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December 22, 2009

Ships at Hamilton and Welland Canal - John McCreery
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Canadian Leader and tugs James A Hannah, Seahound and Wyatt M
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James A Hannah
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Algocape with anchor on the dock
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J W Shelley downbound toward Lock 6 east
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James Norris upbound in ballast on the approach to Lock 2
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No hugging the wall on this approach
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Entering Lock 2 destination Goderich
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Algorail up in Lock 1
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Shelley beginning to lower in Lock 3
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Departing Lock 3 as the daylight fades

Agawa Canyon passing Brockville and Iroquois Lock - Dave Bessant
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Agawa Canyon bound for Montreal, passing Brockville Monday afternoon out of the sunset
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Agawa Canyon bow
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Passing by Blockhouse Island
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Passing Morristown, N.Y.
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Agawa Canyon heading to Prescott and beyond
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Agawa Canyon at the Iroquois Lock, Monday evening
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Goodbye as she exits the Iroquois Lock

Brockville, Ont. - Murray Blancher
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Mapleglen downbound at Brockville
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Agawa Canyon downbound at Brockville
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Algobay Transiting the Panama Canal - Philip Nash
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Algobay in Miraflores Lock in the Panama Canal.
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Close up of the bow.

Port Huron Sunday - Galen Witham
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Pilot boat Huron Belle returning from the lake, after a pilot exchange on the Greenwing
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Another view of the Huron Belle, heading for her berth on the Black River.
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Greenwing swings into the river with the fishing tug close on her heels
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A full profile of the Greenwing, with ice down her starboard side.
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A close up of the ice, which the Greenwing picked up on her downbound
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The Fishing Tug Teresa Marie, with ice on her pilothouse, heading for the Government Dock in Sarnia.
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Greenwing, downbound, heading towards the Black River.
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Sam Laud, turning to port, downbound at the Bluewater Bridge.
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After saluting, A crewmember exited the Pilothouse waved and watch through binoculars.
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Sam Laud, heading towards the Black River.
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Quebecois, makes her turn under the bridge.
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As the sunset is upon us, the Quebecois heads downriver, towards Boatnerd World Headquarters.

Recent Upper Harbor Activity in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Robert S. Pierson arriving to load ore
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Herbert C. Jackson, icy bow view

Marquette, Mich. - Lee Rowe
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Robert S. Pierson at the dock.
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Bow view
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Snowy departure.
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Charles M Beeghly waiting.

Robinson Bay with barge BPL 6704 near Mariatown - Ron Beaupre
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Lifting buoy 89 out of the river
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Performance comes up to check the position of the winter marker.
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  Light 89 is stowed on the deck of the barge.
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They head down to lift out the next light.

Cleveland - Dave Scali
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Saturday Sea Eagle II was docking at the St Marys Cement Dock with the help of the tugs Iowa and California.
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Maumee with covers on the pilot house windows up by steel mill Saturday.

Goderich Lighthouse Upgraded - Bruce Douglas.
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The lighthouse was cosmetically restored this fall and a new sign added as shown.  The original red top is original copper.


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