Monday, 21 September 2015

April 25, 2013, Welland Canal.

Algoma Transport below Lock 3 and at the QEW bridge.

Amstelborg also below Lock 3.

ASI Clipper up above Lock 7.
CCGS Martha L Black at the Homer Bridge, with helicopter on the flight deck.

John D Leitch below Lock 2.
Marbacan upbound toward Lock 3.


Salarium upbound above Lock 2.
Sloman Herakles below Lock 3.

April 26, 2015, Welland Canal.

Federal Danube below Lock 2.



Johanna C above Lock 1.

Tim S Dool below Lock 2.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Welland Canal Sept 14 to 16, 2015

 Algoscotia below Lock 2


 CSL St Laurent also below Lock 2




 Federal Hudson below Lock 2


 Floragracht & Algoscotia pass below Lock 2


 Algosea above Lock 1


 Floragracht above Lock 1



Tuesday, 1 September 2015

April 12, 13, 14, 2015, Welland Canal.

Oakglen above Lock 1.

Underneath the name 'Oakglen' can be seen the previous name, 'Federal Danube', in raised letters.
While the name may change any number of times, the IMO number remains with the ship for its entire existence, and it is found in various places about the ship.  This is an attempt to prevent pirates from stealing a ship and its cargo, repainting the name and selling the cargo elsewhere.
This is one of three ships that CSL bought a few years back as a stop-gap measure until their new ships were delivered.

Algoma also purchased three deep-sea ships as stop-gap measures.  This one, Algoma Guardian, was built in Split in the former Yugoslavia.

One of CSL's new ships, Baie St Paul, leaving Lock 1.

Oakglen is a bulk carrier and cannot unload itself.  Baie St Paul is a self-unloader and has the ability to unload itself very quickly, saving time and money at unloading docks.

Another oldie from CSL, Cedarglen.  This ship used to belong to Hall Corp before its demise.  Before that part of it was a deep-sea ship.

Notice the starboard bridge wing has been cut away, it is horizontally shorter than the port side.  This was to facilitate the ship docking at a place where an overhang from the dock prevented the ship from getting tight alongside.

My fave!  Because I sailed on it and because it's a classic fore and after.  Manitoba, formerly Maritime Trader and before that Teakglen and Mantadoc.

Lovely old girl with 4 Fairbanks Morse diesels.  Lots of smoke at times.
On the way to Lock 2.