Thursday, May 14, 2009

Edward L. Ryerson

Latest news coming through Facebook and the web is that the Edward L. Ryerson, the favorite boat of many boat watchers, is headed to lay-up.

I'll bring more news as soon as I have it.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's too bad. I always liked seeing the Ryerson too.

Jim said...

We're heading for the Soo tomorrow, thus I was checking the Duluth Shipping list...it is currently showing the Ryerson "expected to arrive Duluth DM&IR at 0400 Sunday (17th)for iron ore pellets". So --at the least, she'll probably be headed downLakes to offload -- and possibly upLakes to lay up, if the rumours are true. -- Having survived (as a deckhand) the 1959 steel strike, I can only comment that I am amazed that there are STILL as many boats out there as there are now.....However, methinks that things will improve before the snow flies again.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Jim, Thanks for the input. You may see the Ryerson on her last trip for a while. I hope you're right and there is an upturn in the economy later this year.

MJFrog55 said...

5/27/09
Saw the Ryerson at (or adjacent to) the Fraser Shipyard in Superior.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

MJF Thanks for the update. Any pictures?

Eric said...

Ryerson is still sitting in Superior.

Looks odd with the bow thrusters almost totally out of the water.

There are a lot of ships just sitting this year, hope it improves for everyone.

Eric said...

I found a neat 3D tour of the Ryerson - the 3D tour must have been made fairly recently since it clearly shows the Ryerson's current location.

Virtual Northland Ryerson Tour