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by Mr Link
April 15, 2024, 12:41 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: George M. Humphrey 1956 incident
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: George M. Humphrey 1956 incident

badger wrote: April 15, 2024, 12:46 am did the KAW become the roger stahl for gaelic tugboat or was I another tug I'm sure you know the correct answer!
Correct, the Kaw became the Roger Stahl.
by Mr Link
April 14, 2024, 3:56 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Michipicoten
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Michipicoten

And here is another site where you can track its movements over the past 3 years (when in radio range.)

https://aprs.fi/#!z=11&ts=1713052800&te ... F316002501
by Mr Link
April 14, 2024, 3:47 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Michipicoten
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Michipicoten

Its been showing up on both the Boatnerd AIS and Marine Traffic (when in radio range). Here is a screenshot from the Boatnerd automated vessel passage page, showing when it has shown up at certain ports that are monitored.
by Mr Link
April 3, 2024, 6:51 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Interlake 2024 Fit Out Schedule and questions
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Interlake 2024 Fit Out Schedule and questions

A version was included in Boatnerd's News on March 9 and can be viewed here: https://boatnerd.com/boatnerdnews-march-9-2024/
by Mr Link
March 30, 2024, 10:18 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: St. Marys River Closed March 28, 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: St. Marys River Closed March 28, 2024

How big is the Mud Lake Junction light? I tried to find a picture of it, but no luck. Was it just a casualty of the ship losing power, or is it large enough to actually cause damage if struck? This site (link below) states that it is about 12 m in diameter, with the light mounted roughly 15 m above...
by Mr Link
March 28, 2024, 7:52 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: St. Marys River Closed March 28, 2024
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

St. Marys River Closed March 28, 2024

The St. Marys River is currently closed from 9 Mile Point to Point Aux Frenes due to a "marine casualty to a commercial vessel". AIS show the American Mariner out of the channel in the area. It was headed upbound before crossing over the downbound channel. The Purvis tugs W I Scott Purvis ...
by Mr Link
March 23, 2024, 12:15 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Algoma Bear
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

Re: Algoma Bear

Per VesselFinder, it looks like they stopped briefly in Papeete, Tahiti. Probably for bunkers and/or supplies.
by Mr Link
March 20, 2024, 3:29 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Northern Venture
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Northern Venture

The vessel was either built with or later equipped with (early in its career) a single point loading system. I haven't seen many details of this, but it appears to have some sort of hopper on deck that feeds the four cargo holds via shuttle booms. It also had a self unloading system, that McKeil rev...
by Mr Link
February 29, 2024, 2:10 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Catastrophic engine failures
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Catastrophic engine failures

The Bowling Green Historical Collections of the Great Lakes website mentions that the MV Arctic suffered a crankcase explosion at some point in its career. It was in the eastern Atlantic when it happened.
by Mr Link
January 30, 2024, 10:30 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Huletts on Lake Superior?
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: Huletts on Lake Superior?

Two were built circa 1912 for the Canadian Pacific to unload coal at Fort William, Ont (now Thunder Bay). If this link works, here is a facebook post with several photos of them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2684568 ... 243481849/
by Mr Link
January 27, 2024, 3:00 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Car Ferry Grand Haven
Replies: 16
Views: 3354

Re: Car Ferry Grand Haven

The November 1964 edition of the Telescope had a four page article about the Grand Haven by Bill Worden and is available online here: https://images.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/121984/page/4?n= It includes details about the truck ferry route, but keep in mind it was written while the route was...
by Mr Link
January 12, 2024, 3:50 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: algoma steel ARC furnace
Replies: 1
Views: 1602

Re: algoma steel ARC furnace

I believe so. Information and videos of the construction activity can be found here: https://algoma.com/sustainability/ Scheduled for EAF startup (in phases) at the end of 2024 or early 2025, with the blast furnace scheduled to be phased out by the end of 2026. I think that matches the originally an...
by Mr Link
January 11, 2024, 12:45 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Scrap Values vs Cost
Replies: 8
Views: 3020

Re: Scrap Values vs Cost

BrassTack Towing costs can certainly add up, but I think another element that offsets scrap value is "undesired" materials on the vessel. Asbestos is a major one, requiring specially trained and equipped crews to properly remove. Residual fuel, oils and lubricants are often not usable and ...
by Mr Link
January 8, 2024, 8:35 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Blough
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: Blough

It is likely that all those commercial mapping sites are using aerial views that are several years old. However most don't tell you that. They usually display a copyright date, but not the actual image date. Google Earth is an exception, where they do show the actual date the image was taken (provid...
by Mr Link
December 17, 2023, 6:11 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Ocean Navigator & Ocean Voyager
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Ocean Navigator & Ocean Voyager

Interesting. Could it be possible that they want both in the same port for layup purposes or to transfer to a new owner? American Queen Voyages did announce back in June (before the explosion) that they would sell the pair after the 2023 season: https://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/American-Qu...
by Mr Link
December 13, 2023, 11:42 am
Forum: Model Building
Topic: Ship plans
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Ship plans

Dave,
I also want to say thinks for offering this service for so many years. I took advantage of it several times, and you were always prompt and accommodating.

Best wishes.
by Mr Link
November 27, 2023, 8:19 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: American Spirit
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: American Spirit

The Coast Pilot shows the CSX swing bridge has clearances of 143 feet on the left side of the swing span and 145 feet on the right side.

The Wheeling and Lake Erie bridge (further upstream) has 134 feet of clearance on each side of the swing span.
by Mr Link
November 26, 2023, 11:03 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Christmas Card Gallery 2023
Replies: 6
Views: 3462

Christmas Card Gallery 2023

Continuing a Christmas tradition, we invite you to share your Christmas cards here (attachments must be under 2 MB). If you wish to submit by snail mail, send to P.O. Box 68, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
by Mr Link
November 16, 2023, 7:20 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Escanaba Ore Dock
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Escanaba Ore Dock

Per Patrick Dorin's book "Great Lakes Ore Docks and Ore Cars" timber gravity dock #6 was built in 1903 with 80,000 ton storage capacity, 70 feet high, 1920 feet long and 320 pockets. Rebuilt in 1924 and used until 1969. The new (current) low level ship loader dock used the foundation of th...
by Mr Link
November 16, 2023, 12:07 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Escanaba Ore Dock
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Escanaba Ore Dock

Not sure if it used the same piling or new ones, but yes, it was built on the footprint of C&NW ore dock No. 6. Here is a portion of a 1910 nautical chart showing the location of the existing 8 chute style docks (6 C&NW, 2 MILW) at that time in Escanaba and North Escanaba.