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December 31, 2016 - January 10, 2017


1/9 - Little Pond, Nova Scotia
- Jason Day

Coast guard cutter Earl Gray off the beach. This is probably as close as she can get in, as it is very shallow along here.

You could walk up to the bow of Arca 1 at low tide where she is sitting right now.

The grounding is drawing quite a crowd of people, including news reporters and government onlookers.

1/9 - Upper St. Marys River
- Patricia Grattan

Lee A. Tregurtha downbound at Pointe Louise.


Lee A. Tregurtha meets Paul R. Tregurtha at Old Lookout # 6.


Paul R. Tregurtha upbound at Pointe Louise.



1/9 - Alpena
- Ben & Chanda McClain

Tug Manitou in Alpena breaking ice for vessels.

1/1 and 1/2 - Owen Sound
- Mark Harris

Algoway arriving in Owen Sound at 1700 on New Year’s Day for winter lay-up.

Early the next morning.

Chi-Cheemaun, also back in Owen Sound, for lay-up.

1/2 - Detroit - Kenneth Borg

Cuyahoga loading coke from Zug Island in the old channel of the Rouge River.

12/20 - Tampa, FL
- Chuck Hyppa

CSL Tarantau discharging granite aggregates from Nova Scotia at the Martin Marietta Terminal in Tampa.  It is one of 5 Panamax-size Trillium class vessels operated by CSL Americas in coastal and ocean trades.
CSL Tarantau

228.55 x 32.26 x 20.16
(749.8' x 105.8' x 66.1')

80 m (262') boom

Built 2013 Chengxi Shipyard, Jiangyin

Built as the Baldo for Klaveness Selfunloaders AS. Acquired by CSL in 2015.


1/6 - Upper St. Marys River
- Graham Grattan

Michipicoten downbound past Cedar Point.

Nearing buoy 'P20' and about to turn 'off' the Brush Point Ranges.

Brush Point Rear Range Light in the background.

Headed for Essar Steel.

CSL Niagara at Pointe Louise.

 Upbound for Duluth.

1/7 - Sandusky
- Capt. Jeff Gordon

Manitoulin in Sandusky Bay.

Late December Shots at Welland Canal
- Ron Willis

Africaborg downbound above Homer Bridge.

Federal Nakagawa downbound below Lock Seven.

  Federal Rideau downbound.


1/2 - Cleveland
- Kate White

John J. Boland taken from the W 3rd St. bridge, on a dismal January day.

1/1/2017 - Trenton Channel, Detroit River
- Kenneth Borg

Herbert C. Jackson unloading western coal at DTE Electric Trenton (Mich.) Channel Power Plant.

Up-bound the Detroit River,  Trenton Channel by Grassy Island  after unloading western coal at DTE Trenton Channel Power Plant.

Heading from Trenton Channel to main channel of the Detroit River below Mud Island.  Going to Superior, Wis. for more Western coal for the Trenton Channel Power Plant.

12/26/2016 - Buffalo
- Brian Wroblewski

Manitoulin tow up the Buffalo River.

G-tug Washington towing.

Headed for the Standard elevator.

Sometimes you have to really trust your towline.

Mast lowered to clear the bridges.

Tight corner.

12/30 - Upper St. Marys River
- Graham Grattan

American Mariner downbound at Pointe Louise.

12/25 and 12/29 - Cleveland
- Rick Nicholls

Michipicoten unloading at the River Dock, continuing the parade of larger boats navigating the Cuyahoga River this year.

Unloading to the corner of the dock.

Tied up in the old bridge draw, blocking the river.

From University Inn, framed by new interstate bridge.

Daily deliveries of taconite to the ArcelorMittal steel mill continue.  Here the Tug Defiance and Barge Ashtabula back downstream through the W 3rd Street bridge past the waiting Buffalo on 12/29.

Tug Iowa assisting.



12/28 - Welland Canal
- Ron Willis

Qamutik downbound.

12/25 - Ste-Catherine
- Roland Van Bulck

Tecumseh en route for Sorel in the South Shore Canal near Ste-Catherine.


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