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Algoma Mariner (2011) heads upriver with a load of ore. This time of year and until the St. Lawrence Seaway opens, Montreal is the head of navigation, so that’s where the ore will be discharged and sent further by rail.
Pilot exchange at Quebec City is facilitated by Ocean Ross Gaudreault (ORG).
Minutes after the exchange, ORG (94′ x 37′) cuts a swath back to the base
using its 5000 hp through the freshwater ice that’s come down from
Back in September, I got these photos of the pilots’ exchange.
For some info on the Canadian Pilots, Laurentian Region, click here.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Thanks for all the guesses, and here are some photos from the past week. This was taken at the outset of a steep grade descending into St. Joseph de la Rive and the Isle aux Coudres ferry.
See the ship in the ice between the mainland and the island above; farther upstream here’s a closer up of Algoma Mariner, and here
an even closer look at what constant ice against the bow does to the paint.
And here’s the winter version of yesterday’s post, looking back at Quebec City. Some of you were right even down to the street address of the pier.
And traversiers aka ferries between Quebec City and Levis.
Yes, I love winter. And this is southern Quebec.