Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Michipicoten Departure - An interesting "Turn of Events"

Currents in the Duluth Shipping Canal can be tricky, especially after a heavy rain, such as last night. When the 698 foot Michipicoten began to make it's final turn into the canal this afternoon, it was forced to back up and re-negotiate the turn in the swift current. An alert crew, made the correction with plenty of room to spare.
 An interesting turn of events to watch.



5 comments:

  1. Great still of the Michipicoten and what a great video. Looked like she cut the corner at the turning buoy and never straightened out ... that does not smell like a mechanical misfortune, rather much more like human error. Poor wheelsman standing there waiting for an order that doesn't come. At least they must have had the anchors ready, that's something. Don't look like current was of any concern.

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  2. All experts are Anonymous????

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  3. i wonder if it had something to do with the boat that was coming into the harbor when she started her turn???

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  4. Great moon shot. your pics are always amazing. you must never be about without your camera

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