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November 15, 2007


11/15 - View from Toledo's CSX Coal Dock - Bob Vincent

Looking aft of the American Mariner while she is heading out

Looking forward

Pilot house as it goes by the ship loader.

American Mariner heading out into the channel, destination Zug Island.

Great Lake tugs Nebraska (forward) and Idaho escorting Clipper Legend.

Manistee waiting for the American Mariner to finish loading.

Manistee backing under CSX coal rig.

Aft view

Forward view

Manistee heading out with load of coal for Saginaw Michigan.

11/15 - Detroit River traffic - Angie Williams

Edward L. Ryerson and John G. Munson downbound abeam of Belle Isle.


Munson passing Ryerson.

Lee A. Tregurtha at Downtown in an ethereal light of the morning.

11/14 - Series of pictures showing the operation of telescoping hatches on the Saginaw at Toledo's CSX Coal Dock - Bob Vincent

Saginaw under CSX Coal loader.

Coal loader loading a hatch.

Electric winch used to open and close hatches.

Man operating the winch while closing a hatch.

Cable goes across the center on the hatch from the block connected to the block hanger post on the gunwale of the boat.

Hatch being closed

How the cable is connected to the hatch from the winch.

Each hatch has a block (pulley) hanger on the gunwale.

Another view of the Saginaw under the CSX coal loader.

Saginaw heading out to Algoma steel plant in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.

11/14 - Edward L. Ryerson down bound at Point Louise - Georgina Naccarato

The Ryerson approaches the marker at Pointe Louise.

Salutes the photographer when rounding the pointe.


Heads downbound towards Algoma Steel and the Soo Locks.

11/14 - Sichem New York up bound in Welland Canal Lock Seven - Bill Potts




11/14 - Frontenac in Owen Sound - Ed. Saliwonchyk

Frontenac making use of the hopper she was the first to use four years ago.

Just prior to turning around to head down Owen Sound Bay.

11/13 - Soo Traffic - Roger LeLievre

Avenger IV passes Cuyahoga in Soo Harbor.

Cuyahoga entering the Mac Lock up bound.

Tug Scott Purvis, with Nicole S lashed to the port side and Park State lashed to the starboard side. The Purvis towed the two old tugs to Sault Ste Marie, Ont. from DeTour Sunday.

Pintail downbound

Seneca upbound entering the MacArthur Lock

11/13 - Ships in the Seaway off Wellesley Island, New York - Fritz Hager

Beluga Formation on another up bound run with wind turbine blades.

Stern view

Canadian Transport headed down just below the 1000 Islands Bridge.

Polsteam's Isolda up bound light.

Isolda stern view

Quebecois down bound with cement.

Yamaska down bound for top-off in Montreal before heading overseas.

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