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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
Tug Spartan  Upbound  Ambassador Bridge  10:55  15:55  Ludington,MI    slow moving  8/21/2014 10:47:35 AM 
Pineglen  Upbound  Detroit River Light  10:45  18:10  Thunder Bay  ballast  may stop fuel  8/21/2014 10:42:48 AM 
Algoma Navigator  Upbound  Detroit River Light  10:30  17:55  Goderich,ON  ballast  may stop fuel  8/21/2014 9:50:14 AM 
Volgaborg  Upbound  Detroit River Light  09:10  16:35  Chicago,Ill  General Cargo  pilot changes required  8/21/2014 9:10:36 AM 
Tug Victory- barge Kuber  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  08:48  10:00  Toledo, OH  stone    8/21/2014 9:08:45 AM 
Algocanada  Downbound  Imperial Fuel Dock  08:30    Oakville  Liquid Bulk Cargo  departing fuel dock turning in the river directly in from of The Great Lakes Maritime Center to downbound transit  8/21/2014 8:06:31 AM 
Cedarglen  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  06:58  08:10  Quebec,City  grain    8/21/2014 6:59:42 AM 
Federal Katsura  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  06:53  08:05        8/21/2014 6:58:31 AM 
Eleborg  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  06:38  07:50        8/21/2014 6:57:25 AM 
Capt.Henry Jackman  Downbound  Lights 7 & 8  06:45  07:15        8/21/2014 6:56:39 AM 
Motor Yacht Bread  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  12:38  13:50  Detroit River    timing update  8/20/2014 12:40:28 PM 
Brig Niagara Tall Ship  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  09:08  10:20  Erie,PA    running slow may make several stops  8/20/2014 9:16:51 AM 
Algolake  Upbound  Shell Fuel Dock  08:30  09:05  Thunder Bay  ballast  fuel stop completed early  8/20/2014 9:10:16 AM 
Motor Yacht Bread  Downbound  Harbor Beach  08:45  13:30  Detroit River    great looking yacht  8/20/2014 8:54:30 AM 
American Century (update)  Upbound  Imperial Fuel Dock  13:45  13:55  Superior,WI  ballast    8/19/2014 12:22:42 PM 
American Century  Upbound  St. Clair Power Station - Recor  09:30  11:15  Superior,WI  ballast  straight thru  8/19/2014 9:20:21 AM 
Algoway (update)  Upbound  Light X32  08:05  11:30  Sarnia      8/18/2014 8:44:46 AM 
Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder  Downbound  Harbor Beach  07:30  12:15  St Clair River  stone    8/18/2014 7:34:53 AM 
American Mariner  Upbound  Grassy Island  07:35  13:25        8/18/2014 7:33:41 AM 
Algoway  Upbound  Crib Light  07:20  11:10  Lake Huron  ballast    8/18/2014 7:32:30 AM 
Great Republic  Upbound  Stag Island  07:25  08:00  Calcite,MI  ballast    8/18/2014 7:30:43 AM 
American Century  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  07:48  09:00  St Clair, MI  coal  mwe load for dte  8/18/2014 7:27:48 AM 
USCG NTM  Downbound    00:00  ?:?  St Clair River    PORT HURON, Mich. The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, and multiple state and local agencies are advising the boating public that a section of the St. Clair River will be closed to all motor vessel traffic between noon and 8 p.m., Sunday, due to   8/17/2014 11:24:22 AM 
Sam Laud (update)  Upbound  Stag Island  09:55  10:30  Escanaba,MI  ballast    8/17/2014 9:36:23 AM 
Algoma Olympic (update)  Upbound  Salt Dock  09:30  11:30  Goderich,ON  ballast    8/17/2014 9:32:35 AM 
Algoway  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  10:38  11:50  Rouge River  salt  rouge river stone docks  8/17/2014 9:01:22 AM 
Algosteel  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  09:48  11:00  Hamilton  ore    8/17/2014 8:59:25 AM 
Algoma Enterprise  Upbound  Detroit River Light  09:00  16:25  Burns Harbor    commercial shipping in st clair river system this afternoon will be affected by the Annual Port Huron Float Down.USCG will determine conditions as they present themselves.  8/17/2014 8:51:30 AM 
Thalassa Desgagnes  Upbound  Detroit River Light  08:45  16:10  Sarnia  Liquid Bulk Cargo  sun oil upper dock  8/17/2014 8:49:13 AM 
Algoma Olympic  Upbound  Light X32  08:15  11:40    ballast  may stop sarnia  8/17/2014 8:35:23 AM 
Sam Laud  Upbound  Light X32  07:45  11:10  Lake Huron  ballast    8/17/2014 8:32:59 AM 
Tug Victory- barge Kuber  Upbound  Stag Island  08:25  09:00  Lake Huron  ballast    8/17/2014 8:28:22 AM 
Joseph Thompson Jr  Downbound  Lights 7 & 8  07:40  08:10  Fairport,OH  stone    8/17/2014 8:08:10 AM 
Huron Lady II  Downbound  Vantage Point  08:00        Huron Lady Cruises will be closed Sunday, August 17 for the Port Huron Float Down. We will be back on Monday, August 18 for the 1pm Sightseeing cruise.  8/17/2014 8:05:34 AM 
HHL Congo  Upbound  Detroit River Light  15:45  23:10  Milwaukee,WI  Windmill Parts    8/16/2014 3:27:09 PM 
Algocanada  Upbound  Imperial Fuel Dock  10:30  10:40  Sault Ste Marie  Liquid Bulk Cargo  fuel dock service and river traffic may alter departure timing data  8/16/2014 9:41:07 AM 
Baie St Paul (update)  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  08:53  10:05      timing adjustment  8/16/2014 8:54:45 AM 
CSL Laurentien  Downbound  Harbor Beach  08:55  13:40  Nanticoke  ore    8/16/2014 8:49:27 AM 
Baie St Paul  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  10:03  11:15  Quebec,City  General Cargo  thunder bay load  8/16/2014 8:47:24 AM 
Algoway  Upbound  Sunoco/Reid Stone  09:45  10:04  Goderich,ON  ballast  stopping at sarnia govt docks upbound prior to entering lake huron subject to change  8/16/2014 8:39:37 AM 
Presque Isle  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  10:38  11:50  Detroit River  taconite    8/15/2014 9:46:24 AM 
Kaministiqua  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  10:18  11:30  Sorel Quebec  grain    8/15/2014 9:45:13 AM 
Algoma Harvester  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  10:13  11:25  Baie Comeau  grain    8/15/2014 9:44:12 AM 
Dorothy Ann Pathfinder  Downbound  30 mn. above Lights 11 & 12  09:33  10:45  Detroit River  stone  split load  8/15/2014 9:33:25 AM 
Tug Joyce L VanEnkevort Barge Great Lakes Trader  Upbound  Detroit River Light  09:15  16:40  Stoneport,MI  ballast    8/15/2014 9:06:17 AM 
Calumet  Upbound  Belle Isle  07:00  11:45        8/15/2014 7:03:38 AM 
Joe Thompson  Upbound  Belle Isle  06:35  11:20        8/15/2014 7:03:05 AM 
Ken Boothe Sr  Upbound  Detroit River Light  07:15  14:40        8/15/2014 7:02:10 AM 
Cedarglen  Upbound  Detroit River Light  07:05  14:30        8/15/2014 7:01:47 AM 
Paul R Tregurtha  Upbound  Stag Island  06:40  07:15  Superior, WI  ballast    8/15/2014 6:59:59 AM 

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*Additional trip details may be provided by the other Boatnerd.com Vessel Passage sections by Andy Hering,
 Matt Miner, and Tom Stewart
**Notes time due is for the following day
List based on volunteer observations, may not contain all passage information

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