I will have to admit, it is cool seeing the thousand footers in action.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Edgar B. Speer at Mackinaw
One of my purposes for heading up to the Upper Peninsula was an attempt to catch some ships in spots where I don't usually get to see them. So one aim was to get to De Tour Village. I was hoping that I would catch a ship at the Mackinac Bridge but it is hard to gauge when there would be a ship going through. Fortunately, a friend of mine showed me a website that shows all of the ship positions on the lakes and I saw that one was heading towards the Bridge as I was getting ready to leave.
The Speer was launched in 1980. She is powered by two 9,630 V-18 Cylinder Diesel engines and this gives her a speed of almost 15 knots.