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March 3, 2014

USCG Katmai Bay in St. Marys River - Bonnie Barnes
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The Katmai Bay gets a brief break passing through the open water at the Sugar Island Ferry Sunday.
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Katmai Bay hitting the ice just south of Sugar Island Ferry
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Passing icebound PML barge Ironmaster on way back to icebound tanker Algocanada.
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Heading to the Soo for refueling and resupply Saturday.
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USCG at work
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An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., sits on the beach on Washington Island, Wis., March 2.
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The crew safely made an emergency landing after the helicopter began experiencing flight control malfunctions.
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Hollyhock breaks through the ice in the St. Clair River, Feb. 26.
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Neah Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug home-ported in Cleveland, breaks through the ice in the St. Clair River, Feb. 26.
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Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit and Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores, Mich., conduct training on frozen Lake St. Clair near Selfridge Air National Guard Base Feb. 27.
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Crews trained in below freezing temperatures and near whiteout conditions to keep their rescue skills as finely tuned as possible.
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St. Marys Challenger  under conversion at Bayship - Bill Gabert
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Lake Superior Ice Caves - Susan Boman
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The Pilgrimage From Meyers Road outside of Cornucopia, Wis. near Bayfield
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One ice cave of many
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Ice cave entrance

Cason J Callaway downbound at the Soo Locks - Ernie Mrozek
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Portland, Maine - Paul Beesley
A busy harbour that includes the delivery terminus for the pipeline that carries crude oil to Montreal.  It is also home to a number of fishing vessels, a USCG station and a large pleasure craft community. 
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 Eagle Turin delivering oil to the pipeline.
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Petroleum barge being manoeuvred by Patrice McAllister outside the harbour.  This tug burned on Lake Ontario in 2012, but it has been refurbished and put back in service.
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Sailing vessel Bagheera enjoying the wind and light swell.
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One of the many ferries that ply between Portland and various islands in Casco Bay.
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Iwalani, an escape from the business of life, lies quietly at her mooring with the Explorer of the Seas providing contrast in the background.
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Fidelis having her hull cleaned by her crew.  You may charter this sailing vessel if you win the lottery!
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Portland dredge and tug approaching shoal water to continue work.  Tides in Portland can reach 13 feet and the currents associated with them are a challenge. 
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Tanker Alice securing to another of the petroleum docks in South Portland.
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 Maine Responder, pollution response ship, on exercise in the approaches.  Astern of her she is towing an oil recovery boom.
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 Mattea, shuttle tanker that brings oil from offshore well/storage facilities, unloading at the pipeline dock.  On her bow can be seen some of the equipment used to attach her to the loading gear at the well site.
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Western Wave unloading herring into the trailer in the background.  Herring is pumped out of the ship through a pipe to the waiting trucks.
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Floating dry dock with a barge on board for servicing.
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USCG Aids-to-Navigation cutter.  The A-frame at the stern is used to lift and place buoys and their anchors.  There are two of these 49 foot cutters in Portland.

Historical Perspective - Trenton - McClouth Steel July, 1962 - J. Scott
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Cliff's Champlain unloading at Trenton.
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 My dad, Capt. Edward J. Scott, made countless trips into Trenton during the years 1957 - 1963 while he sailed the Champlain.
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The unloading pictures from the unloading rigs.

Historical Perspective - D.C. Everest - Dave Benedet
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Stewart J. Cort Chief Engineer?
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Can anyone identify the Chief Engineer at right on the Stewart J Cort? Picture taken at Shell fuel dock Sarnia around 1978-79.


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