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November 13, 2008

11/13 - USS Freedom stops at Port Huron - Frank Frisk
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11/13 - E. M. Ford tow leaving the Saginaw River - Stephen Hause

Avenger IV pushes the Ford away from the LaFarge dock. The time is 11:15 a.m.

The Ford begins its final voyage, on its way up to the turning basin under tow of the Avenger IV

In the Sixth Street turning basin

Starting outbound at 11:43 a.m.

Tug Gregory J. Busch connected to the stern. The E. M. Ford no longer displays the U.S. flag.

The tow approaches the Zilwaukee Bridge.

The tow outbound at Cheboyganing Creek.

The tow passes through Veterans Bridge in Bay City.

The E. M. Ford passes the Front Range and enters the Saginaw Bay. The time is 2:32 p.m.

A final view of the E.M. Ford.

11/13 - Cuyahoga in the Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey

Inbound at Veteran's Memorial Bridge

Stern view

11/13 - E. M. Ford leaving Saginaw River - Andy Severson

Drifting away from the dock

Clear of the dock heading for the turning basin

The old girls reflection on the calm water

Nerds photographing as she heads toward the turning basin

Sideways in the turning basin

Heading for the Zilwaukee Bridge

Nerds waiting for her at Zilwaukee Park

Under the I-75 Zilwaukee Bridge for the final time

11/13 - Rosaire A Desgagnes sliding the wall below Iroquois Lock.- Ron Beaupre


11/13 - American Fortitude in Toledo for the winter - Bob Vincent

11/13 - Toledo traffic - Bob Vincent

Algosoo loaded with coal and heading for Hamilton, Ontario

Philip R. Clarke tying up to load coal.

Canadian Transfer coming in past the coal docks

Getting a Great Lakes Tug escort go up river

Unloading salt at Kuhlman Corp.

11/13 - Welland Canal traffic - Eric Holmes

Alesia upbound above Lock 2.

St. Mary's Cement and Petite Forte downbound above Lock 2.

St. Mary's Cement and Petite Forte stern view.

Oriental Kierra upbound above Lock 2.

Oriental Kierra stern view.

11/13 - Historical Perspective - Ron Beaupre
Presque Isle is hiding behind Denmark in Goderich Harbour. She went there with grain due to ice in Lake Erie which blocked access to Buffalo Harbor. Winter 1922?


11/13 - Busy day in Marquette - Rod Burdick


Herbert C. Jackson and Lee A. Tregurtha, bow views

Kaye E. Barker, Jackson, and Tregurtha at the ore dock

11/13 - Seaway traffic - Murray Blancher

CSL Tadoussac up bound at Butternut Bay west of Brockville On.

Zeynep A up bound at Brockville On

Stern view

11/13 - Federal Matane loading at Mission Terminal in Thunder Bay, Ont. - Fred Lesnick

11/13 - Historical Perspectives - Joseph H. Thompson - Jon Marx
The location is Sandusky, Ohio, at the Pennsylvania Railroad coal loading facility. Probably in the late 50's to early 60's.


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