Jan 14-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: January: Jan 14-12
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Photos by Jennifer Ellis Jervis
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Photos by Jennifer Ellis Jervis


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 07:09 am:

Originally, the Great Lakes Shipping Season was to end on January 15th, but because of weather related delays the past few weeks, namely gale force winds, the Poe lock will remain open an additional 3 days, closing now instead, on January 18th. This freighter, captured by Jennifer Ellis Jervis, was headed west, between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor. Most likely on one of its last runs of the shipping season and then will spend the two months off, in dry dock somewhere.

Jennifer's second photo gives a great view of the shores of Gitche Gumee, with a nice white covering of snow. She says this was taken along "Lakeshore Drive", which I think is actually M-26, along the shoreline on your way to Copper Harbor. It's definitely a picture perfect scene to end another week of the Pasty Cam.


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 07:18 am:

Big ship...nice pics!


By Diana P. (Diana) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 07:31 am:

Didn't realize the locks at the Soo had names until I clicked on your link above. Freighters are neat to see anytime!


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 07:58 am:

Absolutely Superior's best! Excellent photos!


By Jane Marie Newell (Janen) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 09:30 am:

What a wonderful picture of the freighter, looks so close to land.


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 09:35 am:

Beautiful scenes.


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:24 am:

Good views of northern cold! Wish we knew what freighter that is....the stack looks like an American Steamship Line. So many changes have been made in GL shipping in the last 10 years, I'm not even sure that AS even exists anymore.


By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:27 am:

I'm gonna go with the "Mesabi Miner"


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:35 am:

Nice pictures!! I need a larger camera with a nice zoom lens so I can see those ships better!!

Love the 2nd shot also!


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 12:10 pm:

Could be, Rowdy, I'm pretty sure it's a 'footer'. Maybe someone with a better equipped computer than mine can hone in on it and let us know?


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 02:46 pm:

At 2:45PM EST today, the Marine Traffic Map shows the PRESQUE ISLE (southwest bound, destination: Two Harbors), the EDGAR V SPEER (eastbound, destination: Conneaut), and the RT HON PAUL J MARTIN (eastbound, destination: Nanticoke) off the Keweenaw.

while the ALGOSOO is moored at Thunder Bay, the KAY E BARKER is moored at Marquette, and that appears to be all the traffic on Superior this afternoon.


By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 03:27 pm:

Thanks for the freighter fix today.


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 05:55 pm:

The second picture is incredible, love it.


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