Ship's Bell - This is the bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank during a storm on Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The bell is on display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, which is north of Paradise, MI.
Cartierdoc - Unloading pig iron at Marinette Fuel & Dock in the 1990's (she now sails as the Cedarglen).
Millenium Eagle - While heading for Marinette Fuel & Dock with a load of pig iron in 1999, she became stuck in the bay and had to be lightered before making port the following day.
Lewis G. Harriman - In use as a cement storage barge in Green Bay, WI in the 1990's (she has since been sold for scrap).
Joyce L. VanEnkevort - Under construction in Escanaba, MI in 1997 or 1998
Kinsman Enterprise - Bow view entering the MacArthur Lock at the Soo on Engineer's Day 1995.
Kinsman Enterprise - Stern view in the MacArthur Lock (1995 was the last year this ship operated on the Great Lakes; she has since been sold for scrap.
Olympic Merit - Saltie (foreign salt water ship) enters the MacArthur Lock at the Soo in 1997.
Federal Oslo - Unloading pig iron at Marinette Fuel & Dock in the 1990's.
Ocean Priti - Unloads pig iron at Marinette Fuel & Dock in the 1990's.
Edward L. Ryerson - A familiar sight in Escanaba, MI during her career, shown here loading taconite (iron ore) pellets at Escanaba in 1997 (she has been idle since the end of the 1998 shipping season). There are many more photos on the "Edward L Ryerson" page of this site.
Sea Barge One - Enters the MacArthur Lock at the Soo in 1995 (she now sails as the Sarah Spencer).
George A. Sloan - Delivers a load of coal to Menominee Paper Co. in 1999 (she now sails as the Mississagi).
Windoc - Delivers a load of pig iron to Marinette Fuel & Dock in the 1990's. This ship was tragically wrecked when a lift bridge was prematurely lowered onto it while transiting the Welland Canal on Aug. 11, 2001 shearing off her pilothouse and smoke stack causing a fire. Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash or fire. Shortly after the accident, her owners (N. M. Paterson & Sons) sold the rest of their fleet and ended their long time tenure as Great Lakes shippers.
Ships (Back to my usual digital photos):