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Vantage Point
(St Clair River at the Black River in Port Huron)

By Frank Frisk, Barry Hiscocks, Philip Nash and Angie Williams*
 

Vessel Name Direction Location Time Vantage Point ETA Destination Cargo Comments Added
Peter R. Cresswell (correction)  Upbound  Arrive Shell Oil Fuel dock  22:30    Goderich, Ontario  In ballast  Thursday traffic. Stopped for fuel.  1/30/2015 2:31:23 AM 
Peter R. Cresswell  Upbound  Shell Fuel Dock  02:00  02:31  Goderich, Ontario  In ballast  Friday traffic.  1/30/2015 2:27:03 AM 
Peter R. Cresswell (update)  Upbound  Shell Fuel Dock  22:30    Goderich, Ontario  In ballast  Thursday traffic. Stopped for fuel.  1/30/2015 2:22:13 AM 
Peter R. Cresswell  Downbound  Vantage Point  21:10  21:10  Corunna, Ontario  In ballast  Thursday traffic. Destination Shell Oil dock for fuel.  1/30/2015 2:19:18 AM 
USCG Mackinaw  Downbound  Arrive Bean dock in Port Huron.  13:05    Port Huron, Michigan    Thursday traffic.  1/30/2015 2:14:01 AM 
Tug Pride  Upbound  Vantage Point  11:41  11:41  Sarnia, Ontario  Light tug  Thursday traffic. Destination Purdy fish dock.  1/30/2015 2:09:28 AM 
Tug Pride  Downbound  Vantage Point  09:40  09:40  St. Clair River  Light tug  Thursday traffic.  1/30/2015 2:07:39 AM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Downbound  Depart Government dock in Sarnia  06:32  06:40  Toledo, Ohio  ice ops  Thursday traffic.  1/30/2015 1:54:18 AM 
Algoma Hansa (update)  Upbound  Arrive Shell Oil South dock in Corunna, Ontario  10:56    Sarnia, Ontario  gasoline  Thursday traffic. Expect 48 hour load then proceeds to Imperial Oil in Sarnia.  1/29/2015 2:37:50 PM 
Algoma Hansa  Downbound  Depart Sydney Smith dock in Sarnia  09:26  09:46  Corunna, Ontario  In ballast  Thursday traffic. Destination Shell Oil dock.  1/29/2015 2:15:58 PM 
Algoma Hansa (update)  Downbound  Arrive Sydney Smith dock in Sarnia  04:36    Corunna, Ontario  In ballast  Thursday traffic. Expect to depart in 4-5 hours for Shell Oil dock.  1/29/2015 2:10:27 PM 
John B Aird  Upbound  Stag Island  03:55  04:25  Goderich, Ontario  In ballast  Thursday traffic.  1/29/2015 3:56:35 AM 
Algoma Hansa  Upbound  Vantage Point  03:28  03:28  Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Thursday traffic. Destination Sydney Smith dock.  1/29/2015 3:46:53 AM 
Arthur M Anderson  Upbound  Vantage Point  02:41  02:41  Gary, Indiana  coke  Thursday traffic.  1/29/2015 3:26:59 AM 
James R Barker  Upbound  Vantage Point  02:32  02:32  Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  In ballast  Thursday traffic. Heading for winter lay-up.  1/29/2015 3:24:19 AM 
Manitowoc  Downbound  Vantage Point  10:21  10:21  Toledo, Ohio  In ballast  Wednesday traffic.  1/29/2015 2:43:57 AM 
Calumet  Downbound  Vantage Point  10:03  10:03  Toledo, Ohio  iron ore pellets  Wednesday traffic.  1/29/2015 2:42:48 AM 
RT Hon Paul J Martin  Downbound  Vantage Point  09:52  09:52  Erie, Pennsylvania  In ballast  Wednesday traffic.  1/29/2015 2:40:11 AM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Upbound  Vantage Point  09:20  09:20  Sarnia, Ontario    Wednesday traffic. Destination Government dock.  1/29/2015 2:29:22 AM 
CSL Niagara  Upbound  Vantage Point  08:46  08:46  Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Wednesday traffic. Turning at the Black River proceeding upbound for Sarnia Cargill Elevator dock for winter layup.  1/29/2015 2:17:11 AM 
Tug Victory/Barge James L Kuber (correction)  Downbound  Depart Anchorage below Black River  07:30    Toledo, Ohio  iron ore pellets  Wednesday traffic. Underway.  1/29/2015 1:04:17 AM 
Tug Victory/Barge James L Kuber  Downbound  Anchorage below Black River  07:30    Toledo, Ohio  iron ore pellets  Wednesday traffic.  1/29/2015 1:03:19 AM 
Tug Victory/Barge James L Kuber  Downbound  Vantage Point  20:26  20:26  Toledo, Ohio  iron ore pellets  Tuesday traffic. Will go to anchor below Black River to wait Coast Guard orders.  1/28/2015 3:42:49 AM 
Algocanada (update)  Downbound  abeam of Stag Island.  18:09    Nanticoke, Ontario  petroleum product  Tuesday traffic. Running under check. AIS currently not working.  1/28/2015 3:33:49 AM 
Cason J Callaway  Upbound  Vantage Point  18:12  18:12  Gary, Indiana  taconite fines  Tuesday traffic.  1/28/2015 3:29:55 AM 
Capt. Henry Jackman  Upbound  Vantage Point  18:05  18:05  South Chicago, Illinois  salt  Tuesday traffic.  1/28/2015 3:26:49 AM 
Algocanada  Downbound  Imperial Fuel Dock  17:17  17:35  Nanticoke, Ontario  petroleum product  Tuesday traffic.  1/28/2015 3:21:49 AM 
Saginaw (update)  Upbound  Vantage Point  17:15  17:15  Owen Sound, Ontario  In ballast  Tuesday traffic. Correction to previous posting.  1/28/2015 3:12:08 AM 
Frontenac  Upbound  Vantage Point  17:04  17:04  South Chicago, Illinois  salt  Tuesday traffic.  1/28/2015 3:10:50 AM 
Manitowoc  Downbound  Anchored 5 miles North Northwest of Lake Huron Cut Buoy 11 & 12  14:37    Toledo, Ohio    Tuesday traffic. Wait Coast Guard orders to proceed downbound.  1/28/2015 2:59:53 AM 
Saginaw  Upbound  Dossin  06:36  06:36  Owen Sound, Ontario  In ballast  Tuesday traffic. In convoy upbound following Frontenac.  1/28/2015 2:31:19 AM 
Tug Capt Keith  Downbound  Vantage Point  18:15  18:15  Port Huron, Michigan  Light tug  Monday traffic. Destination Malcolm Marine dock.  1/27/2015 4:00:05 AM 
Tug Capt Keith  Upbound  Vantage Point  15:41  15:41  Buoys 11 & 12  Light tug  Monday traffic. Delivering crew change and provisions to the Victory and Calumet.  1/27/2015 3:43:17 AM 
USCG Mackinaw  Downbound  Depart Seaway Terminal dock in Port Huron  07:45    St. Clair Cut-Off Channel  ice ops  Monday traffic.  1/27/2015 2:33:56 AM 
RT Hon Paul J Martin  Downbound  Anchored Lake Huron Buoys Anchorage  21:47    Erie, Pennsylvania    Sunday traffic. Wait Coast Guard orders to proceed downbound.  1/27/2015 2:16:23 AM 
RT Hon Paul J Martin  Downbound  Anchored Lake Huron Buoys Anchorage  21:47          1/27/2015 2:14:25 AM 
USCG Mackinaw  Downbound  Arrive Bean dock in Port Huron.  19:57    Port Huron, Michigan  ice ops  Sunday night traffic.  1/26/2015 3:04:46 AM 
Whitefish Bay  Downbound  Vantage Point  19:13  19:13  Port Colborne, Ontario  In ballast  Saturday traffic.  1/25/2015 3:13:28 AM 
Algosea  Downbound  Depart Imperial Oil Lower North dock  13:41  13:51  Nanticoke, Ontario  VGO  Saturday traffic.  1/25/2015 2:55:25 AM 
USCG Mackinaw (update)  Downbound  Depart Bean dock in Port Huron  08:08    Lake St. Clair  ice ops  Saturday traffic. update to Location.  1/25/2015 2:37:46 AM 
USCG Mackinaw  Downbound    08:08    Lake St. Clair  ice ops  Saturday traffic.  1/25/2015 2:36:23 AM 
Algomarine  Upbound  Vantage Point  23:31  23:31  Goderich, Ontario  In ballast  Friday traffic. Change of orders to Goderich to load salt. ETA Goderich 24/0500.  1/24/2015 3:31:08 AM 
Algomarine (update)  Upbound  Arrive Shell Oil dock in Corunna, Ontario  20:16    Windsor, Ontario  In ballast  Friday traffic.  1/24/2015 3:10:03 AM 
Algosteel  Upbound  Shell Fuel Dock  19:38  20:07  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  salt  Friday traffic. Goderich, Ontario load.  1/24/2015 3:07:58 AM 
Algomarine  Downbound  Vantage Point  18:48  18:48  Windsor, Ontario  In ballast  Friday traffic. Proceeding to Shell Oil dock for fuel then back out to anchor in Lake Huron to wait Coast Guard orders.  1/24/2015 2:53:05 AM 
Algosteel (update)  Upbound  Arrive Shell Oil dock in Corunna, Ontario  17:24    Milwaukee, Wisconsin  salt  Friday traffic. Fuel dock change. Destination change.  1/24/2015 2:38:02 AM 
Algocanada  Downbound  Vantage Point  11:30  11:30  Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Friday traffic. Destination Imperial Oil dock.  1/24/2015 1:40:53 AM 
Algomarine  Downbound  Anchored 5 miles North Northeast of Lake Huron Cut Buoy 7  06:52    Windsor, Ontario  In ballast  Friday traffic. Will wait Coast Guard orders to proceed downbound.  1/24/2015 12:39:07 AM 
Algosteel  Downbound  Buoys 1 & 2  15:43  16:00  Sarnia, Ontario  salt  Friday traffic. Proceeding to Imperial Oil Fuel dock for fuel.  1/23/2015 3:55:09 PM 
USCGC Mackinaw (update)  Downbound  Vantage Point  13:35    Bean Dock    spending the evening at Sea Way Terminal until morning Ice Opps confirmed  1/23/2015 1:45:31 PM 

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