|Photographer:||Vedran Mlacic [View profile]||Title:||JAMES E. McGRATH & CARROL C1||Added:||Nov 19, 2005|
||Great Lakes (Tugs & Barges)|
|All the traffic has resumed transiting Welland Canal today. Due to the storms all vessels were at their protective berths or anchorages from November 16th till November 18th, 2005. However these two days of Canal closure have created such a traffic backlog which I have never seen before; and I have been shipspotting actively since the summer of 2003.
It began snowing heavily in the afternoon and a lot of my photos taken today are speckled. I protected camera’s lenses as much as I possibly could, have even taken shots from the car’s interior, but to no avail.
Sorry for the poor quality
November 18, 2005 @ 1459 hrs CARROL C I is moored at her Owner’s dock (old coal dock wharf # 1) just north of lock # 1 in Port Weller, transiting upbound Welland Canal. She is rafted to the JAMES E. McGRATH’s portside.Other vessels also waiting for the upbound passage are (from the left to the right): CSL LAURENTIEN, ALGOISLE & MONTREALAIS.
CARROL C I/Official #:710569/DOB:1963/Builder:GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING CORP. LTD., PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, USA/Owner:McKeil Marine/Port of registry & flag:St.John’s, Canada/GT:308 t/NT: 127 t/Length:29.08 m/Breadth:9.75 m/Depth:4.54 m/Draught:4.45 m/Self-Propelled Power: 2,875 brake horsepower/Speed:10 knots/Fuel Type:Diesel
JAMES E. McGRATH/Official #:322191/DOB:1963/Builder:Port Weller Dry Docks, Ltd./Hull Number:00034/Owner:McKeil Marine/Port of registry & flag:St.Catharines, Canada/