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April 3, 20

Friday at the Welland Canal - Bill Bird
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Federal Elbe clear of Lock 3
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Making the wall below Lock 4 
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From near Lock 2 it appears the Canadian Coast Guard cutter Griffon has gone into the bank
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Closer inspection reveals Griffon is marking time
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While members of a work boat clean up channel markers
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 The job complete between Locks 2 and 3, the workboat is lifted onto the deck of Griffon
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And with that Griffon heads into Lock 2-the scenario would be repeated between Locks 1 and 2
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On an unusually warm April day, no shortage of shipwatchers along the canal as Maritime Trader heads to Lock 3.
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Maritime Trader seen from Homer Bridge passing under Garden City Skyway

Recent Welland Canal Photos - 
Paul Beesley
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Capt. Henry Jackman after leaving Lock 1 early in the evening.
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CCGS Griffon downbound in Port Colborne after working on Lake Erie.  John B Aird and Tony McKay on the wall.  The Aird left a few hours later.
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Pineglen approaching Lock 2.
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Tony McKay taking fuel in Port Colborne.
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The boatwatching dog & I went out to look at boats and found this turkey.  The turkey is notorious in this area as it showers affection on cars.
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Why you wear a hardhat.  This one must have washed out of the canal at some point.
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Federal Elbe, 1st Salty of the year in the Welland canal.
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Maritime Trader passes the Canadian Coast Guard Search & Rescue station below Lock 1.  The station has recently opened for the season.
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Hamilton Energy inbound to fuel the Maritime Trader.
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Fuel hose from the Hamilton Energy is lifted to the Maritime Trader to start the fueling process.

Port of Montreal, Richelieu  in spring layup
- Michel Rodrigue
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The Richelieu (former Fednav's Lake Erie) is all repainted. She is in Sec 27 in port of Montreal in spring layup until June 2010
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In front of Richelieu, it is the Fednav's Artic. Behind the Richelieu its Aivic in layup.
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Richelieu arrived at pier 27 in March after than Atlantic Erie departed of winter layup.
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- Ron Beaupre
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McAsphalt barge and tug John J. Carrick and Victorius downbound at Mariatown.
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Harbour Clear passing Mariatown. She is on her first trip up the Seaway and carries the 4th name since launching.

Marquette ore dock
- Lee Rowe
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Sam Laud loading
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Finishing load
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H Lee White getting dust from the Sam Laud load.
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Picketers  Union 5000(?)

Oakglen in drydock in Halifax with new CSL red hull paint - Mac Mackay
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Algocanada in Cheboygan -
Ben & Chanda McClain
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