Sunday, January 16, 2011

Surprise on the River

Karen, Conor, Emmet, and I were visiting Donnybrook today when we got a nice surprise: The bulk carrier Algomarine was backing up the river toward South Chicago with a load of salt. According to Boat Nerd she passed Round Island (Straights of Mackinac) yesterday. If only Donnybrook could make it the length Lake Michigan in 24 hours!

The picture above is what she looked like passing under the rail bridge. She had two tugs helping her, the Colorado (in the picture) and Massachusetts pulling from her stern.

Conor (back) was thrilled that he got to see the bridges go down, especially the rail lift bridge! Karen was content to read in the car while Conor filmed trains on his iPod touch. Emmet and I were inside checking out Donnybrook and the other cool stuff in Crowley's cold storage building.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Donnybrook Stars in Vueuve Clicquot Short Film!

The best parts of the video are :10-:18, :23-:25, 10:48-10:49, and 11:17-11:23. The rest of the video is pretty good, too. The video must have been filmed from a Wednesday beer can race. It shows what a good looking vessel Donnybrook is!