Great lake boats, a good video

  
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More engine grief on the port engine on the tug Dirk VanEnkevorts as he arrived in Duluth MN to unload limestone..
 

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One thing that makes you realize the scale of these things..

The unloading crane is 35' short of a football field!
 
  
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The Gott's boom is 280 feet and the longest on the lakes, her boom is 15 to 30 feet longer than other laker's booms.

 
  
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WWII submarine USS COD heading to Erie for repairs

6/4 - Erie, PA – For the first time since 1963, the World War II Submarine USS COD is being dry docked for repairs. The submarine will make its way from Cleveland to Donjon Shipbuilding for repairs this month.

The general manager of Donjon said the USS Cod should arrive in Erie on June 14th after about an eight-hour trek from Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor.

The submarine’s steel is starting to deteriorate, causing pitting — a type of corrosion from exposure to salt and fresh water. Donjon expects to work on the steel, make minor repairs and add a couple coats of fresh paint.

In 1986, the submarine was deemed a floating museum and a national historic land mark, providing a rare opportunity for Donjon… something all the workers are looking forward to working on.

“This is a extremely rare opportunity for us, there’s not many WWII subs, and certainly not many WWII subs here on the Great Lakes. So this is a one off opportunity and we jumped at that opportunity to be able to help repair and make some improvements to this museum and keep it going to be able to share some of our naval heritage,” said Rick Hammer, general manager, Donjon Shipbuilding.

Fontaine did ask Rick if the submarine would be staying here for the summer and he says he’s not sure what the plan is for after the sub its repaired.

WWII Submarine USS COD heading to Erie for repairs

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The Ryerson was moved from the Cummins Dock to Fraser Dry Dock May 10, 2021 in Superior WI. More info below
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The Edward L Ryerson, subject of countless rumors in the boatnerd world. The big story going around for years is she will be soon sailing again, that turned into they were moving her to the Fraser Shipyard drydock to do her 5 year and get her out and about again. It turns out she is being moved out of the Cummins slip so they can dredge and remove contaminants in the area. Once that is done, back she goes ? They were going to do an inspection while in the Fraser dock to determine the status of the vessel, rumor has it that got cancelled now...

The Edward L. Ryerson became the third of thirteen 730' (222.5m) carriers to eventually share in the "Queen of the Lakes" title for being the longest ships on the Great Lakes. She was also the second American-flagged vessel to share this honor; the first being the Arthur B. Homer launched November 7, 1959. The "Queen of the Lakes" title was thusly shared until December 7, 1962 when the title was passed to the slightly larger Frankcliffe Hall. By all accounts, the Edward L. Ryerson would have to classified as the most aesthetically pleasing of all lake boats. From her gracefully flared bow and top of her pilot house to her large but streamlined stack to her rounded and tapered stern and her striking paint job, no expense or effort was spared during her construction to achieve this goal. Over $8 million was reported to have been spent on the accommodations alone. The Ryerson was considered a slightly larger version (basic design and construction) of her 1949-built fleet mate Wilfred Sykes. Regardless of the Ryerson's appearance however, the bulk carrier was built with one cargo in mind; that being iron ore. Her basically square boxed holds do not favor the carrying of such other bulk cargoes as coal, slag, or limestone due to the difficulty in unloading these cargoes. Any thoughts of conversion to a self-unloader would be even more difficult and expensive as her holds would have to be reconfigured with sloped sides to allow for the free movement of the cargo to the self-unloading conveyor(s).

 
  
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New boat for Algoma Central is in the Atlantic heading to the lakes.
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6/8 - Captain Henry Jackman (IMO 9619294), built in 2021 at the Jiangsu Yangzi-Mitsui Shipbuilding Co. shipyard in China, arrived at the Pacific anchorage of the Panama Canal on June 6 just before 8 A.M. It is expected that the Jackman will depart sometime on June 7 and then make a full transit of the Panama Canal.

Launched on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020, the Captain Henry Jackman was delivered to the Algoma Central Corporation on April 5, 2021. From there, the vessel departed April 29, 2020 to begin its delivery voyage to Canada. Captain Henry Jackman is the 11th vessel in the Equinox Class series of vessels which Algoma started in 2013 with the arrival of Algoma Equinox in late 2013. Since then, four gearless bulkers were built from 2013-2015 with an additional five self-unloading bulk carriers also built from 2017-2020. Included with the self-unloaders were three 740-foot long Seaway-Max aft-mounted self-unloading vessels built in China and two forward-mounted 650-foot long self-unloading bulk carriers built in Croatia. Denny Dushane

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Seen on the Saint Clair River in Marine City, Michigan this am. The upbound boat is the HON JAMES L OBERSTAR. The
fishing boat did start his engine and move. The cam.
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When the Whitefish bay rolled a fishing boat over in 2013. I posted this earlier but its really a cool video to see. On its maiden voyage of the newest addition to Canadian Steam Ship Lines Great Lakes Fleet, the Whitefish Bay encounters a fishing boat with engine trouble. The freighter wins.

 
 
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