Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 I had one more ship to catch on Sunday.  It was another one I wanted to catch.

The Herbert C. Jackson was heading down from Rogers City.
Rogers City is home to the largest quarry in the world.
One of these days, I'm going to have to check it out.  They have a viewing area there.  It might be cool with my drone.
As a result, she would be heading down with a load of stone.  As if the stone dust on the side wasn't a clue.
She was heading to Fairport, Ohio.
Where I presume she would be delivering that stone.
She is a nice looking boat.
And this is one of my favorite angles.
She makes the turn for the channel.
A little closer.
The bow shot.  Probably the best bow shot on the lakes.
She makes another turn.
One more shot with my regular camera.
And then I switched to my drone.
I love the framing on this one.
I wasn't going for lower this time.  The blue is pretty cool.
The beam shot.
She continues on.
She passes the Hollyhock.  From this point, it is about 17 hours to her destination of Fairport.  This is a good half way point, as it is about 17 hours from Rogers City.

A Racing Boat

 The next boat was kind of a treat.

It was making all kinds of noise and I figured I would get some pictures of it.
I thought this one was pretty cool.
The waves settled down a little bit.
I should have slowed the shutter speed down a little bit and tried to pan.
One last shot.

The Federal Champlain Upbound in Port Huron

 The next ship was kind of a surprise for me.  I wasn't paying attention to the upbound ships.

The Federal Champlain was coming into the Great Lakes from overseas.
I'm not sure exactly where she was coming from as Marine Traffic shows her origin to be Port Colborne.
Port Colborne is the Lake Erie part of the Welland Canal.  So that means she came through the Welland.
She was heading to Burns Harbor.
I'm not sure if she is loaded in this picture.
But she is on her way to Burns Harbor.
Of course I switched to my drone.
Again, I was still trying a low angle.
Anyway, I would imagine she would pick up coils of steel in Burns Harbor.
I'm not sure where she would take them after that.
But at any rate, I love catching these ships.
And I can see why it is called Blue Water.
she approaches the bridge.
And starts to pass under it.

The First Trip of the Season for Lee A. Tregurtha

 The Lee A. Tregurtha got a late start this year.  I think she was undergoing her certification.  As a result, I think she got painted.  The need for iron ore hasn't been great so far and as a result, she was resting.  I think the need has picked up for a bit.

The Lee A. Tregurtha was coming down from Marquette.
She would be carrying a load of taconite from the iron dock there.
I was watching her the night before and I saw that I would be able to catch her around noon.
That meant I didn't have to get up that early and that was good because I didn't sleep well Saturday night.
Anyway, I wasn't going to miss her since I haven't seen her in a while.
She's a nice looking ship to catch.
Especially with the old salty bow.
She makes the turn for the channel.
The bow shot.
She makes the turn again.
Probably my favorite angle.
And then I switched to my drone.
I was trying low angles again.
I think I like this one the best.
The almost beam shot.
The better beam shot.
And she continues on her way to Dearborn.