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December 17-18, 20


12/18 - Maumee in the Cuyahoga River -
Rex Cassidy

Leaving the old river with a load of salt

Head on

Turning into the main channel



Heading under the CSX lift bridge

Alfred Hitchcock would have loved it.

Heading into the Inner Harbor to turn around and head up river in the main channel to unload.

12/18 -  Sarnia traffic Marc Dease

Tug Wyoming assists the Pineglen as she shifts at the elevator

Done for the day

Night view

Wyoming and Michipicoten

Michipicoten tied up at the government dock for the winter


Night view

Head on night view

12/18 - Detroit River traffic
Mike Nicholls

Munteborg downbound off Mistersky's, Detroit

Stern view

St Clair downbound at Mistersky's Detroit for Zug Island

Tug Carolyn Hoey arriving at Mistersky's

12/18 - Horseshoe Casino tow with tug Evans McKeil in the lead passes Crossover Island on Friday, Dec. 17th.
 - Stephen Trenton
12/17 - Gordon C Leitch up bound at Mission Point - Herm Klein

Gordon C. Leitch up bound at Mission Point

Bow profile

Stern view

Leaving the Mac Lock up bound

12/17 - Mackinaw returns to Cheboygan, MI -
Jon Paul Michaels

Mackinaw approaching the breakwall and re-opening the track made by the MV Algosar when it departed on Tuesday.


Deck load of retrieved buoys.

Inbound approaching the Coast Guard moorings and the turning basin.

Swinging into the turning basin as darkness sets in.



Turn completed and lined up for the moorings.

12/17 - Recent Welland Canal traffic - Paul Beesley

Algomarine leaves Lock 7 in the glow of sunset with a foreboding sky astern.

Testament to how cold it has been.

Eagle Service & barge above Lock 7.

Plimsoll Marks on the barge.  It has been reclassified at some point as the old marks are still visible.
Moving toward Lock 7.

Victorious & John J Carrick at Port Robinson.

More icicles.  While certainly not enough ice to affect the ship's stability the Captains know how quickly that can happen in cold weather.

Victorious and barge at Port Robinson Ferry Crossing.  The ferry is shut down for the winter.

12/17 - Toledo Docks traffic -  Steven Feher

John J. Boland unloading pellets at the Torco dock

Boland stern view

Canadian Olympic approaching the CSX coal dock to load

Olympic stern view

12/17 Seaway traffic - Ron Beaupre

Clipper Oceanica in Iroquois Lock

Robinson Bay with barge BPL 6704 passing Mariatown.

Performance following Robinson Bay on a very cold passage at Mariatown.

Robinson Bay secured below Iroquois Lock. They are "thinning" the lighted buoys along the American sector of the Seaway.

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