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#16 User is offline   Riddle 

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

When you view the points on the map it shows that spot. No idea why that is classified as Erie
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:41 AM

Probably just waiting for cargo. Sitting in the Belle Isle anchorage is a sheltered spot and if you want to order a pizza, Westcott's will deliver. Better than sitting out in the lake.
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:38 AM

True r.p It just threw me a curve ball when I noticed the freighter in that portion of the river.
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:46 AM

The vessel anchored in the DR, is a salty of some type, and is not the Algolake.

Possible, it could be waiting for a local Captain to travel our system, or waiting for direction for its' next cargo pick-up?

Algolake is in Lake Erie now, and was the boat that had the medical emergency.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:16 PM

Maybe they're going to scuttle it in the river making a new reef and slowing the outflow of water from lake st. clair lol :ph34r:
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:27 PM

Moccoa I think is a ocean boat but was purchased for great lakes by the canucks. Pretty new like 2009
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

View PostRiver Passages, on 16 September 2013 - 12:41 AM, said:

Probably just waiting for cargo. Sitting in the Belle Isle anchorage is a sheltered spot and if you want to order a pizza, Westcott's will deliver. Better than sitting out in the lake.


Used to see them there a lot when the cement factory was still operating.
Seen the Westcott run out to them. Didn't think they were doing pizza delivery. :lol:


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:42 PM

If you're on a ship, pretty much anything you need or want, Westcott's will deliver, whether it's a 55-gallon drum of lube oil, some crated part, the mail, Fred the engineer who missed getting back to the ship at Port Colborne, a copy of a newspaper, a birthday card from your wife/sweetheart or a round extra large with double pepperoni and anchovies.
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:50 PM

River Passages said:

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If you're on a ship, pretty much anything you need or want, Westcott's will deliver, whether it's a 55-gallon drum of lube oil, some crated part, the mail, Fred the engineer who missed getting back to the ship at Port Colborne, a copy of a newspaper, a birthday card from your wife/sweetheart or a round extra large with double pepperoni and anchovies.



How much would a pizza or mail run cost?
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:14 PM

Westcott is an official postal carrier, floating ZIP Code 48222. They deliver "mail by the pail." They deliver mail and packages, newspapers etc for the ships as they pass the station. They also will pick up and deliver pilots for salties. As far as what would be charged for a "special delivery," I don't know off hand. Whenever I've been on board either the mailboat or a ship taking on mail, it was a regularly scheduled delivery.

I suppose you could send an email and ask.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

If I remember, I'll ask a friend of mine who works on the Westcott.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

This ship left Sunday morning and farther up river another smaller ship was anchored later in the morning.
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