2021 Shipping Season Begins - Shipspotting

After a long winter break from shipping, I was excited to see a ship that wasn't a tanker coming up the St. Clair today! Manitoulin (Lower Lakes Towing) was on her way upbound to Sarnia, Ontario. I'm not sure what she's going to be loading this time, mostly it's petroleum products at Sarnia, but that's for tankers, not bulk carriers like Manitoulin is.

These first shots are from Algonac, Michigan. Most of the icebreaking brigade could be seen on Lake St. Clair (except there are no livestream cameras on the lake.) Griffon, Samuel Risley (Canadian Coast Guard), Morro Bay and Neah Bay (US Coast Guard) were all involved in this operation to get shipping moving again.




You can see her case of "dock/lock rash" marring her sides. (Whether it's "dock" or "lock" depends on where she scraped.)

Manitoulin was rebuilt from a scrapped chemical tanker in 2014-2015 and relaunched in Sarnia, Ontario. She is 664' in length and 78'in beam (width). Read more about her from Boatnerd.



Today's images are from:
StreamTime Live - Marine City, Michigan
StreamTime Live - Algonac, 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.)

Crossposted on Hive.
Note: I posted on Helpage India by invitation. i will share in different communities until I find one that really helps support my posts.

Past Shipspotting Posts

Ship Studies

Freewrites that include ship pictures...

Shipping-based art

Shipspotting Buzzes


Coast Guard:


Two or more ships -

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.

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Good to see the ships fire back up, but I have a question as to why this posted in #helpage India @viking-ventures.

 2 months ago 

How are you? i believe you are good. do you know me. i am your friend @shuvo35 wife .I have heard a lot from Shuvo about you and at one time many of you may have said Shuvo to me. It was good to see your comment in our community today. Anyway, I have mentioned it to him and he will definitely contact you if he is free. Thank you.

Hi yes, I remember you, thank you for letting Shuvo know about the comment.
My pleasure, @hiramoni.

 2 months ago 

@jamerussellI don't know why she posted here but I knew her a long time ago and I used to talk to her when we were very active on @steemit and I liked seeing her here after a long time so I commented and the biggest thing is you here I'm very surprised to see you anyway, I hope you're fine.You remember when you told me three months ago when I was in a state of extreme depression about the hive blockchain, the words you said to me were very useful to me. I just shut down the hive blockchain and here's trying to @steemit to start all over again.please pray for me and our community @helpageindia.

Just on here for an experiment, and if it works out I'll stay, if not I'll go on with what I was doing.
Right now it's about Hey! Have Ya Met...? project.

 2 months ago 

@jamerussell Okay, do what you like. But on behalf of our community, I greet you for coming. You can come to our community if you want. We always try to welcome everyone.

I know we talked about it privately, but I'll add it here too...
I posted here because I was invited by a current community member. I also delegate to the @indiaunited community on Hive, so this isn't quite as random as it appears. I'm also looking to find a community which will give good support to its members. I'll try a few different communities and see what works.
Thanks for your visit.

 2 months ago 

It's good to see you on this @steemit blockchain after a long time. I remember seeing you. I remember talking to you once and I still remember very well you writing series stories. Anyway thank you for coming here and try to stay in our @helpageindia community .

Thank you! I was invited to post in this community and I figured that I'd give it a try to see how good it is at supporting posts, so far, it looks good. I'll probably post in various communities for awhile. I'm glad you remember me, I remember you as well.

 2 months ago 

First of all thank you for writing in our community anyway I will request you to try to stay active in our @helpageindia community hope we will try to give good support in your post anyway good luck to you and Thanks for remembering me .