Posted by Shaun Vary (guest) on Thu 02 Sep 2010 05:22:09 AM PDT
It's the Northside. She burned and her house was badly damaged at Port Dover (have the date, but not handy). Harry Gamble converted the hull to a dredge for Bosanquet Township, and she is normally stationed at Port Franks.
Posted by Shaun Vary (guest) on Wed 01 Sep 2010 07:49:39 PM PDT
Rumors were wrong. She sailed 1000 miles through the middle of 3 Great Lakes and 3 of their storms, even assisted the Coast Guard in a rescue in one of them. She made the trip from Port Dover, ON to St. Joseph MI in July of 2005. I loved Port Dover, and still reflect fondly on those years preparing the "Finch" for the voyage.
Posted by Rick Brill (guest) on Fri 06 Nov 2009 06:26:48 PM PST
Excellent photo! My ol' stompin ground! :D
Posted by Jake H. (guest) on Sun 13 Sep 2009 09:27:34 PM PDT
I did the same trip on the Gornoslaska in the same summer as Chris. I encountered less rough weather in the Atlantic but never made Cleveland as the Gornoslaska dropped her rudder at Valleyfield. I was transferred by road to the Iryda at Sorel but then only got as far as Oshawa as the Iryda was ordered back to pick up the disabled Gornoslaska's cargo at Valleyfield. So though I never made Cleveland, let alone Duluth which was my final destination, I did get two passages through the seaway on two different ships. These photographs are great; Chris is an excellent photographer. Brought back fantastic memories.
Posted by William Davies (guest) on Mon 24 Aug 2009 09:10:49 AM PDT
This is the cabin from the tug James Battle.
Jeff Thoreson photo, I believe, from 2002, but it hasn't changed at all.
Posted by Guest on Sun 29 Mar 2009 05:49:50 PM PDT
Sorry,I meant Lake Michigan.
Posted by Guest on Mon 27 Aug 2007 05:05:43 PM PDT
It must have taken very brave men to sail into Lake Superior on a boat like this.
Posted by Guest on Mon 27 Aug 2007 05:04:23 PM PDT
Hi There, Stranger...;) I really enjoyed your album. I've never seen so many styles of fishing boats. Most interesting, Thanks for sharing...John
Posted by Guest on Mon 27 Aug 2007 05:00:25 PM PDT
I took this shot while sailing on the Ryerson. We wereon Lake Superior upbound for Duluth. I believe it was the year 1991. Lyle Anderson
Posted by Lyle Anderson on Tue 22 May 2007 08:35:16 AM PDT