So next up is the Roger Blough as she passes Marine City. The St. Clair River is a pretty nice river for boatwatching. There aren't too many bends in it, so you can see the ships from a distance.
For instance, the Blough was passing the power plant in St. Clair when this picture was taken. It is a pretty good distance away. The ship to the left is the Paul R. Tregurtha. If I had gotten up earlier, I could have caught her in action.
There are still enough curves that the ships have turn on occasion. This is when you get the headshots.
And she gets a little closer.
Another turn and another headshot.
And she gets closer yet.
I really like her squat shape.
And a shot of her pilothouse.
Slowly she makes her way past.
And then something really cool happened. Because of some of the groups I frequent on Facebook, I friended a crew member on her. I think he saw me because I got a greeting from the Blough. It was really cool.
And she slowly passes by.
A closeup of her pilothouse.
And she moves down the River.
And normally this would be it for the day...but one more set of pictures.