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April 22 - 23, 2009


4-23 - American Mariner opening Marquette's Lower Harbor - Rod Burdick

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Unloading coal after a spring snow
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Profile view

4-23 - Leitch passes Detroit
- Mike Koprowicz

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Gordon C Leitch downbound off of downtown Detroit, the Leitch has been an uncommon visitor to the upper lakes for the past few years.
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Gordon C Leitch's unusually large funnel

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A close up of the spartan cabins on the Gordon C Leitch.

4-23 - Torco side of the Toledo Docks
- Bob Vincent

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CSL Laurentien unloading ore at Torco

4-23 - Julius H Barnes aground in 1941
- John Harrison

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n late August 1941 the Julius H Barnes while running upbound from Detroit after discharging a cargo of phosphate rock ran hard aground on Bay Point at Sarnia Bay, just across from Port Huron.
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These pictures were taken by my dad, Calvin Harrison from Buzz O'Conner's boat.
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Buzz O'Conner had a dock and office just downriver from the Bluewater bridge in the 30' & 40's and probably was the local agent for Westcott Marine.
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News clippings that mention the incident.
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clippings courtesy

4-22 - Sarnia Shipping April 17
- John McCreery

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J W Shelley down bound with grain from Thunder Bay destination Quebec
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Bow view
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Shelley passing pleasure craft, a sure sign of Spring
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Sabrina in the Huron Cut while bound from Duluth to Montreal
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Algomarine in layup North Slip - Her early start ended for now
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Bow view with reflection
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Tug Everlast pushing the Norman McLeod, loaded with asphalt destined for Milwaukee
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Night view of Mississagi with departure from layup expected the following day

4-22 - Mississagi in Alpena
- Ben & Chanda McClain

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Coming into the river
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Tying up
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Unloading salt

4-22 - Saginaw
- Todd Shorkey

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 Zeus upbound at the front range
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Tug close up
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Stern view

4-22 - Hamilton
- Eric Holmes

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John D Leitch in the Burlington Ship Canal
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Close up
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Stern view.
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William J Moore & McLeary's Spirit in the Burlington Ship Canal.
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The Spruceglen close behind.
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Stern view.
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Spruceglen in the Burlington Ship Canal.
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Stern view.

4-22 - St. Lawrence Seaway south shore canal
- Kent Malo

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J W Shelley down bound for Quebec City, at Kahnawake in the South shore canal St Lawrence Seaway above Cote Ste Catherines, Quebec.
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