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April 16-17, 2017


4/14 and 4/15 - Sarnia Area
- Bill Bird

Salty Chestnut leaving Lake Huron.

She has a load of grain.

Tug Joyce L VanEnkenvort and barge Great Lakes Trader.


At the Sidney Smith dock, tanker Algosea is tied up for a while.

In the north slip is the Objiway.  She’s not expected to sail until later in the season.

Also in the north slip is Saginaw and barge Ashtabula.  Both are expected to be out soon.

Saginaw closeup.

Part of her bow has been replaced.

Tug Defiance will be mated with Ashtabula.

Lee A Tregurtha headed up for another load of ore.


As she made the turn at buoys 1 and 2, the captain gave five short blasts indicating a small boat or two in the way. 

H Lee White up at Marysville.



With light fading at Sarnia G3 Marquis is headed to Thunder Bay.

Back to the north slip and thanks to Marc Dease I was able to get a few night shots starting with Ojibway. 


Tug Defiance.

 Early Saturday morning traffic included Mississagi headed for Lake Erie.


Edgar B Speer had to wait at Black River for Mississagi to clear.



Herbert C Jackson with a load of ore for the Rouge River.  


4/16 - Cleveland
- Nick Hunter

Buffalo making a stop at the bulk terminal April 8th.

Great Republic approaching the turn at Irishtown Bend.

Great Republic passing beneath the Columbus Street lift bridge.



4/16 - Cleveland
- Kate White


4/14 & 4/15 - Buffalo Area
- Brian Wroblewski

Hollyhock in the Buffalo River, Visiting Ship's Dock, North Pier.





Tug Calusa Coast and barge Delaware transiting the Black Rock Canal and the Niagara River.










4/12 & 4/13 - Welland Canal
- Barry Andersen

Coastal Titan with tugs Salvage Monarch & M.R.Kane clear of Lock 1.


Algoma Equinox upbound headed for Lock 2.


Edzard Schulte upbound headed for Lock 2.


 Federal Seto downbound clear of Lock 2.


Some of the crew on Federal Seto enjoying the warm day.

Stack on Edzard Schulte - Schulte & Bruns is a stack coming into Seaway since 1959 - now believed to only represent Schulte.

4/10 and 4/14 -St. Marys River
- Graham Grattan

Herbert C. Jackson




James R. Barker


Federal Seto


Herbert C. Jackson




4/8 through 4/10 -Soo
- David Kaye

American Spirit

James R Barker

Great Lakes Trader and Joyce L VanEnkevort

Lee A Tregurtha

Herbert C Jackson


CSL Whitefish Bay

Edwin H Gott

Paul R Tregurtha

Burns Harbor

Roger Blough


4/13 - Escanaba
- Lee Rowe

Joseph L. Block with perhaps the last load of ore from Escanaba.

4/10 - Cleveland
- Great Lakes Shipyard

Carlee Emily

The ferry is operated by Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line.

4/14 - Alpena
- Ben & Chanda McClain

Great Republic


4/3 - Brockville
- Dave Bessant

John B. Aird at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario.

Close up of the superstructure and crewmember looking out.

Close-up of engine room crewmember.

Heading past Blockhouse.

On her way to Montreal – so long.


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