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August 22, 2009

8/22 - Recent St Clair River traffic - Paul Beesley & Linda Petrie

Avenger IV & PML 9000 downbound below the Bluewater bridge

Canadian Enterprise upbound at the bridge.

Charles M Beeghly at Fort Gratiot light

Charles M Beeghly approaching the bridges

Indiana Harbor down at the bridges. Lots of traffic waiting on the bridge to get through customs.

Karen Andrie & Endeavour upbound toward Lake Huron.

Manistee on Lake Huron

Paul R Tregurtha coming off Lake Huron

Pineglen, with assistance of the Menasha, backing out of the dock in Sarnia and turning to head downbound.

Sandra Mary pushing the bow of the Pineglen around against the eddy. The Pineglen was also using her bowthruster.

8/22 - McKee Sons at Bay City -
Galen Witham

The McKee Sons makes her way into the first turn of the Saginaw River, near the Essroc dock in Essexville.

Completing her turn the McKee Sons makes her way past the boat launch in Essexville, preparing her approach to the Lake States Railway Bridge.

Easing through the antique Lake States Railway Bridge, as seen from the Independence Draw Bridge.

Approaching the Independence St. Draw, passing the Dow Chemical docks.

The McKee Sons eases her bow into the Independence St. Drawbridge opening

A nice bow profile of the McKee Sons

Passing the Kingfish Restaurant, the McKee Sons lines up for another opening, this one the Lafayette St. Draw. In the foreground is the paddle wheel, walking beam tug Hiawatha.

8/22 - Charlevoix visitors -
John Nickelsen

Calumet delivering stone

St. Marys Challenger backing out past Calumet

Challenger headed south on Lake Michigan

8/22 -
Vancouverborg at Brockville - Dave Bessant

Vancouverborg approaching Blockhouse Island


Vancouverborg stack in the bright sunset

Bright sun obliterating the Wagenborg on the side

Vancouverborg stern

8/22 - St. Clair River activity - John McCreery

Canadian Enterprise

Enterprise passing downbound at the Black River

Duc D'Orleans II beginning a cruise

Mississagi unloads while the John B Aird passes downbound

Cedarglen departs Imperial Oil as the Jackman arrives to take her place

Manistee downbound

Bow close up

Downbound Aird passes the Captain Henry Jackman

Bow of the Mississagi as she passes up at the Bluewater bridges

Dead astern entering Lake Huron and Goderich bound

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