Sunday, March 31, 2024

The Lee A. Tregurtha Heads Up the Rouge River

 So I saw that the Lee Tregurtha was going to making her way up the Rouge River.  That makes for one of my favorite sets of photographs out there.

I headed to the Fort Street Bridge to catch the first set of pictures.  I had one problem though, my drone had been sitting idle for about three months and the batteries were not fully charged.
Fortunately, I had enough charge to get the pictures I wanted though.
The new Fort Street Bridge looks cool but I think it would have been cooler if they could have renovated the old one.
The old one has some historical significance as it was the sight of a major union march against Ford.
It was also a bridge that was similar to the Dix and Jefferson Bridges.
Apparently they couldn't fix it though, so we get a new bridge.
I kind of like this view.
Pulling the drone up for an overhead view before heading to the next spot.
And then I headed to the Dix Avenue Bridge where I used my regular camera.
I like these views because they are somewhat industrial and they are somewhat natural.
Also the ship is close enough to use my little lens.
There were quite a few cormorants on the river today.
I kind of like this shot.
She slowly passes by.
A little too much wind for a reflection though.
One more shot as she approaches the bridge.
A shot of her pilothouse.
A closeup showing off her war ribbons.
And she's on the other side of the bridge.
Her bow thruster symbol.  Apparently this also looks like a Maltese Cross.  The ship that smacked the bridge in Baltimore has them and people were saying it was part of the conspiracy.  Sheesh.
A puff of black smoke as she uses that bow thruster.
There a some pellets on her holds.  There was also some snow on her deck.
She starts to make the turn.
Her plimsoll line.
One of the crew calling out distance to the bridge.
She makes the turn.
Her stack.
It wasn't too windy though, but I like this shot.
The full on shot.
She heads for her slip.
A cormorant passes by.
She is framed by the mill one.
One more picture before heading home.

One More for the Day

 There was one more ship that I could catch.  This one was a little further back but not too far.

The Algoma Strongfield was heading down from Thunder Bay.
Based on her configuration and destination, I will guess she had a load of grain.
She was on her way to Port Cartier which is in Quebec.
I believe Port Cartier is one of the places used for shipping grain to other countries.
The fog was clearing but it was still kind of a miserable day.
The beam shot.
She passes by.
And continues down the river.

Next Up, the Algoma Conveyor

Next up was a ship that is liked by the person that runs this page.

It's more for the name than the ship itself.  The name reminds him of a ship that was lost in the Falklands War.
The ship is the Algoma Conveyor and she was not built in Japan.
I think she was heading down from Thunder Bay but that information gets lost when she moves through the Soo Locks.
Currently, she is going through the Welland Canal.
She is currently on her way to Hamilton.
This year, Algoma celebrates its 125th year on the Great Lakes.
The beam shot.
She continues on her way.

My First Saltie of the Season

The next ship wasn't too far behind.

It was one of many salties that ply the Great Lakes.
The ship in question was the Wigeon.
She is owned by the Navarone company out of Greece.
I think she might be being leased to another company.
She is heading up to Thunder Bay.
Presumably, she will pick up wheat.
She is a nice looking ship.
Although, she looks like she could use a little paint.
One more as she goes on her way.