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March 26, 2015

Opening day at the Soo - David Kaye
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Edwin H. Gott arrives in the Soo for opening Day.
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Roger Blough rounding Mission Point.
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Tug Missouri helping the Edwin H. Gott
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USCG Mackinaw heading back up river.

USCGC mackinaw At Point Louise Wednesday - Graham Grattan
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Mackinaw approaching Point Louise downbound.
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Passing Point Louise.

Roger Blough under escort of the CCGS Samuel Risley in the Detroit River - Ted Hanifan
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Blough upbound on the first trip of the season in the Fleming Channel assisted by the Samuel Risley on March 23, 2015
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Belle Isle can be seen in the back ground.
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- Marc Dease
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Members of the Algoma fleet waiting for the season to start by night.
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And by day.
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Bow shots.
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Canadian Coast Guard Ships Griffon and Samuel Risley at the Sydney Smith dock.
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Edgar B. Speer outbound from Sturgeon Bay heading east toward Lake Michigan on March 23 - Brian Forest
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Roger Blough passing Marysville March 23 - Jeff Naz
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Historical Perspective - Jon Paul Michaels
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Thomas M Girdler loads on the northside of Escanaba's Chicago and Northwestern Dock while  The Charles M. White waits to load on the southside.
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Charles M White inbound Calumet River for South Chicago/Republic Steel with 15,557 tons of Groveland pellets loaded the day before at Escanaba - C&NW.
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Clear of the notorious 5 Bridges
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Detroit Edison at American Shipbuilding Dock
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Wolverine at stone dock
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Algoway passing Republic Steel Dock
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Thomas F Patton unloading while refueling from tanker MV Gary.
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The Patton was an infrequent visitor to S. Chicago as it didn't have a bow thruster to help in river navigation like her sister ships.
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After the Patton departed we got our turn under the hullets unloading through the night hours.


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