard


3/23 - Recent Milwaukee Milwaukee Activity - Paul Erspamer

Burns Harbor (bow) finding its way from its winter berth using her searchlight

Burns Harbor (stern accomodations) leaving Milwaukee harbor Friday night

Kaye E. Barker at anchor in easterly winds off Milwaukee Tuesday

Kaye E. Barker, anchored on Lake Michigan, waiting for dock space

Veteran Coast Guard buoy tender Acacia

Cross-lake catamaran ferry Lake Express (bow) readies for new season

3/23 - James R. Barker making first trip to Marquette - Rod Burdick

Stern view

Scenic view

Close up view

Wide view from Lakeshore Blvd

3/23 - Mississagi's new rudder - Dick Wilson

Workers from Shelly Marine & Machine of Sarnia remove work platform from Mississagi's rudder.

Mississagi's rudder with work platform removed.

3/23 - Opening Day at the Welland Canal - Phil Nash

Sea Eagle II/Barge St. Marys Cement II departing Lock 7 was the first vessel up bound in the Welland Canal. The Captain received the traditional "Tophat" at Lock 3.

Flags decorating the bow of the Barge St. Marys Cement II as they were heading to Detroit, Michigan with cement from Bowmanville, Ontario. The flags were taken down as the vessel departed Lock 8.

Sea Eagle II passing company Tug Petite Forte/Barge St. Marys Cement above Lock 7.

Tug Petite Forte/Barge St. Marys Cement finally underway after waiting for the Sea Eagle II and Canadian Transport to clear up bound.

Tug Petite Forte/Barge St. Marys Cement heading into Lock 7, destination is Bowmanville.

Canadian Transport raising in Lock 7, departed Port Weller Shipyard early in the day.

Logo of the " Summer Camp for Kids" which Seaway Transport supports along with Sifto Salt in Goderich, Ontario. The Children's Aid Society of Huron County holds a raffle every June where first prize is a trip aboard one of Seaway Transport vessels along with many other prizes.

Canadian Transport upbound at Port Robinson, Ontario.

Algosoo wintering at Port Colborne, Ontario having some work done.

CSL Tadoussac tied up below Lock 8 preparing for departure from winter lay-up for Picton, Ontario.

Sea Eagle II/Barge St. Marys Cement II squeezes by the CSL Tadoussac as she clears Lock 8.

Remains of the Joseph H. Frantz at Marine Salvage Company in Port Colborne.

3/23 - Historical Perspective - Tom Manse and friends on a 1982 trip aboard Arthur M. Anderson - Audrey LeLievre

Anderson before the self unloader departing Duluth under the lift bridge

Supplies being hoisted aboard at the Soo.

Unloading by Huletts at Conneaut

Happy guests!

3/23 - Winter scenes in the Twin Ports Harbor - Franz VonRiedel

Breaking out the Duluth ore docks.

Someone lost a picnic table!

Roger Blough fitting-out

Close view

Edgar B. Speer

Blough bow view

Pilothouse from the 1917 Irvin L. Clymer

Grocery launch Dona and tug Essayons laid up

Tugs Sioux and Statesboro

3/23 - USCG Bristol Bay breaking out the Frontenac in Midland Harbor. - Les Spencer


3/22 - Historical Perspectives - William Forsythe

Kenosha, WI hosted the lumber schooner Adriatic and the Steamer Rufus P Ranney between 1889 and 1916 in this postcard. The Ranney was to sink near Florida in 1919.

The A. F. Harvey is photographed in the 1940's. She was converted to a self-unloader and renamed Cedarville. She was rammed and sunk in 1965.

 The Ida Corning is towed past the ornately-designed Michigan Street Bridge in Buffalo, NY in the late 20's

 The William L Brown loads coal at Conneaut, OH between 1911 and 1923.

3/22 - Escanaba Scenes - Lee Rowe

Mesabi Miner preparing to load

Head on view

Taconite pouring into the Miner

Joyce L. VanEnkevort undergoing some repairs.

3/21 - Canadian Miner being moved in Toronto - Charlie Gibbons

Classic lines

Tug Progress on the lead

Tug Vigilant i trailing

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