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January 17, 2014

Algosteel at South Chicago Thursday - Lou Gerard
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G tugs get ready to escort Algosteel away from the North American Salt dock at 92nd St.
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Massachusetts pulls hard as Algosteel leaves the dock.
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Algosteel is clear of 92nd St. with the Colorado working the bow.

Twin Ports -
Ed Labernik
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Cason J. Callaway on Lake Superior, just outside the North Pier Light of the Duluth Ship Canal.
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The Callaway passes the North Pier Light.
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The Callaway in the Duluth Ship Canal.
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Cason J. Callaway in Superior Bay of the Duluth Harbor
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The Cason J. Callaway in Superior Bay of the Duluth Harbor, headed for winter layup at Berth 4 of the Port Terminal.
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USCG Cutter Alder backs out of Howard’s Pocket and the Fraser Shipyards in Superior, near the General Mills grain Terminal.
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The Alder breaks ice in St. Louis Bay near the Blatnik Interstate High Bridge in front of Superior Midwest Energy Terminal.
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Alder breaks ice off the Port Terminal in Superior Bay.

Last boats for the 2013 season at the locks - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photos by Michelle Hill
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Line handlers walk alongside the tug  Victory and James L. Kuber as it enters the Poe Lock Wednesday afternoon.  The Kuber, carrying 25,913 net tons of iron ore was the last commercial vessel of the 2013 navigation season at the Soo Locks.
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Victory and James L. Kuber makes its way out of the Poe Lock after crossing Lake Superior with a load of iron ore bound for Detroit. The Victory/James L. Kuber was the final commercial vessel for the 2013 navigation season at the Soo Locks.
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The U.S. Coast Guard's 140 foot-long bay class cutter Bristol Bay was the final vessel through the locks for the 2013 navigation season. The Bristol Bay is bound for its home port of Detroit after several weeks battling ice in the St. Marys River.

Detroit River - Ted Hanifan
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Frontenac downbound Wednesday at Belle Isle with a load of ore for Nanticoke.
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CSL Laurentien  down at Belle Isle with ore for Nanticoke Tursday.
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Winter Lay Up - Toledo - Bob Vincent
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Lewis J. Kuber sitting along east wall PI Slip #1
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Tug Olive L Moore
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Joyce L. VanEnkevort breaks ice in the lower St. Clair River - Charles Miller
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Leaving her barge Great Lakes Trader
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McKeil Tugs - Dave Benedet
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