Collection

My name is Isaac Pennock and this is my collection of vessel photographs. All photos are taken by me. The quality and size of each image have been reduced significantly for display.

For notes about the collection, please see the bottom of this page.

Great Lakes Freighters – U.S.

Great Lakes or Coastal Freighters – Canadian

Great Lakes Tankers

“Salties” Visiting the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Tugboats

Barges – Great Lakes

Oceangoing Freighters and Tankers (Not Lakes Visitors)

Tug and Work Boats (Not Great Lakes – see above)

Barges – Miscellaneous

  • 403 – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • 405 – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • 406 – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • 407 – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • 550-1 – tank barge owned by Crowley Maritime
  • 650-2 – tank barge owned by Crowley Maritime
  • Abalone Pt – deck barge photographed in Long Beach, CA
  • AMS 250 – container barge owned by Anderson Marine Services
  • Chelsea J. – tank barge owned by The Jankovich Co.
  • Columbia – container barge owned by Sause Brothers; now Mauna Loa
  • DBL 79 – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • Deneb – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • Farrell 256 – crane barge owned by DonJon Marine
  • FDH 26-2 – tank barge owned by Foss Maritime
  • FDH 35-4 – tank barge owned by Foss Maritime
  • FDH 35-5 – tank barge owned by Foss Maritime
  • G.L. 64 – scow owned by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
  • Global Portland – tank barge owned by Global Marine Transportation
  • GM 6506 – tank barge owned by Genesis Energy
  • Ha’aheo – container barge owned by Young Brothers
  • Haleakala – container barge owned by Matson Navigation
  • Hana – deck barge owned by Sause Brothers
  • Hilo Bay – tank barge owned by Sause Brothers
  • Ho’omaka Hou – container barge owned by Young Brothers
  • Jake J. – tank barge owned by The Jankovich Co.
  • Kala’enalu – container barge owned by Young Brothers
  • Kukahi – container barge owned by Young Brothers
  • Labrador Spirit – deck barge owned by McKeil Marine; now Arctic Dock 400
  • Lac St. Francois – hopper barge owned by Le Groupe Ocean
  • Mary River – hopper barge owned by Le Groupe Ocean
  • Milne Inlet – hopper barge owned by Le Groupe Ocean
  • Ne’ena – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • Noa – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • Penn No. 80 – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • Penn No. 81 – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • Richardson Sea – tank barge formerly owned by Harley Marine
  • RTC 81 – tank barge owned by Reinauer Transportation
  • RTC 108 – tank barge owned by Reinauer Transportation
  • Sasanoa – tank barge owned by Kirby Corp.
  • Somerset – dry bulk barge owned by Moran Towing
  • Sunset Bay – tank barge owned by Sause Brothers
  • Tyler J. – tank barge owned by The Jankovich Co.
  • Viateur’s Spirit – self-propelled barge owned by McKeil Marine
  • Virginia – dry bulk barge owned by Moran Towing
  • Waialeale – auto barge owned by Matson Navigation

Chicago Tour Boats and Taxis

Toronto Tour Boats, Charter Boats, Taxis, and Ferries

Other Tour Boats and Taxis

Mackinac Island Ferries

Other Ferries

Cruise Ships

Sailing Vessels

Fish Tugs

  • A.E. Clifford – photographed in Superior, WI
  • Almidart – museum piece in Port Dover, ON
  • Angler – photographed in Port Dover, ON
  • BB Miller – photographed in Port Dover, ON
  • Big Bertha – photographed in Erie, PA
  • Donna F. – photographed in Port Dover, ON
  • Doris M. – photographed in Erie, PA
  • Dover Rose – photographed in Port Dover, ON
  • Evalina – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Exceleau – photographed in Goderich, ON
  • Henry J. III – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Ironfish – photographed in Port Dover, ON
  • Janice Sue – photographed in Leland, MI
  • Jo-Ann M – photographed in Erie, PA
  • Josh II – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • L & R – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Lincoln R. – photographed in Port Colborne, ON
  • Lynsey Lenore – photographed in Port Colborne, ON
  • Mike J. – photographed in Goderich, ON
  • Mr. Minor – photographed in Port Dover, ON
  • Nels J. – former fish tug; photographed in Duluth, MN

Other Fishing Vessels

  • Ethel S. – photographed in Sandusky, OH
  • Flying Fin – photographed in San Francisco, CA
  • Hiawatha – former fishing vessel; now a floating store in Superior, WI
  • Joy – photographed in Leland, MI
  • Lisa K. – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Mary Dale – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Phyl Marlene – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Purdy Fisher – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Southern Cal – photographed in Long Beach, CA
  • Toronado – photographed in Long Beach, CA
  • Twyne – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • William J. – photographed in Sarnia, ON

Pilot Boats

Fireboats

Military/Coast Guard Vessels

Research Vessels

  • Bio-Lab – The Ohio State University research vessel
  • Blue Heron – University of Minnesota Duluth research vessel
  • Chinook – former Michigan DNR vessel; museum piece in Alpena, MI
  • Environaut – Gannon University research vessel
  • Erie Explorer – Ontario MNR research vessel
  • Erie Monitor – The Ohio State University research vessel
  • Everett H. – Ontario MNR research vessel
  • Explorer – Ohio DNR research vessel
  • Grayling – USGS research vessel
  • Ka’imikai-O-Kanaloa – University of Hawaii research vessel
  • Kiyi – USGS research vessel
  • Lake Explorer – former U.S. EPA research vessel
  • Lake Guardian – U.S. EPA research vessel
  • Laurentian – NOAA research vessel
  • Nancy K. – private research vessel
  • Neeskay – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee research vessel
  • Northwestern – Great Lakes Water Studies Institute research vessel
  • Perca – Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission research vessel
  • R5503 – NOAA research vessel
  • R5701 – NOAA research vessel
  • Siscowet – former USGS research vessel
  • Spencer F. Baird – U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service research vessel
  • Steelhead – Michigan DNR research vessel
  • Tanner – Michigan DNR research vessel
  • W.G. Jackson – Grand Valley State University research vessel

Dredges

Recreational Vessels

  • Alexandria III – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Arctic Blue – photographed in Hamilton, ON
  • Big Eagle – photographed in Cleveland, OH
  • Brutus – photographed in Toledo, OH
  • Canim – photographed in Traverse City, MI
  • Dyker Lass – photographed in Detroit, MI
  • Earl D. – photographed in Toronto, ON
  • Glen G. – photographed in Oakville, ON
  • Hydro Char – photographed in Toronto, ON
  • Iroquois – photographed in Toronto, ON
  • Jessie T. – photographed in Detroit, MI
  • Kailary – photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Lady Jane – photographed at Mackinac Island, MI
  • Lewis Reef I – photographed in De Tour Village, MI
  • Loganville – photographed in Port Dover, ON
  • Mount McKay – photographed in Superior, WI
  • Muskrat – photographed in Charlevoix, MI
  • Norvic 1 – photographed in Toronto, ON
  • Pathfinder – photographed in Toronto, ON
  • Phoebe – photographed in Detroit, MI
  • Potomac – former presidential yacht; museum piece in Oakland, CA
  • R&R – photographed in Detroit, MI
  • Solomon Juneau – photographed in Milwaukee, WI
  • Titan – photographed in Detroit, MI
  • Valara VI – photographed in Cleveland, OH

Miscellaneous Vessels

  • Ascension – crewboat photographed in New Orleans, LA
  • ASI Tender – workboat photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Boatel I – floating bed and breakfast photographed in Toronto, ON
  • Buda I – pollution control vessel photographed in Detroit, MI
  • Buda II – pollution control vessel photographed in Detroit, MI
  • Cantankerus – fuel delivery vessel for South Bass Island
  • Captain Ryan – workboat photographed in New Orleans, LA
  • Chris D. Lewis – Ontario Police vessel
  • Cooper River – Great Lakes Dredge & Dock crewboat
  • Don Henry – Lakeshore Towing workboat
  • Fire Island Belle – houseboat photographed in Cleveland, OH
  • Ford – THUMS Long Beach crewboat
  • Grace D. – D & G Launch Service crewboat
  • Highland Eagle – offshore service vessel photographed in Mackinaw City, MI
  • J.H. Simpson – Law enforcement vessel photographed in Port Huron, MI
  • J.W. Westcott II – Detroit mailboat
  • Jack-Up 600 – jack-up barge photographed in Hamilton, ON
  • Jack F. Delaney – Cleveland Police boat
  • Jadran – former floating restaurant in Toronto, ON
  • Joseph J. Hogan – Detroit mailboat
  • JUB80 – jack-up barge photographed in Muskegon, MI
  • Kahana – P&R Water Taxi support vessel
  • Kaiyu Maru – training vessel photographed in Honolulu, HI
  • Keoki – P&R Water Taxi crewboat
  • K-Sea – dive boat photographed in St. Joseph, MI
  • M.R. Wildey – houseboat photographed in Superior, WI
  • Majestic – performance barge photographed in Cincinnati, OH
  • Mana’o – P&R Water Taxi crewboat
  • Mariner I – Maritime Academy of Toledo training vessel
  • Masters Pride – landing craft photographed in Sarnia, ON
  • Miss Brennyn – workboat photographed in New Orleans, LA
  • Miss Emerson – workboat photographed in New Orleans, LA
  • Miss Leslie II – workboat photographed in New Orleans, LA
  • Nahma – National Park Service workboat
  • Na’ina – Kirby Corp. support vessel
  • Nancy Elizabeth – supply vessel photographed in Superior, WI
  • Nicolet – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers self-propelled barge
  • Noho-Loa – Kirby Corp. support vessel
  • Normac – floating restaurant in Port Dalhousie, ON
  • Ojibway – Soo Marine Supply supply vessel
  • Orion – survey vessel photographed in River Rouge, MI
  • Paul Bunyan – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gatelifter
  • Piper Inness – Foss Maritime support vessel
  • Point Lobos – Marine Express workboat
  • Putzfrau – workboat photographed in Cleveland, OH
  • Quedoc – Purvis Marine floating drydock
  • Royal Fox – landing craft photographed in Charlevoix, MI
  • Rylan Jade – Marine Express crewboat
  • Salvage Chief – workboat photographed in Cleveland, OH
  • Salvor – workboat photographed in St. Joseph, MI
  • Sonny II – bumboat photographed in Ashtabula, OH
  • Spirit – passenger vessel photographed in Long Beach, CA
  • State of Michigan – Great Lakes Maritime Academy training vessel
  • Stephanie Lynn – Marine Express crewboat
  • Sunny Williams – Marine Oil Service lube oil tanker
  • Trieste – houseboat photographed in Muskegon, MI
  • Ty Woods – Pacific Tugboat Service crewboat
  • Warrior – workboat photographed in Long Beach, CA
  • William H. Latham – icebreaker photographed in Buffalo, NY
  • Wilson T. Cooper – Cooper Marine workboat

Wreck

  • Bloxom – photographed in Staten Island, NY
  • Michigan – photographed in Staten Island, NY

 

Notes about this page: the purpose of this collection is to display the character and identity of each vessel. For that reason, there are several exclusions:

  • Photos will only be included showing the vessel from ahead, abeam, or slightly aft of abeam (with the exception of some barges). Vessels that I’ve only shot from astern will not be included, as I don’t consider them full members of the collection.
  • Tugs pushing barges where a significant amount of the tug’s structure is obscured by the barge will not be included. If I believe that the tug’s character or structure is absolutely impeded by the barge then I will leave it out. For this reason, several common Great Lakes tugs such as the Bradshaw McKee and Samuel de Champlain are not on this page.
  • Photos in which the ship is badly obscured by lighting conditions are also not included. I realize not every image on this page is ideally lit, but the identity and structure of the vessels are still distinct in each one. I don’t think there are many vessels that I have excluded for this reason, but unfortunately there are a few. Sometimes I have to take what nature gives me.

I started photographing vessels in 2010, and the oldest images on this page are from that year. However, most of the collection was shot between 2012 and the present.

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