I thought my last ship shots of the season would be the night time picture I took of the Kaye E. Barker that I took three weekends ago. For the most part, all of the ships have gone into layup and wont be stirring about until the Welland Canal opens in the middle of March. There are still always a handful of ships moving around on the lakes during the off season but it seems like those never pass this neck of the woods. Well, last night I was checking AIS and I saw that the Philip R. Clarke would be passing this way.
I believe she loaded coal in Ashtabula and is currently headed to Gary to unload that cargo. After that, she will be going somewhere for layup, but I'm not sure what that is though. She was the lead ship of a three ship convoy but sadly, I didn't have the time to stick around for the others.
name. But I wont say that she is a direct replacement.