Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Algomarine on New Year's Eve Day

I was actually thinking about heading down to Fostoria to catch some trains because I didn't think there would be much passing on the River.
 Well it turned out that there wasn't going to be much passing on the river, but sometimes quality matters more than quantity.  Since I don't get to see the Algomarine all that often, I decided to go chase after her.
 My journey started at the Algonac State Park but I barely caught her there.  I wasn't to concerned about that because I pretty much had all day to follow her.  As you can see, it is starting to get cold and she has a bit of ice on her hull.
 A shot of her stern.  I think the Algoma stacks are probably my favorites.
 And she pulls away.
 I'll have to say that it was a pretty cold day today.  I was seeing ice form in some places and I figured I would get a picture of that.
 I caught her at a little park just south of Marine City.  It's one I've used in the past but not all that often.  It's actually not a bad place to get upbound shots.  It's not so great for downbound ships though.
 She is actually headed up to Thunder Bay and I'm not sure where after that.  She might be going up for her layup.
 A shot of her pilothouse.  It's kind of sad because it seems like the classic Canadian Lakers are getting scrapped left and right as the new builds come on line.  Apparently, the Algomarine has at least one year left in her as her certificate expires after next season.
 It will be a sad day indeed when these ships disappear from the Lakes.
 Then I decided to head to the little park just north of Marine City for a couple of shots.
 Another of her going.
 My next destination was St. Clair because that is one of the better spots along the river.
 After she made her turn to continue up the River.
 I kind of like the three quarters shot like this, mainly because it fills up the frame.
 A full beam shot.
 A shot of her pilothouse.
 and deckhouse.
 and she continues on.
 Next up was the little park in Marysville.  This is another spot where you get a pretty long view of the ships.

 A shot of her stack.

 And finally, I took up my spot at the Blue Water Bridge.
 She makes her turn to leave the channel.

 A couple more three quarter shots.
 A shot with her framed by the Bridge.
 Another of her pilothouse.
 She continues into Lake Huron with the moon high above her.
And one more shot.

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