Saturday, October 6, 2012


On September 22nd, there was an unofficial Boatnerd gathering on Belle Isle.  I headed down there with a friend. 

He wanted to stop at Milliken State Park because he didn't think we'd catch a ship that was already at the top of Belle Isle.  While waiting for the boat to appear, I wandered around a bit, take some pictures.

The Renaissance Center.

Some roses were still in bloom.

The Algoma Spirit downbound.  You can see the clouds were starting to come in from the storm that was south of us.  We were on the north edge of it and it made for a pretty miserable day.  Except for the company. 

A boatnerd watches as the tug Manitou pass downbound.

The Algoway upbound.

A shot of her pilothouse.

The Kamistiqua exits Lake Saint Clair.

Isaac, the organizer of the get together on the left, and another boatnerd watch as the Herbert C. Jackson enters the Detroit River.

The Joseph H. Johnson exits the Detroit River.

The Kaye E. Barker passes the Coast Guard station on Belle Isle.

The pilothouse of the Kaye E. Barker.  I last saw her on the Saint Mary River in August.

Boatnerds watching the Kaye E. Barker enter Lake Saint Clair.  The Joseph H. Johnson heads across the lake on the left.

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