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May 18 , 2009

5/18 - Port Huron - Dave Wobser
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Maritime Trader downbound
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Maritime Trader stern view
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Algosoo downbound
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Algosoo stern view

5/18 - Welland Canal -
Bill Bird
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Algocape downbound at Old Bridge Ten
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Stern shot
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Pineglen approaching Allanburg
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Stern shot-on her way to Port Robinson
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CSL Niagara clear of Lock
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 John D Leitch clearing Lock 2
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Sign on starboard gangway reads "Do not feed the animals."  
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Stern shot-passing Algocape
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Gordon C. Leitch approaching Lock 2.
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Leitch making the wall below lock-because of bow and stern thrusters she did not have to tie up awaiting traffic. 

5/18 - Saginaw River -
Galen Witham
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The Kurt M. Luedtke makes her way outbound with spoils near Cheboyganing Creek.
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A Close up of the Kurt M. Luedtke.
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Heading towards Cheboyganing Creek, the Luedtke pushes on her barges of spoils, heading for the Bay.
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Close up of the Calumet, getting ready to Unload at Wirt in Saginaw.
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And the first stones hits the docks at Wirt, in Saginaw.  She was outbound late that evening
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The Robert S. Pierson, makes her approach on the Last public drawbridge in Bay City on 05-17-09.
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Pierson gets on her main engines, and pushes through the draw.
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Clearing the bridge, the Pierson heads for the Lakes States Swing Bridge.
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The Robert S. Pierson makes her approach on the Lake States Railway Swing Bridge. 
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A successful approach, the Pierson is shown half way through the swing bridge.
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The Robert S. Pierson, approaching the public boat ramp in Essexville.
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 The Pierson makes the last turn, and heads out into Saginaw Bay.  With winds sustained at over 20 knots, the Master of the Pierson handled this transit with ease. 


5/18 - Saginaw River -
Todd Shorkey
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Robert S. Pierson outbound at Cass Avenue
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Stern view

5/18 - Saginaw River -
Gordy Garris
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Calumet unloads at Saginaw Wirt on Saturday
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Calumet bow profile
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Calumet stern cabins
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Kurt Leudtke and barge
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Kurt Leudtke close up
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Stern view
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Robert S. Pierson outbound from Saginaw
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Stern view headed under I-75 bridge

5/18 - St. Lawrence Seaway South shore canal at Kahnawake -
Kent Malo
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Dennis Sullivan upbound May 15
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Ojibway downbound Sunday
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5/18 - CSX Presque Isle Coal Dock Toledo -
Bob Vincent   B
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Catherine Desgagnes pumping water before loading
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Cason J. Callaway coming under coal loader
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Forward House view
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Putting a man on the wall
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Another view
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Loading for Escanaba

5/18 - Photos from Port Everglades, FL.  April 23, 2009 -
Paul Beesley
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Fiesta Mail leaving Port Everglades for Grand Bahama, a 6 hour trip.  It boasts a seating capacity of 600, with additional room for 32 containers and 60 vehicles, also meets the building requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping. 
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Super Servant 4 with a load of yachts.  The Super Servant class vessels have been converted into yacht carriers dedicated to yacht relocation around the world. Modifications include dock-type sidewalls to safely accommodate large and small sailing and motor yachts during transport.  Main engines2 x 3,128 kW Stork-Werkspoor diesel engines type 6TM410 at 570 rpm driving two variable pitch propellers.  Two bow thrusters of 500 kW each.
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Port Everglades pilot boat returning from a job.
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Discovery Sun makes daily trips, except Wed, to Grand Bahama Island and return.  She is shown here at her dock in Port Everglades.
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Riverfront cruise boat passing Port Everglades.
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Greetsiel & Elka Glory working cargo in Port Everglades.

5/18 - Historical Perspectives -
E.C. Carlson photos.  Collection of Carl Fredericks
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Eskimo loading at Duluth.
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Eskimo at Duluth.
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Crane ship Elba at Duluth. 

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