The next ships were bonus ships because I wasn't really expecting to see them.
The first of those ships was the Honorable James L. Oberstar. It has been a while since I have seen her. In fact, the last time I saw her was a night, so my pictures of her weren't the greatest.
She is named after James L.Oberstar who was a Congressman that served in Wisconsin. He was a pretty strong advocate for Great Lakes shipping and he died in May of this year. He was given a salute by the ship named after him.
With her, I started at Marine City, I figured that was my best chance to catch her as the light was starting to wane on me.
A shot of her deckhouse. Interlake has been around for over 100 years.
I kind of wanted to get the moon in a shot with her, I kind of like the look.
Next I headed up to St Clair. I wanted to get some more pictures of her.
I didn't quite get the picture I wanted though because I was messing around too much. St. Clair does give a brief chance for a headshot.
An almost profile shot.
A shot of her pilothouse.
Another full beam shot.
Another shot of her stack.
She started her journey yesterday in Toledo and her destination is Two Harbors up in Minnesota. As I type this post, she is around Drummond Island waiting out the weather up there. I would imagine she is getting pretty close to making her last trip of the year.