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by Shipwatcher1
December 28, 2023, 12:59 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Winter Storage Cargo
Replies: 27
Views: 3412

Re: Winter Storage Cargo

Some might recall, sometime in the late 1990's. the John Sherwin being towed from Superior Wi. to Milwaukee for grain load, to be stored at grain elevator in South Chicago on the Calumet River. The next spring after her unload, she was towed to Sturgeon Bay for the future potential of repowering an...
by Shipwatcher1
December 16, 2023, 6:22 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Steamers
Replies: 22
Views: 4183

Re: Steamers

I would think the Sykes and Alpena at least would be the best candidates for conversion if the time ever came?
by Shipwatcher1
December 2, 2023, 3:23 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Cason j callaway
Replies: 6
Views: 1988

Re: Cason j callaway

If you recall the Anderson spent several months in dry dock in 2019 having substantial steel work done.
by Shipwatcher1
November 26, 2023, 1:17 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Steamers
Replies: 22
Views: 4183

Re: Steamers

Long term and possibly scrap layup remains the: Ryerson Sherwin Blough CTC 1 Ingelehart Calloway There's been some rumblings that Munson, McCarthy, Lee A and Anderson isn't far from the chomping block within the next two seasons but that is second hand rumor. Munson and Lee A? Those 2 have had a co...
by Shipwatcher1
November 20, 2023, 11:11 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Steamers
Replies: 22
Views: 4183

Steamers

Of the remaining 4 active steamers (at least active in 2023), has there been any chatter of any of the 4 being converted to diesel power?
by Shipwatcher1
November 16, 2023, 9:27 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Escanaba Ore Dock
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Escanaba Ore Dock

Was the current escanaba ore dock built on the footprint of a prior chute style dock?
by Shipwatcher1
November 16, 2023, 9:25 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: cement carrier northern venture
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: cement carrier northern venture

It is not a cement carrier, it was in its prior form before conversion for Great Lakes service
by Shipwatcher1
November 5, 2023, 11:59 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Why the fascination with the Edmond Fitzgerald?
Replies: 21
Views: 2416

Re: Why the fascination with the Edmond Fitzgerald?

Likely because it is the most recent and there was a song.
by Shipwatcher1
September 23, 2023, 7:48 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Wilfred Sykes
Replies: 15
Views: 2486

Re: Wilfred Sykes

Threads are often hijacked with another subject thrown into the mix. Instead of starting a different post about the coal movement, it was just tacked onto the Sykes thread.
by Shipwatcher1
September 1, 2023, 12:23 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: American Fortitude (Courtney Burton) scrapping
Replies: 14
Views: 3035

Re: American Fortitude (Courtney Burton) scrapping

badger wrote: September 1, 2023, 3:47 am someone says the wheelhouse is at MRC some one says its on beaver island which one is correct? or are they both wrong?
The Ojibway pilothouse went to Beaver Island, Fortitude is still at MRC
by Shipwatcher1
August 26, 2023, 8:38 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: MV Presque Isle
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: MV Presque Isle

Unless the tug is in need of serious repairs or waiting for some specific part, I don't see a 5 year survey taking over 6 weeks. As you said, this is very telling as to GLF being able to meet the current demand with the Presque Isle out of service not to mention no work being done to bring the Call...
by Shipwatcher1
August 9, 2023, 5:23 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Ryerson….Again
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Ryerson….Again

Saw a rumor mentioned that the Ryerson was going to be placed back into one of the long term lay up slips in Superior. Is that rumor, or possibly true?
by Shipwatcher1
July 29, 2023, 8:45 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: ss spartan
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Re: ss spartan

Source?
by Shipwatcher1
May 28, 2023, 10:37 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Cuyahoga
Replies: 92
Views: 15699

Re: Cuyahoga

Perhaps Rand will enter an agreement to charter the McKee Sons once more if the damage is too severe on the Cuyahoga?
by Shipwatcher1
May 27, 2023, 5:49 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Cuyahoga
Replies: 92
Views: 15699

Re: Cuyahoga

Hard to say.wait and see. If she is withdrawn from service I imagine the Compass, ex Adam E ex Roger Keyes, will be upgraded and kept around awhile longer. The HOGS caterpillar diesel is getting a tad old now. The vessel that started lower lakes towing haz had a great career for 30 or so years afte...
by Shipwatcher1
May 12, 2023, 4:39 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Ryerson
Replies: 124
Views: 25745

Re: Ryerson

I think that you will find that the deal for tje boat s still very ,much alive. It appears that the pellet demand and steel demand have gone soft for Agoma. Until that changes, it would be foolish to start the charter. Some work continues on the boat. The only people who seem to have given up on th...
by Shipwatcher1
May 12, 2023, 4:37 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Boatnerd forum waining popularity
Replies: 32
Views: 3691

Re: Boatnerd forum waining popularity

A lot of the information people came here to look for is all posted on social media now, Facebook for example. Tons of photos there daily along with an almost instant answer to any questions people have.
by Shipwatcher1
May 5, 2023, 3:41 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Ryerson
Replies: 124
Views: 25745

Re: Ryerson

Word is the plug has been pulled on whatever is going on. Anyone up that way have any confirmation one way or the other?
by Shipwatcher1
April 22, 2023, 8:44 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Mississagi Scrapping
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Mississagi Scrapping

Several seasons ago the boom began to buckle as was quite evident in photos during her last few seasons. Made her look quite terrible as far as I'm concerned. If anyone needed a boom, there are several better options available sitting at MRC right now that are not buckled and sagging.
by Shipwatcher1
April 1, 2023, 9:34 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Ryerson
Replies: 124
Views: 25745

Re: Ryerson

I would suspect the actual survey of the hull is not really the issue she would have in returning to service. Getting the engine room operational is going to be the huge task, and that does not need the drydock to happen. Recent photos still show the portable boiler on her deck is active, so clearly...