On the river Rouge, SS Ste Claire languishes, a slightly younger sister of SS Columbia, both designed by Frank Kirby. I’m reminded in saying this that I have some updated photos of Columbia, but plan to devote an entire post to her.


City of Algonac is one of two ferries that traverse the St. Clair River between Algonac and Walpole.


Here’s the other, the Walpole Islander.  For some info on Walpole Island, click here.


Now cruising the river between Detroit and Windsor, Macassa Bay used to run out of Bull Arm Newfoundland to an oil platform.


Pearl Mist is a fairly large cruise ship on the Great Lakes.


Friendship operates out of Wyandot, as


do the Diamond Jack River Boats.


And here was a surprise … a Maumee River excursion boat Sandpiper.


All photos by Will Van Dorp.

And somewhat last-minute but important announcement, Dr. Richard Zuczek, Deputy Department Chair and Resident Historian United States Coast Guard Academy, will speak THIS Thursday–August 4 at 6 pm, aboard Nantucket Lightship, docked at the northern edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6  (BBP Pier 6).  FREE.  It’s one of many many events down at BBP.