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February 10-11-12, 2014


2/12 - Montreal Old Port Lay Ups - Adrian Platts

Bota Bota is docked next to the Algoma Montrealais and is open year-round as a spa for folks visiting the port, hot pool with an air temperature below zero is something.

2/11 - Sturgeon Bay -  Daniel Lindner

Wide view of Sturgeon Bay’s layup fleet

1,000 footers Edgar B. Speer
 and Stewart J. Cort.

Stern view of Paul R. Tregurtha and Joseph L. Block on the other side of the shipyard

Close up of Joseph L. Block,
rafted to Paul R. Tregurtha.

Joseph L. Block’s accommodations.

Paul R. Tregurtha’s accommodations.

Bows of (left to right) Arthur M. Anderson, American Mariner, Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, Hon. James L. Oberstar, Paul R. Tregurtha, and Joseph L. Block.  CSL Niagara’s accommodation block is in the background.

Arthur M. Anderson rafted to American Mariner.

American Mariner.

Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin

Contrast in sizes between 1,013-foot Paul R. Tregurtha and 728-foot Joseph L. Block!

View of south side of shipyard.  Wilfred Sykes is on the left, St. Marys Challenger is to the right, and CSL Niagara on the far right.  Paul R. Tregurtha is docked sideways behind all three ships.

Wilfred Sykes.

St. Marys Challenger, undergoing conversion to a barge.  Note the ship’s pilothouse on the dock in the bottom left corner of the photo.

The new barge’s bow and cement unloader.

The barge’s stern.

CSL Niagara, Hon. James L. Oberstar, and Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin seen from the dock.

Edgar B. Speer and Stewart J. Cort in the “Footers Row,” with James R. Barker in the large graving dock on the far left receiving a new paint job.

James R. Barker in the graving dock for repainting.

Bows of Edgar B. Speer and Stewart J. Cort, with Paul R. Tregurtha and Joseph L. Block on the right.

2/10 - Welland Canal in Winter -
Jay van der Doe

2/10 - Toledo - Bob Vincent

Great Lakes Trader unloading ore onto the Live Pad at Torco

Unloading Boom

Another view

Joyce L. VanEnkevort

Unloading onto the Live Pad

Another view

Canadian Coast Guard Samuel Risley, that escorted the barge Great Lakes Trader and tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort to Toledo, waiting while they unload.

Removing the deck plate in the CSX Dumper

Lowing old deck plate to the ground

Crane operator, Steve Ebert

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