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March 28-29, 2008


3/29 - Cason J. Callaway and American Republic west of the Mackinac Bridge - BoatNerd News staff

Cason J. Callaway

Both vessels

American Republic

3/29 - Calumet in Marquette - Rod Burdick



3/29 - Recent Point Edward/Sarnia scenes - Marc Dease

Robert S. Pierson fitting out at the elevator in Sarnia

Canadian Olympic and Algolake at the government dock in Sarnia

A cool but still evening in Sarnia provides a nice reflection of the Robert S. Pierson and McKee Sons at the elevator

Roger Blough down bound at buoys 1 & 2 of the Lake Huron cu

Algoisle heads into ice filled Lake Huron

Ojibway up bound at Vantage Point

New name

American Spirit down bound

3/29 - Point Louise Traffic - Ted Fewchuk

Edward L. Ryerson downbound

American Mariner being assisted by the G tugs.

3/29 - Soo Traffic - Capt. Charlie Lampman

Edward L. Ryerson in west approach

Bow shot

Stern shot – New stack logo

Headed towards the bridges

Almost in the lock

Nearing lower pool level

American Mariner down-bound at the Soo Friday afternoon, with failed steering. GLT Tugs Missouri and Florida assisting

Approaching S.W. Pier

Missouri pulling hard
Pouring the coal to her. Note the steam coming off her deckhouse, above the
Turbo-charger and exhaust

Moored, awaiting delivery of hydraulic cylinder

USCG Sector Soo inspection team boarding vessel

3/29 - Edward L. Ryerson down bound at the Rock Cut - Roger LeLievre




3/29 - Soo Visitors - Roger LeLievre

Charles M. Beeghly tied up at the Carbide Dock with a fuel problem.

American Mariner tied up at the West Pier for steering repairs.

3/28 - After 14 grueling hours from DeTour to the Sault, the Cason J Calloway passed a tired and cold bunch of Boatnerds still waiting for her at Mission Point. - Cathy Kohring



3/28 - Manitowoc in Marquette - Rod Burdick

Arriving at the ore dock

First ore chutes of the new season

3/28 - Soo area activity - Dawn Roberts

Ship track/channel (looking NE) at the Straits.

Festive looking Army Corps of Engineers Flag

Charles M. Beeghly upbound at the International Bridge

Algoville bow barely visible over the plowed snow along the walkway at the visitor’s center

CSL Laurentian stranded above Rock Cut

After her stern was freed, Indiana Harbor makes the turn into the Rock Cut channel

Mackinaw heading down to help cut ice on the St. Marys River

Pineglen looks like she has her own ice removal tool

Pineglen pilot house above snow piled at West Pier

Mesabi Miner downbound at the International Bridge

3/28 -
Scenes from the Soo - Jon Paul Michaels

Roger Blough waiting in the ice at the West Pier as the American Spirit locks down.

Kaye E. Barker approaching the east pier of the Poe Lock awaiting downbound traffic to clear

USCGC Katmai Bay getting underway at 1:30pm, heading down river to assist upbound traffic

USCGC Katmai Bay meeting Kaye E. Barker

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