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A New Logo, Look and Design for Boatnerd!

Welcome to the long-awaited redesign of Boatnerd.com. Our crew hopes you enjoy the new look. We’d like to thank everyone who has been on board since the site was founded in the mid-1990s, especially those who have made financial contributions over the years. We wouldn’t be here without you! As you explore the site, you
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Port Reports –  June 1
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Port Reports – June 1

Duluth-Superior – Scott Bjorklund Duluth Entry: Duluth Entry: Interlake’s tug Dorothy Ann and barge Pathfinder arrived at 10:00 (CST) Monday morning to unload salt at CN-Hallett #5 and Envirotech-Hallett #8. Clyde S. VanEnkevort and her barge Erie Trader arrived at 10:32 to unload limestone at Graymont. As of Monday night, Federal Champlain was at CRH
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New shipping season underway at Soo Locks

IMAGE: Capt. Daniel Deady (right) and Chief Engineer Randy Steen. Roger LeLievre   The Soo Locks opened for the season just after noon on Wednesday. The first upbound passage was the tug Laura L. VanEnkevort / barge Joseph H. Thompson. Capt. Daniel Deady and Chief Engineer Randy Steen, greeted by a small group of local
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Algoma Equinox
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Algoma Equinox

The Algoma Central Corporation has…

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Great Lakes’ water levels aren’t doing what they are supposed to – rise in summer The Great Lakes are in a period of the year when their water levels usually rise. But all of the Great Lakes are not rising or just barely rising. This is a continued sign that for the current time, the Great Lakes water levels are receding quickly from the record high levels over the past few years. Instead of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron rising this spring and so far this early summer, the lakes have actually gone down 2.52 inches. This means Lakes Michigan…

Port reports are compiled from volunteer reader observations and AIS transmissions. Please send information about vessel arrivals and departures from your port to news@boatnerd.net by 9 p.m. (Eastern) nightly for them to be included in the next day’s news. Please include name of vessel, arrival time, day and dock it went to (if known). We welcome new reporters. If your port is not included, we would welcome your contributions. We are particularly looking for reporters for the St. Marys River, Southern Lake Michigan ports, Detroit, Toledo and the Hamilton/Toronto area. Duluth-Superior – Scott Bjorklund Duluth Entry: James R. Barker departed…

On June 17, 1895, the J. W. Westcott Co. inaugurated its unique mail delivery service. On 17 June 1878, the Canadian schooner JAMES SCOTT of Port Burwell capsized and sank in Lake Erie. The captain’s wife, their child and two seamen were drowned. The wooden schooner MONTEREY, which stranded on Sleeping Bear Point on Lake Michigan in early December 1890, was released on 17 June 1891. The SCOTT MISENER (Hull#11) was christened on June 17, 1951, for Colonial Steamships Ltd. She was the first vessel built at Port Weller Drydocks Ltd. Renamed b.) JOHN E. F. MISENER in 1954, she…