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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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Shots on Ships: Health Department to receive recognition for crew vaccinations Sault Ste. Marie, MI – A successful vaccination program for Great Lakes sailors will result in a token of appreciation to the Chippewa County Health Department on June 25. The U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet began the process of readying their vessels for the shipping season on March 24 amid the pandemic. As COVID-19 cases were surging and vaccines began to roll out, many Great Lakes sailors did not have an opportunity to receive the vaccine in their home state before they needed to report for their essential work. Since…

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: Great Republic departed at…

On 22 June 1959, BAYPORT (steel propeller tug, 72 foot, 65 gross tons, built in 1914, at Cleveland, Ohio, formerly named a.) FAIRPORT) had the steamer MOHAWK DEER in tow when she was hooked by her own tow cable, capsized and sank at Collingwood, Ontario. Three lives were lost. The tug was later raised and converted from steam to diesel. Later renamed c.) TWIN PORT, and d.) ROD MC LEAN in 1974. She was scrapped in 2008 at the Purvis west yard at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. On 22 June 1909, W.P. THEW (wooden propeller freighter, 133 foot, 207 gross…