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Topic review - Stoneport & Calcite activity
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  Post subject:  Re: Stoneport & Calcite activity  Reply with quote
Nice parade of ships visiting Calcite today.

File comment: LAT in the process of loading at the south dock.
2017-10-01a LAT.jpg
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File comment: American Mariner enters the channel.
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File comment: American Mariner inches into the north dock.
2017-10-01c Am Mariner & LAT.jpg
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File comment: St. Clair at anchor in the bay.
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File comment: St. Clair eager to take the now vacant south dock as LAT departs for Superior.
2017-10-01e St. Clair & LAT.jpg
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Post Posted: October 1, 2017, 7:05 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Stoneport & Calcite activity  Reply with quote
Checked AIS before heading to Alpena for the afternoon. Herbert C. Jackson was in the process of arriving at Stoneport so went directly there -- an hour-and-a-half drive. Unseasonably hot for late September and even hotter temperatures are forecast for tomorrow. Guess summer realized autumn is scheduled to return soon, and decided to put in a late appearance!

File comment: Herbert C. Jackson at the LaFarge Stoneport facility.
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Post Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:40 pm
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Perfect weather for a trip to Calcite, but my timing wasn't the greatest. Seems recent heavy rains washed out the drive to the public viewing platform and it was blocked to both vehicles and foot traffic. Not to be thwarted, I discovered another vantage point -- and a lot of fossil rocks along the beach.

File comment: This example of vintage machinery is displayed by the main entrance.
2017-09-11a Antique steam shovel.jpg
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File comment: Better the top half than not seeing her at all!
2017-09-11b LAT.jpg
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Post Posted: September 11, 2017, 3:59 pm
  Post subject:  Stoneport & Calcite activity  Reply with quote
The calendar says September but the air, wind, and even rain feel more like early October. Never having lived this far north in my life, it seems strange to see touches of autumn on the leaves already. Today I ran away from home and was in-and-out of rain all day long, but I needed to do something enjoyable. First stop was Stoneport, where John G. Munson was loading and Lee A. Tregurtha waited, at anchor. Then it was on to Rogers City. Olive Moore & Menominee were at the Calcite dock there. Decided to make a first time visit to the R.C. maritime museum. Found the guides to be friendly and informative and the extensive historical displays very interesting. A personal pizza to go from the restaurant next door and I headed back to Stoneport where nothing had changed in the three hours I was gone but it was relaxing and rewarding just to sit and watch the ships.

File comment: John G. Munson taking on a load at the Lafarge Stoneport facility.
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File comment: Lee A. Tregurtha at anchor, waiting her turn.
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File comment: After an hour or more of clear weather, these billowing clouds began piling up and the sound of thunder rumbled in the distance.
2017-09-05c LAT.jpg
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File comment: Olive Moore at the Calcite south dock.
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File comment: Olive Moore and barge Menominee.
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Post Posted: September 5, 2017, 7:19 pm

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