On departure from Detroit City Airport, Proud Hillbilly aboard, we saw this thousand-footer entering the Detroit River off Lake St. Clair.
Presque Isle, built in 1973. We've seen her before, and she's actually a tug/barge combination, not a single ship. You can see that better in this shot:
last September, too.
Here's Belle Isle, a long-neglected city park that became a haven for drinking, drugs and other crimes under Detroit City Council's watch.
the usual suspects are complaining about the State Police doing what the city police never did: enforcing the law and maintaining the order.
Downtown, and the Renaissance Center. Built by Ford Motor Co., and now owned by General Motors, courtesy of the US Taxpayers, who took quite a bath bailing GM out.
And back on the American side, we see a famous landmark to urban blight and decay, the old Michigan Central Station.
Continuing downriver, we spot the cement barge St. Mary's Cement II being pushed by her dedicated tug, the Sea Eagle II.
And here's another one of my favorites, the self-unloading steamship Mississagi.
seen her before, too. She still looks pretty raggedy, but she'll always be a Great Lakes classic. Long may she sail.
Here's the little tanker Algocanada heading upriver.
And here's the southern end of the river, with the shipping channel down the center clearly visible.
Coming off the river mouth, it was so clear that we could see the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse nuke plant on the Ohio side of the lake. That's seriously above-average visibility.
Here's Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island again. Much nicer conditions than the visit last week.
Barbour Airport, a neat little grass strip at Alliance, Ohio. Heck, why not just land there? So we did. I loves me some grass strips.
Oh, and Proud Hillbilly has more pics on her page here, including some of a darn cute kid.