Search results

Alpena

Alpena was my elusive ship, and then  . . . just like that . . . on her voyage out from Alpena MI, there she was. She’s the last of her class, working since 1942, lugging cement products around all five Great Lakes. She’s a beauty. Maybe if I study these photos long enough, I’ll […]

Other Peoples Photos 81

From Capt Nemo, a few years ago, the 2000 Mary Gellatly high and dry and before she was Mackenzie Rose.  Also, I see Tasman Sea, Dace, an unidentified Bouchard, and Yemitzis. From KP, Dace getting her upper wheelhouse . . . over 10 years ago. From a Great Lakes Mariner, the oldest working ship on […]

MB 2019 B

Yesterday’s post covered some of the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan.  Today it’s the Straits of Mackinac and part of the top of Lakes Huron. Mesabi Miner headed for the mills at the south of Lake Michigan.   Great Republic passed between Mackinac Island and Round Island. The following morning’s sunrise put golden colors on […]

CB 2019 K

Daybreak finds the storms past and we continue the long haul up Lake Huron. Olive L. Moore passes with Menominee.  Moore . . . the hull . . . was launched 91 years ago! Samuel de Champlain pushes Innovation into Alpena, MI.  As is true of many Great Lakes vessels, tug Champlain has had a […]

Late Season Lakers 1

Ice causes major disruptions, like the ones in Troy NY this morning. Most of my previous posts featuring lakers were ice-free.  Even ones from a road trip I took specifically to see ice were ice-free.  Alpena had just lost her icy jacket. Yet, I’m fascinated by navigation through the ice.  These photos give a sense […]

Road Fotos 37

Action in the 1979 movie Alien only begins when crew of the space tug Nostromo comes out of hyper sleep.  Travel on the Interstate system is similar to sci-fi space travel:  you don’t see much until you awaken from the hyper-vigilance of 70 or more mph and cruise the two-lanes.  I might not post the next few […]

Port of Ashtabula 1

“one of the toughest ports in the world, sharing that distinction with Shanghai and Calcutta . . .”  I believe that’s “tough” as quantified in black eyes, missing teeth, and blood spat out onto the gravel.  I wonder who had the breadth of experience to render this judgement.  Why would such ports as Rio, Murmansk, […]

Port of Cleveland OH

To repeat what I said yesterday, this was supposed to be a visit to get photos of tugs and ships in ice.  The Cuyahoga may be quite cold, but no ice . . . . This shot is taken from the Carter Road Bridge looking toward Collision Bend and the bug venues. Under the Rte […]

12 Lakers a

To start, these are boats, I’m told, not ships.  I first saw the type as a kid, reading a book that made an impression and crossing the St Lawrence on the way to the grandparents’ farm. I’ve posted Great Lakes photos a fair number of times in the past few years, so I continue CYPHER […]

Loading Lee A.

I could barely make her out, since we were several miles off a shore I was paying attention to for its own sake.  Some closeups taken last year appear at the end of the post, showing Lee A. Tregurtha as she’s put together now, so different from her first lives in the Atlantic and Pacific […]