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Lafarge barge INTEGRITY downbound past Grays Reef

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Postby Terry_Pepper » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:14 pm


While narrating the Westbound Shepler's Lighthouse Cruise Sunday July 5th, the down-bound
Lafarge Cement barge INTEGRITY passed Grays Reef lighthouse. With lake shipping down so
much this year, unfortunately such photo opportunities are becoming fewer and further between.

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Postby Hersh » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:11 pm


Eye candy...

You're right Terry, vessel passages are down tremendously, making for tough boatwatching. I did see a few this year whilst up in the lakes area, and I hope to see many more on the GLLKA cruise in September. Maybe by then they'll crank up the coal shipments in preparation for winter.

Thanks for posting this!
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Postby NoahG » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:20 pm


I get spoiled when I'm in Port Huron because any boat going to the Upper Lakes MUST pass by. :D
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Postby LighthouseNews » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:34 am


Eye candy is right. :)

Plus, I get to check out the competition's barge. Way cooler (and bigger) than my company's barge, but we only run from Rockland to Portsmouth and Boston.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:31 pm


We spent almost 30 hours on the water during the GLLKA Lake Superior cruise this weekend, and only saw one freighter, and she was too far off to identify. Silver Bay and Taconite Harbor have both been closed down for the past coupe of months. Sad situation on the Lakes - speaks volumes about the world economic situation.
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Postby Hersh » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:53 pm


Wow, that's pretty bad...
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