Technically, the season opens with the opening of the Welland Canal on March 21, but it doesn't kick into gear until the Soo Locks open at Midnight on March 25th. I was hoping to head up there to catch the opening of the Locks but the weather didn't want to cooperate. So instead I headed over to Norfolk to catch ships of a different sort. Since I got back late Saturday Night/Early Sunday morning, I could have gone shipwatching Sunday but I was kind of tired. So today gave me the opportunity to go catch a ship.
The river wasn't particularly busy, so I didn't have too many opportunities but then I saw that the Kaye E. Barker was heading up the Rouge River. So I decided to go for that.
It was cool to see my first laker of the season but I didn't particularly care for the snow going with it. Oh well...soon we will be done with that for a while.