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Topic review - What to my wondering eyes..
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  Post subject:  Re: What to my wondering eyes..  Reply with quote
As I monitored Marine Traffic AIS this afternoon, I became aware of Algosteel's track as she rounded the "Thumb," up-bound. She was angling more to the NW than is usual, and I had hopes of seeing her on the horizon. Well, I got my wish -- although she was still a bit far out for a crisp shot.


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File comment: Destination says, Bruce Mine
2017-06-18 Algosteel.jpg
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File comment: The cloud formations, in every direction, were so fascinating to watch!
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2017-06-18b Cloudscape.jpg
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File comment: Over the Oscoda pier.
2017-06-18c Cloudscape.jpg
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Post Posted: June 18, 2017, 9:05 pm
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Boat56 wrote:
Where at were you when you took the photo? I seen it as well passing Oscoda this morning.

On the Oscoda boardwalk.
Post Posted: June 16, 2017, 10:36 am
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Where at were you when you took the photo? I seen it as well passing Oscoda this morning.
Post Posted: June 16, 2017, 6:43 am
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Soft morning light and Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder up-bound to Stoneport. What a way to start the day! Watched her (down-bound) and Olive Moore (up-bound) meet and pass two nights ago.
Great way to end the day, too!


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Post Posted: June 16, 2017, 5:56 am
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Late afternoon found tug Zeus with barge Deegan up-bound from the Saginaw Bay to Ludington. Strangely, although I could see Zeus, there was quite a distance between her and Deegan, and I couldn't get both in a photo.


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2017-06-14 Barge Robert F. Deegan.jpg
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Post Posted: June 14, 2017, 8:06 pm
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Really love it when ships -- usually coming to or leaving Saginaw/Essexville -- come this close to land.


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File comment: American Integrity up-bound to Duluth (Duluth Shipping News Schedule) on a warm June evening.
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Post Posted: June 7, 2017, 6:22 pm
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Here's my view (aided with zoom) of Michipicoten as she headed down the lake to Saginaw this afternoon.


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Post Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:08 pm
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Nothing like checking AIS first thing in the morning and discovering a passing ship is within camera range. That's how my day started.


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File comment: Small details add flavor to the experience. In this case, it was textures in the clouds and the sun casting shadows of the boardwalk railing onto the wood flooring.
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File comment: Great Republic as seen from shore
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File comment: Zoom view from the boardwalk. She's headed to Stoneport.
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Post Posted: June 2, 2017, 6:47 am
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A beautiful morning. AIS showed Olive Moore and American Mariner down-bound to Saginaw Bay, so I made a quick change of plans and headed to the lake. Unfortunately, an off-shore fog obscured them, but I could hear their fog horns!
Thinking the fog might not be as thick further south, I drove on to East Tawas/Tawas and waited for them to appear, but it didn't happen. So, I went on to Alabaster and photographed the historical Alabaster loading platform there.


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File comment: A brief history of the Alabaster gypsum facility.
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File comment: Before it closed, ships tied up to the 600' dock to take on gypsum, from the local quarry.
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Post Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:23 am
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Got lucky this afternoon. While waiting for Walter J. McCarthy, up-bound from Essexville to Duluth-Superior, Samuel deChamplain was down-bound to Essexville. Wind-whipped water made for a nice composition but that cold, strong wind was a real challenge for me to be able to stand still, focus, and snap the shutter. Getting sharp images just didn't happen, no matter how many shots I took!


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File comment: According to Marine Traffic, the wind was blowing at 20 knots as McCarthy pushed against it and the chop.
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File comment: Champlain had a nice tail-wind.
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Post Posted: May 19, 2017, 6:37 pm
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bvboatnerd wrote:
I haven't been follow boatnerd that much lately, but just wanted to say I always enjoyed you photos, and that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your son. You have a beautiful area like Alpena to be in and knowing God, He will help you and your son thought this time in your life. God Bless you and your son.

Thank you BV. He was given two months to live but at six weeks he remains physically strong and mentally alert. The excruciating abdominal pain (tumor pressing against a vital organ) saps his energy. We still believe in miracles and appreciate the outpouring of support.
Post Posted: May 16, 2017, 4:00 pm
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I haven't been follow boatnerd that much lately, but just wanted to say I always enjoyed you photos, and that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your son. You have a beautiful area like Alpena to be in and knowing God, He will help you and your son thought this time in your life. God Bless you and your son.
Post Posted: May 16, 2017, 9:48 am
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well we live in Alpena but know the US 23 really good
Post Posted: May 16, 2017, 8:33 am
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Guest wrote:
Hey bookworm were do you live your in our neck of the woods

Where is your neck of the woods? My camera captures images along Lake Huron from Tawas/E. Tawas to Rogers City and I'm always on the look-out for good places to see the ships.
Post Posted: May 14, 2017, 5:27 pm
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Hey bookworm were do you live your in our neck of the woods
Post Posted: May 13, 2017, 1:00 pm

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