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2020 Calendar September

If you ordered a calendar last year, you might recall that I promised that I’d “extend” the photo set each month.  Well, here’s September, following all the other months.  Call this . . . “how Cleveland turned a toxic industrial sewer into a recreation area, while maintaining industrial activity.”  Recall while looking at these photos […]

CB 2019 I

Sam Laud came into the Cuyahoga just as I was about to go on . . . but I did get some pics. This gull surveyed the maneuvers.     Tell-tale red dust covers the hull. Note the small motorboat between the two ships . . . at Sam‘s bow, and the crew boats racing […]

Labor Days Past

Yesterday, Labor Day, I took no photos, except one of a wood sign carving project in progress. It turns out . . .  Labor Day 2020 I took no photos either;  these were sent to me though by Josh Watts, and embarrassingly, I’ve not posted them until now.  Sometimes I get into a groove and […]

Calusa, Delaware to Jonathan

Hot to sweet . . .  could have been a title too. I hope obscure titles are not too off-putting, but I just realized that in late August 2019, I encountered Calusa Coast on the Cuyahoga while she was still on her contract to push liquid asphalt around the Inland Seas, aka the Great Lakes. […]

Last Monthly Photos 2019

For your quick peruse today, I offer the inverse of yesterday’s post:  I went to my archives and selected the LAST photo of something water-related each month of 2019. So if that photo was a person or an inland structure, I didn’t use it;  instead, I went backwards … until I got to the first […]

Film Tugs 9

The idea for this series is that while watching a movie, I see tugboats in it unexpectedly.  This happened last night as  I watched Kill the Irishman, a 2011 movie based on events in Cleveland OH during the mid-1970s, when a mob war led to 37 bombings in Cuyahoga County.  I was outside the US […]

MB 2019 E

I’m posting from Montreal, the M in the series title MB.  So I’ve  some catching-up to do. Let’s start in a waterway where deckhands have an additional task, one involving hand signals. I commend the deckhands for their polite signals given the crowding. All proceeds with minimal horn blasts and absence of injury.   Some […]

Playing in the Cuyahoga 2

I missed the ship  at first, even though I was looking for it.  Then its slow steady movement caught my attention.  Behold the bunker carrier Buffalo in Cleveland steaming upstream without tug assist, although it has thrusters.  There’s 68′ beam of this self-unloading bulker winding her way upstream. See the green-domed clock tower on the ridge? […]

CB 2019 H

Today’s post takes us from Port Colborne to Cleveland. I’ll do another post about the MRC yard later.  You can click here to see what these two looked like last year. Algorail is nearly gone and work has already begun on Algoway. At the Buffalo breakwater, Kathy Lynn was standing by with barge to receive […]

CB11

I’ll delineate a new region here . . . the Greater Strait of Mackinac, 20 of so miles on either side of the bridge. First we met Michigan with its barge Great Lakes.  To see her light and still sporting the AMOCO logo on its stacks, click here and scroll to 6/21.  Photos from 11 […]