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June 4-5, 2016

6/3 - St. Marys River - Gordy Garris

Vlieborg downbound from the MacArthur lock.

Victory/James L. Kuber passing the Federal Yukon.

Avenger IV pushing barge PML 2501 just below the locks.

Spartan/Spartan II downbound, exiting the MacArthur lock.

American Integrity waits to lock through at the West Pier.

Federal Yukon passing by the American Integrity.

Algoma Transport downbound, Federal Yukon upbound.

Lisanna downbound passing the Federal Yukon.

Undaunted/Pere Marquette 41 unloading scrap at Essar Steel.

State Of Michigan upbound at Soo Harbour.

John B. Aird downbound at Mission Point.

Gros Cap Reef Light to the left of the Blough. Tugboats Scott Purvis and Anglian Lady are rafted to the side of the Blough.

Another view of the group with the Federal Yukon passing by in the distance.

Boom from the Blough seen between the two ships, along with a Yokohama fender to keep them apart during the unloading process.

Cargo being offloaded from the Blough into the holds of the Clarke.

USCG Buckthorn overlooks the Roger Blough.

Roger Blough and Philip R. Clarke rafted together; note the slight listing of the Blough to her port side.

Recent 1000 Island Passage
- Frederick Hager

Robert S. Pierson downbound under the Thousand Islands Bridge. Loaded with salt for Prescott.

Upbound through the 1000 Islands at 8:45 PM for Lake Ontario, about 35 river miles west.




October 2015 - Soo
- Bob Buchanan

Saginaw in the lock on a fall evening.

Sugar Islander holding for Lee Tregurtha.

Lee Tregurtha below Mission last fall.

6/3 - Roger Blough refloating
- USCG photos, Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin
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Roger Blough sits anchored in the Waiska Bay anchorage area. Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Kahle
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Roger Blough holds steady with assistance of support tugs as the ship is refloated. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Craig Gorman
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George Fill, a deck hand aboard the motor vessel Roger Blough, measures the amount of water in a ballast tank. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Craig Gorman
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Fleetmate Philip R. Clarke Along side to take on cargo.
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Aerial view
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Blough's shuttle boom off loads its cargo of taconite into the Philip R. Clarke.
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Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tig Hogan
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6/3 - Gros Cap Reef - John DeCarli

Approaching Whitefish Point and Gros Cap reef, the Blough could been seen aground.

Getting closer to the reef shows a down-bound freighter passing the site.  The Buckthorn, Clarke and Blough are visible.

The Buckthorn is at the bottom of the photo, the reef marker, the Clarke and Blough.

Purvis tugs alongside the Blough, and the Clarke taking on pellets.

6/3 - Detroit River Thursday
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J.W. Westcott II delivering to the Arthur M. Anderson
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Heading to unload on Zug Island.
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Detroit Princess heading back to dock.
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Cruise ship Pearl Mist docked in Windsor.
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Saginaw downbound
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Patricia Hoey clearing Mistersky
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J.W. Westcott II delivering Pizza to the tour boat Friendship off Zug Island.
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G. L. Ostrander upbound.
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Fleetmates pass, Samuel De Champlain downbound.
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CCG Limnos
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6/3 - Welland Canal - Bill Bird

G3 Marquis passing under Bridge 5 at Glendale Avenue.

Edging into Lock 3.

No need for winches due to hands-free mooring.

As G3 Marquis begins to depart the lock you can see yellow hands free mooring pads in the raised position.

Headed towards Baie Comeau, Quebec.

She's followed by Robert S Pierson clear of Lock 3.

Crew member sunning himself on the 2nd hatch.

Bound for Prescott, Ontario.

6/2 - Saginaw River
- Gordy Garris

Olive L. Moore/Lewis J. Kuber outbound passing Zilwaukee Park.

Headed underneath the I-75 bridge in Zilwaukee.


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