Today's Shipping on the St. Clair - March 22, 2021 - Shipspotting
Oh, it's so good to see shipping pick up again! As much as I enjoyed ship studies and progressions, I enjoy having the plethora of ship transits even more!
First, we had Algonova, a 426-foot-long, double-hulled tanker from Algoma Corporation, making an early run to Nanticoke. First at Port Huron and then two hours later at Marine City, both in Michigan.
Then, we had Baie Comeau, a 740-foot, Trillium-class, self-unloading bulk carrier from Canadian Steamship Lines. She's on her way to Chicago.
First, at Marine City, Michigan, then at Port Huron about two and a half hours later.
From this angle, she looks very long indeed, but isn't the longest of today's ships!
Lake Huron is the smallest of the Great Lakes, but it's big enough to look like the ocean... no land visible on the horizon.
We'll squeeze a quick cameo from the 367-foot, double-hulled tanker Iver Bright here in Marine City... on her way from Sarnia, Ontario, to Detroit, Michigan.
Next, we have one of the "footers" that work the Great Lakes. From the American Steamship Company, we have Indiana Harbor, a 1000-foot-long, self-unloading bulk carrier on her way to Two Harbors, Minnesota. She will have to go through Soo Locks which open in two days. She will probably be the first "footer" to go through the lock this season.
First, at Marine City, then almost 2.5 hours later in Port Huron.
It is clear, watching the shipping traffic on the St. Clair, that there is use for a wide variety of transport vehicles - from this 150-foot barge to the 1000-foot Indiana Harbor! (I've seen smaller barges too.) All are useful and play a part in the shipping business.
Crossposted on Hive.
Today's images are from:
StreamTime Live - Port Huron, Michigan
StreamTime Live - Marine City, Michigan
The sharing of the pictures/cameras is encouraged for the education and enjoyment of all. Please take a look at these cameras on YouTube.
Note: Boatnerd also hosts shipping news, huge amounts of data about almost any "laker" and even many of the "saltie" visitors - and even a book called "Know Your Ships". I would encourage supporting his great work, especially as he has plans to add more cameras in 2021.
If you want to be tagged in future shipspotting posts, please let me know and I'll add you to this list.
(I can also remove you if you wish.)
Past Shipspotting Posts
- Watching the Ships in Duluth, Minnesota
- Watching the Ships at Port Huron, Michigan
- Trains and Ships on the Mississippi, Fort Madison, Iowa
- Year's End Shipping in Duluth - Dec 31, 2020 - featuring Algoma Guardian, American Spirit, Baie Comeau, Great Republic and Stewart J Cort.
- Persistence Pays Off - Feb 11, 2021 - featuring Morro Bay, Samuel Risley, Griffon and Algosea.
- The Buddy System - Feb 14, 2021 - featuring Griffon, Hollyhock, Algosea, Morro Bay, Algocanada and Iver Bright.
- Downbound Progression - Feb 18, 2021 - featuring Samuel Risley and Algosea
- Upbound Parade - Feb 18, 2021 - featuring Samuel Risley, Algonova, Leo A McArthur and Katmai Bay.
- A Day on the St. Clair - Feb 25, 2021 - featuring Katmai Bay, Samuel Risley, Algonova and Pride.
- Threefer in Marine City - Feb 26, 2021 - featuring Katmai Bay, Samuel Risley and Algoterra
- 2021 Shipping Season Begins - Mar 1, 2021 - featuring Manitoulin
- Spring Has Come - Mar 21, 2021 - featuring Griffon
- Algoma Enterprise Farewell post - Jan 5, 2021 - featuring Algoma Enterprise, Algoma Niagara and Joyce van Enkevort - Jan 5, 2021
- Alpena, the Oldest Ship on the Lakes - March 8, 2021
- Iver Bright - Asphalt and Bitumen Tanker - March 5, 2021
- Katmai Bay - USCGC 101
- Mississagi's Final Voyage - Jan 5, 2021
Freewrites that include ship pictures...
- Winter, Writing and Winging It - featuring Drawsko and Federal Oshima.
- American Steamship Company - American Integrity,
- Canada Steamship Lines - Frontenac, Rt Hon Paul J Martin,
- Interlake - James R Barker, Kaye E Barker,
- Canadian - Samuel Risley
- BBC - BBC Swift
Two or more ships -
- Burns Harbor & Stewart J Cort,
- Jamna, Sinaa, Torrent and Federal Dart,
- USCG Biscayne Bay - 104, CCG Samuel Risley, Michigan w/ Great Lakes and USCG Morro Bay - 106
No Ships... (on these ship cameras)
This category is for when the camera operator finds something else fun to focus on, like the peregrines around Port Huron or the beautiful sunrise over Lake Superior as viewed from the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge.
author/designer at A'mara Books
photographer/graphic artist for Viking Visual
(Buy my work at RedBubble, TeePublic, PicFair and DeviantArt.)
verified author on Goodreads
(Buy my books at Books2Read and at LBRY)