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July 30 - 31,  2008


Port Huron - Bruce Hurd

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Lee A Tregurtha upbound
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Barge Innovation and Tug Samuel De Champlain upbound
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Sarnia tour boat Duc D'Orleans II downbound
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American Courage Upbound
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Seaway -
Kent Malo


Holland -
Dale Rosema

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Yacht Battered Bull
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Sykes at Verplanks

Offshore powerboat races on the St. Clair River July 27
- Rob Butler

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Raceboat passing the St. Clair Riverfest carnival in the distance.
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The Miss Geico thrills fans on shore and aboard the Grayfox.
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3500 horsepower at work
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Offshore tunnel hull boat.
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Boats ran the long course during the second race.
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Boats rounding the short course marker during the first race.

Point Edward - Marc Dease

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Philip R. Clarke down bound July 29.
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John B. Aird making the turn at Buoys 1 & 2
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American Integrity heads into Lake Huron, July 29
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Ojibway almost finished loading at the elevator in Sarnia, July 28

Detroit -
Mike Nicholls

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Adam E Cornelius upbound in the Hennepin Channel.
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Columbia in Nicholson's Slip.
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Federal Patriot unloading at DMT2.
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Yankcanuck unloading steel slabs at Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co. 7/26
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Thekla upbound in the Ballard's Reef Channel.

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Halifax upbound at the Livingstone Crossing.

Brig Niagara in the St. Marys River -
Chuck Parker
On July 26th 2008 the tall ship Brig Niagara was passing upbound at buoy 34 on her way to the Soo and then onto Duluth when she paused to allow the Stewart J Cort to pass, they saluted and continued on their way. 

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Welland Canal-
Bill Bird

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English River clear of Lock One
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English River and Sichem Onomichi meeting between Locks 1 and 2
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Federal Patriot being held in Lock 4 because of traffic
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Sichem Onomichi approaching Homer Bridge
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Isa underneath Glendale Avenue Bridge on its way to Lock 3
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Mississagi clearing Lock 1  

Welland Canal -
Alex Howard

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Sichem Onomichi departs lock 4
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stern view passing under Glendale bridge
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Erie, Pa Shipyard -
Hugh Gillett

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Shipyard and stone dock
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1000' drydock with 1/2 under cover
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James L. Kuber at stone dock
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Pineglen in drydock



Soo -
Tom Thelen

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Edward Ryerson entering MacArthur Lock on July 25
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These 'pirates' gave a full salute to the crowd before leaving
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Ryerson leaving MacArthur Lock as Coast Guard boat waits to enter
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Coast Guard entering MacArthur Lock with John B. Aird in Poe
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John B. Aird leaving Poe after crew also gave full salute
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Kaye Barker entering Poe Lock on July 26
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Kaye Barker departing while Rt. Hon. Paul Martin waits to enter Poe
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Stewart Cort is next in line to enter the Poe after Rt. Hon Paul Martin
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Lake Erie entering MacArthur as Cort enters the Poe
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Charles M. Beeghly was next in the Poe after the Cort.
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Vossborg entering the MacArthur

Marquette -
Rod Burdick

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Robert S. Pierson, stern view at the ore dock
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John J. Boland unloading stone at the Lower Harbor

Buffalo -
Brian W.
The Barbara Andrie-A-397 tug barge was ready to depart the Noco Product Terminal at 7 p.m. Monday evening. Below are two rare pictures of the pair in the Tonawanda Channel.

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Barbara Andrie in the notch of her asphalt barge A-390 in the Niagara River as seen from the South Grand Island Bridge. The tug Washington is standing by just off the Port bow to take a line from the barge and begin the tow to the Black Rock lock. Workmen on the barge are just getting the aft pipe manifolds secured from the unloading pier.
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The barge A-390 has been hooked up to the Washington and the tow is about to get underway from the Noco Product Terminal to head upriver through the Tonawanda Channel.

Tug Islay -
Greg Stamatelakys

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