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April 14 - 15, 2009


4-15 - Maumee at Stoneport - Ben & Chanda McClain

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Bow view
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Loading rig going up
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Steam from the winches
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Pulling away from the dock
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Another view
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Heading down Lake Huron

4-15 - Calumet entered the Black River in Lorain, Ohio
to deliver a small load of stone to Terminal Ready Mi  - Al Leonard 

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Bascule bridge begins to open in advance of Calumet
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Vintage control panel in the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge
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Calumet pour on power and gets lined up to pass through the bascule bridge
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Bow of the Calumet under the bascule span
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Half way through
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Close-up of rudder draft marks
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Calumet continues up river to Terminal Ready Mix

4-15 - Melissa Desgagnes in Marinette
- Dick Lund

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Melissa Desgagnes is tying up alongside the craneship, William H. Donner, around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
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A crane aboard the Donner lifts a load of pig iron from the hold.
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...and drops it to the dock below.
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The Lewis J. Kuber is ballasted down (but the tug, Olive L. Moore, is not yet in the notch as they ready the tug/barge for departure (possibly later this week)
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The James L. Kuber is also ballasted down (the tug, Victory, remained in the notch all winter
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Dockside stern view of the Victory/James L. Kuber, which is also set for departure this week

4-15 - Welland Canal Photos
- Paul Beesley

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Robert S Pierson approaching Lock 2 through Gull’s Gate.
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Pierson in Lock 2 with the water level down about half way.
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  USCGC Thunder Bay one her way toward home – down below Lock 2.
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CCGS Limnos upbound above Lock 1.
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Frontenac upbound above Lock 2.
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 Frontenac flying the Safety Award flag for 2008.
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Frontenac approaching the Homer bridge.

4-15 - Canadian Enterprise was towed back to Hamilton
- Eric Holmes

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Tuesday morning the Canadian Enterprise was towed back to Hamilton from Port Weller by the McKeil tugs Wyatt M and Molly M.
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Due to the high ne winds they decided to anchor 2 miles east of the Burlington Piers on the north shore until Wednesday when the winds are expected to decrease.


4-15 - Historical perspectives
- The Robert C Stanley passing Sarnia in her last sailing year. We went into a deep recession then and the era of the Silver Stackers cam to an end. Ray Hillary

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4-15 - Frontenac and Harry Coulby retired Superior WI, 1986
- Duane Holsen

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4-14 - Welland Canal Photos
- Paul Beesley

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J W Shelley upbound at Port Weller shipyard.
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Algowood heading down toward Lock 1.
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 Persenk up between Locks 2 & 3 on another cold, blustery spring day.
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Federal Schelde upbound toward Lock 2.
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 Federal Schelde with rudder over and prop spinning making her approach to Lock 2.
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 Melissa Desgagnes after leaving Lock 3 on her way up.
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 Melissa Desgagnes under Bridge 5 just below the Flight Locks.

4-14 - Shipping at Hamilton and Clarkson -
- John McCreery

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Laguna D at Clarkson
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Sjard Unloading at pier 12N
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Stern View
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Michipicoten last of the lay up fleet at pier 11
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Canadian Transfer moved from Eastport to pier 8 at the extreme west end of the harbor
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Stern view of the Canadian Transfer

4-14 - Paul R. Tregurtha arriving at Marquette's Upper Harbor
- Rod Burdick

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Backing toward the ore dock
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Close up

4-14 - Brockville Traffic
- Murray Blancher

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Maritime Trader & Sjard downbound at Crossover Island
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Maritime Trader down at Brockville
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Sjard down at Brockville
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Sjard passing Maritime Trader down, Songa Diamond upbound at Brockville
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Songa Diamond up at Brockville
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