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 Post subject: Re: Mixed message
Unread postPosted: April 16, 2017, 5:54 pm 
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Calcite lookout closes for the winter.

Glad to know that. Thanks!


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Unread postPosted: April 16, 2017, 9:24 am 
Calcite lookout closes for the winter.


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Unread postPosted: April 15, 2017, 8:47 pm 
Since leaving the St. Clair River, my sightings of ships have been limited to one close enough for a good shot (but I didn't have my camera with me); two on the horizon; one in a fog bank with only the top of the pilot house showing (it was sunny and clear from shore to where she was); and the mast lights of a 1,000 footer on the horizon.
So, when I discovered LAT would be at Calcite today, I decided to try for a more close-up and personal experience.
Maybe 10 years ago, I came across the Calcite facility (on my way back from the Soo) and was delighted there was a public access drive and parking area where one could observe ships at anchor or in the loading area. That day Buffalo was loading and Dorothy Ann was waiting her turn in the anchorage.
Well, times sure do change, but I did get to see LAT closer than I have here. She had been at Calcite for about 5 hours and I waited another 6 but she still hadn't left when I had to head home. That happened two hours later!


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File comment: I remember this friendly sign from my first visit.
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File comment: I'm part of the public and its daylight, so what's the problem? There are mountains of dirt piled up to obstruct any possibility of a good view.
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File comment: My view of LAT from the city park. Her stack and boom are just ahead of the white storage tank.
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File comment: The Lexington, a fun model. So what is it doing in Rogers City instead of Lexington?
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File comment: Morning rains moved out and sunny skies replaced them. It was 48° when I got there and 70° by mid-afternoon!
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File comment: Large rock break wall.
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File comment: Beach, Lake Huron, and Calcite to the right. Rain clouds were moving in on strong, chilly winds.
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