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August 31, 2009


 Welland Canal - Eric Holmes
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Tug Lucia and barge Caribbean downbound below Lock4
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Another view
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Stern view
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Canadian Prospector upbound below Lock 2
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Stern view

 Duluth-Superior -
Tom Caine
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 Cason J. Callaway arriving Duluth harbor
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Firing up thruster engine
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Callaway carries cargo of limestone for C. Reiss dock
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Marinus Green at anchor off Duluth
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Joseph L. Block at Murphy Fuel waiting to discharge limestone at CN
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Edwin H. Gott loading taconite at CN Missabe
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Callie M. picking up scow at Hallett 8
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Fog lifts and reveals Duluth landmark antenna farm
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Clelia II approaches Duluth piers outbound
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Making turn for piers
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Clelia II will return twice in September
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 Pilot Boat Sea Bear
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Canadian Progress waits at Port Terminal for berth at SMET
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American Century loading western coal at SMET
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Joseph L. Block at CN Missabe
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Block unloads limestone into the hopper
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G-tug Kentucky fires up
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Kentucky made up to Marinus Green
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heading for Port Terminal

 Recent Detroit Traffic - Mike Nicholls
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Marinus Green at Morterm in Winsdor.
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Beluga Efficiency loading coke at Nicholson's Ecorse.
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Scrapping of the ex-rail barge Detroit at Dean Construction Yard in La Salle, ON.
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Maumee downbound off Marine City, MI.
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Sedna Desgagnes downbound off Marine City, Mi.
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 Sunday following the Whistler - Dave Bessant
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Whistler passing Brockville in the morning, downbound.
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Whistler stern view with dive boat
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Whistler passing Maitland, appearing empty, sitting high in the water with her hatches open.
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Entering the Port of Prescott and discovering Cuyahoga being loaded.
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Just one of the loading devices
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Whistler passing under the Prescott Ogdensburg International Bridge
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Cuyahoga tied up and being loaded as Whistler head downstream behind her.
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Two loading streams being watched by a crewman and the Cuyahoga?s unloading equipment above.
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Distant view of Cuyahoga being loaded at the Port of Prescott with some nameless pile of green material
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Whistler moving past Cardinal, having passed the remnants of the Galop canal system, used before the Seaway.
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Whistler approaching Iroquois Locks, appearing about to tie up
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Whistler changed direction and heads into the lock
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Whistler Bow with some idea as to her size vs the lock worker
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Whistler bridge close-up with crew
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Tire marks (bumpers) on the side of Whistler
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16 Whistler accommodations and stack and lifeboat
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Whistler heading out of the locks at Iroquois
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Whistler stern
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Whistler maneuvering around the green buoy
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Whistler got this far in the time it took to get a hot dog and coke at the stand
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The wreck of the Conestoga at Cardinal, a wooden hulled propeller driven steam freighter which caught fire in 1922 along the Galop canal.
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The plaque for the Conestoga, a popular dive spot
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Cuyahoga as I head back to Brockville, still loading
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Cuyahoga close up, two loaders per conveyor of gravel perhaps
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Federal Danube downbound past the town of Prescott
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Federal Danube in the distance behind the old ferry piers at Prescott
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Federal Danube heading under the International bridge with the windmill, site of the Battle of the Windmill in 1838
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Rt Hon Paul J Martin in the distance, viewed from the lighthouse at the Sandra Lawn Harbour, Prescott
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Rt Hon Paul J Martin passing near Maitland at the Kemira site
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Tug Tony Mackay at Maitland, also downbound
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 Brockville and Iroquois on a rainy Saturday morning - Dave Bessant

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Eider upbound past Blockhouse Island
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Beluga Efficiency passing under the Prescott Ogdensburg International Bridge, downbound
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Vega Desgagnes approaching the Iroquois Locks
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Valves and Fire fighting nozzle
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Life boat
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Exiting the lock
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Heading towards Cornwall
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New Signage at the Iroquois Locks for the 50th Anniversary of the Seaway
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Beluga Efficiency moving inch by inch to the Iroquois lock
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The pennant of Freese Shipping, owners of Beluga Efficiency
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Crew guiding Beluga Efficiency along the lock walls
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Heading to Cornwall and points east
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The Iroquois Dam that maintains the level of lake Ontario; currently the pleasure boats pass right under the gates of the dam as there is no difference in the level of the water on either side of the dam.

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