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February 2 - 3, 2009

2/3 - St. Clair River and Lake icebreaking operations Feb. 2 - Ron Piskor
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The Mackinaw escorting Algosar rips through heavy ice pack on the St. Clair  River near the Salt Dock.
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Mackinaw downbound at Sans Souci and Light 23.
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Mackinaw's business end working the South Channel.
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Mackinaw enters the St. Clair Cut-off under the low winter sun.
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Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon upbound at Belle Isle escorting Algoeast.
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Algoeast following Griffon into the Lake St.Clair ice pack. The downbound
Mackinaw is to the far starboard.
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Mackinaw enters the mouth of the Detroit River.
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Algosar following the Mackinaw passes U.S.Coast Guard Station Belle Isle.

2/3 - Winter Lay Up Hamilton, Ont.
- John McCreery
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Canadian Provider and Montrealais at pier 25 Eastport
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Pineglen at pier 12E
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Quebecois at pier 10
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Robert S Pierson at pier 11W
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Michipicoten, Quebecois and Pierson in the slip between piers 10 and 11
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Algosoo and Haida

2/3 - Historical Perspectives - Launch of S.S. Hochelega Aug.4, 1949 Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. - Don Boone
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2/2 - Mackinaw in Port Huron
- Ron Piskor
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Looking down river through ice laden pilings at the Mackinaw.
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Mackinaw's bowline.
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Mackinaw's port side name board.
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A view of the bridge.
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Port side looking up stream on the St. Clair River.
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With the mild temperatures of this day a Harley rider named Dean rode down to the Bean Dock just to pose his bike with the Mackinaw.

2/2 - Drained Welland Canal - Al Howard
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Glendale Bridge
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Looking north
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View south
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Lock7 north end
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Lock7 south gates

2/2 - Historical Perspectives - Tom Stewart
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Algorail at Keefer Terminal with a collapsed boom. She was unloading stone in Duluth when this happened.  - Tom Stewart
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 She's shown at Keefer Terminal in Thunder Bay on August 22, 1997 where the damaged portion was removed.
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E. B. Barber shown loading at the Canadian National Ore Dock about 1975. - Donald S. Lamke
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The passenger vessel Assiniboia is seen at Shed #6 in Fort William, Ontario. - Donald S. Lamke
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Ashcroft is seen in lay-up during 1967 on the Kam River across from Saskatchewan Wheat Pool #8. - Donald S. Lamke
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Package freighter Battleford is seen at Keefer Terminal in Port Arthur, Ontario. - Donald S. Lamke
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John T. Hutchinson is shown at Bay City, Michigan. - David J. Story Photo courtesy of Mary Nazvesky - The photos were taken by her husband who sailed and had passed away.
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Tanker Blue Cross owned by the B/A Oil Co.Photo courtesy of Mary Nazvesky

2/2 - Historical Perspectives - Fall 1959- S.S Murray Bay Launch  - Don Boone
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Cut the ropes let her go!


2/2 - New Feature in the Historical Perspectives Gallery

Sir James Dunn 1952 - 1989

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