Sep 01-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: September: Sep 01-10
Entering the harbor    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Rod Burdick
Heading out on the Big Lake    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Rod Burdick

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:32 am:

I'm not certain what the lure is, but I know there are many of us that are drawn to watching the freighters come and go as they sail on Lake Superior. Thanks to Rod Burdick, we get a "fix" for our addiction, with the Kaye E. Barker arriving in the Marquette Lower Harbor, as the morning sun is lighting up the breakwall. The second shot from Rod, shows a Tug/Barge departing the harbor, skirting the buoy on the port side and getting ready to pass by the light out at the end of the breakwall. Looks like it was a good day for sailing!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:37 am:

I'm one of those freighter fans, and thank Rod Burdick for my
before work fix.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:41 am:

No matter the style of these Lakers, I never can see enough of them! Great pictures today!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:46 am:

ATB is the Joe Thompson and the Joe Thompson Jr.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:46 am:

I would like to mention as well, I always enjoy the stories behind these Lakers from Cheryl and Eddyfitz!

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:53 am:

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."--Kenneth Grahame

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:55 am:

Oooohhh! I love these pictures! Thanks for the great start to the day!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 08:02 am:

Type Fliker in search eng. Type James L Kuber in box provided. Down at the bottom of the group of pictures are some from inlandseascorp. There are hundreds of boat pictures my son took. There are a couple videos also. One of which is coming into Calcite to dock and load. Covers the last few feet of the journey, but is still interesting

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 08:03 am:

Boats (freighters) and windmills are my addictions. Both of them being super structures.
Thanks Rod for the beautiful photos.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 09:49 am:

There are many sites in Marquette where one can view the large freighters as they deliver stone, coal and ship out iron ore. I have some great pictures in my machine that I was able to capture there in the past. Although I never sailed into Marquette or Escanaba I still enjoy the great pictures. I am sure Cheryl and I have some of the same memories of small coal boats coming into dock in Hubbell at the Calumet & Hecla Copper Co. when we were growing up. I can even remember going aboard boats at the dock in Mason Location at the Quincy Reclamation plant. About a day before a "coalboat" was to arrive the crane operator on the dock would raise the front of the large crane so the boat could dock underneath. The highlight of the day would be when from our house we could see the boat just coming onto Torch Lake as it came thru the "cuts" from Portage Lake. The boats would be dockside for at least 24 hours so this meant much activity in town for the stores and other establishments. Those were the days!!!!!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 09:59 am:

I went along for a ride in our boat with Dad one time to pick off a cousin from the WW Holloway as it moved along the in the Lower entry. It was headed to the dock Eddy just mentioned. The WW Holloway can be seen in the Movie "Blues Brothers". It wasn't a staring role I'm sorry to say.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 11:27 am:

Thought I'd try this for the first time. Boat loves might like it and it seems to have worked. WOW

From: Russ
Location: Las Vegas
Remote Name:
Date: 04.26.06
Time: 05:11:20 PM

There is some basic information on the Bowling Green site: Search for Henry A. Hawgood. The Hawgood was originally launched in 1906 at Cleveland. The 535 foot boat was renamed C. Russell Hubbard in 1912 and then renamed W. W. Holloway in 1935 when acquired by Columbia. The Holloway was converted to a self unloader at Sturgeon Bay in 1957, received a bow thruster at Toledo in 1962, and repowered at Lorain over the Winter of 1962-63. The Holloway was in several accidents: there was a $15,000 fire on 4/15/63 after she was repowered; her bow thruster sheared off on 5/20/67 in the Trenton Channel; she grounded off Grosse Pointe on 7/29/74; she was extensively damaged on striking a Burns Harbor embankment on 11/15/74; she sustained $224,000 in damage when striking an abutment in South Chicago on 6/4/78. After carrying 122 cargoes totaling 1,210,000 tons in 1981,she was laid up for the last time on 12/7 in Toledo. The Holloway was sold for scrap in 1985. She was towed out of Toledo on 8/20/86, towed down the Welland Canal on 8/26/86, departed Quebec in a double tow with the Philip D. Block on 9/1/86, and arrived at Recife, Brazil on 10/24/86 for scrapping.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 01:30 pm:

Others seem to catch the boat watching bug, too, including this raven and heron.
Saw the heron on the way in to supper at the Harbor Haus and turned the jeep around to get the picture, missed the possibility of getting the raven mobbing the heron and the heron spreading its wings in defiance though, except in memory.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 02:36 pm:

Love those Great Lakes freighters.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 03:10 pm:

When we lived downstate, we use to go out to Belle Isle and watch the freighters go by as the sun came up. Absolutely beautiful sight.;O)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 03:29 pm:

Big Jake & Elwood fan ~ but never noticed the Holloway in the movie.

Guess there's nothing to do but watch the movie again! Thanks Rowdy!

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 03:53 pm:

Here's story for you. A couple of years after Dad died a Columbia oreboat named the RESERVE was at the Dollar Bay coal dock & it was in the evening that my friend Kathy & I were returning home from Hancock. I asked if she had ever been on a boat. "No" she said so I pulled in to the dock. I asked the man aboard by the ladder if we could come on board. Of course I told him that I had my father die of the Edmund Fitzgerald. So we went on board & I was so excited showing Kathy different things on the boat, the galley, the pilot ouse & etc. She kept asking when the boat was going to leave & I told her not for quite a few hours.One of the captain had told me it wouldn't be til morning. Well after awhile when I was talking to the captain & some crew I didn't see Kathy. And I'm asking everyoneif they had seen her. A man says she got off a little while ago. I laugh to this day because she was so afraid that the boat would leave with us on itthat she had gone back to the car to wait for me. I thanked the captain for allowing us on & left. I enjoyed that little visit on the Reserve because my family with Dad had kept ship on it years bdfore Dad died. So it brought back many memories for me. Post script: Our clothes we were wearing had stains (oil) on them from climbing up & down the dirty ladder so if you ever go on board a boat, Don't wear good clothes. LOL

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 05:09 pm:

Cheryl, that is a great story! Thankyou both you and Eddyfitz for bringing back your, "Back in the Day"

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 07:58 pm:

Thanks Cheryl and Eddyfitz--I appreciated your stories as well.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 08:00 pm:

Oops. I meant to say Cheryl, Eddyfitz and Rowdy.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 08:10 pm:

My son was on the RESERVE before and after the conversion..... I also think I got to watched it tie up at the Lilly Pond the night of the Fitz. That was a while ago, but I think that was the the boat I saw.....Does anyone out there remember when the strike occured in 1957 and five (5) freighters tied up at the Portage coal dock?

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 08:24 pm:

Here's another boat Story. Take note of how high off the water the radar equipment is on the front of the boat in the bottom picture. My son and I got a ride on the Paul R. and we got in a blow when we were off the Keweenaw up bound. There was white water completely clearing that tower on a few occasions. The Paul R. is the biggest on the lakes.

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