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December 19, 2007


12/19 - Isadora Stuck in ice trying to enter Welland Lock Eight - John McCreery

Isadora Stuck in Ice at the Approach to Lock Eight

Tugs Vigilant I and Lac Manitoba pulling to no avail

Bow view of the Isadora wedged fast at the south entrance to Lock Eight

Lac Manitoba along side in another attempt to dislodge Isadora

12/19 - Hamilton and Welland Canal Traffic - John McCreery

Tug Jerry O at Hamilton

Federal Weser entering Burlington Piers arriving from Bremen

Stern view of the Weser

Mississagi at Dofasco Hamilton

SCL Bern waiting in Lock Seven

Canadian Progress and Algonorth delayed by the Isadora

Montrealais headed to Wharf Sixteen to wait - Calumet in background

Isadora with Tugs still trying to free her-- Waiting ships behind

12/19 - Reserve tow as seen from on board the Reserve - Scott Tomlinson

Tug William C Selvick pulling the Reserve stern first out of Menominee.

Tug Jimmy L. pulling on the Reserve's bow. Marinette Marine can be seen in the background.

Reserve passes through the Ogden Street Bridge.

Boatnerds gathered to see us off.

Passing the Menominee Lighthouse. Amelia Desgagnes can be seen out in the lake.

Once in open water and headed for Bay Ship the William C. Selvick pushed on the Reserve's stern.

Jimmy L. towing the Reserve.

Entering the ice pack.

Stuck in the ice off Sherwood Point

The Jimmy L. letting her line off the Reserve's bow so she could break a track for us.

The Jimmy L. breaking out the Tug Susan L. who was coming to take over our bow line.

Reserve was extracted from the ice pack, spun around, and towed stern first to Bay Ship as it would be easier to spin her around in open water than attempting to do so in the ice closer to Bay Ship.

Jimmy L. continues to break ice as we proceed down the channel to BayShip.

Arriving off Bay Ship

12/19 - St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic - Ron Beaupre

The tanker Clipper Loyalty is docked at Universal Terminals discharging a cargo of calcium chloride. This dock is 6 miles below Iroquois Lock.

The tug Eileen M Roehrig passes Brockville on December 11 with the barge Houston on the delivery trip from her builders.

Another view

12/18 - Reserve towed from Menominee - Scott Best

Tug William C Selvick leads the tow through the Ogden St Bridge.

Tow clear of the bridge heading out of the harbor.

Jimmy L pours it on to pull the bow up and make the corner for the piers.

Close up still looking like a proud but name-less ship

Tow reaches the North Pier Lighthouse.

12/18 - Patricia Hoey on Sunday afternoon returning to the Gaelic Tugboat Co. Dock - Mike Nicholls


12/18 - Tug Victory/Barge Lewis J. Kuber in Marquette - Rod Burdick



12/18 - Historical Perspective - Ron Beaupre

The Danish flag salty Scandia is entering the Snell Lock 29 June 1959. Ivan Brookes photo. This ship was sunk by gunfire at Lattakia in 1973. Raised and scrapped at Perama in 1974.

12/18 - Amelia Desgagnes delivers pig iron to Menominee - Dick Lund

The Amelia Desgagnes heads in to Marinette after the Reserve was turned around and headed to Sturgeon Bay

The ship approaches Menominee North Pier lighthouse

Alongside the craneship, William H. Donner, at Marinette Fuel & Dock with a load of pig iron

Close up

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