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Left: The AuSable Point Lighthouse located along the shores of Lake Superior near Grand Marais, Michigan on April 21, 2007.

 Photographer: Keith Churill

 

Photographer: Keith Churill

The stern of the USCGC Mackinaw moored at her new resting place in Mackinaw City, Michigan on March 25, 2007. Now serving as a museum ship, she is maintained in an operational stand-by condition.  

Photographer: Keith Churill

A cold, calm, January morning looking at the lighthouse across the South Harbor and the old ore dock in Marquette, MI.

(January 2007)

 

 

Squeezing in some late shipping season loads, the vessel LEE H. TREGURTHA is setting up to take on a load of taconite (iron ore) pellets on December 9, 2006. To help give perspective of the size of these vessels and the ore dock, along the top a line of hopper type train cars is visible.

 

 Photographer: Keith Churill

 

Photographer: Keith Churill

Delivering another load of coal to the Neenah Mill, the “AMERICAN FORTITUDE” slipped into Munising Bay on the night of October 08, 2006. She is seen here unloading on the calm night.

Photographer: Keith Churill

 Delivering a load of coal to the Neenah Mill, the “AMERICAN FORTITUDE” slipped into Munising Bay on the night of Wednesday August 30. She is seen here in the photograph, sailing out of the harbor on the tranquil waters of the following morning.

Photographer: Keith Churill

 The "Middletown", passing Grand Island, after delivering a load of coal in Munising Harbor May 25,2006

Photographer: Keith Churill

A windy day on Lake Superior, looking over the North end of Grand Island on March 19, 2006

 

Photographer: SMOKEY KLOSKOWSKI

Above: The tug W.N TOWLAN with her barge load of wood near Munising, MI. The Captain chose to take shelter behind Grand Island on a rough Lake Superior day.  

 

(February 2006 posting)          

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

The COURTNEY BURTON in August of 2005, entering Lake St. Clair as she passes the South side of Seaway Island.

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

Winter color of Lake Superior just outside Munising Bay, January, 2006

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

This photo captures the ALGORAIL in August of 2005. She was entering the St. Clair Cut-off Channel and passing a beach on the South side of Seaway Island.

Photographer: Keith Churill

During the winter lay-up things have been a bit slow ( and cold ) in the Great Lakes so I thought of posting something from Costa Rica. This is a view of the shoreline at the entrance to Puerto Limon on March 7, 2004. It was a windy day with large swells rocking the ships loaded with bananas and pineapples.

Photographer: Keith Churill

The Algoeast stuck in the ice of the St. Clair River just North of Algonac, MI on January 25, 2004. Recent below zero temps followed by high winds breaking up Lake Huron's ice have blocked passage with water levels in Lake St Clair dropping quickly.

Photographer: Micheal Mayhew 

This picture was taken on 4-16-04 around 4 pm as the Cason J. Callaway was inbound with a load of coal for the power plant in Green Bay WI.

Photographer: Keith Churill

Lake Superior and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Looking West along the Picture Rocks National Lakeshore on an August afternoon.

Photographer: Jeffrey Churill

The Detroit City Fire Department paying their respects with the fireboat Curtis Randolf in memory of mail boat Capt. Cathy Mitchell Nasiatka of Algonac, MI. in September.

Photographer: Keith Churill

Work on the St. Clair River begins - March 31, 2003

Photographer: Tim Wagner

Early morning off Barbed Point on the Southwestern tip of Drummond Island

 

Photographer: Keith Churill

The Bristol Bay breaking ice - March 03, 2003

 

Photographer: Keith Churill

Ice beginning to break-up - February 02, 2003

 

 

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