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And the trip goes on . . . here heading for the Straits, where it seems there are underwater sights I missed.
Meanwhile, on the surface of the top of Lakes Huron and Michigan, there are plenty of things to look at, like this old ChrisCraft and
1944 fish tug Richard E.
After we pass White Shoal light, we encounter traffic
like Karen Andrie and
From morning to night, there were small boats fishing and larger
ones –like this unidentified Algoma Central Corporation dry bulker–
until day ends over Wisconsin.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
The “really random” posts are just that. I believe what follows, is.
Thanks to Jeff Schurr and Dave Boone, behold Bloxom in her better days, in this case during her life as a Pennsylvania RailRoad tug. Bloxom has been on this blog here and here and other places. Anyone else know Bloxom PRR fotos?
Also thanks to Jeff and Dave, Ned Moran below in work mode compared with a foto of the vessel (scroll down to the last one) I took a few months back. I have to say there’s so little left of the vessel now that it’s hard to corroborate their being the same vessel.
Mighty Joe (ex-Maria) in the Hughes Marine portion of Erie Basin yesterday.
This is my first ever sighting of Marquette’s Layla Renee, defying a current trend as a Gulf boat working up here.
Last three fotos here taken by Will Van Dorp, last week. The next two come from Cheryl, an important friend from way back. Both were taken in Holland, Michigan. First, it’s James Harris, one of 10 Army STs built in the first half of 1943 in Sturgeon Bay, WI; and
Haskal, about which I can find no info. The design of Haskal looks older than that of James Harris. Anyone help out?
Again, thanks to Cheryl, Jeff, and Dave for contributing fotos.
Unrelated: I’ve added a new link to my “resources” a list of all (maybe) US-flag operators of tug and tow boats.