Having had her masonry restored and trim given a fresh coat of red paint during our mild winter, the built in 1838 historic windmill and former lighthouse stands proudly along the St. Lawrence near Prescott, Ontario while the also proud but not so pretty looking, Algoma self unloader ALGOMARINE, motored downbound on her final voyage in the background of my above snap on April 27. Unlike so many of her predecessors which made their last journey towed at the end of a line behind a tug, or riding high in ballast, the 730' classic laker was dying with dignity, "working" like she had done for 48 years.
She had a bold look about her when I first snapped ALGOMARINE as she almost motionlessly approached Lock 1 on October 10, 2013. Just like during her early years, she continued to haul grain, and iron ore, but it was more likely the ongoing delivery of salt to so many communities throughout the Great Lakes during her 29 years as a self unloader that gave her, her tired and aging look during her last trip and back during my Port Weller rendezvous (http://carlzboats.blogspot.ca/2013/10/self-unloader-algomarine.html) almost two years ago.
But that's another story...(to be continued).