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September 14, 2015

Alpena to Bath, Ontario - John McCreery
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Alpena finally comes off the lake a little later than expected but to the delight of Boatnerds.
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Passing the Fortitude at IMS, The Alpena is actually 10 years older, 1942 versus 1952.
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Headed towards lock 8. They are still debating when the Alpena was last in the canal, could have been 1993.
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TransHawk and pilot boat
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Baie Comeau passing the Alpena waiting on the wall below lock 8.
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Baie Comeau upbound in ballast.
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 The upbound Mississagi ties up at the Robin Mill to take on a grain cargo, an infrequent event in recent years.
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Loading of the Mississagi
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Alpena departs Lock 8, the black exhaust indicating frequent use of the bow thruster.
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Alpena passing the Mississagi. Probably no other place than on the Great Lakes where you will see a 73 year old freighter passing another aged 72 years.

Alpena preparing to load at Lafarge cement Bath Ontario - Murray Blancher
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Port Colborne - Nathan Attard
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 Mississagi loading at Robin Hood in
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Alpena in port colborne
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Port Colborne Sept. 13 -  J Bowser
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Tug Duluth at Gorden Park, Cleveland. Taking a Sunday break from breakwall work - Rich Nicholls
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St. Clair River - Don Detloff
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CSL St-Laurent
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Algoma Hansa
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Tug Manitou and barge
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Presque Isle
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Vikingbank and Presque Isle
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unusual bow
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Federal Miramichi
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 Mesabi Miner
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Herbert C. Jackson
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Capt. Henry Jackman
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Pilot Boat Huron Belle
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Ken Boothe Sr. and Lakes Contender at Marine City

On board the Foresight crossing Lake St. Clair - Capt. Ryan Gazdecki
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Badger docking at Manitowoc in heavy fog - Tedd Prater
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Thursday at the Soo - M. Young
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Recent Soo Traffic - David Kaye
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Foresight entering the MacArthur Lock.
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Foresight upbound near Rotary Park.
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American Integrity downbound at Mission Point.
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Presque Isle at the International Bridge.
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Samuel De Champlain upbound in the Soo Lock Canal.
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Joyce VanEnkevort downbound near Rotary Park.
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Kaye E. Barker upbound out of the Poe Lock.
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 HHL Nile in the MacArthur Lock.
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Tug Scott Purvis.

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Peter R Cresswell unloading at Nicholson's Ecorse. Trucks are loading and taking the cement to the St. Marys Cement up the Rouge River.
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Federal Maas
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James L Kuber and Victory
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Tug Linnhurst
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Sloman Herakles
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Tug Titan and barge

Buffalo River history tour - Brian W. 
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Columbia at the Marine 'A' Elevator
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SS Columbia was the first passenger steamer to dock in the river since the SS South American left town 50 years ago.
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The Great Lakes Towing tugs Vermont & Washington at the GLT dock.
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Power Authority vessels starting with the tug Breaker.
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Derrick boat Hyvasu II.
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Ice Breaker Lathum on the new Marine Transfer Lift.
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Former Coast Guard buoy boat hauled out on the dock at the Bidco slip.
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Big US flag at the Naval Park.
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Algorail departing Lackawanna
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Algowood at Anderson on the Maumee River in Toledo - Tom  Welles
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Sarnia Summer Lay-up - Mark Harris
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Historical Perspective - Marvet fishing tug - Carl  Feather 
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