The Pathfinder was followed fairly closely by an old friend, the Honorable James L. Oberstar. She was one of the ships I was hoping to catch as I really like her lines.
It has actually been a while since I've seen her. I think the last time I saw her was up at the Soo. It always seems like we can't cross paths.
I don't know if you can tell on this picture but it was raining and pretty windy which also meant it was fairly cold. Fortunately, the Maritime Center is enclosed, so I didn't have to stay out in the rain too long. Three years ago if you asked me if I was going to be out in the rain and cold taking pictures, I would have said you were nuts.
I think you can see the streaks from the rain in this picture. If not, you can take a look at the hazy sky and tell it wasn't a pleasant day.
I don't know what it is, but I like her look. She almost has a pretty sleek looking pilothouse.
The deckhouse isn't too bad either.
Another shot of her pilothouse.
And a shot as she starts to head downriver. I think she was delivering iron ore to Dearborn today.
A shot with the chemical factory in the background. I'm not a huge fan of having stuff in the background of my ship pictures but sometimes it works.