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 Post subject: Re: Historical Perspective in Photos
Unread postPosted: December 8, 2017, 1:03 pm 
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I love the picture of the Imperial Midland. I was on her in 1961-62 and 63 after she was converted to the Willowdale. Probably my favourite job in all my time sailing.


Thanks Cap, I always loved seeing the Imperil tankers with their black hulls and burgandy cabins, they were so well maintained. They frequently docked at the refineries in Sarnia and their diminutive size was always such a contrast to the massive 700+ footers coming into the fleets for the US and Canada.


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Unread postPosted: December 8, 2017, 12:41 am 

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I love the picture of the Imperial Midland. I was on her in 1961-62 and 63 after she was converted to the Willowdale. Probably my favourite job in all my time sailing.


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Unread postPosted: December 7, 2017, 9:28 pm 
The Hoyt picture is particularly interesting to me. She appears to be drafting "0" at the bow !


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Unread postPosted: December 7, 2017, 8:37 pm 

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Many forms that we can't see now nor for many decades. That's delightful, thanks Jon Paul!


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Unread postPosted: December 7, 2017, 5:38 pm 
Here are some B & W photos with a few interesting aspects. The Hoyt was just after lengthening and pre bowthruster and the Reiss is downbound in ballast and doesnt have a bow thruster yet either.
The Secord was always a favorite of mine as she reminded me of the barges of the same basic design.


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Unread postPosted: December 7, 2017, 8:46 am 

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Thank you for the great photos Jon Paul.


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Unread postPosted: December 6, 2017, 9:15 am 
That picture of the Cliffs Victory reminds me so much of my memories of living along the St. Clair River during the 1970s! Thanks for posting!


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Unread postPosted: December 5, 2017, 9:17 pm 
Awesome pics love them!


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Unread postPosted: December 5, 2017, 5:58 pm 
Blustery day here at the Lakehead as well. Great pics Jon Paul. Looking forward to more. Thanks for sharing.


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Unread postPosted: December 5, 2017, 4:38 pm 
A blustery day here in the Straits of Mackinac. The Federal Champlain, American Spirit and Joe Block are anchored over between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island and the Sam laud, Samuel DeChamplain and Algoway are anchored here just east of Mackinaw City.


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Unread postPosted: December 5, 2017, 7:06 am 
Darryl wrote:
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Testing the Hydraulic Telemotor steering was requires on each watch


So this backup steering system was the cable system as opposed to the electronic main steering wheel? And they all went to the same steering engine in the engineroom? TIA


The primary system was the gyro/electric or as we joked the "power steering". It was smooth and only 3 complete wheel turns to hard over from amidships. To activate the back up which was the original main steering system, the gyro/electric had a lever on the port side of the wheel stand that was placed in the OFF position and then there was a brass lever at the base of the wood wheel stand that was switched opened. This activated the hydraulic telemotor steering. It was very stiff and would take a little muscle to turn.
On occasion in river systems (St Clair or St Marys) I would switch over to the telemotor for a short periods to get a feel for how the ship responded to it. I wanted to make sure if the gyro/elec went down that I was comfortable using it.


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Unread postPosted: December 5, 2017, 2:24 am 
On the Great Lake Fleet boats (with duel systems) the hydraulic system was required in the rivers/making port. Was this the same on your boats?


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Unread postPosted: December 4, 2017, 8:37 pm 
I think I can speak for many here when I say we're really looking forward to seeing your photos. Your effort (and garbear's too for his fantastic collection) are very much appreciated !


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Unread postPosted: December 4, 2017, 8:06 pm 
Bring on the photos...


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Testing the Hydraulic Telemotor steering was requires on each watch


So this backup steering system was the cable system as opposed to the electronic main steering wheel? And they all went to the same steering engine in the engineroom? TIA


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