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May 13 - 14, 2009

5/14 - Rouge River - Chuck Wagner
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Peter R. Cresswell unloading cement clinker from Bowmanville, ON at St. Mary's Cement.
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While the Cresswell's bow does not pass through the open Canadian National bridge, she will need to shift upriver along the dock to allow the Tregurtha to pass.
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Tregurtha approaching the Jefferson Ave bridge on her way up the Rouge to unload pellets from Marquette at SeverStal.
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Calling off distances after passing through the bridge.
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Sharing the river in tight quarters. Note the position of the Cresswell's port side boarding ladder relative to the dock.
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Tregurtha creeping by the Cresswell. Once the Tregurtha cleared the Canadian National bridge, the Cresswell slowly shifted downriver along the dock to allow the Tregurtha to turn to starboard while continuing upriver.
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Tregurtha lining up to pass under the I-75 bridge and then thru the Norfolk Southern bridge.
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Cresswell back in position for unloading. Note that the port side boarding ladder is no longer visible.
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Starboard side engine room access.

5/14 - John B Aird in Fairport Harbor, Ohio -
Bob Hunter
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Under the Morton Salt dock loader.
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5/14 - Hamilton - Rodney Aitchison
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Frontenac in Hamilton loading ore at Hamilton Works.  Blast furnaces at Dofasco are visible in the background.
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Wider view of Frontenac loading in Hamilton with idled mill in the background.
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Canadian Transfer laid up in Hamilton at Pier 10W
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Bow view of Canadian Transfer

5/14 - Lake St. Clair to the Rouge - Dawn Roberts
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Enjoying the sights and weather on one of the Diamond Jack Cruise boats.
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Unknown tug and barge at Connor Park
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Capt. Henry Jackman upbound
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Lee A. Tregurtha downbound
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 Lee A. Tregurtha at Belle Isle
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State of Michigan at Belle Isle
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Lee A. Tregurtha crewmember at bow
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Fuel barge heading to Severstal to service Lee A.

5/14 - Ojibway upbound Maumee River in Toledo - Jim Hoffman
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From the High Level Bridge

5/14 - Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey
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Calumet inbound nearing Independence Bridge
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Calumet with the sun rising over her bow
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Stern view clear of Independence Bridge
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Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber outbound nearing Vet's Memorial Bridge
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Stern view clear of the bridge
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Manitowoc inbound at the Essroc Dock
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Manitowoc passing the Moore-Kuber
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Manitowoc stern view
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Olive L. Moore getting up to speed after the Manitowoc clears

5/14 - Stoneport Photos - Ben & Chanda McClain
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John G. Munson loading at Stoneport
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Calumet waiting nearby to load next

5/14 - CSX Presque Isle Coal Dock - Bob Vincent
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Barge Innovation with tug Samuel De Champlain heading out
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H. Lee White, American Valor & Robert S. Pierson bow view
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H. Lee White under the coal machine
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Loaded and backing out, heading to Muskegon
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Ojibway heading into Toledo
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Robert S Pierson backing under the coal machine
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Under the coal machine
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The flags of the Robert S. Pierson

5/14 - Federal Agno upbound - Ron Beaupre
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Federal Agno sails up the Seaway for Thunder Bay.
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Federal Agno reflects the setting sun off her hull.

5/14 - Historical Perspectives - Edwin C. Carlson photos, Collection of Carl Fredericks
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Bayton enters Duluth ship canal.  Date unknown, probably early 1960's.
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Boatwatchers view the Leon Fraser and Edna G. at DM&IR Two Harbors Dock #1, August 1962.


5/13 - Recent Marquette Upper Harbor Activity -
Rod Burdick
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H. Lee White arriving
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Herbert C. Jackson loading ore
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Bow views, Michipicoten and James R. Barker
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James R. Barker loading ore

5/13 - Rochester New York Dredging -
John M.
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Rochester New York Genesee River dredging gets under way. Spoils barge CT251 on the left, with spud barge CT150 just to the right of it. Essroc cement dock is in the right background.
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GPS unit at top of crane boom plots the exact location of each bucket drop
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Kathy Lynn returning with just emptied spoils barge CT252 from the designated dumping area out on Lake Ontario while a survey vessel maps sediment buildup at the harbor entrance (where the Stephen B. Roman got stuck a couple of years ago).
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Close up of survey vessel "mowing the lawn".
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Kathy Lynn returning from a dump pushing an empty CT252.
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Kathy Lynn riding low in full ballast.
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Rochester Coast Guard keeping an eye on things.
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Kathy Lynn in full ballast just squeaking under a broken Rochester O'Rorke lift bridge. The bridge normally lifts for vessels of this height (she still has a full mast at this point).
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Arriving back at the dredge with the empty CT252. Note the difference in draft to the full CT251 (the construction of the two barges appears identical).
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Getting ready to remove the top of the tugs mast to provide a more comfortable amount of bridge clearance.
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Off the top comes
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And it gets welded here, for now.
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Traditional dredge markings displayed on CT150

5/13 - Goderich -
Dale Baechler
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 Navigator backing down the channel with the MacDonald Marine tugs.
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Loading at Sifto Salt

5/13 - Hamilton -
Eric Holmes
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Canadian Leader in the Burlington ship canal.
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Canadian Leader stern view.

5/13 - Toledo Midwest Terminal Stone Dock -
Bob Vincent

5/13 - Sign of summer the Badger firing up her engines for the 2009 sailing season. - Bob Kalal
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The Captain Henry Jackman came in late Monday night to unload stone at Midwest Terminal Stone Dock. 
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Another view 
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