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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
Algonova (update)  Upbound  Arrive Imperial Oil Lower South dock in Sarnia  16:25    Lake Huron    Saturday traffic. Dock change.  1/22/2017 2:38:44 PM 
Tug Joseph H Thompson Jr./Barge Joseph H Thompson  Upbound  ETA Stag Island Upper Light  03:21  03:51  Escanaba, Michigan  in ballast  Sunday traffic.  1/22/2017 2:18:18 AM 
Algonova  Upbound  Stag Island  15:37    Sarnia, Ontario    Saturday traffic. Destination Imperial Oil Lower North dock ETA 16:30.  1/21/2017 4:01:09 PM 
Algosteel  Upbound  Light X32  07:34  11:23  South Chicago, Illinois  salt  Saturday traffic. Windsor, Ontario load.  1/21/2017 3:52:04 PM 
Tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort/Barge Great Lakes Trader  Upbound  Salt Dock  08:09  10:04  Escanaba, Michigan  in ballast  Saturday traffic.  1/21/2017 3:50:46 PM 
Tug Joseph H Thompson Jr./Barge Joseph H Thompson  Downbound  Vantage Point  23:37  23:37  Toledo, Ohio  iron ore pellets  Friday traffic. Escanaba, Michigan load.  1/20/2017 11:47:02 PM 
Tug Everlast/Barge Norman Mcleod  Downbound  Depart Shell Oil Middle dock in Corunna, Ontario  13:13    Detroit, Michigan  petroleum product  Friday traffic. Destination Mistersky Fuel dock.  1/20/2017 1:37:39 PM 
Algoma Transport  Upbound  ETA Stag Island Upper Light  13:36  14:06  Goderich, Ontario  in ballast  Friday traffic.  1/20/2017 1:31:31 PM 
Algosea (update)  Downbound  Arrive Imperial Oil Lower North dock in Sarnia  23:13    Corunna, Ontario    Thursday traffic. Destination Shell Oil Middle dock.  1/20/2017 1:24:38 PM 
Tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort/Barge Great Lakes Trader  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  23:15  23:50  Toledo, Ohio  iron ore pellets  Thursday/Friday traffic. Escanaba, Michigan load.  1/19/2017 7:59:32 PM 
Algosea  Upbound  ETA Salt Dock Light  20:55    Sarnia, Ontario    Thursday traffic. Destination Imperial Oil Lower North dock ETA 19/2330.  1/19/2017 7:53:54 PM 
Manitowoc (update)  Upbound  Anchored Lake Huron Cut Buoy 11 Anchorage  17:40    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  in ballast  Thursday traffic.  1/19/2017 7:49:59 PM 
Manitowoc  Upbound  Ambassador Bridge  07:38  13:15  Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  in ballast  Thursday traffic.  1/19/2017 7:48:23 PM 
Tug Manitou  Downbound  Vantage Point  18:23  18:23  Port Huron, Michigan  Light tug  Wednesday traffic. 18:40 arrive destination Malcolm Marine dock.  1/19/2017 7:40:20 PM 
Tug Michigan/Barge Great Lakes  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  13:30  14:05  Detroit, Michigan    Thursday traffic. Intermittent AIS.  1/19/2017 7:32:23 PM 
Tug Everlast/Barge Norman Mcleod  Downbound  Arrive Sun Oil Upper dock  17:08    Windsor, Ontario    Wednesday traffic.  1/18/2017 8:09:37 PM 
Algocanada  Downbound  Depart Sarnia Imperial Oil Lower North dock  14:59    Nanticoke, Ontario  petroleum product  Wednesday traffic.  1/18/2017 7:59:45 PM 
Algoma Transport  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  11:15  11:45  Detroit, Michigan  in ballast  Wednesday traffic.  1/18/2017 2:06:17 AM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  07:45    Sarnia, Ontario  ice ops  Wednesday morning traffic. Destination Government dock in Sarnia ETA 08:30.  1/18/2017 1:55:25 AM 
Tug Leonard M/Barge  Downbound  Vantage Point  01:48  01:48  Cleveland, Ohio    Wednesday morning traffic. Departed Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  1/18/2017 1:51:58 AM 
CSL Assiniboine  Upbound  Vantage Point  22:49  22:49  Thessalon, Ontario  coal  Tuesday night traffic. Sandusky, Ohio load.  1/18/2017 1:44:34 AM 
Tug Samuel de Champlain/ Barge Innovation  Downbound  Vantage Point  00:57  00:57  Detroit, Michigan  cement  Wednesday Morning traffic. Alpena, Michigan load.  1/18/2017 1:37:17 AM 
Walter J McCarthy Jr.  Upbound  Vantage Point  20:37  20:37  Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  in ballast  Tuesday traffic. Heading for winter lay-up.  1/18/2017 1:30:52 AM 
USCG Bristol Bay  Upbound  Vantage Point  16:01  16:01  De Tour, Michigan  ice ops  Tuesday traffic.  1/18/2017 1:27:12 AM 
Tug Presque Isle/Barge Presque Isle  Downbound  Vantage Point  21:13  21:13  Conneaut, Ohio  iron ore pellets  Monday/Tuesday traffic.  1/17/2017 3:01:10 AM 
Tug Defiance/Barge Ashtabula  Downbound  Arrive North Slip in Sarnia  19:55    Sarnia, Ontario  in ballast  Monday traffic. Winter lay-up.  1/17/2017 2:52:58 AM 
Saginaw (update)  Upbound  Vantage Point  16:09  16:09  Sarnia, Ontario  in ballast  Monday traffic. Time update. 17:00 arrive North Slip in Sarnia for winter lay-up.  1/17/2017 2:46:45 AM 
Saginaw  Upbound  Crib Light  12:39  16:40  Sarnia, Ontario  in ballast  Monday traffic. Destination North Slip for winter lay-up.  1/16/2017 12:51:14 PM 
Tug Michigan/Barge Great Lakes  Upbound  Light X32  09:11  13:07  Calcite, Michigan  petroleum product  Monday traffic.  1/16/2017 12:45:19 PM 
Manitowoc  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  08:00  08:35  Toledo, Ohio  in ballast  Monday traffic.  1/16/2017 2:41:36 AM 
Tug Everlast/Barge Norman Mcleod  Downbound  Depart Shell Oil Middle dock in Corunna, Ontario  01:35  05:35  Windsor, Ontario  petroleum product  Monday traffic. Destination Sterling Fuel dock.  1/16/2017 2:38:37 AM 
Tug Defiance/Barge Ashtabula  Downbound  Anchored Lake Huron Cut Buoy 11 Anchorage  22:40    Sarnia, Ontario  in ballast  Sunday traffic. Destination North Slip in Sarnia for winter lay-up ETA 16/1400.  1/16/2017 2:33:40 AM 
Cason J Callaway (update)  Upbound  Vantage Point  07:59  07:59  Gary, Indiana  ?  Sunday traffic. Time update.  1/15/2017 4:12:49 PM 
Tug Defiance/Barge Ashtabula  Upbound  Salt Dock  08:40  10:43  Sarnia, Ontario  in ballast  Sunday traffic. Destination North Slip in Sarnia for winter lay-up will proceed out on Lake Huron for cargo hold clean out.  1/15/2017 4:06:25 PM 
Algocanada  Downbound  Arrive Imperial Oil Lower South dock in Sarnia  03:55    Nanticoke, Ontario  petroleum product  Sunday traffic.  1/15/2017 4:00:12 PM 
Tug Everlast/Barge Norman Mcleod  Downbound  Arrive Shell Oil Middle dock in Corunna  00:18    Windsor, Ontario  petroleum product  Early Sunday morning traffic.  1/15/2017 3:54:17 PM 
Tug Karen Andrie/Barge Endeavour  Upbound  Vantage Point  23:29  23:29  South Chicago, Illinois    Saturday traffic.  1/15/2017 3:37:14 PM 
Thunder Bay  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  13:15  13:45  Nanticoke, Ontario  iron ore pellets  Sunday traffic.  1/15/2017 4:33:58 AM 
Algosteel  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  11:40  12:15  Detroit, Michigan  slag  Sunday traffic.  1/15/2017 4:32:37 AM 
Tug Leonard M  Upbound  Crib Light  04:22  08:12  Sault Ste Marie, Ontario  Light tug  Sunday traffic.  1/15/2017 4:31:01 AM 
Cason J Callaway  Upbound  Crib Light  03:55  07:30  Gary, Indiana    Sunday traffic.  1/15/2017 4:22:12 AM 
American Integrity  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  07:20  07:55  Conneaut, Ohio  iron ore pellets  Sunday traffic.  1/15/2017 4:17:04 AM 
Hon James L Oberstar  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  06:30  07:05  Dearborn, Michigan  iron ore pellets  Sunday traffic.  1/15/2017 4:15:26 AM 
Tug Leonard M/Barge  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  17:58  18:38  Detroit, Michigan  steel coils  Saturday traffic.  1/14/2017 3:45:00 PM 
Tug Sharon M 1/Barge Niagara Spirit  Downbound  ETA Buoys 7 & 8  18:00  18:40  Detroit, Michigan  steel coils  Saturday traffic.  1/14/2017 3:36:34 PM 
Tug Victory/Barge James L Kuber  Upbound  ETA Stag Island Upper Light  15:34  16:04  Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  in ballast  Saturday traffic. Heading for winter lay-up.  1/14/2017 2:15:31 PM 
Manitoulin (correction)  Upbound  ETA Stag Island Upper Light  14:59  15:29  Sault Ste Marie, Ontario  coal  Saturday traffic. Correction to previous post, vessel name was incorrect. Sandusky, Ohio load.  1/14/2017 2:13:12 PM 
Manitowoc  Upbound  ETA Stag Island Upper Light  14:59  15:29  Sault Ste Marie, Ontario  coal  Saturday traffic. Sandusky, Ohio load.  1/14/2017 2:11:59 PM 
Tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort/Barge Great Lakes Trader  Upbound  Light X32  08:14  11:38  Escanaba, Michigan  in ballast  Saturday traffic.  1/14/2017 2:09:11 PM 
Algonova (update)  Downbound  Arrive Imperial Oil Lower South dock in Sarnia  06:13    Nanticoke, Ontario  petroleum product  Friday traffic.  1/14/2017 1:56:57 PM 

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