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April 29 - 30, 2009


4-30 - Jumbo Vision passing off Cheboygan, Mich. - Dianne Donati

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4-29 - Shipping at Hamilton
- John McCreery

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Edward L Ryerson and Canadian Leader at Dofasco
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Canadian Leader backed out and ready to head for the Burlington Piers
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Leader lined up for the bridge with signs of life from the Michipicoten in the background
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Canadian Leader headed for the open lake
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Bow close up
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Stern view as she heads out

4-29 - Welland Canal
- Bob Dowson

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Federal Rhine upbound at Lock 2
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Stern view
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Clipper Legend upbound at Lock 7
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4-29 - Port Huron
- Bruce Hurd

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Stella Prima passing on Monday
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banner attached to one of the tanks on the Stella Prima
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Jumbo Vision passing on Tuesday
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4-29 - Twilight on the Detroit River
- Ron Piskor

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The downbound Ojibway passes the Detroit skyline below the Penobscot Building.
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The Ojibway under the Ambassador Bridge.
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The upbound Edward L. Ryerson goes into Sterling Fuel on the Canadian side of the Detroit River.

4-29 - Port Huron Saturday
- Nathan Leindecker

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Mississagi passing under the Blue Water Bridges
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Bow View Passing Sarnia
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Close up of Stern
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Passing laid up Tanker Algoeast
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Maumee moving up the St Clair River
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Maumee and Mississagi passing at St. Clair

4-29 - Alpena
- Ben & Chanda McClain

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Manitowoc coming into the river
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Preparing to tie up
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Unloading boom ready to unload coal
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Stern view moving ahead
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Departing past lighthouse

4-29 - Welland Canal April 25
- John M.

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James Norris - Still at the Welland Canal, Port Colborne wharf 12 site of her 2008-09 winter layup.
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Propeller blades installed in the last few weeks indicate work is progressing.
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Bronze is beautiful
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Edward L. Ryerson - downbound, getting a very low speed "walk through" the 1,148 foot Welland Canal Lock 8 (without completely stopping or tying up).
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The bow thruster working hard enough to kick up a respectable wake coming out of Lock 8 (windy day).
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 Passing the still laid up Marinelink Explorer and James Norris at Welland wharf 12 (just north of Port Colborne/Lock 8).
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 Passing over the Welland River Syphon
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Passing the Port Robinson pedestrian/bicycle ferry and the remnants of the bridge taken out by the Steelton in 1974. Note steering pole is deployed as normal.
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Approaching Welland Lock 7. Steering pole has been retracted, and stayed that way through at least Lock 3.

4-29 - First trip of the Season into Thunder Bay
- Colin Kennedy

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CSL Laurentien Pictures taken from the bridge and engine room door escorted by the Risley.
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4-29 - Welland Canal
- Michel Gosselin

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On Sunday the new barge Niagara Spirit was being push by Tony MacKay. They're heading upbound in the Welland canal. Persenk was heading downbound.
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Stern view of Tony Mackay entering lock 2
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Stern view of Persenk has just left lock 1

4-29 - Saginaw River
- Todd Shorkey

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Agawa Canyon downbound at Cass Avenue
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Stern view
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Moore-Kuber nosed into the bank at the Sixth Street Basin

4-29 - Pere Marquette 41 in Kingsville
- Erich Zuschlag

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Pere Marquette 41 and Pelee Islander in Kingsville
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Pere Marquette 41 backing into the harbor
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Ready to unload her cargo of Limestone chips
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Front end loader and excavator unloading stone onto the conveyer belt then up and over onto the dock
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Pelee Islander at her dock
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Ryerson passing

4-29 - Sunday at Brockville
- Dave Bessant

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Vancouverborg in front of St Lawrence Park Brockville
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Jumbo Vision leading Beluga Elegance towards Brockville with Flinterland eastbound on the south side of the river
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Jumbo Vision
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A view of the two large tanks aboard Jumbo Vision, these would not go down the highway or by rail
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 Beluga Elegance in front of the Three Sisters group of Islands
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Showing very large wind turbine blade cargo
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Flinterland passing under the Prescott Ogdensburg bridge
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Pineglen passing Brockville in the dark

4-29 - Chi-Cheemaun during lay-up
- Justin Adams

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Total restoration of the engine room, brand new cat engines and generators.
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Views of various engine room compartments including control room, along with bridge views
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