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April 27 - 30, 2014

4/30 - Thunder Bay - Justin Eloranta
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Federal Elbe was the first Saltie to reach Thunder Bay, seen behind the Martha L. Black who has spent the majority of her days in the harbour berthed at Keefer Terminal.
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 Frontenac was moored behind Martha L. Black. A local tug, Point Valour can be seen as well.
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Point Valour loosened the already chopped ice inside the breakwall to make Frontenac's journey to Mission Terminals smoother.

Roger Blough at anchor in Lake Michigan
- Joel Service
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Visible from Stevensville, Mich.

USCG Air Station Traverse City
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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay escorts shipping traffic through the St. Marys River, April 22, 2014.
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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, breaks ice in the St. Marys River.
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A Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., Dolphin helicopter comes in for a landing at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City following an over-flight mission April 22, 2014.
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Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., Dolphin helicopters sit ready in the hangar at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City April 22, 2014. Crews use the hangar area to keep the Air Station's five helicopters mission ready.

4/28 - Welland Canal - Ian Baker
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BBC Xingang upbound Sunday.
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Lubie downbound Below Lock 2 Welland Canal.
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Anglian Lady Below Lock 2 downbound.
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Wicko upbound April 25.
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Salties on the St. Clair River at Port Huron Sunday - Kevin Majewski
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Greek saltie Apollon, upbound approaching Port Huron.
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 Bow profile.
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Apollon stern view.  
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 Apollon closely followed by the Polish Steamship Company's Orla.
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Orla bow view
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Orla continuing upbound, approaching Port Huron.
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Bow profile.
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Orla stern view.
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Algoma Discovery at the Cargill dock in Sarnia.
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Manitoba moored at the Government dock in Sarnia.

Sunday at the Welland Canal - Bill Bird
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Polish saltie Lubie clear of Lock 8
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headed for Montreal
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Algosoo with a load of coal from Ashtabula
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bound for Hamilton
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Cypriot flagged Bluebill headed upbound
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Destination Thunder Bay
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Flying the flag of Antigua, BBC Xingang, built last year, headed to Lock 2
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Milwaukee bound
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Awaiting traffic, Cuyahoga easing her way clear of Lock One
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headed to Marblehead Ohio for a load of stone
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Cuyahoga takes Lock 2 following departure of Anglian Lady and barge.

Phoenix Sun hoisted the Panama flag sometime last week - Rene Beauchamp
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The new port of registry of Panama had not been painted on yet.

Tug Evans McKeil with the barge Metis entering Rochester on April 23 - Tom Brewer
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FedNav's newest ship Nunavik at the Port of Rotterdam, Saturday - Huug Pieterse
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She was there to unload part of her cargo to reduce her draft so she can continue the voyage to the Port of Moerdijk, her original destination.
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Soo traffic - David Kaye

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USCG Mackinaw at the West Pier.

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Ken Boothe Sr. upbound leaving the Poe Lock.

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Paul R Tregurtha at the International Bridge.

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Ojibway delivering supplies to the Paul R Tregurtha.

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Capt. Henry Jackman downbound leaving the MacArthur Lock.

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H Lee White upbound at Mission point.

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Algoma Enterprise at downbound Mission Point.

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Roger Blough downbound passing Rotary Park.

Mackinaw doing a 180 deg. turn in the Poe/MacArthur Lock canal 

Grand Opening of the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, Friday, April 25 -  Roger LeLievre
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Museum sign greets visitors.
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Front of the museum, with the propeller from the John Sherwin on display, donated by the Interlake Steamship Co.
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1911-vintage steamer Col. James M. Schoonmaker is a key component of the museum and is open to the public for touring.
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Schoonmaker celebrating with flags flying.
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Commemorative artwork of the Shenango Furnace fleet by Paul C. LaMarre Jr.
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Board of Directors member Paul C. LaMarre III with 92-year-old William P. Snyder III, a descendant of industrialist William P. Snyder, founder of Shenango Furnace Co., which once owned the Schoonmaker and other Great Lakes vessels.
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Lobby view of the national museum.
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What would a museum be without ship models? The model of the James R. Barker is by Capt. Sam Buchannan of the J.W. Westcott Co.
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Great Lakes museum in Toledo
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