Monday, January 26, 2015

A Pair of Ships

Normally I would split this into two posts but it was cold yesterday and I didn't take many pictures of either ship.  Both were waiting in the Belle Isle Anchorage for the clearing of the St. Clair River.  The Coast Guard has been having a heck of a time keeping the area around Algonac clear of ice.  Yesterday, they were breaking the North Channel so that the ice had another place to go.  As of this post, these ships are still waiting.
 First up, is the Algoma Hansa.  She's been on this blog a few times and is a fairly new boat on the Lakes.  She's actually pretty nice.
Next up is the ship that has been the subject of quite a few of my favorite pictures, the Saginaw.  She was built in Manitiwoc as the John J. Boland for the American Steamship Company.  She became the Saginaw in 1999 after she was acquired by her new owners.

1 comment:

Kevin Hammer said...

Thought I'd pass along, there's a database of vintage Lake Erie photos at this link:
(Lake Erie Yesterdays). Many photos of lake vessels, trains, etc.