An occasional benefit of going down to Riverside Park is that you can see ships unloading at Nicholson Docks. These are usually foreign vessels unloading steel coils.
It turns out that this is a vessel that hasn't appeared on this blog before. The Federal Champlain is a new visitor to the Great Lakes because she is a new vessel. She was built by Oshima Shipbuilding in Japan. She is basically similar to the other Federal Navigation vessels.