Friday, October 2, 2015

The Lena J on a Windy Day

I was going to head up to Sault Ste Marie today but I still wasn't feeling well after battling a cold earlier in the week.  As I looked at AIS, I saw that there was a fairly interesting ship making her way up the St. Clair River, so I decided to head up to Port Huron.
 The Lena J is a heavy lift ship that is owed by the Arkon Shipping of Germany.
 She was built in 1998 by the JJ Sietas Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.
 She is 152 meters long and 20 meters wide and can carry a little over 8,000 tons of cargo.
 On the way over, she hit a bridge as she was transiting through the Welland Canal.  The bridge is expected to remain closed until repairs are completed.  The Lena J had temporary repairs to let her underway.
 Here we see a brave pilot trying to get on her.  As you can see the river is pretty rough.
 She makes her way under the Blue Water Bridge.
 Another shot of her under the Bridge.  You can see the damage to her satellite dish.
 the pilotboat keeps up with her.
 A few waves crashing against the stones.
 And she continues on her way.
 I kind of liked the way the wind was catching her wake.
She is on her way to Burns Harbor in Indiana.

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