Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday on the River

Today has been a quiet day on the St. Marys River. The first ship I saw was this morning when I was at church. I heard the single blast on the whistle so I knew there was a ship in the Locks. Our church is in town just 2 blocks from the Locks. We left and drove there and got to see the Edwin H. Gott locking down.

Later in the day we saw 3 other boats downbound-the Saginaw, Federal Mattawa and the Lee A. Tregurtha.

After a day of cutting the grass in spite of the wet lawn and then raking, we decided to head to Clyde's for a burger. They still have car hops there but you can see that even she had her hood up to keep warm.
This is the view of the river from Clydes. There is a new building there. Some gov't organization needed a supply building there. I heard it has something to do with lamprey controls. In their great wisdom, they put it right in the sight line for watching the boats.



The Sugar Island ferry was busy but not full. I don't think many people are using their summer homes there because it is so cold.




10 comments:

Cathy Clementz said...

Looks like you are right back in the swing of things!

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Yes, things have gone smoothly so far. The only thing not working is the hot water heater and we are just heading to town to get bolts and it should be fixed. I told Tom I would rather have internet than hot water. I can heat water on the stove. But I hate to be out of touch with my web friends and family.

Anonymous said...

Are you or anyone else unable to see the Soo Webcam online? My computer keeps telling me something about the security of the website. Any ideas how to resolve this issue?

Sault Boat Watcher said...

There is always a screen that says security problem but you just click on 'proceed' or go ahead and the web cam is working fine for me. Let me know if this works for you.

Brenda

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up. Worked just fine.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Glad to hear it. I think the webcam has about 60 minutes lag time. This morning the American Spirit showed in the lock cam and it was right out front here. It takes boats about an hour to get here from the Locks. I'm just up from 9 Mile Point.

Anonymous said...

Brenda, Where is Clydes at in the Soo? We are planning our annual trip up to the Soo and want to try it. Plan on being up there from the 25th thru the 27th. Is Antlers still in business? I heard they got sold or closed shop. Thanks for any help you can provide.. ANd thank you for the great site.. Tom from Auburn, MI

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Clydes is very easy to find. It is by the Sugar Island Ferry Dock. That is on Portage Avenue just east of the Locks a mile or two. I noticed that Antler's is open now. It was closed last fall. I'm down state right now because of a family member in the hospital but I hope to return tomorrow or Tuesday.

Bill K said...

just thought you would like to know that Antlers is still doing business here at the Soo. Lock traffic is picking up. Watched 3 vessels lock down bound tonight and 1 up bound.

Bill K said...

wanted to advise that if you do not know it yet...the soo webcams are back on line. Also go to LSSU web site and click on Fish Cam. You get to watch the Salmon in the river behind the powerhouse.