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December 23, 2007


12/23 - St Lawrence Seaway South Shore Canal. Traffic - Kent Malo

Lead tug Ocean Delta, with barge ex "Irving Whale" now Atlantic Towing Ltd., ATL 2701, up bound for Toronto, Ontario. On the stern is the Ocean Hercule,

Ocean Delta, the lead tug

Possibly parts for the new hydro generating station

Ocean Hercule

Headed for Toronto

12/23 - Frontenac Arriving at Hamilton - John McCreery

Frontenac arrived just in time to catch the beautiful light of late afternoon on this the shortest day of the year - Winter Solstice. The end of one season and the beginning of another.
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Pier Light with Frontenac on the horizon

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Pushing a bow wave on the open water
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Making the in bound turn
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Arrival at the Burlington Piers
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Exiting the Piers and into the setting sun

12/23 - Clipper Leander tied up at the Petro Canada in Clarkson, Ont.. - Frank Hood





12/23 - St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic - Ron Beaupre

The Finex is loaded with grain from Goderich on her way to the sea.

The Amelia Desgagnés is downbound at Mariatown after delivering a load of pig iron to the Upper Lakes.

The Robinson Bay pushing the barge BPL6704 collects buoys on the US side of the river at Mariatown.

CCGS Griffon lifts a buoy at Canada Island.

On the deck of the CCGS Griffon, the men have another winter spar ready in the chute. They are working their way up the river to the Prescott Coast Guard base.

12/23 - Tug Victory/Barge Lewis J. Kuber in Marquette - Rod Burdick


12/23 - Federal Kumano, last salty of the season out of Toledo - Daniel Meyers

Damage to the ConRail Bridge caused by the recent Algonorth accident.

Looking down from the Federal Kumano.

Re-located protective cribbing.

Federal Kumano approaching the I-280 Veterans Memorial Bridge

Passing Toledo Harbor Light

12/23 - Welland Canal Traffic - Bob Dowson

Birchglen exiting Lock 1

Federal Kumano down bound at Lock 1

Commodore Straits at Port Weller

Frontenac upbound at Lock 8 Port Colborne

12/23 - St. Clair River Traffic - Dick Wicklund

The Buffalo up bound at St. Clair.

The Charles M. Beeghly up bound at Port Huron.

Beeghly under the Blue Water Bridges

The Maritime Trader passes down the St. Clair River at St. Clair

The Spruceglen departs down bound from Sarnia

12/23 - Historical Perspective - George A. Stinson down bound after completion of second span of the Blue Water Bridges, November, 1999 - Frank Frisk


12/23 - Welland Canal Traffic - Bill Bird

Right Hon Paul J Martin easing out of Lock 2

Cedarglen passing through Homer Bridge bound for Port Cartier

Birchglen approaching Lock 1

Birchglen clear of Lock 1 passing and saluting fleetmate Cedarglen

Federal Kumano in Port Weller harbour along with pilot boat Juleen 1. Would have to anchor in Lake Ontario awaiting next pilot.

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