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January 27 - 29, 2014

January 29 - Mackinaw assists the Algomarine into Owen Sound, Ont. - David Martin
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USCG Mackinaw breaking ice off the dock.
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Arriving for winter lay-up.
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Backing in.
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Arthur M. Anderson arrives in Sturgeon Bay for lay-up
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 Heather Heffernan
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Mitch Custer
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Purvis Marine barge Ironmaster stuck in the ice on the St. Marys River Bonnie Barnes
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Tugs Wilfred M. Cohen and Anglian Lady work to return the barge to Soo, Ont.
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 Sugar Island Ferry (Sugar Islander II) clearing the ice by the Sugar Island dock.
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Tugs left the barge in the ice and will return later in the week when Coast Guard assistance is available.

January 27 - Calumet River Saturday
- Steve Bauer
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Algowood eases through the ice on the Calumet River as it passes under CN bridge 710 with a load of salt for the dwindling pile at the North American Salt dock at 92nd Street.
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A crew member keeps an eye on the move as the G Tug Massachusetts works the stern of the Algowood as it tries to maneuver to the dock.
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A little more work is needed before she can tie off at the dock. 
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About mid afternoon, the Calumet is ready to depart KCBX for Manistee.  The Massachusetts is out ahead as it works to keep the ice loose at 100th Street.
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A slow start as she approaches the 100th Street bridge.
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The NS train on the right is the first of six trains the Calumet will have to wait for before getting through NS 5. 
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The G Tug Massachusetts doing donuts between NS 5 and 95th Street. keeping the ice free.
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Finally through NS 5, the Calumet approaches 95th Street.
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Don't hit the tree!  Crew member keeps an eye on the ice and the clearances at the bridge.
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Passing the Algowood approaching 92nd Street.

Icy bow of the Manitowoc
- Sue Kinsley
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South Chicago - Lou Gerard
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Calumet stuck in the ice Friday below 106th St. while G tug Massachusetts breaks up the ice.
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Massachusetts working the stern to get the Calumet around the tight bend at 106th St.
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Massachusetts breaking up ice around bow of Calumet at 106th St. She was enroute from KCBX south to KCBX north to finish loading coal for Manistee MI.
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Manitowoc on Wednesday at 106th St. enroute from KCBX south to KCBX north to finish loading coal for Manistee Mich.
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ug Carla Selvick breaking up ice for Manitowoc to get into south slip at KCBX.
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Manitowoc coming into south slip with Carla Selvick clearing the way.

Philip R. Clarke on the Detroit River - Ted Hanifan
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The Clarke passing Belle Isle CG after being escorted down from Sarnia by the CCGS Samuel Risley. She was bound for Ashtabula OH.
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Passing Dossin museum making a track as the river is frozen and not moving.
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Down at Detroit with the Ren Cen displaying the Auto Show logo.
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At this point the Clarke notifies Sarnia Traffic that they will be tying up at Mistersky fuel dock for the night to proceed  down in the morning.

Carbide Dock Coal Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. - Bonnie Barnes
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James L Kuber and Victory were unloading coal at the Carbide Dock January 22.
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Arthur M. Anderson unloading on the 24th. Near white out conditions with blowing snow.
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More Carbide Dock Coal  at the Soo - David Kaye
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Arthur M. Anderson unloading Coal at the Carbide Dock.
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Mackinaw assisting the tug Victory and barge James L. Kuber leave the Carbide Dock after unloading coal.
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