It's not often that you get so many ships in so little time around here. Usually if you see four or five in a day, it's a good day. This time, I got to see five ships within an hour and a half or so. The third in the convoy was the Kaye E. Barker.
She is another classic laker. This time, I got a little more ice in the picture.
The birds must have landed before the Barker appeared, because here they are flying away again.
She has a pretty nice head shot as well.
And of course the shot as she passes under the Blue Water Bridge.
A three quarters shot of her. You can see a couple of her crew members on deck. Although it was still fairly warm yesterday, I feel for them.
She passes under the Blue Water Bridge.
And then she makes her turn to stay in the channel.
A shot of her pilothouse.
One more for good measure.
Some of her crew members cleaning off her deck.
A shot of her stack.
The Stars and Stripes flying proudly in the breeze.
And slowly she works her way down the river.
She would be the last ship that I would be able to catch at Belle Isle. And this will likely be the last ship picture I take for the shipping season. I will say that it's been fun since I was able to catch ships in the ice for the beginning of the season and some at the end.