Like I said in my first post from tonight, it was a pretty busy day. I didn't realize how busy it was until I checked AIS again. For the next series of ships, I decided to head up to Port Huron.
First in that series is the Honorable James L. Oberstar. She is named after a Wisconsin Congressman who was a friend to the Great Lakes shipping industry.
She was heading down to Toledo but I don't remember what she was loaded with. I thought that she was heading to the steel mill in Detroit, but I guess I was wrong.
I think she was the first ship on the Great Lakes to be installed with a diesel scrubber. I believe this is an attempt to remove pollutants from her exhaust and it's a pretty noble gesture.
I kind of like it because with the white plume coming from her stack, she looks like a steamship. They are in the process of adding this system to the Lee A. Tregurtha and James R. Barker. Both of those ships should be coming back on line soon.