Archives for April 2003

Menominee: First saltwater ship of 2003

Arrived: April 11, 2003 at 11:30 am Built in 1968 as the Holmsund, she was renamed Menominee, and then sailed as the Kathryn Spirit. I think she is no longer in service. The Norwegian flagged Menominee was the first saltwater ship of the year in 2003, arriving on April 11, 2003 at 11:30 am. A ship named the Menominee would not at first glance appear to be a candidate for … [Read more...]

Oh yes, the old days; remember when we had ice and snow in the winter?

The Canadian icebreaker Samuel Risley had some time off last weekend, according to the Windsor Star. Not enough ice to keep the best ice breaker on the Great Lakes going seven days a week, their usual winter schedule. Not so in the above picture I took aboard the Sundew on April 5, 2003. Since the crew isn’t around here any more and are out of earshot, I  can mention that … [Read more...]