Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Work Day on the River

The U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender the Buckthorn was busy in the St. Mary's River yesterday and today. She went down river early each morning and returned mid-afternoon. I observed the crew working on a buoy around 6 Mile Point.

Also observed today were two footers (1,000 foot ships) the American Spirit and Indiana Harbor. The Nanicoke headed back down river after having gone up river on Saturday, May 24. Early in the day we saw the Atlantic Huron, Canadian Transport, and Algoway.
The last boat sighted before dark was the Federal Pendant. I couldn't find a listing in Know Your Ships 2008, my bible for boat watching information.

It has been a cool, calm sunny day here. Perfect for boat watching and photography.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

June 3 2008 I was sitting at the world famous Soo Locks at about 11:10 a.m. the Cason J. Callaway departed the Soo Locks downbound. Her hull full with iron ore pellets.
Cason J. Callaway was one of the eight "AAA" class vessels which entered service during 1952 and 1953. She was the last of the trio of vessels in this class (the Philip R. Clarke and Arthur M. Anderson were the first two) built for Pittsburgh Steamship Company, who originally developed the blueprints used for all eight members of this class.
The work on the river by the bouy tender has made the trip for the Cason J Calloway easier to nagivate the river.