Monday, August 29, 2011

The American Mariner

The other ship I was expecting to see was the American Mariner. I believe this is also making a debut appearance here on Michigan Exposures.She was constructed in 1979 at the Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was originally going to be named the Chicago but ended up with the name American Mariner.
She had her maiden voyage in 1980 and is equipped with twin 3,600 Horsepower engines and can travel at about 15 miles per hour.
She is 730 feet long and can carry 37,000 tons of cargo.
In 2000, she lost steering and collided with a light in the Lake Huron cut. She was refloated and repaired.
She is a pretty nice looking ship.
Here she is passing under the Ambassador Bridge.
A shot of her almost full length.
I like this shot a little better.
A closeup of the superstructure.

Heading off to deliver her cargo.

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