Dec 07-06

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Photo by Dave Dalquist


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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 07:04 am:

This freighter off Bete Grise was spotted by Dave Dalquist, as he rounded a corner in his travels around the Keweenaw. It looks like it's the MV Buffalo, part of the American Steamship Co. fleet. I wasn't able to find too much information on this ship, just that it was built in 1978. The stats listed her length as: 617'0", but then underneath that it says, 634'10" overall, so I'm not sure what that means. Anyone have additional information on this Great Lakes ship? When I first saw the picture I thought it was one from our "resident freighter spotters" up at Bete Grise, Mr. and Mrs. Bill. Sure must be nice to enjoy scenes like this on a daily basis.

I didn't want the day to go by without also mentioning that today is the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. If you'd like to read more about that day in 1941, check out this link: Attack on Pearl Harbor.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 07:06 am:

Pearl Harbor is the first thing I remembered this morning when I saw the date. It was also my grandma's birthday.


By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 07:07 am:

Great picture!


By Michael Poe (Mpoe) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 07:26 am:

There are some photos here at: http://www.pasty.com/pcam/albut21


By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 07:32 am:

Mary,
More than you ever wanted to know about ship length can be found at:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/measurement.htm
Have Fun!


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 08:30 am:

Nice composition!


By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 08:44 am:

Isn't it cool how seeing a big freighter is kind of like spotting a rare bird.


By Beth Hoover (Hoovere) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 08:50 am:

Mary, here is some information on the ship. The length is 634'10", beam 68'00", depth 40'00" and has a capacity of 23,800 tons. You can go to www.boatnerd.com to find get information on most of the great lake freighters.


By sandra harrington (Sandra) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 11:53 am:

WOW WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE!! Of course when you live in Ohio any picture of a ship on the Great Lakes is beautiful. Seeing that only makes my family want to be there even more. Thanks for sharing it. Have not been to Bete Grise for some time. Merry Christmas sandra


By Sean Finnegan (Sean) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 12:46 pm:

Remember to fly the flag at half mast today.


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 12:46 pm:

What a ship! It sure must take a special kind of person to work and live aboard a freighter.


By Danielle Adams (Badkid) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 01:15 pm:

HEY!!! sweet pic. if i knew where to spot these boats I'd go hunting lol too bad i live in atlantic mine and not closer towards the keweenaw as i am a huge boat fanatic. more info can be found by visiting boatnerd.com and doing a search there.


By Danielle Adams (Badkid) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 01:20 pm:

speaking of pearl harbor day....my sister is 22 today! happy bday sis!


By Julia (Julia) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 02:31 pm:

Also a happy birthday to my mother-in-law who was born 12/7/1941


By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 02:40 pm:

Wow! Julia, that must have been quite day for your mother-in-law's mother.


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 04:22 pm:

Don't you think we should all say a prayer for all those that lost their lives at Pearl Harbor? I sure did!


By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 04:37 pm:

Gone2long: (me also) My sentiments exactly! Being a bird watcher for 30 years, seeing one of these ships is the same thrill! We live just a few miles from the St. Clair River. There is a small park right near the end of our road on the river. Often go there to check the Ducks, Swans, Geese, Gulls etc. and when one of these ships comes by, out comes the camera! Downbound on the American side they come quite close to the shore! Excellent views!
Back in early November we went up to Port Huron and the Blue Water Bridge (just upstream a bit from "Boat Nerd" Headquarters) I didn't even get the car in park and the famous "Edward L. Ryerson" approached and passed right in front of us under the bridge! Why this particular ship was down here in this part of the Great Lakes still eludes me! I thought it only went between Marquette, Escanaba, and Indiana Harbor? What a thrill to see it here and always a thrill to see any of them! I have a few pics of them in my guest album! Always nice to see any photos like the one above! Great shot!


By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 04:55 pm:

It is fun seeing the boats so close, we went past one that was docked and filling with limestone near Cedarville and saw the BBQ's they had on deck and the crews Bikes hanging up. To see the sights they see during a season would be amazing.


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 05:03 pm:

So sad, no prayers for the lost lives at Pearl Harbor. May you all rest in peace and thank you for serving our country.


By Danielle Adams (Badkid) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 05:34 pm:

heck yeah! i've seen a few up close at marquette's upper harbor. i also seen the algolake up close here in hancock. them boats are so awesome i wish i could get on one, but i don't think that'll happen unless i work on one lol


god bless everyone who has served and is currently serving our country!! happy holidays ya'll! :)


By gretchen arnold (Garnold) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 07:12 pm:

My daughter turns 21 today! Can't believe it. She is away at school enjoying be able to go the bars legally I bet. Happy birthday to all those who share her day.


By Cindy A. Slingerland (Yrarbil) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 07:12 pm:

Does anyone log on from LLHHS Class of 75?


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 07:23 pm:

Rememebering the men and women who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. May they rest in peace. Also, remembering the soldiers who are currently serving our country wherever they may be. They are giving up the holidays with their families to keep us safe.


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, December 8, 2006 - 07:15 am:

Thanks, Deb. We'll certainly be missing our soldier.


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