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September 17, 20

Welland Canal Saturday - Roger LeLievre
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Algoma Spirit leaving Lock 7.
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Spirit's Capt. Seann O'Donoughue (right) and guests.
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Boatnerds admire the Spirit's stern.
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New Polish saltie Lubie in Lock 7.
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Maumee's trip board ? status, "Retired."
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Boatnerds good for goodies with Maumee as a backdrop.
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Maumee, bow shot.
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Boatnerds are a friendly lot.
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ULS signs from Norris' boom.
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Norris' lifeboat, still life, with flowers.
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Norris' boom waiting for a new home.
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James Norris' pilothouse.
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St. Marys Cement II with a stunning cloud backdrop.

Port Colborne Scrap Yard Tour - Doug Pruder
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ISMA Port Huron Lodge #2 annual picnic cruise aboard the USN Sea Cadet Training Ship Gray Fox Saturday -  Frank Frisk
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One perspective young USN SeaCadet got to wheel the boat under the direction of Capt. Jim Acheson.
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The Lodge had three members, all former ISMA Grand Lodge Presidents on board for the trip. Capt. George Haynes, Capt. Jim Leaney and Capt. Bill Cline. 
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Jim Acheson and PH Lodge #2 member and Lake Huron Lore Marine Society News Editor Wendy LaFond

St. Marys Challenger at South Chicago Friday - Lou Gerard
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St. Marys Challenger inbound steaming under the "J" bridge.
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Clear of NS5 approaching 100th St.
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Passing the H. Lee White loading coal at KCBX.
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Challenger outbound rounding Wisconsin Steel Bend.
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Waiting for NS5 to go up and 2 tank barges waiting for the Challenger to clear.
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Coming through 95th St. bridge.
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In Calumet Harbor heading for the Lake.

Navy week in Buffalo - Brian W.
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200 years of U.S. Military "Firepower For Freedom" sits tied to the wall in the Watson Basin of the Buffalo River. USS Niagara, USS Little Rock, USS The Sullivans, USS Hurricane, & the USCG Katmai Bay.
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Stern view of the Hurricane showing doors for small boat launch & recovery.
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Seahawk helo on static display at the Erie Basin.
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HMCS Ville De Quebec in Lackawanna, moored at the Gateway Metroport Terminal. The old Bethlehem Steel Coke Ovens are seen to the right, now under demolition.
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Crewman on board Ville De Quebec maintain high security on the fantail overlooking Buffalo Outer Harbor & the South Entrance.
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US Air Force C-130 from Niagara Falls circles overhead in preparation for Navy Leap Frog Jump Team demo back @ the Erie Basin in Buffalo, seen from the Flight Deck of the DeWert looking out from Lackawanna Canal.
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The DeWert from the port bridge wing on the Quebec at the Gateway Metroport Main Dock. Security measures included the temporary fencing, concrete crash barriers, & floodlights seen to the left.  
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Words to live by back in 1813 that still carry strong meaning even today in our modern age.
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Gateway Metroport pier by night with abandoned coke ovens as a backdrop. Red lights are from the Steel Winds turbines, & the blue lights are waterborne security patrols near entrance to Lackawanna Canal.
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US Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter inbound for a rescue demonstration on the Buffalo River. They were doing a simulated water recovery of a victim from a vessel in distress.
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The helo hovered over the Watson Basin of the Buffalo River, just off the Katmai Bay & USS Hurricane. They dropped a rescue swimmer into the water, he swam to a nearby boat, and was recovered by the winch. 
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After the demonstration was over the helicopter crew preformed a few passes over downtown Buffalo & the waterfront. Thousands of people were in attendance to see the events. Here they are with the HSBC tower.

Seaway, Mariatown and Iroquois Lock - Murray Blancher
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Algolake down at Mariatown
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Manitoba up at Iroquois
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Algoma Spirit up at Mariatown
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Fraserborg up at Iroquois
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Peter R Cresswell unloading salt at Rideau Bulk dock Mariatown

 Cheboygan, Mich. - Dianne Donati
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Westbound Mississagi

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