I decided that I wanted to go boatwatching on Sunday but I also saw a couple of planes that I would be interested in. I had a little extra time to get a couple of planes so I stopped at the airport for a bit.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
This ship was docked in Sarnia and I figured I would get one picture of her.
This is another ship that I wasn't sure if I was going to catch or not. She was probably about an hour and a half behind the Juno. I didn't catch her at Belle Isle and she was moving fairly slowly up the river.
There are a few pilot transfer points on the Great Lakes. It is a requirement that all foreign vessels have a Great Lakes Certified pilot on them. From what I understand, the pilot doesn't actually pilot the vessel, he (or she) is only there to make sure they are following the rules.
Another ship I was hoping to catch was the Edgar B. Speer. As it was starting to get late in the day, I thought that I might be in a race against the sunlight before she came through Port Huron.
As I was catching the last ship, I noticed that this ship was starting her way up the river.
I decided to continue my boatwatching on Saturday but that meant heading up to Marysville. These was one of the ships I couldn't catch at Belle Isle. Sometimes if I miss ships at Belle Isle and they are heading upbound, I can catch them on the St. Clair River. If I miss ships heading downbound on the St. Clair River, I can usually catch them in Detroit.