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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? […]

GWA6: playing in the Cuyahoga

After a seiche sped us from Buffalo to Cleveland through the night, morning found us under the Cleveland Memorial Shoreline Bridge, down where the Cuyahoga flows.  Cuyahoga, to most non-Clevelanders of my generation, connotes a many times burning river of the past. Here’s a reference to that time on a sign inside the Greater Cleveland […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Late Season Lakers 2

Because of a cold brisk wind, I shot some of these through glass, which is never a good idea.   But looking at this set, taken between Belle Isle and Sarnia, illustrate the variety of lakers, all in a context of not a single recreational vessel, something you’d never see in summer. Select info from […]

Port Colborne Pics 4

At this point in my life, I have a solid list of projects yet to undertake.  One of those is scratch-building a ship or boat model.  Nothing screams “build me” more than this classic laker style.  Enjoy a lot of photos here, curvaceous details to render in a model. Like the dead ship Paul H. […]

Port Colborne Pics 2

Port Colborne is the location of MRC, the clean-up business, and right now they’ve a few years–my guess–of projects. JW Cooper goes in and out several times a day. But what I wanted to watch was the traffic, up and down bound, like Algoma Buffalo.  The previous two times —here and here–I’d seen this vessel […]

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 […]