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Mostly photos, and all taken between Quebec City and Montreal.  Ocean Charlie is a great name.

Ocean Henry Bain moves a barge, possibly from a passenger terminal.

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Ocean Intrepide hangs at East Montreal.

But here in the South Shore Canal . . . the outlier . . .

 

Mary E. Hannah is way from out of the area.

 

And finally . . . in Valleyfield, it’s Cercle Polaire of GFFM.

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who posts when possible these days.

 

Ferries cross the entrance to the Saguenay River, a truly magical place.  Do visit if you can.

Weather appears to vary with turns around capes on the river.

Farms even stitch themselves into the valleys.

Rain intensifies beyond each point until

 

just when you think it’ll snow, sunny slopes appear.

We wind past islands  . . .

and follow those who play in the breezes channeled by geology.

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

Again . . . on the run, chasing food like the finned one in the foreground, Federal Asahi heads down bound chasing who knows what.

Maria exits the Saguenay River where she discharged a load of bauxite.

 

 

And Insignia, later to be speeding downriver at 21 kts, overtakes us at the last bridges down bound spanning the River.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

In the narrow channel of the SLSW leading between Lake Ontario and Montreal, you can see salties and lakers fairly close up, as you can in the St. Clair area.

Enjoy these.

A bright day with fluffy but unsettled clouds enhances photos.

 

Most of these boats I’ve seen before, as you can trace by clicking on the tags.

Flevoborg is an exception, as

is Miena Desgagnes, a cargo vessel whose destination can be seen

by its cargo . . .

See the HardRok sign on the truck door?

Ditto this one . . .

 

 

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who will compose another batch of posts when next I have wifi.

Unrelated, who goes deepest?

It’s time to start a new series . . . with BBC Leda.

Will cargoes of wind turbine parts ever stop?  What will replace them as the next big thing?

This winter–or when I stay in place for a while–I might figure out how many of these Trillium class CSL boats I’ve seen.

 

I’ve never seen this many ships at the Prescott elevators.

Amstelborg, BBC Switzerland, and Federal Clyde were all there at once.

 

 

Algoscotia was upbound, as

was Canadian Empress.

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

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Enjoy three views of Ocean Echo II with different contexts:  the Iroquois Dam,

a scenic late summer meadow, and

the Iroquois lock itself.  Click here for pics dating from the dam and lock construction.

A  lot of Ocean Group tugs are included here, but Ocean Cormoran is not . . .

Although blue-hulled, VM/S St. Lambert was built for the SLSMC.

 

Ocean Macareux is a product of GFFM LeClerc, which I visited a few months back, and was on the wall in the old port of Montreal.

And last but not least, Denis M is a 1942 product of Russel Brothers.  Here she is on the wall just below Habitat 67.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

It’s digression time . . . now that I’ve not done one of these in a while.

You can’t not see the pattern here . . .

Steam Whistle is an interesting story with a beer connection, you might say.

I’m posting fast, along the river, so I’m not taking time to identify these vehicles, although if you want to know how the pattern continues here, see what this blog reveals, a post that concludes with a photo of the same truck.

 

Continuing east and downstream, there’s this beauty . . .

in Kingston, and sure enough the pattern prevails . . . all

Ontario alcohol-related trucks.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s “on the boat again.”.

 

What a view Toronto offers from the lake!!  no matter the time . . . day or  . . .

night or day.  Here Salvage Monarch heads out.

Hope takes a spud barge out to the job.

In the Port Lands, this unnamed vessel all decked out in camouflage paint waits.

Maybe someone can help with more names too. . .

Or stories . . . ?

 

Iron Guppy wins my prize for most colorful name.  Bravo to the school kids who dubbed it such.

And here’s the story that links Iron Guppy with William Rest.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

Daybreak finds us entering the Welland Canal, taking a pilot from J. W. Cooper.

The past few weeks at MRC have brought the decapitation of Algorail.

Tecumseh is docked just below lock 8.

Algosea slips into the parallel lock chamber at lock 4, upbound.

We encounter NACC Argonaut as she heads upbound below lock 2.

Then we switch pilots at Lake Ontario level and

we pass Ojibway as we make a course for Toronto.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Still in Cleveland, a recalcitrant fisherman keeps anchor and hooks wet until Huron Spirit threatens to immerse the fisherman as well.

Smarter heads prevail and the fishermen move out of the immediate danger.

 

Sarah Andrie and her A-390 have discharged in Tonowanda and are

 

upbound for Lake Michigan.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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