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April 4 - 5, 2009


4-5 - Welland Canal Friday   - Paul Beesley

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Algoport making the wall above lock 3.
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Downbound approaching the Homer bridge.
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Passing under the ‘High Bridge’.
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Bow resting against the concrete across from the shipyard.
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   With Molly M 1 on the bow as the Wyatt M slowly turns her into position.
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  Wyatt M working aft.
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Backing into the shipyard using tugs and lines.  Engines have been shut down.
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Sliding into the dock.

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Iryda approaching the Homer bridge out of the fog.

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Iryda making the wall below Lock 3.

4-5 - Great Lakes Trader loading ore in Marquette
- Rod Burdick

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Loading ore

4-5 - Ryerson passing Port Huron Saturday night
   - Edward Schuyler

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4-5 - Detroit River at Amherstburg
   - Dave Cozens

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Bristol Bay departing Canadian Coast Guard Base, Amherstburg
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Big buoys, note size compared to 4 x 4 pickup truck
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The buoys are all fired up.

4-5 - Historical Perspectives
  - Don Boone

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Photo was a gift by the Late Captain George Johnston who was Commodore of the Misener Fleet.

4-4 - Sturgeon Bay departures   - Chris Wesendorf

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Tregurtha entering the Michigan Street Bridge heading towards Lake Michigan.
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Tregurtha coming thru the Michigan Street Bridge.
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Tregurtha with the bow thru the Oregon Street Bridge and the stern in the Michigan Street Bridge.
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Tregurtha heading through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal to Lake Michigan.
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This fishing boat actually pulled in front of the Miner to take a picture, it really is that close.
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Miner with its bow in the Oregon Street Bridge and the stern in the Michigan Street Bridge.
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The Miner in the Sturgeon Bay ship canal.
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Another small boat decides to hold the side of the canal while the Miner was going through the narrow part of the canal.
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The bow watch was waving his arms and yelling and the boat operator finally understood the Miner's 105' width. 
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Miner heading out onto Lake Michigan bound for Superior and a load of coal.

4-4 - Montreal
   - Nanticoke under the new name Salarium - René Beauchamp

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On Thursday, Nanticoke getting ready for another season under the new name Salarium

4-4 - Canadian Transfer in Hamilton April 2
- Alex Frakking

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4-4 - Alconon partially submerged in St. Joseph, Mich.
  - USCG

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4-4 - Historical Perspectives
  - Duane T Holsen

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Benjamin F. Fairless and Ralph H Watson retired Duluth 1986

4-4- Public Gallery Updated

New albums in the Shipping, Regional and Video galleries.
Mystery Ships
Mystery Ship Gallery, do you Know Your Ships?
Answer Gallery added

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