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September 29 - 30, 2014

9/30 - Soo Traffic - Jeff Thomas
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Joseph H. Thompson downbound at Mission Point
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Montrealais downbound in the MacArthur Lock
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Saginaw downbound at Mission Point
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 Arthur M. Anderson loading at Calcite

Welland Canal - Ian Baker
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Westbound Badger headed for Manitowoc - Ken Kemper
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 5 Miles East of Manitowoc
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Two Rivers, WI. Point Beach Light House

Hamburg departing Windsor - Graham Grattan
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Alpena Downbound off Cheboygan - Pegg Thomas
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Federal Nakagawa downbound in Sault Ste. Marie  - Tom Andrews
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Downbound at Mission Point following a storm on Labor Day.
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Stern view.

9/29 - Soo Weekend Traffic - Lee Rowe
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Buffalo - Brian W.
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The tug Kurt Leudtke is pushing her mud scow down the City Ship Canal from the dredge site near the Sand Wharf & past the American Mariner at the General Mills Frontier Elevator.
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Heading under the Buffalo Skyway, the Leudtke is almost clear of the Mariner & headed for the Watson Basin.
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Now in the open waters of the Outer Harbor, they head South for the Army Corps CDF in Lackawanna.
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The Mariner backs herself down the Buffalo River Entrance Channel with downtown in the backdrop.
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Almost clear of the confines of the river she heads stern first past the Buffalo Main Light and Lake Erie.

Four boats departed the Cuyahoga River Sunday Morning - Rich Nicholls and Kate White
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Petite Forte and barge St Marys Cement (approaching Columbus Rd bridge)
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Dorothy Ann and Pathfinder (turning in East basin)
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American Courage (stopped at Dock 20 waiting for John J. Boland to Depart)
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Tugs in the harbor for construction projects included John Francis and Timberland
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Goodtime III
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 Great Republic from the Jefferson Street Bridge.

Federal Satsuki seen in Antwerp on her way to Three Rivers - Chris Rombouts
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Departing Saturday
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St. Clair River - Don Detloff
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American Integrity
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Presque Isle
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Ken Boothe Sr. and Lakes Contender
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Algorail departing Sombra, Ont.
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Paul R. Tregurtha approaching Marine City, MI.
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Fairchem Yuka
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St. Clair
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USCG 45-foot Response Boat-Medium
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Federal Seto

John J. Boland unloading at former government elevators September 18 - Nathan Attard
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At 680 feet long it would be a tight squeeze.
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It's the longest ship I've seen there in my 50 years.
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John J. Boland unloading  - Dave Johnson, Erie Media
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CSL Tadoussac passing - Julie Fletcher
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St. Clair River - Kevin Majewski
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Algoeast downbound passing the upbound Whitefish Bay at Port Huron.
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 Dara Desgagnes upbound passing the downbound Algoeast at Port Huron.
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Algoma Guardian downbound passing the upbound Whitefish Bay at Port Huron.
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 Algoma Guardian downbound passing the upbound Dara Desgagnes at Port Huron.
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Dara Desgagnes upbound holding position as the Whitefish Bay pulls away from the Shell Oil Dock in Corunna, Ontario.

Seaway - Ron Beaupre
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Floragracht passing Mariatown on her first trip up the St. Lawrence.
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Hamburg near Mariatown on her way to Toronto.
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The new stack colours for Hamburg.
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Pearl Mist above Iroquois Lock.
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Pearl Mist departing Iroquois Lock.
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Larsholmen passing Mariatown while the engine pours out heavy smoke.
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Fairchem Yuka below Iroquois lock.
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Sliding the wall into Iroquois Lock.
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Adfines Star on her first trip into the Lakes. 
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Stack and cabin details of Adfines Star.
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Exeborg in the St. Lawrence River at Mariatown.

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Edzard Schulte at the Loyalist Park near Mariatown.
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Edzard Schulte is registered at Douglas, Isle Of Man.
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BBC Austria passing Mariatown on her way up the St. Lawrence.
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Algoma Montrealais passing Duncan Park at Mariatown.
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She was on her way to Clarkson to load cement.
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Algoma Hansa passing Mariatown on a trip from Halifax to Oakville.

Ryba tug Thomas R Morrish at Pt. Mouille - Capt. Mike Nicholls
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Columbia tow - Graham Grattan
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Detroit fireboat Curtis Randolph stands-off outside Nicholson's slip.
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Tug Manitou made-up on the stern.
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Is this the last time the two running mates will be seen together?
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Tug Capt. Keith on the bow as the tow backs out into the Detroit River.

Welland Canal - Ian Baker
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New salties in the Seaway - Rene Beauchamp
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Morgenstond I
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Ebonay Ray
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Adfines Star
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 New salties in August were Julie C going to Cote Ste. Catherine on August 26 to load scrap metal and Selandia Swan bound for Sarnia in ballast on August 28.
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Selandia Swan
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The barge Marinelink Explorer laid up at Trois-Rivieres and sold last year had her new name Chaulk Lifter painted on the hull last month.

Can you ID Huron Cement freighter in this picture?
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 1971 aerial shot of the brine well collapse on the north end of Grosse Isle. 

Recent Detroit River
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Seaway at Mariatown - Murray Blancher
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Nordic Stockholm up
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 Federal Mattawa up
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Federal Sakura down
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Zhang Yuan AO down
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Arthur Anderson heading down river in the fog - Jim Hoffman, Sault, Michigan
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St Marys River  under the International Bridge Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.

Boats at Tobermory and Manitoulin Island - Ian Baker
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Algoma Montrealais at Port Huron August 28 - Kevin Majewski
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Algoma Montrealais upbound at Port Huron. She is the last Canadian flagged steam-powered freighter on the Great Lakes.
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Approaching the twin Blue Water Bridge spans.
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 Entering Lake Huron with a flock of geese crossing her stern.
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Continuing upbound in Lake Huron. So far, reports of her demise have been greatly exaggerated. Let's hope she sees a few more seasons on the Lakes.


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