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October 3 - 8, 2016


9/24 through 26 at Point Edward and Sarnia, and 10/2 Welland Canal
- Mark Harris

Cason J. Callaway

Paul R. Tregurtha



Kaye E. Barker


Algoma Spirit

Algosoo's last trip through the canal.


10/4 - Soo Locks - Steve Bauer

The Presque Isle approaches the Poe Lock late in the afternoon.

After the departure of the Presque Isle, the Edwin H. Gott takes its turn in the Poe.

The Frontenac gets ready to depart the MacArthur Lock for Thunder Bay. 


10/2 - Welland Canal
- Vaughan Kendall

Algosoo ( from the Evans Spirit ), sliding the wall below lock 1 on her last canal transit.


8/31 - Port of Toronto
- Brenda Benoit





Recent images along the St. Marys River
- Roger LeLievre

Algoma Spirit downbound on a puffy white cloud day.

Alpena at Mission Point on October 1.

American Century meets Hon. James L. Obserstar.

Drummond Islander III fills in for Sugar Islander II while the latter is in drydock.

Federal Katsura downbound.

Soo gets a new Fitzgerald mural along Portage Avenue.

Saltwater vessel Flevogracht.

Frontenac downbound at dusk.

USCG Hollyhock passes Edwin H. Gott in Soo Harbor.

Hollyhock prepares to moor at the Carbide dock.

Hon. James R. Oberstar upbound at Nine Mile Point.

John Sherwin continues her long layup at DeTour.

Presque Isle downbound at Mission Point.

Flying the boatwatcher flag.

A wave from the bridge.

Tecumseh downbound at dusk.

Tecumseh stern view.

Thunder Bay downbound at dusk at Mission Point.

Walter J. McCarthy Jr. and Thunder Bay meet at Mission Point.


Passenger ship Victory 1 headed for Mackinac Island at dusk.

Stern view of the Victory 1 all lit up.

Recent Welland Canal Traffic
- Barry Andersen

Algoma Discovery

Galeon Andalucia

H. Lee White


Light tug Sharon M I upbound headed for Lock 2 in a downpour.

A few days later with the barge Niagara Spirit.

Industrial Charger

Capt. Henry Jackman upbound clear of Loick 1.

CSL Assiniboine

Federal Mackinac in ballast.

Federal Satsuki

Federal Weser

Gadwall riding high in ballast heads to Lock 2.

9/25 - Welland Canal
- Bill Bird

Tanker Algoma Hansa at Thorold.  Slow transit so she wouldn't have to tie up above Lock 7.

Juno clear of Lock 7 as Algoma Hansa makes the wall. 

Federal Weser out of Lock 4.

Passing tug Spartan and barge Spartan II.

Pineglen at Port Robinson.

CSL Assiniboine clear of Lock 3.

Motorcyclist patiently waiting at Bridge 5.

9/29 - Cleveland
- Kate White

Herbert C. Jackson, taken from the Edgewater Marina in Cleveland.

9/29 - Sarnia/Point Edward
- Lorraine Morrill

Recent Traffic at Sorel/Tracy
- Lorraine Morrill

Elka Nikplas

Sichem Mumbai

G3 Marquis

Hokkaido Bulker

Oceanex Conniagara runs from Montreal to St. Johns, Newfoundland on a weekly schedule.

Minerva Joy

Espada Desgagnes

BBC Mont Blanc

Stella Polaris


Earlier this Summer aboard the T/S State of Michigan
 - Mike Gibby, Engineering Cadet

Federal Weser at Detroit

Recent St. Marys River Passages
- Graham Grattan

USCGC Hollyhock down past Cedar Point.

 USCGC Hollyhock down at Pointe Louise.

H. Lee White down past Cedar Point.

H. Lee White below Pointe Louise, Essar Steel Algoma in the distance.

Juno downbound approaching Buoy P20.

Some fall colour.

Alpena above Pointe Louise.

9/24 - St. Clair Whistles on the Waterfront event
- Peter LaBelle


9/24 St. Clair and 9/25 Trenton
- Kenneth Borg

As the Joseph Thompson/Joseph Thompson Jr. glide up the St. Clair River, a whistle at the St. Clair Whistle Blast is sounded. 

The M/V Buffalo unloading coal at DTE Energy Trenton Channel Power Plant on the lower Detroit River at Trenton, MI. 

Unfortunately only one machine is running, the 500MW Unit 9.  Units 7 and 8 have been retired.

9/26 - Superior
- Ed Labernik

The M/V Lee A. Tregurtha unloads Michigan limestone at Graymont Superior.

The Tregurtha in the Superior Front Channel, turns for the Superior Entry to Lake Superior.

In the Superior Ship Canal. Note the white exhaust leaving the stack, evidence that the recently installed scrubber system is removing nearly all pollutants and releasing steam.

The Tregurtha passes the Wisconsin Point Lighthouse at the end of the ship canal.

Out in Lake Superior headed for Marquette.

9/25 - Saginaw River - Bay City
- Logan Vasicek

Alpena in the Saginaw Bay. 

In the Saginaw River.

Threading the Needle.

8/7 - Welland Canal
- Michel Gosselin

Atlantic Enterprise is approaching Bridge 11

Stern View

9/27 - Soo Locks
- Phil Clayton

MV Herbert C. Jackson in the MacArthur Lock 9:00PM EDT.  Jackson is on her first trip as a motor vessel.  Loaded taconite at   Silver Bay for Cleveland.



9/24 & 9/27 - Upper St. Marys River and Port McNicoll
- Graham Grattan

M.V. Herbert C. Jackson downbound at Pointe Louise Tuesday evening.

A closer view. There's very little visual evidence that a conversion has been done. She was running at somewhat reduced speed so engine noise was quite muted.

A pdf of a picture from my collection of Herbert C. Jackson taken in the mid '70s in the St. Clair River.

S.S. Keewatin at Port McNicoll.

A broader view of Keewatin.


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