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November 29 - 30, 2008


11/30 - Historical Perspective - Str Altadoc December, 1927 by Jon Paul Michaels & Brent Michaels
During a raging full gale and blizzard on December 8, 1927 the 356' bulk carrier Str. Altadoc parted her steering chains just off Keweenaw Point on Lake Superior. She was upbound light from Owen Sound, ON for Fort William, ON, and after a harrowing few hours in the trough of the waves the Altadoc stranded on the shore just a few miles east of Copper Harbor, MI. Due to the pounding seas and the rocky coastline, the Altadoc soon broke her back amidships and was a total loss. Originally having been built as the Str. Lake Shore at West Bay City, MI in 190, the Altadoc was cut up for scrap where she lay in 1942. The Pilothouse was removed and was a summer cottage and then a souvenir shop in Copper Harbor for many years.

11/30 - John G. Munson leaving Green Bay - Matt Ludvigson
11/30 St. Lawrence Seaway traffic - Murray Blancher
Kathryn Spirit


11/30 - John Purves at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay - Matt Ludvigson

Bow view

Engine room controls

Engine room



11/29 - Jumbo Vision loading in Toronto - Frank Hood

Ready to load

Closer view

Locomotive ready to be loaded

More loads for future trips

11/29 - Toronto traffic - Joe Zika

Jumbo Spirit loading a locomotive

Lowering into the hold

Bow view

Gadwall unloading at Redpath Sugar

Metis at LaFarge Canada

11/29 - Soo scenes - Ben & Chanda McClain

Stern view of E. M. Ford at Purvis Marine

E. M. Ford & Yankcanuck

Edgar B. Speer in St. Mary's River

Speer getting closer

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