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Photographer:Matt Ruscher [View profile]Title:Atlantic Superior & CSL NIAGARAAdded:Nov 04, 2005
Photo Category: Great Lakes Bulkers (More than one ship )
Atlantic Superior and CSL Niagara - seen in a highly unusual transit through the Welland Canal Flight Locks, 6-21-05. For those of you not familiar with the canal, usually the right side of the three sets of flight locks where CSL Niagara is positioned, is restricted only to Upbound vessels. Where both of these two fleet mates are heading downbound.
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Peter Thede on Jan 03, 2007 15:16 (11 years ago)
top view and picture,regards peter
loggerman on Nov 08, 2005 20:33 (12 years ago)
Good to see a good old friend again. ATLANTIC SUPERIOR was calling Bremen, Germany, quite regular, together with the AMBASSADOR ex CANADIAN AMBASSADOR. Both were supplying the local steel works with iron ore from Rotterdam and Narvik. Their job is now done by the WESER STAHL, custom built for this trade.

rgds from Bremen
Vedran Mlacic on Nov 04, 2005 23:59 (12 years ago)
Rare situation indeed and a great shot thereof .I've been shipspotting since 2003 regularly and have seen this occur few times only, with an exception of the end of the season, when the traffic is expedited downbound from the Lakes (
). I would like to know why this has occurred?????

Also, Algoma's PETER R. CRESSWELL was transiting downbound Welland Canal on October 28, 2005 and has utilized lock# 6 west to # 4 west respectively to descent down the mountain instead of the locks.First time I’ve seen that.

Great job Matt
Regards, Vedran
Matt Ruscher on Nov 04, 2005 19:13 (12 years ago)
i think that might have been part of the reason. If i remember correctly atlantic followed CSL through locks 8 and 7 then at 6 i presume since CSL is seaway max and takes longer to lock through that they decided to put atlantic on one side and have csl head through the other and she eventually beat her down
Lanaud on Nov 02, 2005 01:05 (12 years ago)
Could it be that there was nothing going upbound and more trafic downbound?
Michel Gosselin on Nov 02, 2005 00:12 (12 years ago)
great shot of both of them, matt. don't know why they did this, usually they do it in winter when shipping season is finishing. :-D
Yvon Perchoc on Jul 27, 2005 03:21 (12 years ago)
Impressive and instructive view of the locks.
I like a lot, Matt. Thank you.
Jeff Thoreson on Jul 21, 2005 17:11 (12 years ago)
Excellent shot Matt. Wonder why they transited like this.
Lanaud on Jul 21, 2005 11:41 (12 years ago)
Excelent view of a rare situation Matt. Great view
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