When asked what is my favorite spot for boatwatching, I'd have to give the answer of it depends. If I want shots of the Westcott along with shots of the ships, I'd have to say Riverside Park. If I want nice closeups of the ships, I'd have to say the Soo Locks (plus I'm close to other things). If I want a clean shot of just the ship, I'd have to go with the eastern end of Belle Isle.
From there, you are looking straight into Lake St. Clair and generally it provides a nice clean background for the ships. They also come in at a nice angle, so you get an almost profile shot.
At any rate, making another quick appearance on this blog is the John G. Munson. When we last left her, she was up at the Soo Locks and became the second ship to pass through the locks for the shipping season. I'm going to guess that she's been busy since leaving the Locks but I'm not sure.
As I said in my similar post with the American Spirit, one of these days I would love to try to follow a ship from here to the Soo Locks or something.
One of the things I don't like about this spot on Belle Isle is that it seems like the ship takes forever to get to you but once it does, it is gone in a flash.