Cee’s Which Way Challenge: Edgar B. Speer

The ship moving beneath the Mackinac Bridge is the Edgar B. Speer, one of the largest Great Lakes ore freighters. We saw this ship in June 2015. I found an old album from 1995 with pictures of an ore freighter going through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Looking closely I found that it was the same Edgar B. Speer! So for this week’s challenge – ‘which way’ is the same way only twenty years apart!

After passing under the bridge in this direction (we were on the north side of the bridge) the Edgar B. Speer will turn toward Sault Ste. Marie and the locks that allow it to move into Lake Superior.

The Edgar B. Speer will head out of the locks toward Whitefish Bay and then into Lake Superior in these scans of the 1995 images.

The Edgar B. Speer is 1004 feet long and 105 feet wide. I did not have my wide-angle lens with me on the 1995 trip so I had to split it into two images. Today I could have just used the panorama setting. It is a very long ship.

See more of this week’s ‘which way’ images at Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge!


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