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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 (update)  Downbound  Arrive Government dock in Sarnia  09:53    Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Monday traffic. Arrive for winter lay-up.  3/2/2015 3:43:51 PM 
Tug VictoriousBarge John J Carrick  Downbound  Depart Suncor South dock in Sarnia  08:20    Windsor, Ontario  asphalt  Monday traffic. Destination Sterling Fuel dock. Will follow CCGS Samuel Risley.  3/2/2015 3:01:09 PM 
Peter R. Cresswell  Upbound  Vantage Point  07:29  07:29  Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Monday traffic. Destination Government dock will be assisted by Tug Pride.  3/2/2015 2:50:44 PM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Downbound  Vantage Point  07:26  07:26  Lake St. Clair  ice ops  Monday traffic. Escort complete with PR Cresswell with escort Tug Victorious and Barge downound.  3/2/2015 2:48:33 PM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Upbound  Vantage Point  07:15  07:15  St. Clair Cut-Off Channel  ice ops  Monday traffic.  3/2/2015 2:46:46 PM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Downbound  Depart Government dock in Sarnia  06:33  06:38  St. Clair Cut-Off Channel  ice ops  Monday traffic. Will assist Peter R Cresswell to Sarnia Government dock.  3/2/2015 2:39:16 PM 
Peter R. Cresswell (correction)  Upbound  Stopped Off Sun Oil in Sarnia  21:50    Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Sunday traffic. Stopped in the ice for the night expect to get underway at 0700 on Monday for the Government dock.  3/2/2015 5:14:51 AM 
Peter R. Cresswell (update)  Upbound  Stopped Sun Oil in Sarnia  21:50    Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Sunday traffic. Stopped in the ice for the night expect to get underway at 0700 on Monday for the Government dock.  3/2/2015 5:13:44 AM 
CCGS Samuel Risley (update)  Upbound  Vantage Point  21:28  21:28  Sarnia, Ontario  ice ops  Sunday traffic. Time update. 2154 arrive Government dock in Sarnia for the night will assist Peter R Cresswell in the morning.  3/2/2015 5:10:47 AM 
USCG Neah Bay  Downbound  Arrive Algonac, Michigan  18:51    Algonac, Michigan    Sunday traffic. Assistance to the Peter R Cresswell complete.  3/1/2015 7:06:39 PM 
Peter R. Cresswell  Upbound  Salt Dock  18:29  20:29  Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Sunday traffic. Destination Government dock for winter lay-up.  3/1/2015 6:58:58 PM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Upbound  Salt Dock  18:26  20:15  Sarnia, Ontario  ice ops  Sunday traffic. Escorting Peter R Cresswell upbound.  3/1/2015 6:55:15 PM 
Tug Pride  Upbound  Vantage Point  19:55  19:55  Sarnia, Ontario  Light tug  Saturday traffic. Proceeding to Purdys Fish dock.  3/1/2015 3:05:39 PM 
Tug Pride  Downbound  Vantage Point  16:47  16:47  Sarnia, Ontario  Light tug  Saturday traffic. Will break ice assist Algosea to Imperial Oil dock.  3/1/2015 3:03:52 PM 
Algosea (update)  Downbound  Arrive Imperial Oil Lower North dock  19:48    Nanticoke, Ontario    Saturday traffic.  3/1/2015 2:57:44 PM 
USCGC Hollyhock (update)  Upbound  Home Port Port Huron  11:06    Lake Huron    ICE OPPS!corrected vessel ID from previous post,not mackinaw  2/28/2015 2:14:19 PM 
USCG Mackinaw  Upbound  Depart Home Base in Port Huron  11:06    Lake Huron  ice ops  Saturday traffic.  2/28/2015 1:11:56 PM 
Peter R. Cresswell  Upbound  Stopped off Harsens Island in St. Clair Cut-Off Channel  23:30    Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Friday traffic. Will lay-up in Sarnia for the winter.  2/28/2015 4:32:16 AM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Upbound  Stopped off Harsens Island in St. Clair Cut-Off Channel  23:30    Sarnia, Ontario  ice ops  Friday traffic. Escorting Peter R Cresswell.  2/28/2015 4:28:56 AM 
Algosea  Upbound  Stopped off St. Clair Power Plant  20:19    Sarnia, Ontario  Heavy Fuel Oil  Friday traffic.  2/28/2015 4:22:03 AM 
Capt. Henry Jackman (update)  Upbound  Vantage Point  12:59  12:59  Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Friday traffic. Destination Government dock in Sarnia for winter lay-up.  2/28/2015 4:15:16 AM 
USCG Neah Bay  Downbound  Vantage Point  12:55  12:55  Algonac, Michigan  ice ops  Friday traffic.  2/28/2015 4:10:29 AM 
USCG Neah Bay  Upbound  Depart Bean dock in Port Huron  09:00  09:13  St. Clair River  ice ops  Friday traffic. Breaking ice in Sarnia area and in Lake Huron Cut Buoys.  2/28/2015 4:08:02 AM 
Capt.Henry Jackman  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  11:03  12:15  Sarnia  Ballast  should be turning in front of Vantage Pointe to dock in sarnia for winter lay up  2/27/2015 11:27:44 AM 
USCGC Neah Bay  Downbound  Lights 7 & 8  10:40    St.Clair River  Ice Opps  breaking ice loose in river at Vantage Point to allow Capt.Henry Jackman to proceed downbound and turn in front of vantage pointe to begin winter lay up in sarnia  2/27/2015 10:45:34 AM 
Algoma Hansa  Downbound  Imperial Fuel Dock  07:45    Nanticoke  Liquid Bulk Cargo  CCGC Griffon leading the way thru the thick brash ice  2/27/2015 7:58:25 AM 
CCGC Griffon  Downbound  Imperial Fuel Dock  07:40    St Clair River  Ice Opps  leading Algoma Hansa downriver  2/27/2015 7:56:48 AM 
Tug VictoriousBarge John J Carrick (update)  Downbound  Arrive Suncor South dock in Sarnia  23:23    Windsor, Ontario  petroleum product  Thursday traffic. Expect to be at the dock for 30-36 hours destination Sterling Fuel dock in Windsor.  2/27/2015 1:34:05 AM 
CCGS Griffon (update)  Downbound  Stopped in ice above Sun Oil dock in Sarnia  23:17    Windsor, Ontario  ice ops  Thursday traffic. ETD 27/0700 to escort Algoma Hansa downbound.  2/27/2015 1:31:44 AM 
Arthur M Anderson  Upbound  Vantage Point  22:22  22:22  Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  In ballast  Thursday traffic. 2340 stopped in ice for the night approximately 5 miles North of Buoys 11 & 12 ETD 27/0730 with the USCG Katmai Bay.  2/27/2015 1:29:24 AM 
USCG Neah Bay  Downbound  Arrive Bean dock in Port Huron.  22:19    Port Huron, Michigan    Thursday traffic. ETD 27/0900.  2/27/2015 1:22:16 AM 
USCG Neah Bay  Upbound  Vantage Point  19:50  19:50  Port Huron, Michigan  ice ops  Thursday traffic. Breaking ice.  2/27/2015 1:18:06 AM 
USCG Neah Bay  Downbound  Vantage Point  19:43  19:43  Port Huron, Michigan  ice ops  Thursday traffic.  2/27/2015 1:16:56 AM 
USCG Neah Bay  Upbound  Vantage Point  19:10  19:10  Port Huron, Michigan  ice ops  Thursday traffic. Will break ice at the Government dock in Sarnia.  2/27/2015 1:14:22 AM 
USCG Hollyhock  Downbound  Vantage Point  19:17  19:17  Port Huron, Michigan  ice ops  Thursday traffic. Stopped below Black River Entrance.  2/27/2015 1:10:51 AM 
Algosteel  Downbound  Vantage Point  19:39  19:39  Sarnia, Ontario  In ballast  Thursday traffic. Turning at the Black River proceeding upbound to Sarnia Government dock for winter lay-up.  2/27/2015 12:56:03 AM 
Tug VictoriousBarge John J Carrick  Upbound  Dossin  08:30    Sarnia, Ontario    Thursday traffic.  2/26/2015 3:16:14 PM 
Arthur M Anderson  Upbound  Dossin  08:28    Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  In ballast  Thursday traffic.Following CCGS Griffon.  2/26/2015 3:13:10 PM 
CCGS Griffon  Upbound  Dossin  08:24    St. Clair River  ice ops  Thursday traffic.  2/26/2015 3:11:20 PM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Downbound  Depart Government dock in Sarnia  06:00  06:16  Lake St. Clair  ice ops  Thursday traffic.  2/26/2015 3:04:04 PM 
USCG Hollyhock  Upbound  Depart Home Base in Port Huron  16:10    Lake Huron  ice ops  Wednesday traffic.  2/26/2015 2:42:14 AM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Upbound  Vantage Point  16:00  16:00  Sarnia, Ontario    Tuesday traffic. Destination government dock.  2/26/2015 2:26:31 AM 
Tug Pride  Upbound  Vantage Point  00:39  00:39  Sarnia, Ontario  Light tug  Tuesday traffic. Proceeding to Purdys Fish dock.  2/24/2015 1:49:03 PM 
Algoma Hansa  Downbound  Arrive Imperial Oil Lower North dock  00:34    Sarnia, Ontario    Tuesday traffic.  2/24/2015 1:47:38 PM 
Tug Pride  Downbound  Vantage Point  21:20  21:20  Sarnia, Ontario  Light tug  Monday traffic. Will assist Algoma Hansa to Imperial Oil dock.  2/24/2015 1:45:59 PM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Downbound  Vantage Point  21:19  21:19  St. Clair Cut-Off Channel  ice ops  Monday traffic.  2/24/2015 1:44:40 PM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Upbound  Vantage Point  20:29  20:29  Sarnia, Ontario  ice ops  Monday traffic. Escort finished will break ice in the Government dock area in Sarnia.  2/24/2015 1:43:39 PM 
USCG Hollyhock  Upbound  Stag Island  16:06  16:41  Port Huron, Michigan    Monday traffic. Destination Home Base in Port Huron.  2/23/2015 5:43:06 PM 
Algoma Hansa  Upbound  Sterling Fuel  10:28    Sarnia, Ontario  Heavy Fuel Oil  Monday traffic. Will follow CCGS Samuel Risley. Destination Imperial Oil dock.  2/23/2015 5:23:14 PM 
CCGS Samuel Risley  Upbound  Dossin  08:48    Sarnia, Ontario  ice ops  Monday traffic. Escorting Algoma Hansa to Sarnia.  2/23/2015 5:19:12 PM 

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