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.

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

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

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

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

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Friendship operates out of Wyandot, as

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do the Diamond Jack River Boats.

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

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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.

 

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