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Freshwater Ice 2

I started this series yesterday to complement the Clyde S VanEnkvort article.  Without the crewman below, you might have difficulty identifying what this shows. It’s the bow of Erie Trader after a night on Lake Superior. The photo below shows the location from which I shot the photo above.  Note how calm the cold waters […]

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, […]

Other Watersheds 17B

You know from the previous “other watersheds 17” that this is the Amazon, so look at the color of the water.  If you want to read a scholarly article–albeit an old one–check this one out.   If you want to see satellite photos of the mouth, where this silty freshwater mixes with the ocean, click […]

Mackenzie Rose 2

Here was the first post in this series.  If I’m not mistaken, this sand comes from the freshwater sources of sand in SW New Jersey;  I posted photos of the loading and transit of such sand here back not quite three years ago. My vantage point here was Little Island, and in midafternoon, I was […]

Other Peoples Photos 104

Divemasters MV Atlantic Surveyor came into Tony A’s lens the other day.  Click here for some of the diverse projects this boat has been involved with.  Kapitein Rob caught a few tugboats in the foggy west end of Long Island Sound last week:  Mister T and Navigator. Tony A caught this view of Pacific Reliance […]

Freshwater Tugs 11: New Beginnings

Here’s what GL tugs have looked like for a century, and many of them are still working, despite their age, as you can see here by clicking on the state names.  The tug below is Nebraska, launched in 1929.  Grouper–frequently mentioned on this blog–has the same basic design. A new beginning took place yesterday in […]

KVK Traffic Flow 1

I’ve mentioned before here that I used to freshwater fish, a lot.  Canoe fishing at daybreak was the best, although there were days when nothing seemed alive in places where other days the waters fizzed with life and I could have several meals of fish in the boat before most people were awake.  The same […]

Random Tugs 327

I recall my first time seeing the KVK, astonished by the density of commercial traffic.  Of course, I’d just come from northern New England’s freshwater meandering rivers, surfable sandy coastlines, and marsh creeks.  Patrice steamed westbound, light, Kimberly eastbound, Josephine, Daisy Mae, moving a half acre of scows… Helen Laraway, Daisy Mae again a few […]

Freshwater Tugs 10

In an icy corner of the Soo, it’s Indiana, launched in 1926 and still on the roster. Over at the Algoma Steel plant, it’s Leonard M, and nearby, it’s Sharon M I. This isn’t a great photo, but it shows both McKeil Marine tugs at the steel plant. Farther around the lake in Two Harbors, […]

Freshwater Tugs 9

Here are the previous 8 installments. We’ll start just north of Belle Isle and move north for these. From l to r, it’s Kimberly Anne and Andrew J, both sailing for Dean Marine & Excavating.   Near Sarnia and in front of the refinery that creates its product, McAsphalt Transportation’s Everlast lies at the dock. […]