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December 30, 2009

Hamilton December 29 - John McCreery
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Paul J Martin approaching the Burlington piers
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Inbound with ore from Nanticoke
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Must be warm in the engine room
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J W Shelley off the piers arriving in ballast from Port Cartier
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Entering the piers
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Close up
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Ready to go home?
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Heading to Eastport  

CCGS Griffon In the Welland canal -   Paul Beesley
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Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Griffon came in from a stormy Lake Ontario to transit the canal and carry out necessary work to the various buoys in the canal.
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Approaching Lock 2.  The crew are busy knocking the ice off various deck machinery and fittings on the focsle deck.
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Nature's handiwork on the searchlight & wiring.  The searchlight is on to melt the ice on the lens.  These lights get very hot and will melt ice, which is safer than trying to chip the ice off the lens.
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Another view of some of the ice on the Griffon's hull and crane.  One crew member estimated waves were in the 10 to 12 foot range during their time on Lake Ontario.
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CCGS Griffon enters Lock 2.

Toronto vessels - George Lee
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Cement barge Metis
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Canadian Ranger, Algontario
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Canadian Miner
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English River
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Enterprise 2000
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Montrealais, tug Seahound
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Tug William Rest, Atlas Crane

Marquette, Mich. - Lee Rowe
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Lee A Tregurtha bow view
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McKee Sons waiting in the harbor
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Lower Lakes Towing vessels in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Manitowoc at the Upper Harbor ore dock with Saginaw arriving
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Mississagi at anchor, waiting to load ore
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Saginaw at anchor off Marquette Light

Toledo Activity - Luke Archer
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Michipicoten gliding through the NS swing bridge on a calm, cold day on the Maumee.
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Close up of the Michipicoten.

Historical Perspectives year is 1943. Tugs built for the navy. - Ron Beaupre
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Tug CT-34 on the way from Central Bridge Co. Ltd yard to the launching yard on the bank of the Trent River.
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CT-36 has been moved off the flat car onto the launch ramp.
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 CT-39 about to splash into the Trent River.
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CT-38 launching in 1943. The Central Bridge plant was located northeast of Trenton.
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  CT-37 immediately after launching in 1943. CT-36 and CT-39 are secured behind the launch ramp.
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Fire Tug No. 1 and barges built by Central Bridge.

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