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May 19, 2015

Sunday at the Welland Canal - Bill Bird
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  After departing Hamilton, Three Rivers enters Port Weller harbor and proceeds directly into Lock 1.
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Bahamas-registered passenger ship Saint Laurent tied at the north end of the sand dock at Port Weller.
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Captain Henry Jackman at the Glendale Bridge
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Atlantic Huron at Port Robinson. Note weather balloon in foreground
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Atlantic Huron's control room for unloading on top of the boom.
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headed to Thorold
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Montreal - Rene Beauchamp
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In the distance are the bulkers Szczecin at the sugar dock in Montreal and Federal Seto upbound for Hamilton.
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 Vega Desgagnes laid up in Montreal and Mont, the former Algoma Montrealais.
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Algoma Integrity on her first trip on the St. Lawrence River. Previously named Gypsum Integrity and purchased by Algoma last month.
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Algoma Spirit ran aground Saturday on Cornwall Island - Michael Gibbons
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Welland Canal at Port Robinson and Port Colborne - J. Bowser
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Detroit - Capt. Mike Nicholls
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Algorail and Peter R Cresswell in the Rouge River.
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Great Republic with William Hoey ahead in the Wyandotte Channel.
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Detroit Police Dive Boat #1.
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CSL Welland downbound off Sterling Fuel.
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Sharon M and Huron Spirit unloading at Nicholson's Detroit.
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Frontenac unloading at the Lafarge Dock in Windsor.

Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey
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Harbour Fountain at Port Fisher Fertilizer dock
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Stern view
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Kathy Lynn at Lafarge Cement in Essexville
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Another view

Seaway - Murray Blancher
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Federal Welland & Algoma Equinox on the hook in Wilson Hill Anchorage
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Federal Maas & Barnacle on the hook in Prescott Anchorage
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Cleveland - Rich Nicholls
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St. Clair River - Don Detloff
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Herbert C. Jackson
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State of Michigan at Algonac State Park
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State of Michigan passing
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Ken Boothe Sr. and Lakes Contender at Algonac State Park

Recent Soo Traffic - David Kaye
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Cuyahoga upbound at the international Bridge.
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Coast Guard boats in the MacArthur Lock
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American Integrity waiting at the West Pier.
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Herbert C Jackson upbound at Mission Point.
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Walter J McCarthy upbound at Mission Point.
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Federal Weser upbound near Mission Point.
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Saginaw downbound at Mission Point.
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Buffalo upbound at the International Bridge.
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Algoma Discovery upbound at Mission Point.

CSL Welland upbound at the Soo - Brian Wagoner
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Buffalo - Brian W.
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Rebecca Lynn - A-397 headed downbound on the Black Rock Canal in Buffalo with the intake crib in the hazy distance.
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The tug-barge combo are approaching the Peace Bridge with Canada in the distance across the Niagara River.
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Passing under the truss span of the Peace Bridge to the Noco Product Terminal in Tonawanda.
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They are clear of the bridge and in the reach headed for Ferry St. The International Rail Road bridge can be seen spanning the river in the distance.
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Plaque marking the builders of the 90-year old Peace Bridge. Bethlehem may have passed out of existence, but their work still stands strong over the mighty Niagara.
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 Lining up to pass through the open draw of the Ferry St. bridge. Next will be the CN RR Harbor Draw bridge & then the Black Rock US Lock.
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Rebuilt confluence of the Erie Canal, Main-Hamburg Canal, & Commercial Slip downtown.
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The waterways are complete, right down to the old tow path for the mules, but the build out of the adjacent property is still under development.
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This is the very spot that sparked our economic rise to prominence & caused Buffalo to grow up around it, becoming a city from what was once a wilderness outpost.
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The Spirit of Buffalo departed for an evening cruise & disappeared into the fog like a ghost ship.
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