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September 30, 2008

9/30 - Sarah Spencer aground near Windsor - Barry Pigeon

The "G" tugs Superior and Wyoming upbound to the site.

Articulated tug Jane Ann IV and barge Sarah Spencer

After unsuccessful attempts to break it loose the tug Salvor joined to help.

All involved in trying to free the vessel

This shows just how close to shore the ship is especially to the exclusive homes that are along that shoreline the Southwestern Sales property can be seen just a bit further along shore.

9/30 - Traffic at Hamilton and the Welland Canal - John McCreery

Cinnamon at anchor in Hamilton Harbour

Tim S. Dool and Robert S. Pierson at Dofasco

The Pierson taking on a load at Dofasco after discharging her ore cargo at Stelco.

BBC Elbe above Lock 2 with now familiar deck cargo of wind mill parts.

Stern view of the BBC Elbe

9/30 - Detroit River scenes - Steve Bauer

Ojibway loading grain

Joseph L. Thompson upbound at Belanger Park

Mckee Sons outbound at Rouge River entrance after unloading stone

9/30 - Soo Traffic - Lee Rowe

Algosar turning to go to the Government dock.

American Spirit

Canadian Enterprise

Federal Leda at the Export Dock

H. Lee White


Kwintebank upbound

Roger Blough

CSL Tadoussac

9/30 - Manistee in Cleveland - Bob Hunter

"G" tug California

Manistee in tow

One of many bends in the Cuyahoga the duo will maneuver through

9/30 - Amherstburg Channel traffic - Dave Cozens

American Spirit

CCG Cape Dundas

CCG Isle Rouge

CCG Cape Hurd

J. W. Shelley

9/30 - Jane Ann IV/ Sarah Spencer at Marblehead - Bob Smalling

The tug/barge combination Jane Ann IV/Sarah Spencer was loading gravel that the LaFarge Gravel dock in Marblehead, OH. The tug was out of the notch alongside the Sarah Spencer, maybe to hold the barge against the strong NE wind.

Barge Sarah Spencer with Jane Ann IV along the starboard (west) side

Close up of Jane Ann IV

9/30 - James Norris returns to the familiar waters of Lake Ontario - John McCreery

James Norris approaching Lock 1 down bound after a stint on the upper lakes

The Norris below Lock 1 heading back to Lake Ontario

Two and a Half hours from Port Weller puts her just off the Burlington Piers

Stern of the Norris as she makes her way toward Hamilton Harbour

Crossing the sun dappled water and soon to resume her stone run between Colborne and Port Credit

9/30 - St. Lawrence Seaway traffic - Ron Beaupre

Kent Trader upbound to Duluth

She is on her sixth name since built in 1986.

Polydefkis is back again under her old name but new colors

She has new stack markings and hull color

Polydefkis was built in 1983 and has been renamed 7 times. She has visited the lakes many times under different names.

9/30 - Stephen B. Roman and Kathryn's Spirit anchored together in Picton Bay - Jim Winsor


9/30 - Traffic on the Upper St Lawrence River - Paul Beesley

Tour boat Idam C at Alexandria Bay, NY

Tour boat Island Wanderer in the area of Boldt Castle

Quebecois downbound at Prescott, Ont. while the Beluga Endurance and tug Abaco maneuver off Ogdensburg, NY.

Tug Abaco hard at work with the Beluga Endurance

Nordic Helsinki downbound at Ogdensburg

Spar Opal downbound passing the Canadian Coast Guard base in Prescott, Ont.

Grande Caribe leaving the port of Ogdensburg. She was in to clear US customs before proceeding upriver. In the background on the left is the yacht Unity.

Isolda downbound at Ogdensburg

Limestone Marine tug and spud barge leaving Dawson Pt on Wolfe Island after repairing one of the docks. On the right is the ramp to unload windmills and on the left is the MTO ramp that is used by Nadro's ferry service during the windmill delivery contract.

Grande Mariner up above Clayton, NY. She had also cleared customs in Ogdensburg and was bound for the Lakes.

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