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February 3, 2014

Goderich - Philip Nash
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Algosteel being assisted by USCG Mackinaw off Goderich.
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Stern of the Algosteel with the Algowood in the distance beset in ice.
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Algosteel heading out on Lake Huron to find a spot to anchor for the night, Mackinaw was required to help the Steel turn in heavy ice.
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 Mackinaw working on the ice plug at the entrance to the harbour.
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Mackinaw approaching the harbour entrance, the white structure in the foreground ISO Red Light marking the southern entrance.
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Mackinaw appears to be heading straight for the harbour wall as night approaches.
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Salt loader and operator waiting for the Steel's arrival.
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Brave soles venture out on the pier with gusty southerly winds whipping up the snow.
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Tug Pride working to clear ice inside the breakwall entrance.
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Done for the day the Pride heading to her dock in Goderich.
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Algosteel and Tug Pride approaching the Salt dock in Goderich.
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Pride pushing the Algosteel closer to the dock.
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Stern of the Steel.
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Steel backing up to position under the loader as well as flushing the ice from the dock.
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Pride completes pushing.
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Pride nudges up to the pier wall and begins flushing the ice.
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Mackinaw outside the breakwall heading out to assist Algowood.
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Algoma Transfer in long term lay-up in the ice covered harbour.
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Steel still loading on Friday night.
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Salt loader in the cargo hold.
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Algomarine wintering in Owen Sound, Ontario.
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Algorail also wintering in Owen Sound, Ontario.
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A bubbler system working around the stern of the Algorail.
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Looked like a new prop on the Algorail.

Philip R. Clarke at Port Huron - Jim  Ellis
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Ships in the Sorel-Tracy - Rene Beauchamp
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Nord Mumbai
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Federal Mackinac
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Tug Ocean Ross Gaudreault...
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and tug Duga coming back to their base after docking Blacky at the grain elevator.

Toledo Winter Lay up
- Bob Vincent
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 St. Marys Challenger under conversion at Sturgeon Bay - Ed Spicuzza
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Joyce L. VanEnkevort leaves the notch to break ice to free the barge - Tracy Cook
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Arthur M. Anderson arrives at Bay Shipbuilding - Mitchell Custer
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The crew of the Calumet spent the weekend stuck in the Straits of Mackinac and listed their destination as "Hoth"
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We thought that was funny and Photoshopped this image.

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