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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 […]

CB7

Call this Buffalo to Cleveland.  Starting out with the other half of the Erie Canal inaugural trip of DeWitt Clinton, yes there was a Buffalo ceremony too, and it wasn’t a wedding.  Rather, maybe it was the reception when they offered appeasement to the Lake gods. up the Buffalo river, it’s NACC Argonaut offloading at […]

Port of Cleveland OH

To repeat what I said yesterday, this was supposed to be a visit to get photos of tugs and ships in ice.  The Cuyahoga may be quite cold, but no ice . . . . This shot is taken from the Carter Road Bridge looking toward Collision Bend and the bug venues. Under the Rte […]

12 Lakers a

To start, these are boats, I’m told, not ships.  I first saw the type as a kid, reading a book that made an impression and crossing the St Lawrence on the way to the grandparents’ farm. I’ve posted Great Lakes photos a fair number of times in the past few years, so I continue CYPHER […]

Salt 14

As seen from Richmond Terrace, it’s a like a faucet … Zoomed closer in and seen from this side, there’s a swirl to the flow.  We’ve seen sweet commodities;  now we’re at salty ones. Guess the world’s leading producers of salt by monetary value before getting the answer, clicking here, where you’ll find that not all […]

Random Ships *8

We continue along the Great Coast, now on Lake Erie, a place of dramatic early morning skies. And lakers against the canary daybreak. Calumet has just left the Cuyahoga, Italcementi Essroc has the very best logo . . . and Stephen B. Roman has worn it for some time now, as it also has the […]

Alpena

Alpena was my elusive ship, and then  . . . just like that . . . on her voyage out from Alpena MI, there she was. She’s the last of her class, working since 1942, lugging cement products around all five Great Lakes. She’s a beauty. Maybe if I study these photos long enough, I’ll […]