Tuesday, December 11, 2018

And Some Shots of the Pilot Boat

There are a few pilot transfer points on the Great Lakes.  It is a requirement that all foreign vessels have a Great Lakes Certified pilot on them.  From what I understand, the pilot doesn't actually pilot the vessel, he (or she) is only there to make sure they are following the rules.
 I think there is a pilot point when ships either enter or leave the Welland Canal.  There is another one in Detroit.  There is this pilot transfer point in Port Huron.  There is also one in Detour and the Soo Locks.  I think pilots will typically sail on the ship for a day.
 It's a pretty steady job if you don't mind transferring to a moving ship.
And one more shot.

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