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Strait of Canso Traffic 2

Four years ago, I saw Alder in Duluth, where she had worked since her launch in Lake Michigan in 2004.  Believe it or not, I appear NOT to have taken photos of her, as unlikely as that seems.   In 2005, Alder replaced the 1944 Sundew, which is still in Duluth, now as a private vessel.  […]

Random Tankers 8

Way more tankers come to the sixth boro than you might conclude from tugster.  Here’s a sampling from the past month . . . Front Clipper, launched in 2017, is a 157351 dwt crude tanker.   She’s currently on her way to Pemex’s Yuum Kak Naab, in Mexican waters, and said to be the world’s largest […]

Sarah Dann and 38

Excuse the duplication here, but since this was a long voyage, I’ll repeat some of the early shots and add new ones farther down the page.  A Great Lakes mariner took this is Manitowoc on May 29.  Jeremy Whitman got these as the tow left Manitowoc on May 30.   Jake Van Reenen got this […]

Other Peoples Photos 84

Timo Pajunen took this photo back in 2010.  Here are my questions for you:  whose livery?  what mission?  what was McArthur‘s original mission?  I’ll answer at the end of the post. Charles Ritchie took this.  Hawk YTL-153 has fine pedigree:   in 1941, she was built and launched in Pearl Harbor and was present during the […]

Strait of Canso Traffic

Guess the usage? Avalon Sea is an AHTS vessel of the sort I’ve not seen call in the sixth boro.  Any guesses on usage, age, and dimensions of the unit?   If it reminds you of the various semi-submersible vessels that’ve called here, great, because that’s what Boabarge 37 is.  It measures 499′ x 125′  […]

To Bayway, from Point Tupper

You saw a different version of this photo last week, NS Leader being assisted into Bayway.  This begs the question . . .  from where did NS Leader come?  Where did it take on the cargo discharged at Bayway? The answer for NS Leader and lots more crude tankers is Point Tupper NS, where there’s […]

Other Peoples Photos 63

Jack Ronalds took this photo of Ontario (Jeffrey K. McAllister) and Erie (Missy McAllister) in Canso back in August 2016. John Jedrlinic took this in the sixth boro in December 2008. I took the photo below a few months earlier in 2008, as the transfer from Normandy to Ross Sea was happening. Grouper has been featured here […]

Really Random Tugs 41

Sea Power has been lurking in and around the sixth boro the past few days, and I will continue trying to get some good photos of her, but on 9-22-16 Jack Ronalds up at the Canso Canal caught these photos of her as she headed into Lake Erie to pick up her barge constructed in […]

Millville and 1964 at the Canso Lock

Canso Canal separates the Nova Scotia mainland from Cape Breton Island, lying between Northumberland Strait to the north and Chedabucto Bay to the south.  And it’s a great place to watch traffic between eastern USA and the Great Lakes.  Jack Ronalds pays attention to that traffic, and is always eager to accept paying photo commissions, he […]

Atlantic Enterprise

Finally . . . Atlantic Enterprise and I get close-up, and it’s appropriate that it should happen over by Bergen Point, where I had an encounter with Atlantic Salvor so many years ago. When I heard VTS mention her on the VHF, I was hoping she was light or towing on the wire.  No matter, […]