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June 24, 2014

Alpena and Soo - Ben & Chanda McClain
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Tug Wendy Anne
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Mississagi unloading salt
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Detroit River - Mike Mishler
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Isle Rouge - Skip Gillham
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Former Canadian Coast Guard.  When it was decommissioned, it was renamed 2013 01 but has been sold and it is currently at Port Dalhousie near the former Normac at the marina.  There is talk of modifying the ship to carry passengers. These photos were taken June 17, 2014
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Soo Traffic - David Kaye
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Edgar Speer In the Poe Lock.
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Indiana Harbor down bound at the west Pier.
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 Algomarine upbound at the International Bridge.
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Stewart J Cort downbound near Rotary Park.
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Cedarglen downbound entering the MacArthur Lock.
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Alpena leaving the MacArthur Lock.
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Radcliffe R. Latimer downbound at the International Bridge.
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Algosoo upbound at the bridge.
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Herbert C Jackson upbound at the bridge.
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 Baie St Paul upbound entering the Poe Lock.
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American Century in the Poe Lock.
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Tug Undaunted and Barge Pere Marquette 41 in the MacArthur Lock.
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John D. Leitch upbound at the International Bridge.
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Joseph L. Block downbound at the West Pier.

Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey
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Manitou approaching the bow of the Harbour Feature
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Manitou pushing on the bow
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Harbour Feature headed outbound for the lake
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Stern view at Smith Park
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Manitou trailing behind the Harbour Feature

St. Clair River at Algonac State Park - Don Detloff
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Atlantic Erie
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Indiana Harbor
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Everlast & Norman McLeod

Welland Canal - Ian Baker
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Hon James L Oberstar crossing under International Bridge - Jim Hoffman (Soo)
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Detroit River - Mike Nicholls
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Federal Welland in Goderich harbor - Bill Blackstone
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Luedtke at the Cargil Pier in Buffalo - Brian W.
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Overall view of the old Cargil Pool Terminal Elevator on the lakefront with Luedtke dredge equipment tied up to the pier.
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Twilight over Lake Erie on a stormy evening.
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Tugs Karl Luedtke, Krista S., & Paul Luedtke, Pump out barge Lucile T, 2 dredge rigs, & scows with new LED lighting.

Alpena at the Lafarge Dock, downtown Toledo - Luke Archer
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Seen from the Cherry Street Bridge
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Stern view with Col. James M. Schoonmaker, two classic lakers
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Alpena ready to depart Lafarge, as seen from the deck of the Schoonmaker

Atlantic Erie aground - Erie Media
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2014 Detroit River Tug Race - Aaron Thomson
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Recent Photos from San Francisco, California - Paul Beesley
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SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a Liberty Ship built during WW2 and named for American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O'Brien  (1744?1818). Now based in San Francisco, Jeremiah O'Brien is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944, and one of only two currently operational World War II Liberty ships afloat of the 2,710 built during the war (the other being the SS John W. Brown based in Baltimore).
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Passing under the Golden Gate bridge in the fog.  The bridge has its own fog horn.
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Hornblower Hybrid and Alcatraz Clipper with the Bay bridge in the background.   The Hybrid is a rebuilt dive boat powered by solar panels, wind turbines and fuel-efficient diesel engines.
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 Alcatraz Clipper at the dock on the island.
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San Fran is one busy harbour as evidenced by this photo.
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Another view of the SS Jeremiah O'Brien.
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Phoenix Fireboat #1 out for a sail.
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Royal Prince backing away with another load of sightseeers.
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Eppleton Hall is a paddlewheel tugboat built in England in 1914. The only remaining intact example of a Tyne-built paddle tug, and one of only two surviving British-built paddle tugs (the other being the former Tees Conservancy Commissioners' vessel, PS John H Amos), she is preserved at the San Francisco Maritime national Historic Park. 
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MSC Ivana pops out of the fog at the Golden Gate.

Special Memorial - Chiefs last trip through the ice on Mackinaw

Here are some pics from Brent "chiefs" Michaels last trip through the ice of the Upper St. Marys river note the Callaway waiting for her escort Westward patiently waiting for us to spread dads ashes. There were 4 ships that waited the additional 3 hours Mackinaw to begin the escort while they escorted Chief to his final resting place. They were the Walter J McCarthy Cason Calloway Gott and St Clair.
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