Monday, June 16, 2008

I awoke this morning to see the Edwin H. Gott sliding silently through the rose water of the river. The reflection of the sun on the water from the beautiful sunrise made the river glow. This spot on the St. Marys River is very quiet in the morning. Even the Canada, geese with their scores of young, feed without the typical honking and noise. Very often the geese can get all the way into our yard before we are aware of their presence. The Gott was heading downbound after having picked up a load in Duluth on Saturday.

This busy day on the river also included the saltie Eider which sails under a Chinese flag from Hong Kong. Other ships passing included the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, Quebecois and American Courage. The U.S. Coast Guard Katmai Bay was working out in front of our place.

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