Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Venerable Arthur M. Anderson

I saw that the Arthur M. Anderson was heading upbound today, so I decided to head up to catch her.  I was hoping to catch her around Algonac and follow her all the way up the St. Clair River but that didn't happen. 
 I did manage to catch her around St. Clair though.  I believe she picked up stone in Conneaut, Ohio and is taking it to Gary, Indiana.  She certainly looks loaded.
 She's one of the boats I like to catch often but she keeps odd routes.
 It's still cool to see her though.
 The almost beam shot.
 And the beam shot.
 She continues up the St. Clair River.
 A shot of her aft as I get ready to move to the next spot.
 So I caught her at Marysville next.  That is actually a fairly nice spot to catch boats except for the occasional fisherman that gets in the way.
 I decided to leave my big lens on for a bit to get some of the closeup shots.
 But I wanted another three quarters shot first.
 A shot of her pilothouse.
 One of her anchors.
 And her stack.  She's one of a few steamships left on the lakes and is powered by a turbine.
 A shot of her stern.
 The rear of her pilothouse.
 I found a different spot to shot her, but I wasn't terribly happy with that spot because there was a smaller window for shooting.
 Still, it's nice to sometimes get background in the pictures.
 And she continues to work her way up the river.
 I tried to get to my normal spot but there were no parking spots.  I was able to find one in time.
 My favorite...the headshot.
 She starts to move past.
 She passes the casino.
 She passes under the bridge.
 I couldn't pass up on this shot, especially since yesterday was flag day.
One more stern shot and she's off into Lake Huron.

1 comment:

Kelly LeDoux said...

She is probably my all time favorite on the Great Lakes. Just knowing she was the last vessel to have had visual, radio and radar contact with the Edmund Fitzgerald before her disappearing beneath the huge waves of Lake Superior gives me goose bumps every time I see her. She looks so Regal!!!!