Friday, September 27, 2013

Whitefish Bay and Friends

I decided to head down to the Detroit River tonight because I saw that there was going to be a ship passing that I hadn't caught yet.  Plus it was a nice enough night.  Little did a realize there was a Red Wings game and that kind of affected things.
 Well, I did manage to catch the Whitefish Bay as she was making her way down the River.   She is one of the Chinese builds for the Canada Steamship Lines and was launched this year.  Unlike the Baie St. Paul, she is still looking new.
 Not quite so new is the Tug/Barge Lewis Kuber.
 What I didn't realize is that there would be a gathering of ships at one end of the Detroit River.  From left to right, the Wicko, Federal Shimanto and pulling in is the Kaministiqua. 
 But back to the Whitefish Bay for a second.  She's 738 feet long and 78 feet wide.   Her holds can carry almost 38,000 tons of cargo. 
 Slowly she works her way down the river past the grain elevators and what not.
 Not one of the better views of the Detroit skyline but it's still not too bad.  The light was just about perfect for this too.
 One more shot of the skyline.
And one more shot of the gathering of ships as the Whitefish Bay makes her way to Naticoke.

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