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April 20 - 23, 2015

4/23 - Mississagi aground in the St. Marys River - USCG
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Mississagi sits aground in the lower St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Mich. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City
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H Lee. White in Trenton at Detroit Edison Wednesday - Chris Byczek
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Welland canal Friday -  Jim Bowser
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4/22 - Seaway
- Rene Beauchamp
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Johanna C arriving in Montreal for Seaway inspection on Tuesday. Next destination is Duluth to unload windmills components.
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To my knowledge, the first vessel with such a cargo so far this year. She is the second vessel of that name for Carisbrooke Shipping to go in the Lakes. The first one, much smaller, came in 2001.
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Resko shifting to another dock deadship on April 9 in Montreal.
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Two CSL bulkers wintering in Montreal on April 9, Atlantic Erie and Birchglen. As of Tuesday, they had not yet resume service.

St. Clair River at Port Huron Tuesday
- Don Detloff
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Pacific Huron
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CCGS Pierre Radisson

Rouge River Monday- Ken Borg
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Hon. James L. Oberstar after backing out of the AK Steel Slip in Dearborn and turning to go down the Rouge River on Monday.
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Manitowoc mill scale at the AK Steel Dearborn.

Rouge River - Capt. Mike Nicholls
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Manitowoc outbound Rouge River at Fort Street.
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Kaye E Barker outbound the Rouge River at Fort Street.

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4/21 - Juno aground in the Seaway Monday
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Imagine what the people in the house at the bow must have thought. USCG photo
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Under the Thousand Island Bridge - Joe Argento
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Onboard early Monday morning USCG


CWB Marquis passing Point Edward -
Marc Dease
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Algoma Enterprise looking brand new with her new paint job.
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Thunder Bay making the turn at 1 & 2.
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Sporting a new coat of paint and looking spectacular the Mississagi about to depart the government dock in Sarnia.

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Pierre Radisson breaking ice on Lake Superior -
Brian Wagoner
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4/20 - Recent Soo Traffic
- David Kaye
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USCG Katmai Bay in the MacArthur Lock.
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Thunder Bay downbound at the West Pier.
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CSL Welland in the Poe Lock.
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Joyce VanEnkevort downbound at the West Pier.
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Kom downbound approaching the Poe lock with a little help from the Tug Missouri.
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USCG Mackinaw in the Poe Lock
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Manitoba downbound in the upper river.

St. Clair River at Algonac State Park on Sunday - Don Detloff
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Herbert C. Jackson
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Dorothy Ann and Pathfinder

Saturday at Port Huron -  M. Young
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Algomarine in Buffalo - Brian Wroblewski
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Algomarine headed for the Buffalo Fairway Buoy as the gathering gloom of an incoming rain storm follows behind her.
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Algomarine has come to a stop in the Buffalo Outer Harbor Southern Channel. The end of the Cargil Pool pier is to the left.
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The ship is now winding as the abandoned Bethlehem Steel Coke Ovens offer a dismal backdrop.
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She's swinging on her thrusters now and the Steel Winds turbines can be seen out toward the lake.
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Done with her maneuver, the Algomarine is backing into the Lackawanna Canal as the sky grows darker, perfect timing to reach safe harbor as an evening storm rolls in off Lake Erie.

Welland Canal Saturday - Bill Bird
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Sporting her new paint job from Sturgeon Bay, CSL Laurentien arrives at Thorold.
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In her gangway you can see CSL on the netting.
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heading for Lock 7
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At Port Colborne CWB Marquis is tied south of Bridge 21 to load machinery, lubricants and supplies.
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chicken fingers on the menu for lunch
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dining room
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Engine room. With 9100 hp her top speed is about 14.7 knots
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overlooking the stern with life boat. Algoma Progress in the background at scrapyard.
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captain's office
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owner's room (also for guests)
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bedding even has Algoma logo
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pilot house is huge with large windows
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wheelsman's stand
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our thanks to Captain Seann O'Donoghue and Algoma Central Corporation for the tour.
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Builders plate in Chinese and English
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Everything loaded on board and CWB Marquis (pronounced mar KEE) is underway.
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Canadian Wheat Board logo (owners of the ship)
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clear of Lock 8 she's headed for Trois Rivieres.
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Later in the afternoon CSL St-Laurent enters Port Colborne harbour.
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another view
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under Bridge 21
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on her way to Montreal

Alpena -  Ben & Chanda McClain
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Cuyahoga in Alpena
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Spencer F. Baird
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Tug Olive L Moore and barge Lewis J Kuber unloading stone.
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Sandusky Bay - Matthew Felix
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H. Lee White
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John D. Leitch


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