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 Post subject: Re: What to my wondering eyes..
Unread postPosted: October 25, 2017, 1:47 pm 
In addition to the intermittent rain squalls, this afternoon brought another surprise. Dorothy Ann & Pathfinder, like fleet mate Hon. James L. Oberstar, was also on her way to Calcite. About an hour behind her, Philip R. Clarke, destination Stoneport, was barely discernable on the horizon.


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Unread postPosted: October 25, 2017, 9:08 am 
It's been awhile since I've seen activity close enough to photograph, but this morning I noted Capt. Joe & crew were up-bound to Calcite, so grabbed the camera and took off! They were riding the horizon, but that plume showed nicely! Weather is still dreary and drizzling, but winds have died down to almost nothing on upper Lake Huron.


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Unread postPosted: August 27, 2017, 12:07 pm 
Rather gloomy morning with the potential for rain when, out on the horizon, Dorothy Ann & Pathfinder caught my eye, up-bound to Calcite with a late afternoon/early evening ETA.


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Unread postPosted: August 26, 2017, 4:25 pm 
Driving past Tawas Bay, spotted tug Gregory J. Busch and work barge.


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File comment: Lots of personal watercraft in the area, as well.
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Unread postPosted: August 11, 2017, 7:46 pm 
This is for those of you going through stormy times in your life, to give you hope and encouragement. Blessings, Bookworm/Dawn


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File comment: Threatening skies gave way to torrential rains. When it was over, I headed to the lake and waited...and waited...and waited for a rainbow. There was a faint one, but too faint to photograph.
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File comment: So, I started home and looked back to see this stunning rainbow. Had to quickly find a good vantage, but did. The camera never records what I see as far as colors go.
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 Post subject: Re: What to my wondering eyes..
Unread postPosted: August 9, 2017, 12:20 pm 
Recently realized it is as far for me to drive from here to Port Huron (5 hours) as it was to drive to Port Huron from my former home in Ohio!
Needless to say, I really appreciate the photos posted by those fortunate to have the up-close-and-personal experiences with ships. I really miss that.
Another challenge for me is not having a camera with the old-fashioned view finder. Trying to spot something on the horizon with a viewing screen -- which is reflecting back my frustrated expression -- is a royal pain!
But, this morning I followed Olive L. Moore and barge Lewis J. Kuber from Harrisville State Park to the AuSable Harbor and hope you enjoy the photos. Couldn't ID the vessel in the last pic though.


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File comment: Sorta looks like a ghost ship.
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File comment: Forty-five minutes later. A bit closer and clearer.
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File comment: Anyone recognize this? Not on AIS.
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Unread postPosted: July 23, 2017, 6:52 pm 
A wicked storm blew through this afternoon, and once it passed, I went out looking for a rainbow. But instead of a rainbow, these two vessels crossed my camera lens.


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File comment: Sharon M and barge, down-bound to Bay City
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File comment: Looked like they were on a chase, but a few minutes later, they stopped still, north of the Oscoda Marina.
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Unread postPosted: July 3, 2017, 7:03 pm 
Sunny and warm on the "mitten" today. Perfect weather to get this shot of Alpena down-bound to Bay City.


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Unread postPosted: June 18, 2017, 9:05 pm 
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
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File comment: The cloud formations, in every direction, were so fascinating to watch!
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File comment: Over the Oscoda pier.
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 Post subject: Re: What to my wondering eyes..
Unread postPosted: June 16, 2017, 10:36 am 
Boat56 wrote:
Where at were you when you took the photo? I seen it as well passing Oscoda this morning.

On the Oscoda boardwalk.


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Unread postPosted: June 16, 2017, 6:43 am 
Where at were you when you took the photo? I seen it as well passing Oscoda this morning.


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Unread postPosted: June 16, 2017, 5:56 am 
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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Unread postPosted: June 14, 2017, 8:06 pm 
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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Unread postPosted: June 7, 2017, 6:22 pm 
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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Unread postPosted: June 5, 2017, 4:08 pm 
Here's my view (aided with zoom) of Michipicoten as she headed down the lake to Saginaw this afternoon.


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