After a week's visit downstate, I'm back on my boat watching post on the St. Marys River. I'm located between 6 Mile & 9 Mile point. In the past my scanner was a great way to hear what boats were going up or down the river but now we must use more high tech methods.
I use the Boatnerd web site (www.boatnerd.com)to see where ships on in the system using the vessel passage link. The Duluth Shipping News link gives accurate times of boats unloading or loading at the western end of Lake Superior. I can then compute when the boats will arrive in the Soo.
It looks like it is going to be a busy week here with a full slate of boats currently in Duluth.
Happy boat watching! If you have any hints for boat watchers, please forward them to me and I'll share them with everyone.