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March 19, 20

Escanaba Sunday - Dick Lund
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Joseph L. Block pushing a little brash ice in the slip as they head for the ore loader
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Joseph H. Thompson & tug laid-up at the C. Reiss (north) dock
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Wide angle view of the Joseph L. Block as loading begins
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Great Lakes Trader and Joyce L. VanEnkevort laid-up at the C. Reiss (south) dock
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The Block with the Thompson in the background as viewed from across the bay
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Joyce L. VanEnkevort
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Broadside close-up view of the Block from across the bay

Duluth Lay-up -
Nick Stenstrup
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Marquette, Mich. - Lee Rowe
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Mesabi Miner was the first boat of the season to enter Marquette.  She brought a load of coal to the WE  Energies hopper.
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Alpena down the Detroit River Saturday - Ken Borg
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John Spence and Niagara Spirit - Great Lakes Ship Yard
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The Shipyard completed general steel work on both the tug and barge and installed a winch system for the cover of the Niagara Spirit.

Joseph L. Block in Escanaba - Rod Burdick
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Loading the first ore cargo of the season at CN

Alpena heading into Lafarge Wednesday - Ben & Chanda McClain
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Mesabi Miner opens the season departing Duluth - Duluth Seaway Port Authority
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Recent Welland Canal Photos - Paul Beesley
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 These photos were taken when the canal was still drained.  Workers on the east wall above Lock 1.
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A very dry drydock.
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The south gates of Lock 1.  The sill is visible at the bottom of the photo.
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The weir at Lock 1.  The lock is immediately west of this structure.
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From the center of Bridge 1, looking south toward Lock 2.
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Above Lock 2.  One of the buoys with its current concrete anchor and two others that have broken free in the past.
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Looking north toward Lock 2.
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From the center of the Homer bridge looking south toward Lock 3.
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The Skyway looms over a drained canal.  Notice the old pilings on the right close to the bridge support.

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