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June 4, 2006


6/5 - Port Huron Marine Mart & Boatnerd Cruise - Staff

Calumet down bound.

Under the Blue Water Bridges.

Forward cabins.

Headed down the ST. Clair River.

Negotiating and socializing at the Marine Mart

Lots of stuff and lots of treasure seekers.

Brass and books, china and collectables, flags and photos, something for everyone.

Radio controlled models boats running alongside big boats.

Boarding the Huron Lady II for the afternoon Boatnerd Cruise.

A cluster of Bow 'Nerds.

More cruisers inside.

And more top deckers.

Canadian Transport down bound past the Huron Lady II.

Stern shot as we cross her wake.

Maria Desgagne loading.

Maria Desgagne

Bow shot

Canadian Transfer unloading stone.

Bow cabins.

Sarah Spencer undergoing repairs at the Sarnia Government Dock.


Jane Ann IV, Sarah's power system.

USNCS Grey Fox

New flag at the Vantage Point Maritime Center salutes the St. Lawrence Seaway's new theme "H2O Highway".

Paul R. Tregurtha up bound late in the day.

Herbert C. Jackson up bound.

Head on


Heading under the bridges.

Manistee up bound.


Under the Blue Water Bridges

Heading out into Lake Huron

6/5 - Historical Perspective - Pickands Collection
This is a series of photographs taken by Henry S. Pickands, founder of Pickands, Mather & Co. and his young son, James Pickands II from 1921 through 1923. More will be added as they are scanned. Some vessels, and some locations, are unidentified. Any additional information or identifications by visitors to this site are welcome. Please contact  Martin Pickands, at:

Steamer Henry G. Dalton, Interlake Steamship Co, ca. 1923, entering an unidentified lock

Steamer Elba, Interlake Steamship Co., Sept. 3, 1923, at Two Harbors

Steamer Shenango, Shenango Furnace Co., Sept. 1923, unidentified port, possibly Duluth.

Tug Minnesota, Great Lakes Towing, Sept. 1923, Duluth

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