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July 22, 2007



7/22 - Recent Soo Traffic - Alex and Max Mager

Alpena approaching Mission Point

Bow passing

Alpena stern view

Quebecois approaching the MacArthur Lock

Bow entering the lock

Headed to lake Superior

Down bound St. Clair ready to enter the Poe Lock

Edward L Ryerson approaching Mission Point

Bow with Capt Eric Treece visible in the pilot house

Stern view approaching the locks

Entering the MacArthur Lock with observation deck full

Raised and ready to leave

7/22 - Historical Perspectives - Capt. R. Metz

Diamond Alkali loading coal - 1947

John W. Gates - 1947

George M. Indalls with a deck loaded with cars in 1947

The 'new' Mackinaw - 1947

John P. Reiss

George Stephefuson

7/22 - Detroit River traffic - Mike Nicholls

Algosea down bound off Nicholson's.

Stern view

Federal Pioneer (Cyprus) at Detroit Marine Terminal #2

Stern view

Tug James A Hannah at Detroit Marine Terminal #2

Vancouverborg (Holland) at Nicholson's.

Stern view

American Fortitude up bound above Belle Isle.

Stern view

Limnos at the Canadian Coast Guard Station, Amherstburg.

Curtis Randolph in Nicholson's Drydock.

Closer look

Reserve down bound off Zug Island.

Stern view

Liquid Blue (Norway) down bound at Windmill Point Light.

Vlistborg (Holland) downbound off Nicholson's

Stern view

Algosoo down bound at Fighting Island North Light

Stern view

Tug Sinbad down bound off the Rencen.

American Victory down bound off Nicholson's.

Stern view

USACE tug Demolen at the BASF Dock in Wyandotte.

Stern view

Sinbad Stern view

Tug Bridget Mc Allister & barge Atlantic Trader down bound entering the Livingstone Channel.

Bridget Mc Allister

Atlantic Trader


Stern view

7/22 - Gregory J Busch - STC 2004 unloading in Buffalo - Brian Wroblewski

Gregory J. Busch in the notch of her barge and tied up facing down stream at the former Republic Steel Ore Dock on the Buffalo River where lakers once delivered taconite, stone, and coal to feed the furnaces.

The windmill unloading equipment and cranes located in what was once the Ore Pit, formerly transversed by several large bridge crane type ship unloaders.

Overview taken from the West side of Turning Basin #2 looking at the unloading operation taking place on the old Ore Dock. The South Park Ave. Lift Bridge can be seen upriver to the left.

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