Saturday, August 2, 2008
Three 'Footers' In A Row
Yesterday morning we had the treat of viewing three 'footers' (1,000 foot vessels) in succession.
It began early with the Edgar B. Speer going down bound in the early morning mist. We have had beautiful sunrises this week. The sun comes over Sugar Island and makes what we call 'diamonds on the water', sunlight reflecting on the slightly rippling water.
Not long after that the Indiana Harbor made her way up the river to be followed by the Walter J. McCarthy Jr down bound.
The rest of the day saw the Birchglen, Tim S. Dool and the Charles M. Beeghley, all down bound and the Michipicoten passing up.
The day finished with another thousand footer, the American Century. We saw her up bound at Mission Point when we were returning from my 40 Year Class reunion in the Soo.
Photo 8-2-08 St. Marys River