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Other Peoples Photos 91

Many thanks to Sandy Berg and SkEye Stream for the photo below, drone assisted in Kingston ON.  In the foreground is Group Ocean’s Escorte, a 1967 Jakobson of Oyster Bay product, first launched as Menasha (YTB-773/YTM-761) for the U.S. Navy.  Off Escorte‘s stern it’s Sheri Lynn S, a Lake Ontario tug seen here. Next, let’s go […]

Random Tugs 297

That big “300” is beckoning, so although I had other posts planned . . .  let’s increment closer to that 300.  I’m inviting your participation here so that i can make it the best “non-random” random post.  Random Tugs 001 was here. Random Tugs 100 was more than seven years later, and 200 was about […]

MB 2019 C

Crossing in front of Saginaw Bay, it was Federal Ruhr and CSL St. Laurent . . . with its Seakeeper artwork on the superstructure. Barge Ashtabula is pushed by tug Defiance. Then it’s Happy River and (I believe) Saginaw. All photos by Will Van Dorp.   x x

Freshwater Ice 1

Almost exactly a year ago, I did a saltwater ice post here, and I’ve done related ones here. So since the article I wrote last year about a huge ore-carrying Great Lakes ATB is out and you can read it here, how about some photos that didn’t make it into the publication. Above and below, […]

Three Lakers & Three Lights

Daylight hours are getting very short, reiterating summer 2019 is no more, but I’ve still got photos left from gallivants of warmer and brighter days this year, like this one of a downbound Thunder Bay passing Rock Island Light, once legitimately tended by an erstwhile pirate William Johnston.   Later as we continued towards Lake […]

Random Ships Along the St. Lawrence 2

In the narrow channel of the SLSW leading between Lake Ontario and Montreal, you can see salties and lakers fairly close up, as you can in the St. Clair area. Enjoy these. A bright day with fluffy but unsettled clouds enhances photos.   Most of these boats I’ve seen before, as you can trace by […]

CB 2019 G

The rosy fingers of dawn paint the eastern sky, as we prepare to meet the pilot boat off Port Weller, which means Lake Ontario is nearly behind us.  The pilot has just departed Federal Yukina via Mrs C, and and readies to join us. Summertime is the repair season for icebreakers like CCGS Pierre Radisson, […]

Road Fotos 41

So I headed north and got a pilot . . . and eventually I found myself here . . .  just following the pilot, mind you. And what else would they call a vessel traveling on the big river north of here . . .? This mural has appeared on this blog once before here, […]

Summer Sail 3

Here are previous installments in the series.  Summer sail can take the form of foil-raised GP racing as will happen in the sixth boro this weekend;  it can also happen on longer courses and require stamina and endurance as happens in some races ending in Mackinac. All the photos in this post come from Jeff […]

Random Ships Along the St. Lawrence 1

It’s time to start a new series . . . with BBC Leda. Will cargoes of wind turbine parts ever stop?  What will replace them as the next big thing? This winter–or when I stay in place for a while–I might figure out how many of these Trillium class CSL boats I’ve seen.   I’ve […]