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Onward we go, even if I’ve lagged a bit behind our actual wake.  I’ll reprise this account to fill in after I’m back on shore and enjoying fast  . . . everything.  It was after 2000 that we passed the water intake on Wednesday.

Ten minutes later the sun touched the waters to the west.

Nine hours later we passed this McKeil tanker as we were upbound in the approach to the Detroit River. 

The new Gordie Howe Bridge rises high about Zug Island steel works.

A bit blurred because I had to shoot through a port light . . . it’s Tenacious, a 1960-built veteran.

Later I caught Gott, Edwin H. down bound on the Detroit River. 

As I watched, the crewman lowered a bucket to crew on M S Westcott, exchanging mail or maybe Grey Poupon.

As darkness overcame us again, Iver Bright passed down bound.

The following sunrise found us on a track paralleling the US/CA border, well east of down bound traffic.

American Mariner greeted us as we approached our destination, Mackinac.


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