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Old Year 2018

I’ve mentioned before about my people the Dutch celebrating “old years day” on December 31.   As the child of immigrants, I’m blessed by this one of many ways they see the world differently, a perspective I’m happy to share.  So here is a retrospective of the year, the result of a process of scanning […]

Other Peoples Photos 68

All these photos come from Christine Douglas, who frequents areas along the Calumet River. Pere Marquette 41 and Undaunted . . . I’ve seen in the distance several times each of the past two years.  This is why I was excited when I saw Christine’s photos of the unit close up in the Calumet river. […]

CB15

Again, many thanks to Christine Douglas, let’s explore the Calumet River a bit more.  Actually, a lot more.  Let’s go back and see more of the GL yard.  From l to r here, Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, and Louisiana. Closest up is the oldest . . . Virginia, launched 1914, just two years younger than Grouper […]

CB14

The Calumet River exits from southeastern Chicago.  For Mississippi-bound watercraft, it also leads into the continent.  I was thrilled to follow it a bit thanks to Christine Douglas.   Koolcat was the first tug we saw.  She was shuffling barges, as Amtrak passed above. Among those barges was strong evidence that we were no longer in the […]