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April 4 - 10, 2017


4/9 - Hamilton
- Jan van der Doe


Federal Champlain

Omni Richeleau and Ocean Gulf

Stella Polaris


4/9 - St. Marys River
- Graham Grattan

Federal Schelde

The ice is coming down out of Whitefish Bay; it is very broken up and deteriorated.


Roger Blough

4/7 - St. Marys River
- Graham Grattan

American Century

4/6 - Brockville
 - Murray Blancher

Algoma Harvester upbound at Blockhouse Island.

Salvage Monarch upbound.

4/6 -Escanaba
- Joe Knudson

Joseph L. Block

3/30 and 4/4 - Cleveland
- Nick Hunter

Mississagi turning out from the Old River.

Leaving Cleveland beneath the NS railroad bridge.

Hon. James L. Oberstar offloading at the bulk terminal.

Recent Soo Traffic
- David Kaye

John D Leitch

Stewart J Cort

Herbert C Jackson

Edwin H Gott

Cason J Callaway

Kaye E Barker

Radcliffe R Latimer

CSL St. Laurent

Paul R Tregurtha

Philip R Clarke

Edgar B Speer

4/3 - Seaway
-  Fritz Hager

J.B. Aird downbound under the 1000 Islands Bridge.

Headed down the Seaway to Montreal and eventual scrap tow overseas.

4/5 - Stoneport
  - Ben and Chanda McClain

Philip R. Clark loading.



4/1 - Port Huron -
Dennis Smolinski

CSL St-Laurent


The Goose.

4/2 - Welland Canal
- Bill Bird

Algoma Mariner departing the flight locks.

Headed to Quebec City.

Meeting Federal Seto south of Lock 3.

Heading to the Soo.


John B Aird at the stone dock in Port Colborne.  She has a cargo of salt for this, her last trip before being scrapped overseas.

Various items were being off loaded.

Including a couple of wheelbarrows.

After little more than an hour she was ready to go. The Aird was tied up close to the Sea Eagle 2 and her barge.

Pushing away from the dock.

Within a few minutes she was on her way.

  Coming around the tug and her cement barge.

John B Aird was named after Algoma’s former chairman of the board and Ontario’s 23rd lieutenant governor.  She’s the last Canadian built bulker for Algoma.  The year was 1983.  The stern section was built in Collingwood and then towed to Thunder Bay to be joined to the bow.

She’ll make a couple of stops along the St Lawrence including Ogdensburg and Johnstown before ending her career in Montreal.  The tow will likely happen in a matter of weeks.

CSL St-Laurent entering and departing Lock 8.


Her stunning mural.

Bound for Sorel with wheat.

4/2 - St. Clair River
  - M & B Young

Lake Guardian downbound.



CSL Laurentian downbound.


Ojibway and Cuyahoga in Sarnia.

Kaye E. Barker upbound.



Port Huron's standard 45 foot response boat - medium (RB-M), built by a partnership of Marinette Marine and Kvichak Marine. Delivered in 2013. Approximately 33 of the Coast Guard's 174 RB-M's are assigned to the Great Lakes.


3/29 through 4/2 -Welland Canal
- Barry Andersen

Dredge Ocean Basque 2 with Radium barges and tug Salvage Monarch entering Lock 3.

Tow clear of Lock 2 downbound.

Tug Salvage Monarch downbound in Lock 3.


Lake Ontario upbound clear of Lock 1.

Tug Leo A. McArthur and barge John J. Carrick upbound under bridge 21 Port Colborne.

Tug Leo A. McArthur with barge in Port Colborne harbour.

The tug's stacks and new name board.

Chestnut and Capt. Henry Jackman meeting and completing pass below Lock 3.


Chestnut upbound clear of Lock 3.

Capt. Henry Jackman downbound clear of Lock 2.

Algoma Equinox slides wall above Lock 3 with John B. Aird in Lock 5.

Federal Seto upbound clear of Lock 1. 

Algoma Equinox entering Lock 3.

John B. Aird clear of Lock 7 on her last trip.

 Clear of Lock 4.


Entering Lock 3 at night.


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