Sometimes when we stop at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, we will not see a single ship. Yesterday we were with our grandsons and had warned them that there might be ships on the St. Clair River or there might not be any ships at all.
We pulled under the bridge first. No ships.
We went down to the Coast Guard mooring and got out of the car to look at the Hollyhock, the CG buoy tender, in port at the CG station. The Hollyhock, while not a freighter, is always impressive to see.
Then, a ship -- no, two ships! It was a ship watcher's dream come true. Within the span of ten minutes, two giant freighters chugged steadily up river on their way under the bridge and out into Lake Huron.
In this photo: the Kaministiqua approaches the Blue Water Bridge (center), the Algoway (right) heads up river, while the Hollyhock lies at anchor (left.)