You can see here that they don't waste
any time in picking up the Pilot. The vessel is seen here just
entering Lake Huron with the pilot boat along side.
The lake is calm in this picture, but when Huron gets rough, it
posses a real danger in trying to get a Pilot safely aboard.
Sometimes you may see a Salty anchored
out in the deeper waters of Lake Huron near Port Huron. They are
for a Pilot to navigate the vessel back through the St. Clair and Detroit
the vessel is underway with this flag flying, it is an
indication that there is a Pilot on-board the vessel