So on Saturday I went up to my cousin's. I didn't think that any photographic opportunities would present themselves, so I didn't take my proper camera with me. That is actually unusual since I normally take my camera with me everywhere.
Fortunately I had my iPhone and it has a camera. Not a great camera though (especially if you need to use any sort of zoom) but not too bad. And when people ask about cameras, I basically tell them to use whatever works for them. I think it's not so much the camera as what you doing with it.
Anyway, the BBC Alberta was paying a visit to Bay City and she had just finished her delivery of some windmill blades. I didn't realize that she would be leaving at the time I was visiting Bay City as well. I also got a bonus of the Manitou.
I think the river levels had been up and that was causing some issues with river traffic and hence the assistance from the tug.
I normally see the Manitou in Port Huron so it was kind of cool to see her in action.
It didn't take too long for the BBC Alberta to pass by. I think this is her first time on this page. She is owned by Brise Schiffarts out of Germany. Like many salties, she is registered in Liberia. I think the BBC Alberta is a new visitor to the Lakes and she was built in 2010.
The Manitou passes by.
I think she was just making sure that there were no issues. As I was taking this picture, she was on her way to Montreal. As I type this post, she is on her way to Becancour in Quebec. It is about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. Her next stop is probably somewhere overseas.