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April 13 , 2009


4-13 - Twin Port Sunday - Glenn Blaszkiewicz

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American Victory, Kaye E. Barker and the St. Clair.
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Ryerson going from Fraser Shipyard in Superior and finally ending up at the CN DM&IR dock in Duluth.
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At the CN DM&IR dock in Duluth.
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 Speer entering Duluth Sunday evening about 6 p.m. and passing the outbound Paul R. Tregurtha.
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4-13 - Salarium upbound for Montreal near Trois-Riviers on Easter Day
- Rene Beauchamp

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 Loaded with salt from the Magdalen Islands.
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Note new funnel markings.

4-13 - Weekend traffic at Marinette, Wisc.
- Scott Best

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Amelia Desgagnes Saturday begins what seems like a normal turn in the harbor (note her stern is about even with the stern on the 500 foot long Donner at this point)
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Using lots of engine to try and keep her stern off the Ogden Street Bridge Dolphins, (her stern is now in front of the Donner's bow)
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Worked her way back to about mid-ships on the Donner after some tense moments to get away from the bridge.
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Still trying to get turned in the harbor, note how far up river she is now from the Donner where she first attempted turning.
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Finally turned around and turning up the power while departing through the piers.
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Sunday backing in stern first past the North Pier Lighthouse.
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Backing up river to Fuel & Dock.
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Just about ready to swing the boom out and start unloading.

4-13 - Welland Canal Sunday
- Bill Bird

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CSL Laurentien passing under Bridge 11 at Allanburg.
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Galley staff well prepared.  45 minutes before the mid-day meal, cook has time to make call on cellphone.
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Kaministiqua approaching old Bridge 10 in Thorold.
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Stephen B Roman clear of Lock 7
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James Norris-tied at Stone Dock
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Work still being done on propeller blades which have been removed.
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Dryer on dock at Norris stern with instructions to clean filter and for use on street clothes only.
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Jane Ann 4 also at Stone Dock.  Shore crews on board on Easter Sunday meaning she'll be sailing again soon.
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barge Sarah Spencer awaiting Jane Ann 4 at Robin Hood elevator across from Stone Dock.  Recently moved from Thorold.
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Heavy lift ship Marinelink Explorer at Stone Dock

4-13 - Port Colborne and Port Weller
- Paul Beesley

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 James Norris in layup.  Mollie M 1 downbound after assisting the Algonova in Port Colborne.
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Jane Anne IV in layup.  Contractors are on board preparing her for sailing.  Her barge is secured on the other side of the canal.
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Marinelink Explorer in layup.  Molly M 1 passing by.
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Last year 2 trawlers were towed up the Seaway to IMS in Port Colborne for scrapping.  Their upper works are gone but their stern ramps are still intact.
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Canadian Coast Guard Search & Rescue (SAR) base Port Weller early in the morning.  Cutter Cape Storm can be seen at the dock.
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 Federal Schelde anchored in Port Weller anchorage.  In the foreground is a mobile radar unit that is sometimes set up in this location.
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  Doc Morin rafted to the Verendrye.  Barge Big 503 is also visible in the background.

4-13 - John G. Munson on the St. Clair River Sunday
- Ron Piskor

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Early evening Easter Sunday the John G. Munson passing Recor Point downbound.
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Approaching Marine City.
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Bow photo.
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The Marine City to Sombra carferry crosses in front of the Munsonís bow.

4-13 - Point Edward/Sarnia action
- Marc Dease

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Pineglen loads at the elevator in Sarnia.
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Mississagi and Manistee rafted together at the government dock in Sarnia.
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 Ojibway in the north slip at Point Edward for unspecified repairs.
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Ojibway departs the north slip later in the day.

4-13 - Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon
- Ron Beaupre

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CCGS Griffon has just landed at the Universal Terminals dock between Iroquois and Morrisburg.
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CCGS Griffon with her deck load of buoys.

4-13 - Herbert C. Jackson in Marquette on her first trip of the season - Rod Burdick
- Rod Burdick

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Bow view, loading ore
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Full view

4-13 - Algowood down bound at Maitland On.
- Murray Blancher

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