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Name: Bill
Location: united states
Remote Name: 69.50.200.50
Date: February 18, 2006

Comments

Hallo you! Great web site. I found exactly the information I was looking for. I will recommend your page to all my friends!


Name: Mike Roush
Location: N. Central Minnesota
Remote Name: 170.215.0.194
Date: February 15, 2006

Comments

This sight is awsome! Finaly there is something more to look at than the same old dozen or so pics that every sight has! This is the best I've seen, keep up the great work. Mike.


Name: Mark
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Remote Name: 66.82.9.45
Date: February 10, 2006

Comments

This website has Michigan's shipping history at heart. Thank you for the pics of the Big Fitz, they are fantastic.


Name: Brian
Location: San Francisco
Remote Name: 67.188.109.207
Date: February 04, 2006

Comments

This is fantastic. Excellent site. I love watching the boats or just checking out the hometown. -b


Name: Sarah Baxter
Location: Glasgow Scotland
Remote Name: 195.93.21.101
Date: February 02, 2006

Comments

My father worked at Great Lakes Engineering. I remember quite vividly the launching of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Seeing this website made it all come back so clearly.


Name: loggie
Location: kentucky
Remote Name: 205.188.116.6
Date: February 01, 2006

Comments

i helped build the big fitz i lived at that time in ecorse mich and i wish to say a special hello to my former friends & co workers especially ( linda childers who lived next door) and my prayers go out to all the sailors familes may god be with you .signed lee loggie


Name: D Robins
Location: Mid Michigan
Remote Name: 66.227.138.120
Date: January 29, 2006

Comments

Just found your interview with Capt Erickson, and it was an hour well spent. I was fascinated by his description of the search for the Fitz, as well as the matter of fact style of providing little details that I'd never know of.


Name: John Henderson
Location: Warwick Ontario
Remote Name: 209.213.236.190
Date: January 22, 2006

Comments

The webcam is a great addition to your fine museum. I shall learn how to use the camera before shipping season 2006.


Name: Jim Hoffman
Location: Owen Sound, Ont., Canada.
Remote Name: 192.139.153.30
Date: January 12, 2006

Comments

This is a most interesting photo-documentary of a side of Great Lakes shipping that most people rarely get to view. Jim Hoffman, Marine Engineering Cadet, 1st. Year; GLIMTC, Georgian College; Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Jan. 2006


Name: w.reid
Location: sarasota,fl,usa
Remote Name: 71.101.137.123
Date: January 08, 2006

Comments

enjoy the cam,have relatives that live in windsor.thought i saw them sailing down the detroit river.


Name: curtis grundahl
Location: dassel, mn
Remote Name: 12.175.230.38
Date: January 05, 2006

Comments

Great set of pictures and a very interesting web site. Thank you!


Name: Robert Schout
Location: Ada Mi
Remote Name: 64.105.70.226
Date: January 03, 2006

Comments

For 16 years I lived downriver and watched the boats. With your web cam those exciting days of yesteryear are back- many hours on the river in wyandotte, running the river with Jack Elder after we worked at the bank of wyandotte. Thank you for such a wonderful web site and for the webcam.


Name: ray stenhouse
Location: australia
Remote Name: 203.26.31.22
Date: January 01, 2006

Comments

great site


Name: Bill Blair
Location: Toronto
Remote Name: 70.50.63.200
Date: January 01, 2006

Comments

Great webcam - lots of fun.


Name: Johnee D'Shea
Location: Minnesota
Remote Name: 24.118.149.132
Date: December 26, 2005

Comments

WOW! Amazing work digging up these visually stunning pics of a truely historical American tragedy. One of the few things I've actually had intrest in as far as any type of "history" is concerned. Thank you for all your insite to the beginning of this awesome ship!


Name: Mike
Location: Ingersoll Ont.
Remote Name: 64.231.85.121
Date: December 18, 2005

Comments

Good work..


Name: H. Butt
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Remote Name: 209.202.75.14
Date: December 14, 2005

Comments

One of the reasons I love your site is the webcam. When I am stuck at work with no window, the webcam becomes my window. I can check on the weather conditions, enjoy bright sunny days from my desk, and prepare myself if the weather is going to be less then pleasant when I leave work. Great Job!


Name: Michelle Selonke
Location: Detroit, MI
Remote Name: 68.41.232.21
Date: December 13, 2005

Comments

This is way cool! Even though I live in Detroit I don't always get to see the beauty of the river in all it's splendor.


Name: Capt. Hanno Vandyk
Location: Westerbork, Netherlands
Remote Name: 84.83.37.196
Date: December 07, 2005

Comments

Nice to see my vessel passing, I join the vessel Dagna in 4 days from now at Montreal, destination Stettin (Poland) with grain from Thunder Bay


Name: Shampoo
Location: Ashtabula Ohio
Remote Name: 66.211.207.99
Date: December 06, 2005

Comments

I worked on the Ashtabula Ore docks[ A& B and Union ] and the Conrail Coal Dock for 35 yrs.At night, I can still hear the sounds made during the loading and unloading . Another old friend[ "Buckeye" ]is now at Erie Pa to be converted into a barge.


Name: Keith Layne
Location: Aitkin Minnesota USA
Remote Name: 216.251.178.5
Date: November 28, 2005

Comments

Viewing the construction of the Edmund Fitzgerald has to be one of the cooler things I have seen on the internet. I am amazed at how fast the assembly went.Can't wait to share this with my metalcraftmen buddies. Thank you for giving me this slide show.


Name: Linda Bredengerd
Location: Bradford, PA
Remote Name: 207.68.119.219
Date: November 28, 2005

Comments

Our family lived in River Rouge, and my mother remembers clearly the day we went to watch the launching of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I was too young (age 3) to remember, so I was really excited to watch the film of the launch on your web site. Thanks so much for this great site.


Name: Don Endres
Location: Grosse Pointe , MI
Remote Name: 209.142.215.43
Date: November 13, 2005

Comments

Fantastic Site. I love the "Lakers". Watch for them at Marine City, MI where I grew up.


Name: Terry Montry
Location: Formally River Rouge
Remote Name: 208.51.210.5
Date: November 11, 2005

Comments

My Grandfather, Robert Allen, worked on building the Edmond Fitzgerald. We were invited to the launching. I was 11 years old and loved it. I have two pictures I took with my instamatic. Do you have any pictures of the shipyard workers, specificly my Grandfather?


Name: E. C. Schaaf
Location: Michigan
Remote Name: 205.188.116.137
Date: November 10, 2005

Comments

My mother worked at the ship yard at the time of the building of the Edmund Fitzgerald. My mother, son and I had the pleasure of having dinner on the ship. I have pictures of my son at the wheel with the Captain. Is it possible to identify the Captain? Eschaaf4409@aol.com


Name: pete k
Location: holland mi
Remote Name: 24.231.248.162
Date: November 10, 2005

Comments

an excellent program it make you think about how strong mother nature is and how brave these sailors are to work on these boats i have loved these boats since i was young and thes programs on these sites makes me love them more thanks


Name: Laurel
Location: Ripley,NY
Remote Name: 12.45.20.227
Date: November 10, 2005

Comments

Thanks so much for sponsoring this event. To all others who have lost a loved one in the Great Lake waters, I hope you have peace.


Name: donald warth
Location: hartford wv
Remote Name: 4.252.231.64
Date: November 10, 2005

Comments

i just wanted to say thanks for all the photographs of the edmund fitzgerald its the greatest. thanks again


Name: Carol Page
Location: Dallas,Texas
Remote Name: 207.200.116.73
Date: November 10, 2005

Comments

My step-father;Capt. Magnus Johnson was sailing the Great Lakes waters for years, so this site is of special interest.. Thank you


Name: Ron Lietz
Location: rglietz@stthomas.edu
Remote Name: 66.41.8.9
Date: November 10, 2005

Comments

Thank you


Name: Jim Osborn
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Remote Name: 162.136.193.1
Date: November 10, 2005

Comments

30 years ago today, I was in Ann Arbor and my brother Charlie was in Whitefish Bay on the Breech. Charlie was later watchman on the Clay, and I spent 2 years as 2nd Mate on the "reborn" Clay (Sterling, now LA Tregurtha). Best from me, Mom and Charlie to Erik and the rest of the old Ford fleet.


Name: Anne Delepine
Location: Concord, CA
Remote Name: 71.135.34.240
Date: November 09, 2005

Comments

I lived all my life in Menominee, Michigan, up until 1998. I was proud to have the Mystery Ship in our town, and was so sorry Frank Hoffman could not receive the funding to maintain it and keep it in our city. He deserves everyone's respect and praise for all he and his crew did. Anne


Name: Paige Cole
Location: Utica,Michigan
Remote Name: 198.111.56.48
Date: November 05, 2005

Comments

GREAT JOB!!!!!


Name: Aaron Rivard
Location: Midland,Michigan
Remote Name: 69.221.131.182
Date: November 04, 2005

Comments

The Edmund Fitzgerald will never be forgotten.God bless all 29 lives taken.


Name: Tim Coffey
Location: Marinette, Wisconsin
Remote Name: 67.48.231.196
Date: November 04, 2005

Comments

Great website.


Name: David Marlette
Location: Kentucky
Remote Name: 216.78.74.189
Date: October 27, 2005

Comments

GREAT SITE, You guys have done a fine job. I'll be back....


Name: Albert C. Hopkins
Location: Ft. Worth,Tx
Remote Name: 198.215.16.157
Date: October 25, 2005

Comments

I like the webcam that you have provided.I have been fascinated with ships for a long time.Thanks for a great webcam.!!!!!!


Name: Jean Donatto
Location: Houston, Texas
Remote Name: 152.163.100.133
Date: October 23, 2005

Comments

Thank you for a thorough look at a fascinating vessel.


Name: loggie
Location: kentucky
Remote Name: 152.163.100.133
Date: October 22, 2005

Comments

i enjoy visiting your page verry much. i helped build the edmund fitzgerald . and i really miss the friends i worked with on the ship in the yard. i wish i could get in contact with my old friends.sincerly loggie


Name: Ralf Schwenk
Location: Habichtswald, Germany
Remote Name: 84.138.218.188
Date: October 22, 2005

Comments

That is one of the best websites in the www. Thanks.


Name: Doug Covey
Location: Montreal , Canada
Remote Name: 65.94.188.24
Date: October 18, 2005

Comments

Being a retired Marine Engineer , it is great to be able to find sites like yours to satisfy my thirst for any Lakes news , I sailed for 30 years and have a passion for Laker history and the Steamjobs . Thanks lads and keep up the good work , your Pilothouse Web Cam is fantastic.


Name: rick
Location: North Hollywood, Ca.
Remote Name: 66.236.61.68
Date: October 10, 2005

Comments

Still enjoying this site thanks alot.


Name: John Woodin
Location: St. Clair Shores, Mich.
Remote Name: 69.216.137.43
Date: October 10, 2005

Comments

Thank You for sharing this excellent website and the use of this fantastic web cam. Most enjoyable for big boat watching.


Name: Rick Wollenhaupt
Location: North Hollywood, Ca.
Remote Name: 66.236.61.68
Date: October 08, 2005

Comments

I'm new at useing the web for anything, and I think this site is great. I'm originally from Ann Arbor, Mi. so I find this really great. I've always been interested in the ships on the great lakes. Thanks alot for this site.


Name: walt boguslaski
Location: dearborn hgts, mi
Remote Name: 204.78.172.3
Date: October 03, 2005

Comments

more fun than a visit to the Kowalski plant.


Name: Brian Hebert
Location: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Remote Name: 216.195.16.91
Date: September 29, 2005

Comments

Just visited the web. site on the Edmund Fitzgerald. The site was very informative, and gave great respect to the people who built and worked on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Thanks !


Name: Dean Tesch
Location: Upper Peninsula of MI
Remote Name: 64.12.116.133
Date: September 22, 2005

Comments

Dear Friends, Fantastic web site. The best thing on the internet thaat I have seen w/o question! Thank you so much for preserving this very important part of our history. Sincerely. Dean W. Tesch


Name: John Woodin
Location: St.Clair Shores, Mich.
Remote Name: 68.79.94.19
Date: September 22, 2005

Comments

I've lived in the Detroit area since 1948 but I just became a BOAT NERD in 2004.I find the "LAKERS" to be most interesting and exciting. Your Web Cam is fantastic with real time and control. Thank You for giving me the chance to see the "Big Boats" up close.I'm sorry the camera is down.


Name: Ron Hogenkamp
Location: Eagle Nest N.M.
Remote Name: 67.129.74.17
Date: September 18, 2005

Comments

I visited your Website and went through the Online Picture Gallery and those pictures were amazing. The Gallery itself is very touching and sentimental. I have been listening to the song "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald"


Name: Justin Taylor
Location: White Lake Mi
Remote Name: 69.244.172.218
Date: September 13, 2005

Comments

awsome pics of the building/launching of the big fitz.


Name: T Lello
Location: Haslett
Remote Name: 24.11.153.43
Date: September 10, 2005

Comments

great watching the river.


Name: Traci Mallett
Location: Hamilton New Zealand
Remote Name: 67.38.31.24
Date: August 29, 2005

Comments

I visited Detroit and saw your Institute, very interesting, as well as informative. New Zealand would be proud to have such a place.


Name: C Allan Van Buskirk
Location: Marine City, Michigan
Remote Name: 207.69.137.133
Date: August 22, 2005

Comments

Love the site


Name: Don Button
Location: Port Huron, Mi.
Remote Name: 216.76.3.163
Date: August 19, 2005

Comments

I grew up on the St. Clair River and visit the river at one of our many vantage points every day. It is especially cool to see upbounds on your web cam and then see them go out to Lake Huron 5 hours later. I really appreciate your efforts.


Name: Richard
Location: North NYS & France
Remote Name: 209.247.222.102
Date: August 16, 2005

Comments

Love the lakes and her ships. WONDERFUL WEB SITE.


Name: Luke Archer
Location: Findlay, OH
Remote Name: 69.58.11.210
Date: August 13, 2005

Comments

What a great site! The web cam is amazing and the videos available to watch online are good to see. Great programs offered as well.


Name: Robert A. Popjoy Jr.
Location: Chicago,IL.
Remote Name: 67.175.0.244
Date: August 05, 2005

Comments

very nice


Name: Timothy
Location: Bangor, Maine
Remote Name: 65.254.46.215
Date: August 04, 2005

Comments

great place to visit. i've been to several maritime institutes and museums, and this one is one of the best. thanks. Tim -


Name: john furnace
Location: uk
Remote Name: 62.252.224.13
Date: July 28, 2005

Comments

exellent wabcam, thank u 4 all ur hard work, respect to detroit, mitchigan and yourselves, keep up the good work!


Name: Bob Leroux
Location: Ogdensburg, N.Y.
Remote Name: 24.58.143.247
Date: July 27, 2005

Comments

From the only American port on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Glad to share the sight of the majesty of these working ships with our neighbors in Canada. The river doesn't divide us. It's links us.


Name: Eulogio Perez
Location: Auto Alliance, H
Remote Name:
136.2.1.103
Date: July 26, 2005

Comments

I took a few moments to view the sights that could be seen , the only slight delay is wonderful , I watched people actually fishing and then watched a ship go thru, it is great , I will continue to check out your sight !!


Name: Patty Abramczyk
Location: Allen Park, MI
Remote Name: 136.1.1.101
Date: July 26, 2005

Comments

A friend of mine sent me this website and I am so glad she did. This is awesome!! As a kid growing up in Poletown we often visited Belle Isle. Thanks for setting up this website w/cam.


Name: Carol Barnhart
Location: Ann Arbor
Remote Name: 68.40.185.215
Date: July 25, 2005

Comments

Fantastic! I used to drive to Chene Park during lunch time and watch the boats with my friend Joyce.


Name: Debra Barbret
Location: Eastpointe, MI
Remote Name: 64.12.117.11
Date: July 20, 2005

Comments

My family and myself love this website! We are boaters and love freighter watching. Thanks for making us feel like we're on the water anytime day or night.


Name: Jason Mrachina
Location: Dearborn, MI
Remote Name: 136.1.1.101
Date: July 18, 2005

Comments

I found this through another website and bookmarked it. Something nice to look at when at work - better than my cubical!


Name: Edwin sherman jr
Location: marine city mich
Remote Name: 68.74.29.213
Date: July 11, 2005

Comments

love what you have with you cam and information great job keep up the good work


Name: David A. McDonald
Location: Bad Axe, Michigan
Remote Name: 69.211.67.182
Date: July 08, 2005

Comments

I have been a GLMI member since the 1960's. The web-cam is great. Is the Dossin open? How can I make an appointment to do some research? Also buy ship plans? davidamcd@hotmail.com Many thanks...


Name: robert dawe
Location: exeter ontario canada
Remote Name: 24.235.47.116
Date: July 08, 2005

Comments

great web site keep up good work


Name: Harjit
Location: India
Remote Name: 210.50.228.4
Date: June 24, 2005

Comments

Great Site


Name: Wayne Elsasser
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Remote Name: 68.13.77.138
Date: June 21, 2005

Comments

Was looking for the Tall Ship Windy II out of Chicago heading north. Can't seem to get into the archivals to find her. She is a four masted schooner, but may not have her sails up. Have family aboard. Thanks for the opportunity to view the river, kind of fun.


Name: Les Weston
Location: Berea, OH
Remote Name: 68.71.99.16
Date: June 21, 2005

Comments

You are doing a super job. As an ex great lakes sailor, and a current docent on the William G. Mather Museum, I really appreciate being able to view traffic in real time. Keep up the good work!


Name: Harry Frishette
Location: Simcoe Ontario Canada
Remote Name: 209.205.21.230
Date: June 13, 2005

Comments

I just found your site to-day and I think it is super. I hope to visit your museum this summer. Thanks


Name: Bob Jones
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Remote Name: 68.108.188.171
Date: June 12, 2005

Comments

I'm originally from Royal Oak. My Grandmother lived at Lafayette and Van Dyke. I used to love going to Belle Isle to watch the "boats". This website is awesome. I've even started a log of the vessel passages that I've watched on the webcam.


Name: Terry Matchett
Location: Grand Maris MN
Remote Name: 172.139.190.23
Date: June 11, 2005

Comments

I have always loved the song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". I like to sit and look out over lake Superior and think about the song. Your web site has some awesome info about the great ship! Keep up the good work.


Name: Linda Wilson
Location: Omaha, NE
Remote Name: 68.99.10.193
Date: June 11, 2005

Comments

Awesome work. Belle Isle and Boblo are great memories from my childhood. I was a guide in the Dossins pilothouse as a Girl Scout and was so glad to find your cool cam when I looked for the museum on the web. Will send money and promote your work to all my family in 7 cities of MI.


Name: B.David Arnold
Location: Minneapolis,Mn.
Remote Name: 152.163.100.133
Date: June 10, 2005

Comments

This is truly wonderful to look at.


Name: Marie Mullins
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 69.242.221.141
Date: June 07, 2005

Comments

I like this site, so I can see my husband, who works on the Tug Boats, leave on the river. Plus the other ships and things around; it is cool.


Name: VICKIE JOHNSON
Location: LOUISVILLE,KY
Remote Name: 148.129.74.41
Date: June 02, 2005

Comments

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Mike Goodall
Location: Cape Coral Florida
Remote Name: 68.201.18.232
Date: June 01, 2005

Comments

Great site. We lived on our boat where the Fitzgerald was built and this site makes us feel at home.


Name: R. Edward
Location: Buckeye, Arizona
Remote Name: 68.2.147.127
Date: May 26, 2005

Comments

Great site. I grew up in Detroit and get homesick for all that water, not to mention the walleye fishing. I was almost drooling this morning when I saw several ( I'd bet ) walleyers wire lining. I also check the cam during the winter to remind myself why I moved. Keep up the good work.


Name: Joe T
Location: Farmington, Mi.
Remote Name: 64.12.117.11
Date: May 24, 2005

Comments

You have a great web-site. I'll be sending a donation in the morning to help support it. Keep-up the good work, Thanks to PEOPLE like all of YOU who are involved. God Bless, Joe Tabaka


Name: Terry Demcie
Location: Windsor, ON
Remote Name: 24.57.43.197
Date: May 22, 2005

Comments

Love the webcam. I've been a freighter watcher since I was 10 years old. Back when 3 freighters would pass parallel to each other in the Detroit River. Those were the good old days.


Name: Paul Schultes
Location: Warren, MI
Remote Name: 205.188.116.197
Date: May 16, 2005

Comments

I have been boating on these Great Lakes for almost 40 years, there is no better place to see the lakers and some ocean freighters pass through along with many working and pleaser boats. Excellent web site, keep up the good work; waterlilly II


Name: John Paulisczak
Location: Buffalo,NY
Remote Name: 152.163.100.133
Date: May 15, 2005

Comments

Being from a great Lake city I really enjoy this site looking forward to traveling to Detroit this summer to see the Museum thanks again for providing us boatnerds with this excellent site


Name: Teresa Fortin
Location: Kentucky
Remote Name: 205.188.116.197
Date: May 14, 2005

Comments

wonderful!


Name: John S. Scott
Location: Brown Deer, Wi.
Remote Name: 69.210.66.112
Date: May 10, 2005

Comments

It's like being back in the fifties again. Having the scanner on while watching really adds to it. Soon I'll learn how to control the camera properly.


Name: Jessica
Location: Cape Coral, FLA
Remote Name: 71.3.119.179
Date: May 07, 2005

Comments

This web site is awesome. My boyfriend works on the Adam E. Cornelius. I love how this site tells me where he's been or where he's going, since I don't always get to talk to him. Thanks to all who make this possible for me. Thanks Guys. I Love You Ben!


Name: ROB CRERON
Location: canterbury, ENGLAND
Remote Name: 81.144.233.234
Date: May 03, 2005

Comments

I recently had listened to a song by Gordon Lightfoot about the Edmund Fitzgerald. Found the song very moving and touching that I decided to look up the vessel on the internet. Thank you. My thoughts go out to all the families


Name: Jeff Jay
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Remote Name: 68.40.110.147
Date: May 01, 2005

Comments

I love the webcam. I think you should be selling GLMI T-shirts, etc. You have a great logo.


Name: James A, VanBuskirk
Location: Mojave Desert in Southern California
Remote Name: 64.12.117.11
Date: April 26, 2005

Comments

I remember standing watch on the William Clay Ford. It is sad that we no longer have the Ford Fleet of ships. The years I sailed on the Ford Ships are now some of my best thoughts as I sit back and remember those good old days. Van


Name: Dennis D. Dewey
Location: Allen Park,Mi
Remote Name: 69.47.120.3
Date: April 23, 2005

Comments

A great web site...


Name: ryan
Location: michigan
Remote Name: 67.36.59.161
Date: April 23, 2005

Comments

this site is really good on explaining the ships I like the video


Name: Gary Fricke
Location: Taylor, Michigan
Remote Name: 69.47.117.253
Date: April 20, 2005

Comments

Grew up in suburban Detroit but never knew the river 'till I got a boat a few summers ago. Will have to get the gang together for a "ride-by and wave-hi" to America sometime! Great site for this grandpa!


Name: Patrick J. Kopytek
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Remote Name: 66.73.37.108
Date: April 20, 2005

Comments

Great CAM shots. A convenient way of watching the boats without being on the river!


Name: James L. Stevenson, Ph.D.
Location: North Branch, MI
Remote Name: 152.163.100.133
Date: April 19, 2005

Comments

You have an excellent website. I've visited Belle Isle often. My latest visit was last week, and it's gratifying to know that ongoing efforts are being made to maintain and improve it. My compliments to the responsible individuals and organizations.


Name: John Taylor
Location: Troy, MI
Remote Name: 68.248.5.8
Date: April 17, 2005

Comments

Great idea for promoting the city. Thanks very much for the shipping traffic schedule. I'm an amateur photographer and look forward to getting downtown for some shots of the Great Lakes freighters!


Name: Daniel
Location: Detroit Junior Rowing
Remote Name: 68.43.1.94
Date: April 15, 2005

Comments

On the Varsity Crew team, we row every morning at 5am out of the Old Detroit Boat Club right on Belle Isle. Our coach regularly checks this webcam to see if the water is smooth enough for us to go out. Thank you for this valuable tool, we all use it regularly


Name: Cecil Soper
Location: Oak Grove, Missouri
Remote Name: 69.243.240.34
Date: April 11, 2005

Comments

I lived most of my life in Mich. Alpena, Wyandotte, Harsens Island. I miss the water and enjoy this sight so much. I sort of brings me back home. Thanks so much for your efforts.


Name: Dale Moggy
Location: Elliot Lake, Ont.
Remote Name: 24.139.11.155
Date: April 09, 2005

Comments

As a retired seaman, I enjoy being able to see the ships from all over the world via your webcam. Enjoy it very much. Keep up the good work.


Name: Vilson Rebechi
Location: So Paulo - Brazil
Remote Name: 12.41.112.201
Date: April 08, 2005

Comments

Excellent. This is a beautiful place that I visited and I miss.


Name: Ray W.
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Remote Name: 69.212.231.228
Date: April 06, 2005

Comments

Thanks, nice seeing the river (one of my favorite places) on a nice day when I have to be here at work.... A truly first class sight, put here by some first class people.


Name: sandy
Location: alpena
Remote Name: 24.231.175.253
Date: April 05, 2005

Comments

What a wonderful site! My husband works on the boats, it is a lot of fun to watch him pass by on the cam. He will call home ahead of time and go out on the deck and wave to me and the children. Very nice site.


Name: Charles Dunn
Location: Gates, Oregon
Remote Name: 12.108.17.99
Date: April 04, 2005

Comments

Nice Site. I sailed the Great Lakes in 1945 aboard the SS PATHFINDER. A beautiful part of the USA & Canada.


Name: MK Fuller
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Remote Name: 69.81.50.108
Date: April 01, 2005

Comments

At the risk of sounding frighteningly over-educated: this is so cool! The live webcam feature is a real treat. Keep up the good work!


Name: Bob Pearson
Location: Chicago Ill
Remote Name: 63.85.36.1
Date: March 29, 2005

Comments

I am buillding a 1/87 model of the Big Fitz. It is located at Elmhurst Model Railroad Club and includes a 12' long ore dock and a model of the Arthur Anderson as well. Thanks for making this a great site to go to for all the details


Name: Toni
Location: Toledo
Remote Name: 63.164.253.181
Date: March 29, 2005

Comments

I love Detroit, and Belle Isle. I love to be able to use the web cam to see Belle Isle when I am unable to make it there.


Name: Jay Vaughan
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Remote Name: 69.128.65.55
Date: March 28, 2005

Comments

I love the website. I have always been interested in lake boats and living in Michigan I have had chances to see them up close. Some day I would like to ride on one.


Name: Andrew Hyslop
Location: California via Ohio
Remote Name: 205.188.116.133
Date: March 28, 2005

Comments

My grandfather, David J. Hyslop, was a captain of freight ships on the Great Lakes in the first part of the 20th Century. He captained the 380 foot Negauee, built in Lorain Ohio in 1902, the Amazon which was built in 1897, and the ore freighter Cadillac.


Name: don near
Location: Hanover Ontario Can.
Remote Name: 67.71.29.2
Date: March 26, 2005

Comments

Seeing the pic`s of the Fitz. being built is mind boggling when l know this huge ship went down in 1975 in lake superior. What a shame to say the least. I will be building a six foot working model of the Fitz. soon --saranora dnear


Name: John
Location: Honeoye, NY
Remote Name: 67.50.32.137
Date: March 25, 2005

Comments

Best web cam I've seen yet! But I haven't found the icon that let's you take a picture of the video cam image.


Name: Kathy Lyell
Location: Wyandotte Mi
Remote Name: 67.36.25.237
Date: March 25, 2005

Comments

Love the web cam as I can see the ice floating down from Lake St. Clair... Our patrons (fishermen from all over the country) are waiting for the ice to subside and this web cam gives all an idea how much ice is still on the river. Thanks....


Name: Samantha Ali
Location: La-Romaine, Trinidad, W.I.
Remote Name: 200.108.16.254
Date: March 22, 2005

Comments

Excellent!


Name: Susan Erickson
Location: Petersburg, Alaska
Remote Name: 66.223.183.65
Date: March 18, 2005

Comments

No freighters up here so it is nice to be able to dial in and watch the boats go up and down the river. Love the satellite shot of Belle Isle!


Name: Heather Laskos
Location: Ecorse, Michigan
Remote Name: 68.43.49.109
Date: March 16, 2005

Comments

I really like this website! Although, you state that the Edmund Fitzgerald was built at Great Lakes Engineering in River Rouge, and it's actually in Ecorse.


Name: ron palazzolo
Location: grants pass oregon
Remote Name: 65.124.40.215
Date: March 12, 2005

Comments

thank you for showing us these pictures of building these wonderful ships lived in Detroit in the 40s to 60s did not have the chance to see ship building business thanks for sharing


Name: Thelma
Location: Santa Clara CA
Remote Name: 68.165.6.156
Date: March 10, 2005

Comments

Doing research on the Ford fleet. Found helpful comments on SS Wm Clay Ford.


Name: Ed Johnson
Location: Appleton, WI
Remote Name: 216.170.131.108
Date: March 04, 2005

Comments

Awesome pictures!


Name: Richard Knepp
Location: Reading, Pa
Remote Name: 151.197.236.221
Date: February 27, 2005

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Name: Gary and Nancy
Location: Crossville, Tennessee
Remote Name: 70.97.236.1
Date: February 20, 2005

Comments

We visited the museum last week and were very impressed. The web cam is an excellent tool for those of us far from Belle Isle. Thanks so much.


Name: Jim Calin
Location: St. Clair Shores,MI.
Remote Name: 64.136.49.227
Date: February 17, 2005

Comments

Love the place. Take all out of town visitors there.


Name: Brian A. Hamlin
Location: Latrobe, PA 15650
Remote Name: 64.12.116.133
Date: February 15, 2005

Comments

Keep up the good work!


Name: David Garcia
Location: Midland, Texas
Remote Name: 70.177.26.7
Date: February 14, 2005

Comments

Great site, it's humbling to know that no matter what man can build, regardless of size and strength God can still call it home. Keep up the great work and I will visit your site often and hope to one day take my family to see the majesty that is the Great Lakes.


Name: Leanne Newlin
Location: Hutchinson, Ks
Remote Name: 68.92.137.158
Date: February 13, 2005

Comments

The webcam is great! I grew up in Hazel Park and I left when I was 18 now I am 35 and haven't seen my home town since the webcam lets me see things I haven't seen in years, makes me feel at home again, great scenary!


Name: stephen seal
Location: fort myers florida
Remote Name: 68.51.253.175
Date: February 12, 2005

Comments

great site keep up the good work


Name: Ronald Juniper
Location: Logan, OH.
Remote Name: 205.208.172.163
Date: February 10, 2005

Comments

Great site, enjoying it very much.


Name: Tammy ALkire
Location: Manistee,Michigan
Remote Name: 66.227.218.179
Date: February 01, 2005

Comments

Wow, I was surfing the net and came across this site how nice. I am like a 1/3 of a block from Manistee Lake and we know when some thing comes in on the lake. And it is so nice to watch the Freighters come in .


Name: Cecil O. Soper
Location: Oak Grove, Missouri
Remote Name: 69.243.240.34
Date: January 29, 2005

Comments

This is a great site. I was born in Alpena, Mi. My uncle Cecil Oliver worked the lakes for a Number of years. As a young lad, My brother and I would go to the dock at Alpena and the cooks used to toss us cookies. Before moving to Missouri, I lived on Harsens Island. I miss the water and hearing the ships whistles at night an foggy weather, We lived only a half block from the shipping channel. I miss those days a lot. This is a great experience for me... thanks


Name: Jim White
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 216.183.249.141
Date: January 28, 2005

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Name: Tracey Bonner
Location: Warren, Ohio
Remote Name: 205.188.116.133
Date: January 26, 2005

Comments

I have read many books of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Very interesting story. Am interested in knowing weather or not there will be some kind of memorial on the 30th. Anniversary.


Name: JENNY
Location: EAST COAST UK
Remote Name: 195.93.33.10
Date: January 24, 2005

Comments

WOW WHAT A BRILLIANT SITE AND ONE THAT WORKS TOO! I CAN EVEN SHARE VIEWING WITH MY SONS WHO BOTH LIVE 100 MILES AWAY FROM ME - MAKES USING THE INTERNET WORTHWHILE SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND COGRATULATIONS


Name: Mary Jane
Location: st.thomas ontartio
Remote Name: 209.213.251.112
Date: January 22, 2005

Comments

I really enjoy looking at this web site


Name: Frank Levin
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Remote Name: 65.40.220.225
Date: January 21, 2005

Comments

I grew up in Franklin and spent my summers on St. Joseph Island not far from The Soo. My life was filled with the lore of the lakes. The view from the pilothouse of the William Clay Ford brings me right back. I have visited the museum several times over the years. I love being able to journey to Belle Isle from my home in Hood River on the banks of the Columbia River.



Name: Christian
Location: formerly of Port Huron
Remote Name: 69.40.218.112
Date: January 17, 2005

Comments

I enjoy being able to view the Lakers with your camera since I no longer have a front row seat since moving to Ohio (North Ridgeville). Thanks!


Name: Rick Schroeder
Location: Mt. Morris Michigan
Remote Name: 24.236.231.31
Date: January 15, 2005

Comments

November 10th 1975, what a day to remember. Excellent job folks, keep up the good work!!!


Name: casper
Location: Hanover Ont. Can.
Remote Name: 65.93.108.142
Date: January 13, 2005

Comments

A great ship -where it sank is about three days N. of here -l would like to build a working model of the ship --if any one can tell me where l can get drawings l would sure appreciate knowing ---saranora --casper ---


Name: Ronald
Location: Logan OH
Remote Name: 205.208.172.219
Date: January 10, 2005

Comments

Great, great site. Down here in South east Ohio, it is great to view what it is like up there.


Name: Peter Benzing
Location: Munising Michigan
Remote Name: 209.240.205.63
Date: January 09, 2005

Comments

I like making 1/2 ship model of the great lakes i started this 18 year back an i am back in to it . Make most for friend just for fun . I can looked at a picture an build the ship . I don't make them to scale but my friend say they look good . I like making tug boats too. I make 1/2 boats because they can sit on a shelf an fit flat on the wall take up less space . 1/2 boats are my trade mark .


Name: Peter Benzing
Location: Munising Michigan
Remote Name: 209.240.205.63
Date: January 09, 2005

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Name: Carl Steidtmann
Location: Steamboat Springs Colorado
Remote Name: 168.103.205.68
Date: January 08, 2005

Comments

I attended the launch of the Edmund Fitzgerald with my father who also took home movies of the event. Only recently did I discover the old film footage when my younger sister had all of my father's home movies transfered to a DVD format. I remember it as a very exciting and great day. Our biggest worry was getting our feet wet in the post-launch wash. Thanks for the great site.


Name: TOM ROGERS
Location: SCIO, OREGON
Remote Name: 206.58.38.136
Date: January 08, 2005

Comments

ONE OF THE BEST WEB CAMS!!!! ORIGINALLY FROM DETROIT AND GREAT MEMORIES OF ICE SKATING IN WINTER & WATCHING THE SHIPS PASS BY WHILE PARKED WITH MY GIRLFRIEND IN THE SAME LOT AS NEXT TO THE WEB CAM BRINGS BACK GREAT MEMORIES. BELLE ISLE LIVES FOREVER AND WITH THE DEDICATED PEOPLE WILL ONLY IMPROVE!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ... THERE'S STILL MANY OF US THAT REMEMBER THE ISLE FROM THE 30's & 40's. MY DAD'S FAVORITE THING TO DO WAS TO PICK UP "RAF" BOYS AT GRAND CENTRAL DRIVE THEM TO BELL ISLE FOR LUNCH DURING WW 2 AS A GOOD GESTURE.


Name: Ross Ward
Location: Ann Arbor, Mi.
Remote Name: 68.40.62.60
Date: January 05, 2005

Comments

Still great to watch the river traffic from the middle of the state! It keeps the old sailors thinking straight.


Name: Edward Brockelbank
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Remote Name: 24.36.173.31
Date: January 02, 2005

Comments

Wonderfully done... nice way to learn some of the history of Great Lakes ships.


Name: Robert Schaller
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Remote Name: 68.231.34.168
Date: January 01, 2005

Comments

This photo gallery helps bring the Fitzgerald back to life. Thanks for posting the collection.


Name: Pastor Joseph McGee
Location: Theresa, Wisconsin
Remote Name: 66.190.45.61
Date: December 31, 2004

Comments

I was born and reared in Detroit. As a boy and a young man I spent many days playing and fishing along the river on Jefferson and on Belle isle. I used to live for a few years after I was out of the Navy at the mobile home park at the foot of Altar road. It was a pleasure for me to sit back the other afternoon and visit my boyhood haunts. I can sit and just watch the water flow by and day dream of a youth now past and relax and enjoy with a smile. In other words I like the web cam very much.


Name: William Kovaleski
Location: Superior
Remote Name: 130.47.34.2
Date: December 17, 2004

Comments

Great site. Thanks


Name: Ron Bishop
Location: Amherst, Ohio
Remote Name: 24.251.14.138
Date: December 14, 2004

Comments

I was 15 at the time, I wanted to go see it being built, but my father wouldn't take me or Let me go with my friends. To me it was something I wanted to do. In Jan 1960 I joined the Navy, I went to Great Lakes. I always watched the Ships go in and out of Lorain as a kid, My sister lives on Johnson Island now. We still watch the ships. I was an EN-3 in the Navy, my E-mail address is: MotorsbyRon Cox.net I enjoy this Great Lakes Maritime Institute a lot


Name: Bob & Ginny Conklin
Location: Clark, N.J.
Remote Name: 205.188.116.133
Date: December 14, 2004

Comments

We enjoyed this web site very much. We spent two days up at the canal. That was in I think fall of 2000.The museum is one that all should take the time to see it. Thank You. We took the long way to get to see our son in Chicago.


Name: irene hastings
Location: alabama/detroit
Remote Name: 12.105.218.36
Date: December 13, 2004

Comments

Your cam makes me smile, I am so homesick! I grew up on the Detroit River, off of Jefferson Street, I went to the St. Peter and Paul Old Jesuit School. There is nothing better than Detroit! thank you for your cam!! bratt14881021!yahoo.com


Name: Tim Giles
Location: Newark, Ohio
Remote Name: 69.165.14.75
Date: December 11, 2004

Comments

What a great interview, thank you sir. As a child, I grew up in Sandusky, Ohio. At night, my dad and I fished for catfish at the Sandusky coal docks. As we fished we would watch the big ships being loaded with coal right in front of us, with the work lights on, it was beautiful. That is a great memory. I was only a child when the Fitz was lost, but to this day I have very strong feelings for her and her crew. Can anyone tell me if the Fitz ever hauled coal? In particular, from the Sandusky Coal Docks. I would like to find out by date from her ships log. I would like to have a painting made of the above memory and present it to my dad. Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you and God Bless, Tim Giles gilestp adelphia.net


Name: tom powell
Location: lansing, mi
Remote Name: 152.163.100.133
Date: December 11, 2004

Comments

Loved the photos of the launch. I was there as member of Boy Scout troop AP10. The yard man who was our escort was colorful and told us somethings prior to the launch, which happened. He said they were bad omens, such as the bottle having to broke with a hammer to start the launch, the automatic rope shears having to be assisted by ax, splash wake drowning the review stand. Being an impressionable 11 year old they affected us at the time. As a result I would watch for the Fritz when my Dad and I were walleye fishing every time I saw here I figured good thing that guy was full of whole. Then when I heard of the loss all those memories be came quit clear. Being good Boy Scouts we were there as soon as we could get in them yard that day. So this old guy who was a carpenter by trade showed us all the works. He was kind of sad because he had heard this would the last launch at that slip. I don't know if that was true or not but because of it he gave us an excellent tour of the yard and told us how the ropes and timbers the ship was built on functioned as not to harm the ship, just the wood! "he yelled" it was splintered as you can see by the debris in the slip after the launch. Great web sight! Do you have any close ups of the crowd during the launch? We were right at water edge at first because we were there so early. All the big shots pushed us back at least 50 feeet from the slip at time of launch. We got wet feet, they got drowned with the splash! powell@sme-usa.com


Name: Thomas W Chapman
Location: Northern Ireland
Remote Name: 217.137.186.25
Date: December 10, 2004

Comments

Great Website.


Name: jerry nolan
Location: cleveland
Remote Name: 152.163.100.133
Date: December 07, 2004

Comments

thank you


Name: Leo Van Houten
Location: Ortonville, Mi.
Remote Name: 205.188.116.133
Date: December 04, 2004

Comments

Being born in Holland and coming over on a boat, I have always been interested in ships. I recently became the owner of a Great lakes model the "Waterwitch Perce, Nova Scotia 1838" owned by Capt. John Hayden. I will use your website to get more information on this particular boat.


Name: Mr. Ogden
Location: (2-willa) Tooele UT
Remote Name: 65.103.235.203
Date: November 19, 2004

Comments

Great site, thanks for sharing your research and work. It's in my "favorites". Keep up the Great work. Bradley


Name: Hugh W. Gillett
Location: Bradenton, Fla.
Remote Name: 66.94.16.9
Date: November 17, 2004

Comments

I have sailed all my working life both on the Great Lakes and deep sea. Have been in uncounted shipyards and seen just about everything done to a ship that can be done. This is the first time that I have seen it from Keel Plate to Launch. Just don't know what you can do to top this! Thank You very much......


Name: Larry Archer
Location: Dorchester, ont.
Remote Name: 216.209.147.77
Date: November 17, 2004

Comments

Thanks for photos love it see you soon


Name: Brian Dressel
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
Remote Name: 64.12.116.9
Date: November 15, 2004

Comments

I really enjoyed the building of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I am also in school for welding and would like to go down that road of ship building I'd appreciate it if anyone that reads this could email me any information on ore boat ship building that they could. my email address is brianthecrazy aol.com


Name: Pam Johnson
Location: Abilene Ks
Remote Name: 64.12.116.9
Date: November 13, 2004

Comments

As A daughter of a Fitz crewmember I am very happy to see the building of my dads ship. I had the opportunity to visit the museum while on my stay in Detroit for the Fitzgerald service held Nov.7th. it was a healing of sorts for me to "be" in a part of the ship that went back to save my dads ship. What an experience. Thank you!!


Name: John Farmer
Location: Torquay England
Remote Name: 217.41.40.91
Date: November 13, 2004

Comments

Really good to see these big freighters moving up your river John Farmer Torquay, England


Name: Penny Norton
Location: Hale, Mich
Remote Name: 65.111.220.119
Date: November 12, 2004

Comments

Was just going thru the pictures of the fritz and what a wonderful site. I'm a transplant from Ashland, Wisc. where I remember the ore boats coming in and loading up as a kid also my father (whom is now deceased) was a wheelsman on many a boat on the Great Lakes. I've been told he did work on the Fitz when it was first commissioned. Would love to find out if it is true or not. Also would like to find out some of the names of boats he may have worked on through his career. I believed he retired in 1977 his name was Fred Husa. I can be reached at pennynort at m33access.com. God Bless all those who sail the Great Lakes.


Name: Kenneth Poulson
Location: Bellaire,Mich.
Remote Name: 68.254.107.151
Date: November 10, 2004

Comments

I was very happy to find this site. I have been to a museum in the U.P. They have a number of items from the ship


Name: Les Weston
Location: Berea, OH
Remote Name: 68.71.99.16
Date: November 10, 2004

Comments

Thanks for the Fitzgerald photos. They really brought back memories for me as I was lucky enough to attend the launching.


Name: Ron Gosk
Location: Troy , Michigan
Remote Name: 209.69.34.80
Date: November 10, 2004

Comments

I love this web camera, I use it all year just to see what is happening on the river before I take off early from work to go fishing.


Name: Doug Smith
Location: Farmington Hills
Remote Name: 69.212.211.242
Date: November 10, 2004

Comments

I think the web cam is great, especially being able to view the ships as they pass and also having the ability to control the camera. Thanks for providing this.


Name: Ed Chaput
Location: Rockwood/Hubbell, mi
Remote Name: 205.188.116.133
Date: November 10, 2004

Comments

It was great to see this large group of pictures on the web. My Edmund Fitzgerald experiences are detailed in the following article: http://www.boatnerd.com/fitz/firstseason.htm


Name: Karen Z
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Remote Name: 68.76.87.25
Date: November 10, 2004

Comments

Just visited the 'building of the Fitz' pages, What an incredible archive! I have seen a few old photos of AmShip in Cleveland and Lorain, but never a 'one rivet at a time' chronology of ship building such as the one you have posted. Thanks for taking the time to collect and upload this historic account of the ill-fated ship.


Name: John Burman
Location: Hamilton
Remote Name: 24.150.21.7
Date: November 09, 2004

Comments

Stunning pictures of the building of the Fitz!


Name: Donald Zorn
Location: East China, Mi.
Remote Name: 216.234.98.41
Date: November 08, 2004

Comments

This is just great. I have read many books on the Fitzgerald and have the Fitz picture "sandblasted' on our 10x6ft. mirror. Thanks and keep up the good work. Don Zorn.


Name: Sean R. Scott
Location:
Mason, MI
Remote Name:
35.12.22.211
Date: November 02, 2004

Comments

Great!


Name: James Smith
Location: Plainwell MI.
Remote Name: 208.31.143.2
Date: October 30, 2004

Comments

Spend many quality hours in Port Huron, Alganac, and the Soo in the summer time. Love every minute of it.


Name: Randy
Location: Calgary AB Canada
Remote Name: 207.229.3.46
Date: October 29, 2004

Comments

I am an under-employed I.T. manager now working at a 'call center' and your web site gives me a view of something wonderful and it helps me get through my long and boring days. I dream of the day I can afford to come visit and see the lakers in person.


Name: D LaFrance
Location: Sutton Ma USA
Remote Name: 64.65.194.93
Date: October 29, 2004

Comments

I missed the site when the camera was down, I am so glad it is back, right now its my only link to Detroit. I check it every day for weather and love to see the ships go by. This web site is my first love. Keep up the good work, love this site.


Name: Carol Smith
Location: Warren, Mi.
Remote Name: 205.188.116.133
Date: October 27, 2004

Comments

My dad George Martin ran the Westcott Mailboat some timeago. I remember as a child the excitment on going up next to the freighters. Now I tell my grandkids all about the mail by pail.


Name: Tony Carone
Location: San Gabriel Calif.
Remote Name: 207.215.245.91
Date: October 26, 2004

Comments

My son currently serves on the USCGC Cutter Aspen, San Francisco. I am trying to research the original lighthouse tender Aspen launched in 1905. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help. Tony Carone Tony@pacops.com


Name: Bill gibson
Location: Lynn, Ma.
Remote Name: 24.61.175.46
Date: October 25, 2004

Comments

This is the greatist thing since you know? [sliced bread] I have favor to ask, I;m tring to locate an old shipmate, I hope he is going strong the last I saw him he was the port engr. Galic towing co. and his name is roger stahl I would like to make contact with him ,Mybe though Galic towing Co. Thanks capt, Bill Gibson


Name: S. Frank Stilwell
Location: Ontario, Canada
Remote Name: 69.157.118.101
Date: October 24, 2004

Comments

ever neat...thumbs up!!!


Name: Joy
Location: Independence, Mo.
Remote Name: 65.66.155.40
Date: October 24, 2004

Comments

WELCOME BACK!!!OH HAPPY DAY! THE CAMERA IS BACK! I HAVE MISSED MY VISITS TO THE RIVER SO MUCH! I MAY BE YOUR BEST 'CUSTOMER' THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS WONDERFUL SITE. JOY MUIR


Name: burns
Location: michigan
Remote Name: 68.41.29.193
Date: October 23, 2004

Comments

Nice to visit the river anytime you want keepup the good work


Name: burns
Location: michigan
Remote Name: 68.41.29.193
Date: October 23, 2004

Comments

Nice to visit the river anytime you want keepup the good work


Name: D Miller
Location: Portland, Oregon
Remote Name: 199.108.224.38
Date: October 18, 2004

Comments

I miss seeing the boats. I appreciate the work that is done and contributions made to keep this site up. Hope the camera get's repaired soon. I wonder how the weather affects/will affect it. I know that the weather affected me when I spent time in Port Huron and the Soo back in the 60's serving in the USCG. Ice and wind...what a combination.


Name: Joop Olijve
Location: The Netherland
Remote Name: 81.204.104.201
Date: October 18, 2004

Comments

I see your www Are their people from the Netherland? Send me a email to joopolijve@hetnet.nl


Name: Paul Watkinson
Location:
Remote Name: 216.75.180.104
Date: October 16, 2004

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Name: Kristina
Location: Michigan
Remote Name: 24.247.223.198
Date: October 14, 2004

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Name: beverley wilson-meza
Location: Original from windsor now living in Puerto vallarta Mx
Remote Name: 200.64.117.133
Date: October 03, 2004

Comments

It is great to see my old stomping grounds Thanks


Name: scott
Location: michigan
Remote Name: 69.14.53.68
Date: September 30, 2004

Comments

edmund fitzgerald, never forgoten.


Name: Bobby
Location: Alaska
Remote Name: 199.71.141.254
Date: September 29, 2004

Comments

cool website


Name: Paul Sexton
Location: Windsor Ontario
Remote Name: 199.71.141.254
Date: September 29, 2004

Comments

i think this website is really nice because i like all the pictures of the river i really like nature so this website is perfect and i might go to that island for a fieldtrip.


Name: John Martin
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Remote Name: 216.221.81.97
Date: September 27, 2004

Comments

this is awesome. been living on the river for 2 months now and just discovered this today. s is excellent. thanks alot!


Name: Philip Warburton
Location: England
Remote Name: 62.252.192.14
Date: September 21, 2004

Comments

Lovely place, nice to make contact with a faraway part of the world. e mail philip.warburton@ntlworld,com


Name: Judy Bethuy
Location: Chesterfield,Mi
Remote Name: 65.237.219.203
Date: September 18, 2004

Comments

I have been going to Belle Isle since I was a little kid, almost 60 years ago. My mom and Dad have been going since the 30's. I visited the Museum a few years ago. My ancestors were sailors on the river freighters. I like to still be able to see some of my childhood memories, even if it's from my own home....Thank you!


Name: kevin
Location: Marietta, Ga
Remote Name: 216.235.146.236
Date: September 18, 2004

Comments

It is so much fun to watch the ships


Name: Gunter Barthel
Location: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Remote Name: 217.246.230.170
Date: September 17, 2004

Comments

I am astonished and highly impressed: this camera control is the best I have found. I should have liked to find one more camera to have a look at the Ryder Cup USA vs. Europe, that started today, 9/17/2004. Thanks to be your guest.


Name: Kim Hansen
Location: Denmark
Remote Name: 83.90.141.9
Date: September 17, 2004

Comments

Great view, If I got the IP add. its on the infochanal in Skanderborg. Regards Kim Hansen


Name: claire young
Location: england
Remote Name: 81.79.87.236
Date: September 14, 2004

Comments

Just to say how lovely it is to see such pretty scenery in another land...so far away. Thanks very much.


Name: Dick Phillips
Location: Carey Ohio
Remote Name: 64.12.116.137
Date: September 11, 2004

Comments

Enjoy the web cam very much


Name: R Peterson
Location: Denver, CO
Remote Name: 67.176.3.47
Date: September 09, 2004

Comments

I grew up in the U.P. and have always loved the great tankers on the Lakes. Being able to view the ships in motion helps me forget about my medical problems and brings a lot of pleasure. Thank You for a great site.


Name: Alex King
Location: Garden City MI
Remote Name: 69.14.171.150
Date: September 08, 2004

Comments

That unknown tall ship on the Detroit River Sept 8th that passed by 10:15 a.m. was a ship launched Sept 2 2004.It was the replica of the Friends Good Will ship.


Name: Bruce D. Towar
Location: Two Rivers, WI
Remote Name: 68.114.252.132
Date: August 31, 2004

Comments

Displayed my pen & ink drawings of fish tugs in your museum many years ago! Must have been in the '60s! I still live and draw fish tugs! Recent donation of the 'Buddy O' gil netter (l936) to the Rogers Street Maritime Museum, Two Rivers. My address:22ll Jefferson St. Two Rivers, WI 5424l (Do you still display 'Miss Pepsi' there??)


Name: Mike Warren
Location: San Francisco, Ca
Remote Name: 69.19.244.204
Date: August 30, 2004

Comments

Thanks very much for this web cast. I have wanted to see this video for quite some time. Former deckhand on Wilfred Sykes, Roger Blough, EJ Block, Charles C. West, Richard Reiss, Joseph Young and a couple others.


Name: Ray Dubois
Location: Windsor,Canada
Remote Name: 24.57.71.231
Date: August 30, 2004

Comments

Very nice site, I view this site regularly, and am very pleased to have the opportunity to use this magnificent web site congrats. Yours Sincerely Ray Dubois.


Name: William Juntunen
Location: Shiawassee County, Michigan
Remote Name: 205.203.169.132
Date: August 25, 2004

Comments

I enjoyed visiting the grounds of the Dossin museum Monday, 8.24.2004, and was very impressed by the two mounted cannons from Perry's victory on Lake Erie 1813. However, I was disappointed the limestone bases had suffered decades of exposure to the elements. It would be great if the limestone could be sealed somehow. wjuntunen@sbcglobal.net


Name: steven kocik
Location: hamtramck, mi
Remote Name: 149.174.164.23
Date: August 21, 2004

Comments

Now living in joshua tree california.


Name: Bruce Lolmaugh
Location: San Antonio Texas
Remote Name: 67.9.111.13
Date: August 19, 2004

Comments

I miss you folks greatly many fond memories of Roy and my dear friend Kathy McGraw say HI to all


Name: Dan Snow
Location: Grandville, michigan
Remote Name: 24.11.67.55
Date: August 16, 2004

Comments

Excellent broadcast from the captain of the Ford. I enjoyed it a great deal. I am a former sailor of Great Lakes oar vessels, my most recent duty was aboard the Oglebay Norton Co. MV Earl W. Oglebay. Other ships I have sailed aboard are the Middletown, Columbia Star, and the Armco, also part of the Oglebay Norton Co. Formerly Columbia Transport, who operated the Edmund Fitzgerald at the time of her loss. The subject of the fitz, and her loss is not one that anyone regularly talks about while out on the water, as there are many sailors still on the lakes who lost a friend, or a family member in the wreck that night, but there are many of us who have our questions, and theories. I was a sponsor of the Fred Shannon expedition to the Fitz in 1994, during which many questions were answered, however, the true cause of her loss cannot be answered by anyone alive today. Gordon Lightfoot's ever popular song "THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD" is a good song, but that is where it stops. There are no words, or verses from that song that can in any way tell the true story of what those men went through that night. All we can do is take every safety measure possible to prevent such a loss again. As a sailor, I spent 8 years on the lakes total, and the boats just dont sail in the kind of weather that took the Fitz anymore. When a storm is coming, the boats can be found in safe anchorage in any given harbor or river or bay. Once, while aboard U.S. Steel's MYRON C. TAYLOR, I spent 4 days at anchor off of Drummond Island, waiting for weather on Lake Michigan to simmer down. Since 1975, The loss of the Fitzgerald and her crew have served as an eye opener for Great lakes Captains, and the general idea is that no load is more important than human life, so we just dont do it. I can be contacted for comment at dansnow101869@Yahoo.com or by mail at my home adress at: Dan Snow 3512 Fairwood Ct. sw Grandville, Mi. 49418


Name: Steve Kendricks
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 170.94.26.21
Date: August 13, 2004

Comments

I miss home now that I live in Arkansas so it's nice to see live shots of Detroit.


Name: larry snyder
Location: swartz creek,mi
Remote Name: 205.188.116.138
Date: August 11, 2004

Comments

I'm amazed at what can be done with a computer. I enjoyed the web site very much.


Name: Dan Zukowski
Location: Detroit born (Chicago)
Remote Name: 4.130.3.163
Date: August 11, 2004

Comments

Awesome sights! I hope you don't mind my checking in from time to time!! :p Great webcam!! Keep it up!


Name: Mary Foley
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
Remote Name: 152.163.252.199
Date: August 10, 2004

Comments

Thanks so much for the web cam & the site. My husband is a Merchant Mar. & travels through Detroit often.


Name: Rodney Ballinger
Location: St. Clair Shores, MI
Remote Name: 68.43.112.192
Date: August 09, 2004

Comments

I am very interested in the Great Lakes and shipping. My main subject of study has been the tragedy of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Thank you for putting this site together and I hope to be getting a membership soon. RPB


Name: Pipedadddy
Location: Warren, MI
Remote Name: 68.43.168.167
Date: August 07, 2004

Comments


Name: Stuart K. Mitchell
Location: Tecumseh, Ontario
Remote Name: 216.221.81.96
Date: August 06, 2004

Comments

This is a very unique site. Great views and very easy to operate. Thank You


Name: Rachael
Location: Farmington Hills
Remote Name: 67.162.174.239
Date: August 01, 2004

Comments

This is really cool.


Name: Bob whitla
Location: Altoona ,Pa
Remote Name: 12.108.112.78
Date: July 31, 2004

Comments

Great web cam keep up the good work.....


Name: Sue Zoldak
Location: Northville, MI
Remote Name: 64.12.116.137
Date: July 30, 2004

Comments

My brother is the master on the Indiana Harbor. It was great to see her go by.


Name: patrick LETOURNEUR
Location: FRANCE
Remote Name: 83.154.66.115
Date: July 29, 2004

Comments

IT IS A DREAM FOR ME WHEN I SEE YOUR WEB CAM OF MY BEDROOM SEE YOU LATER


Name: gineste
Location: brazil
Remote Name: 200.189.112.59
Date: July 28, 2004

Comments

Linguagem e Portugues:Fiz rplica do navio Samuel Risley, totalmente com material reciclado


Name: Jeff G.
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Remote Name: 64.12.116.137
Date: July 26, 2004

Comments

I couldn't make it to the river to see Algocen on the 22nd. I didn't know what to do! I remembered the cam, and just as I accessed the cam, she was coming up the river! The cam is great!


Name: Joy Muir
Location: Independence, Missouri
Remote Name: 205.188.116.138
Date: July 24, 2004

Comments

WOW! I am so excited! My cousin sent this site to me after I was telling him about the wonderful time I just had in Michigan and how much I love the freighters. I was born and raised in Port Huron..but now live in Missouri and I miss the Great lakes and the rivers so very much! My favorite ship is the Paul Tregurtha. I spend some of my vacation time in a cottage in Algonac and when the freighters pass I stop whatever I am doing and watch in awe. Thanks for such an interesting site. I will spend a lot of time here! Joy Muir


Name: Hermann Blaesing
Location: Germany
Remote Name: 217.185.174.66
Date: July 22, 2004

Comments

What an interesting webcam project ! And Your ship list is interesting too. Had great pleasure to take control over the cam.


Name: Mike Bauser
Location: Chesterfield Twp MI.
Remote Name: 12.2.196.4
Date: July 22, 2004

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Name: Albert Stranahan
Location: Peru,N.Y.12972
Remote Name: 149.174.164.23
Date: July 22, 2004

Comments

just love to watch the ships on the St. Lawrence


Name: Jeffrey Voss
Location: Inkster, Mi
Remote Name: 67.38.11.185
Date: July 22, 2004

Comments

This is cool !! I hope more cams are added in the future.


Name: Michael Scott
Location: Albion, MI
Remote Name: 207.69.137.25
Date: July 22, 2004

Comments

Awesome cam.....just wonderful stuff :) regards,


Name: Nicholas J. Pane
Location: Lake City, Michigan
Remote Name: 207.89.249.21
Date: July 20, 2004

Comments

Have not been able to control the camera. I'm sure the problem is with my lack of understanding. Nicholas


Name: Colm Clancy
Location: Dublin Ireland
Remote Name: 213.202.128.204
Date: July 20, 2004

Comments

Great Site - The ability to control a device from so far away is a great fun. Looks good too.


Name: Captain & Mrs. John Cooke
Location: Picayune, Mississippi
Remote Name: 68.222.69.155
Date: July 19, 2004

Comments

I grew up in Michigan and remember the museum well, I miss going there.


Name: Capt R.A.Jaycox
Location: LORAIN OHIO
Remote Name: 66.112.112.116
Date: July 18, 2004

Comments

Great pages keep up the fine work Capt Jaycox x harbormaster Lorain


Name: HL SERRA
Location: San Diego CA
Remote Name: 64.165.18.3
Date: July 18, 2004

Comments

Best webcam I have ever seen on the net. It works like a Keyhole spy satellite-- you can focus on individual people fishing from the levee, ships, autos.


Name: Pentti Kyllnen
Location: Vksy, Finland
Remote Name: 62.165.189.204
Date: July 17, 2004

Comments

I visited The Great Lakes for many times in the eighties and nineties. I am retired now, but it is really nice to come to Detroit river again. Thanks to the people who make it possible. Pentti Kyllnen Vksy Finland


Name: Rosanne Magda
Location: Austin Texas
Remote Name: 68.204.0.87
Date: July 15, 2004

Comments

I live in Austin now but my home will always be Detroit. this is the best web-cam of the Detroit area it always makes me homesick to watch it, remembering all the good times on belle-isle. I hope this camera doesn't go away. thanks.


Name: Kat
Location: Portland, OR
Remote Name: 4.4.68.129
Date: July 15, 2004

Comments

Love the cam. Beautiful setting. Couldn't get any sound however. Maybe next time.


Name: Ted Walker
Location: Victoria Harbour
Remote Name: 142.46.59.246
Date: July 15, 2004

Comments

I enjoy your site very much and visit daily.


Name: Dale Wolfgram
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Remote Name: 192.153.163.53
Date: July 12, 2004

Comments

I just discovered your site. I certainly will be back often. I have a dream of winning one of the raffles so I can sail aboard one of the lakers. That would be a dream come true. Thank you for this great service.


Name: Dave Dunbar
Location: Windsor,Ontario.Canada
Remote Name: 67.71.64.174
Date: July 11, 2004

Comments

Great Site view it daily, what makes it so unique is that I live on the water (Detroit River). My Balcony faces the water, I see every vessel plus I am down at the Park Daily.


Name: D. LaFrance
Location: Mass.
Remote Name: 64.65.194.93
Date: July 08, 2004

Comments

Wonderful site, love the boats thank you for the site and keep up the good work, its great to see the ships on the river.


Name: Daniel Antilla
Location: thunder bay ont
Remote Name: 167.147.240.1
Date: July 08, 2004

Comments

Sailed on the D.C. Everest and V.W. Scully, saw some rough waters.


Name: Paul Grandsko
Location: toledo
Remote Name: 63.127.61.247
Date: July 06, 2004

Comments

Nothing short of fantastic. Can't figure out how to get sound. Now when I drive by early in the morning in my bass boat at 70 mph I always wave


Name: Jean-guy
Location: Cornwall Ontario
Remote Name: 64.230.70.240
Date: July 05, 2004

Comments

Very very nice site I enjoy it a lot I sail on the Griffon CCG bring back a lot of good memories ty


Name: Leanne
Location: Scotland
Remote Name: 217.43.252.74
Date: July 04, 2004

Comments

I love America, I always wanted to visit Detroit, this site makes me want to even more.


Name: Dwight Detroit Dog Hodges
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Remote Name: 65.107.81.54
Date: July 01, 2004

Comments

I Luv Belle Isle! Love this web site! Peace Out! D.H.


Name: Mark Calder
Location: Holland Mich
Remote Name: 198.36.89.4
Date: July 01, 2004

Comments

I love your museum, I have been coming there since it was first built. My Grandfather and I would sit in the park just north of the museum and watch the ships. Keep up the great work


Name: Pat Nichols(pgn421@comcast.net)
Location: Harper Woods,Michigan
Remote Name: 68.43.0.169
Date: June 30, 2004

Comments

EXCELLENT WEB SITE!!!!!


Name: robert hasselbom
Location: escanaba,mi.
Remote Name: 198.110.212.27
Date: June 29, 2004

Comments

I use to sail on the great lakes with different companies for about 14 years.Had a good friend that went down on the fitz.


Name: J. Boyle
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
Remote Name: 66.95.35.190
Date: June 29, 2004

Comments

Hello, thanks for the web cam views of the river. I was born and raised in Dearborn, MI and I loved watching the lake boats coming into Rouge Steel. Thanks to your web site, I check the cam and passage schedules way out here in Virginia and watch when a boat is passing. Keep up the good work...a suggestion: leave a passage schedule posted rather than as part of the slide show so we long-distance fans can pop in and see what's coming! Thanks!
*From the GLMI Web Team -- The content on the right is rotating and will return to the Passage Schedule every 2 minutes. You may also use the forward and back button on your browser to navigate this content.


Name: craig reid
Location: geen bay, wi
Remote Name: 68.248.122.100
Date: June 28, 2004

Comments


Name: JERRY LUMM
Location: DAVISON, MI.
Remote Name: 68.188.161.35
Date: June 26, 2004

Comments

THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SITES ON THE NET.


Name: charles sparrow
Location: port huron
Remote Name: 64.136.26.226
Date: June 25, 2004

Comments

Retired navy, still looking on what you have, what I've seen so far I like.


Name: steven kocik
Location: Hamtramck Mi
Remote Name: 198.81.26.45
Date: June 24, 2004

Comments

Born in california, raised in hamtramck, living in joshua tree ca. I spent many times going to belle isle during my child hood and my late teens, and enjoyed each and every time I was there. SK


Name: Harlan Forrest
Location: Apalachin, New York
Remote Name: 66.194.51.221
Date: June 23, 2004

Comments

This is a fun site.


Name: Tina Manire
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms
Remote Name: 207.148.214.85
Date: June 22, 2004

Comments

I sent the webcam link to my son in Prague, Czech Republic. One Saturday he logged on just at the right time and saw me rowing by with our Detroit Boat Club Crew!


Name: Ron Trussell
Location: Burnsville, MN.
Remote Name: 12.160.151.60
Date: June 22, 2004

Comments

This is a great idea. I enjoy watching and see what is happening in other parts of the country.


Name: Wayne Goetz
Location: Soo., MI.
Remote Name: 63.156.32.34
Date: June 21, 2004

Comments

Just received my first issue of Telescope and am enjoying it very much. Keep up the good work.


Name: Joe Czarnecki
Location: Nocona , Tx
Remote Name: 63.233.236.65
Date: June 21, 2004

Comments


Name: Ernie Dossin
Location: Chazy New York
Remote Name: 152.163.252.199
Date: June 20, 2004

Comments

A really neat idea, congratulations. I discovered this through reading messages on the powerboat list. a member talking about the upcoming gold cup race talked about the camera and availability.


Name: Ed Reimer
Location: Webberville, Mi
Remote Name: 207.179.82.3
Date: June 20, 2004

Comments

This site is GREAT as I grew up in Detroit and went to BOB-LO when I was a kid with my parents. I used to enjoy going down to the riverfront or to Belle Isle and just watching the ships go by. This site has allowed me to travel back to my younger days and still enjoy the big boats.


Name: Carol Smith
Location: Warren, Mi.
Remote Name: 205.188.116.16
Date: June 17, 2004

Comments

My dad George Martin ran the mailboat and was the superintendent of the Detroit River Station some time ago. I have fond memories of going out on the mailboat as a child and seeing those huge freighters. love this website.


Name: mike britcher
Location: highland mi
Remote Name: 68.61.30.253
Date: June 15, 2004

Comments

I am interested in the web cam, however I don't seem to be abled to gain access. Will try again some other time.


Name: The Robertsons'
Location: Gaylord,MI
Remote Name: 66.227.221.40
Date: June 15, 2004

Comments

Nice to view the boats from the inland. Love to watch in person, but this is a-ok


Name: G. Hohorst
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Remote Name: 80.171.53.63
Date: June 14, 2004

Comments

Always great to see part of Detroit and the ships on the river. Great site!


Name: cf girard
Location: windsor ont.
Remote Name: 64.228.150.230
Date: June 14, 2004

Comments

I live just south of your camera


Name: Richard Sippel
Location: Rochester, New York
Remote Name: 209.210.141.115
Date: June 09, 2004

Comments

God bless and may the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald rest in piece.


Name: Dave Dunbar
Location: Windsor,Ontario.Canada
Remote Name: 69.156.94.54
Date: June 08, 2004

Comments

Great Site


Name: Jane Rogan
Location: detroit
Remote Name: 207.74.112.95
Date: June 03, 2004

Comments

What a wonderful way to show our friends who have moved away a bit of home.


Name: Glenn A. Sanger
Location: St. Clair Mi
Remote Name: 216.234.98.43
Date: June 03, 2004

Comments

Very nice!


Name: J. Moszynski
Location: P.E.I.
Remote Name: 142.176.29.68
Date: June 03, 2004

Comments

How nice to see part of the great work of the Coast Guard! My son is on the Samuel Risley for the first time - it is wonderful to see the ship in action.


Name: helen quinn
Location: cadillac michigan
Remote Name: 216.86.72.190
Date: June 02, 2004

Comments

I was born and raised in Wyandotte and have memories of the boats and the smell of the river. Good to see it again. My grandma lived on the St. Clair river and we learned the smokestacks and the sounds of the freighters as they passed. The old Ford, thump thump thump... Thanks for the view!.


Name: Class 5
Location: C.R.C., School, Windsor, Ont.
Remote Name: 216.8.139.71
Date: May 28, 2004

Comments

Class 5 would like you to add the Peace Fountain to your webcam presets. (The Peace Fountain is directly across the river from GLMI.) Thank you.


Name: Woody
Location: Higgins Lake, MI
Remote Name: 216.93.38.145
Date: May 24, 2004

Comments

Love this Webcam, Next best thing to being there!!!


Name: Mike Klopp
Location: Waterford, MI (currently in Cincinnati)
Remote Name: 65.27.188.5
Date: May 22, 2004

Comments

The webcam is great. It really gives you the opportunity to view the passing ships at your leisure, and enjoy the all visuals that accompany. I especially liked the "Goose" cam preset that let everyone see the birth of a new family. Keep up the good work!!!


Name: Jean-guy
Location: cornwall ontario
Remote Name: 64.230.67.155
Date: May 19, 2004

Comments

thank you


Name: sharon callahan lewinski
Location: michigan
Remote Name: 64.12.116.137
Date: May 17, 2004

Comments

Thanks to all that have made this possible.


Name: TOM BLANK
Location: NEENAH, WIS.
Remote Name: 24.164.234.2
Date: May 16, 2004

Comments

GREAT CAMERA


Name: Diana Kemplen
Location: Jasper, AL
Remote Name: 64.12.116.137
Date: May 16, 2004

Comments

Park look awesome, moved south 13 years ago love to visit when we go back to MI


Name: Sam Morrison
Location: Toledo, OH
Remote Name: 207.12.170.215
Date: May 15, 2004

Comments


Name: James M. Erwin
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Remote Name: 4.14.8.44
Date: May 10, 2004

Comments

Great site. I enjoy seeing what the weather is like in Detroit. In addition, the freighters are a treat.


Name: dw banks
Location: houston
Remote Name: 206.109.43.10
Date: May 10, 2004

Comments


Name: gary rucinski
Location: southgate mi
Remote Name: 64.12.116.137
Date: May 09, 2004

Comments


Name: Linda Girardi
Location: Geneva, IL
Remote Name: 209.125.78.81
Date: May 08, 2004

Comments

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! As a former rower for the Detroit Boat Club in 1978, a view of the beautiful Detroit River brought back a rush of fond memories of friendship, teamwork and hardwork (our coach, Kim was a U.S. Marine). Thank you.


Name: kelly
Location: michigan
Remote Name: 63.175.176.195
Date: May 03, 2004

Comments

I have seen a lot of web cams out there and as far as I am concerned this is the best one. the ability to control the camera is definently a plus but the real time feature is the key. I hate waiting for a picture to load every minute or five. thanks!!!!


Name: Ray
Location: Downriver
Remote Name: 68.40.6.175
Date: May 01, 2004

Comments

Great Cam Thanks for having it !!!


Name: Ross Ward, ENC,USN/RET.
Location: Ann Arbor. Mi.
Remote Name: 68.40.58.94
Date: April 28, 2004

Comments

Just dropped in for a visit. FUN.


Name: Kirk McCarthy
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Remote Name: 216.8.139.71
Date: April 28, 2004

Comments

Thank you for the webcam. My class is studying the Detroit River and we view the river everyday thanks to GLMI and the supporters of the webcam. What happened to the eggs that were in the nest? Thanks again. Kirk and Class 5 at the Children's Rehabilitation Centre School.


Name: donald n minton jr
Location: Wyandotte Mich.
Remote Name: 68.252.126.5
Date: April 26, 2004

Comments

This is my 1st time on the web cam . All I can say is GREAT ! It is now 1:00 am 4-26 . I can hardly wait for day light . Don M from Wyandotte


Name: Allen
Location: Monroe
Remote Name: 198.108.51.9
Date: April 25, 2004

Comments

Incredible! Awesome that I can control the comers! I've never seen that before!


Name: John Carroll
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Remote Name: 66.203.170.145
Date: April 24, 2004

Comments

Currently looking at the river from our weekend place in Bayfield, Ontario. Boat goes in the water next Sun. (5/2) at Keans Marina. We'll be cruising by the Web Cam then.


Name: Dan Dossin
Location:
Remote Name: 207.69.140.32
Date: April 22, 2004

Comments

Camera looks good.


Name: Sheila Chaps
Location: St. Clair, Michigan
Remote Name: 66.208.224.177
Date: April 21, 2004

Comments

So happy, as a teacher, to have this site available. The info is great and we hope to engage students in love and care of the waterway!


Name: david bezenah
Location: caro, michigan
Remote Name: 69.179.56.194
Date: April 21, 2004

Comments

born and raised living on the St. Clair river at St. Clair Mich. This is the next best thing to being there. We miss the BIG river as it is known by the local kids.


Name: Larry Haggart
Location: Grosse Pointe Park
Remote Name: 68.40.91.36
Date: April 20, 2004

Comments

Pretty interesting. I'll have to try it again during the day, when I can see a little more. It's pretty dark at night. Thanks.


Name: Russ
Location: Arizona
Remote Name: 172.194.206.245
Date: April 20, 2004

Comments

Man it sure looks nice I miss all that water since moving to Arizona from Detroit


Name: Marvin Waldorf
Location: Kingston Michigan
Remote Name: 209.206.132.155
Date: April 20, 2004

Comments

I lived near the river in my early childhood and teens. I love the river freighters.


Name: Yellahair
Location: gaines
Remote Name: 216.111.207.2
Date: April 19, 2004

Comments

Great page Consider water temp ?????????


Name: C.J.PULLEN
Location: Perrysburg,Ohio
Remote Name: 65.221.45.58
Date: April 19, 2004

Comments

Very interesting


Name: Roy Lamphier
Location: Ferndale, MI
Remote Name: 68.85.148.207
Date: April 18, 2004

Comments

I love this! Very slick.


Name: Gary Price
Location: Columbus
Remote Name: 67.39.75.10
Date: April 18, 2004

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Name: Kevin Cade
Location: Cincinnati
Remote Name: 24.209.243.252
Date: April 16, 2004

Comments

I grew up in Detroit, and I am still good friends with Randy, Darrin and Kent just to name a few. I visit the City every summer with my sisters who are all from Cincinnati, but they love Detroit and they love to come to shop and go out to the clubs there. See you in July Kevin


Name: Robin Marshall
Location: Cincinnati
Remote Name: 24.209.243.252
Date: April 16, 2004

Comments

I love Detroit, and I try to visit every summer, therefore I hope to be there real soon. God Bless You Detroit....... Robin


Name: Bmedj@aol.com
Location: Sterling Heights
Remote Name: 205.188.116.80
Date: April 15, 2004

Comments

fun site! I will revisit it often.


Name: Danny
Location: Grosse Ile, MI
Remote Name: 63.68.196.38
Date: April 15, 2004

Comments

Just discovered.  the web cam. Its great!! Makes me want to get my boats in the water now !!


Name: Michael Kalmeta
Location: Marine City, MI
Remote Name: 68.43.219.20
Date: April 11, 2004

Comments

This is great, I never new that you could control a web cam. Keep up the good work!!!!


Name: Michael Kalmeta
Location: A freind
Remote Name: 68.43.219.20
Date: April 11, 2004

Comments

This is great, I never new that you could control a web cam. Keep up the good work!!!!


Name: Brenda Theisen
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Remote Name: 4.246.105.175
Date: April 10, 2004

Comments

My brother Daniel was paddling the river today and I was able to see him. What a thrill that was! I used to love going to the river and watching the ships go by. This web cam is just great. My brother sent me the link last week and I really enjoy it. Thank you


Name: Leo LeBlanc
Location: Allen Park/ Florida
Remote Name: 68.201.27.105
Date: April 10, 2004

Comments

Enjoy seeing the river and shore line. We winter in Florida. Have sent to others who are homebound and they get to see outside sites they could not otherwise see. Thanks


Name: Leo LeBlanc
Location: Allen Park/ Florida
Remote Name: 68.201.27.105
Date: April 10, 2004

Comments

Enjoy seeing the river and shore line. We winter in Florida. Have sent to others who are homebound and they get to see outside sites they could not otherwise see. Thanks


Name: Lisa Rakic
Location: Chicago, IL
Remote Name: 68.165.61.109
Date: April 09, 2004

Comments

Very fun site. I worked in Detroit from 1999-2001 and miss it very much. This helps me keep in touch.


Name: Arlin
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Remote Name: 66.169.134.207
Date: April 09, 2004

Comments

This is a nice feature/service. I first visited Belle Isle back in 1964, when I was about 14. I recall the large freighters going by, larger than any boat I'd seen in Ft. Worth ;) Thanks.


Name: David A. McDonald
Location: Bad Axe, MI
Remote Name: 65.119.143.250
Date: April 06, 2004

Comments

Works Great!! Best regards to all of you from an old friend of the Institute. DAM


Name: Robert Silvers
Location: Waterford, MI
Remote Name: 69.244.128.99
Date: March 28, 2004

Comments

Just moved here from NJ. I am going to start fishing the river. this makes it very convenient. its awesome!.


Name: DOUG UTTER
Location: WELLSTON MI.
Remote Name: 12.164.4.22
Date: March 28, 2004

Comments


Name: david duitscher
Location: anchorage ak
Remote Name: 66.58.213.181
Date: March 27, 2004

Comments


Name: Bill Guy
Location: Michigan
Remote Name: 64.12.116.82
Date: March 27, 2004

Comments

A very good site


Name: richard rank
Location: utica,mi.
Remote Name: 69.47.167.231
Date: March 27, 2004

Comments

really enjoyed this site. plan to return often.


Name: lori mouton
Location: port austin,mi
Remote Name: 209.206.129.87
Date: March 26, 2004

Comments

my family, because of my mom mostly, have always enjoyed your museum. we have been there several times. it is great to pull up your website and see the ships and the island that we are so fond of. whenever we get a chance to be in the area we always make a trip to belle isle. I now am employed by diane ruth (formally dossin) at breakers on the bay and plan to share this site with her.


Name: Nick Paris
Location: Adrian MI.
Remote Name: 64.112.205.241
Date: March 26, 2004

Comments

This is a very good Tool. For Fishing I am glad I found the site.


Name: James S. Berglund
Location: Marquette, MI
Remote Name: 64.12.116.82
Date: March 25, 2004

Comments

Sailed with Capt. McSorly (SP?) and First Mate J. McCarthy (RIP) on Str. Joseph H Frantz 5/5/66 to 12/22/66. Later made AB Seaman. Capt. was the finest 'boat-handler' I ever encountered. jim


Name: James S. Berglund
Location: Marquette, MI
Remote Name: 64.12.116.82
Date: March 25, 2004

Comments

Sailed with Capt. McSorly (SP?) and First Mate J. McCarthy (RIP) on Str. Joseph H Frantz 5/5/66 to 12/22/66. Later made AB Seaman. Capt. was the finest 'boat-handler' I ever encountered. jim


Name: jean -guy
Location: cornwall ont
Remote Name: 64.230.64.43
Date: March 22, 2004

Comments

vg site thank you


Name: Dr. Frederick W. Roos
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Remote Name: 130.76.96.17
Date: March 19, 2004

Comments

As a transplant from Wyandotte, I retain a profound fascination with, and appreciation of, the Detroit River and all the nautical commerce and recreation that it enables. I'm a lakeboat fan of many years, and stop by your museum every time I have the opportunity when visiting Detroit-area relatives. It's a terrific place, and I applaud your ongoing efforts. (The webcam is a gas!)


Name: robert
Location: ga
Remote Name: 166.102.69.107
Date: March 18, 2004

Comments

i used to live in framington hills


Name: Jane L Rogan
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 207.74.111.151
Date: March 17, 2004

Comments

Thanks to the Algonquin Club for your web namejr


Name: madalyn bruce
Location: sw detroit
Remote Name: 68.250.9.99
Date: March 17, 2004

Comments

my dad and i watch the sun rise over the river every day before school very nice thanks!


Name: JOHN PATTERSON
Location: NEWCASTLE UK
Remote Name: 81.131.42.154
Date: March 16, 2004

Comments

VERY GOOD WILL VISIT AGAIN GETTING LATE HERE


Name: John L.
Location: Elk River, MN
Remote Name: 152.163.252.165
Date: March 16, 2004

Comments

Great site, very cool! Keep up the good work.


Name: Jerry nolan
Location: cleveland ohio
Remote Name: 64.12.116.204
Date: March 15, 2004

Comments

I LOVE IT J N


Name: Rick Bullard
Location: Toledo
Remote Name: 64.12.116.204
Date: March 14, 2004

Comments

Excellent webpage!


Name: cor bosma
Location: germany
Remote Name: 62.153.7.121
Date: March 14, 2004

Comments

Excellent. Like the good days when we were sailing the great lakes


Name: e.m. lemon
Location: peru,in-mackinac straits
Remote Name: 209.240.205.63
Date: March 13, 2004

Comments

enjoy checking up on your good work. haven't seen anything yet but keep checking.


Name: Tomas j.Hurley
Location: wisconsin
Remote Name: 205.213.111.50
Date: March 11, 2004

Comments

I like your site


Name: Kelsey Hoverson
Location: Evansville,Wisconsin
Remote Name: 205.213.111.50
Date: March 11, 2004

Comments

I love your site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Allan Brough
Location: Fairhope, Alabama
Remote Name: 205.188.209.9
Date: March 09, 2004

Comments

Brings back so many memories. Really miss the good timed I use to have when I visited 2 to 3 times a week. Keep up the good work.


Name: R.Dubois
Location: Windsor,Canada
Remote Name: 24.57.71.231
Date: March 08, 2004

Comments

Nice


Name: Frank Ames
Location: Watertown NY
Remote Name: 24.58.193.99
Date: March 07, 2004

Comments

Great system. I thank you for sharing your home with us here.


Name: Gary E. Banfield
Location: Lincoln Park Mi
Remote Name: 65.219.124.65
Date: March 07, 2004

Comments

Cannot wait to get out there myself!


Name: Gary E. Banfield
Location: Lincoln Park Mi
Remote Name: 65.219.124.65
Date: March 07, 2004

Comments

Cannot wait to get out there myself!


Name: john leland
Location: lansing
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: March 05, 2004

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Name: Vivian Wyllie
Location: Ontario, canada
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: March 03, 2004

Comments

I sailed the great lakes on Canadian vessels from 1976 to 1989. I have been up and down that river to many times to count. I look forward to seeing some of the ships I sailed on through the camera. Fantastic job! Great idea!


Name: Jeff Laspi
Location: Duluth, MN
Remote Name: 134.129.161.235
Date: March 01, 2004

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Name: Sean Kelly
Location: Battle Creek, Mi
Remote Name: 63.97.240.1
Date: March 01, 2004

Comments

Excellent piece of technology. It would be great if these could be located in strategic locations through the length of the River, especially in locations where a lot of wildlife congregate. I love the web based ability to control the camera. Great Job!!


Name: Glenn A. Sanger
Location: St. Clair Mi
Remote Name: 216.234.98.125
Date: February 29, 2004

Comments

Very nice, Now we can know what ships to expect going upbound late in the day.


Name: Carol
Location: upstate New York
Remote Name: 68.171.160.33
Date: February 27, 2004

Comments

Spectacular sunrise this AM, and apparently I wasn't the only one watching who was enjoying it. Great shots.


Name: Denny Robel
Location: Marblehead , Ohio
Remote Name: 4.17.223.29
Date: February 26, 2004

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Name: Bill Hahn
Location: Gregory
Remote Name: 216.93.111.1
Date: February 22, 2004

Comments

I think that the Dossin webcam is one of the most interesting I have seen. I can't wait until spring when shipping picks up and even foreign vessels will be visible Bill Hahn


Name: Mike Gendreau
Location: Canton
Remote Name: 134.215.220.90
Date: February 20, 2004

Comments

Wonderful Sight Thank you if u could include water temperature that would be great


Name: Jon Ferguson
Location: Warren
Remote Name: 206.152.239.150
Date: February 20, 2004

Comments

Give control to the right hand side of the screen, so viewers can see scheduled traffic, rather than the timed rotation of the various subjects. The camera view and the schedule work together for a better idea of what is going on in this stretch of the river. Jon F.
*Note from GLMI web staff - by using the "Back" and "Forward" buttons on your web browser you may control which page is displayed.


Name: James Erwin
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Remote Name: 4.40.180.96
Date: February 20, 2004

Comments

Great capability!


Name: Alex Willey
Location: avoca
Remote Name: 207.190.94.34
Date: February 19, 2004

Comments

She was A WONDERFUL ship also was a thing that the shipping industry hurt when they found out it sunk.


Name: Michael McCarthy
Location: Sunoco, Inc.
Remote Name: 198.50.63.15
Date: February 17, 2004

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Name: June
Location: Sarasota, FL
Remote Name: 205.188.208.101
Date: February 16, 2004

Comments

Hi, we're wintering in Sarasota and our home is in St. Clair Shores. Thought we'd have a look at the river up there. We're boaters and we know the waterway quite well. Great camera shots and very clear for us to see the floating ice pieces, going down the river. Thanks for the view!!


Name: CARSON V.
Location: ALGONAC ,MI.
Remote Name: 68.60.61.209
Date: February 12, 2004

Comments

HELLO, I AM 5 YEARS OLD AND LOOKING AT THIS SITE WITH MY MOM. MY DAD USED TO WORK ON THE FREIGHTERS UNTIL I WAS BORN. MY UNCLE JEFF VANSLAMBROUCK STILL WORKS ON THE FREIGHTERS. HE IS HOME ON VACATION AND WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE HIM HERE IN ALGONAC WITH US. THIS SITE WITH THE LIVE WEB CAMERAS IS NEAT AND WE ARE GOING TO USE IT TO SEE MY UNCLES FREIGHTER ALOT. THANK YOU FOR SETTING UP SUCH A NEAT CAMERA!!


Name: Eunice
Location: lansing, mi
Remote Name: 204.22.230.95
Date: February 11, 2004

Comments

I love this cam :-) My favorite is listening to the wind, water, boats, birds... I see by the archives that night and sunrise/sunset are beautiful - will have to visit at those times too. Makes me miss the days watching the water further south in Wyandotte :-( Thank you!


Name: bob campbell
Location: waterford mi
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: February 11, 2004

Comments

fantastic idea


Name: todd j. cooper
Location: virginia
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: February 10, 2004

Comments

my father was capt j b cooper of arthur m anderson


Name: E.G. Paul
Location: Green Bay Wisconsin
Remote Name: 169.207.125.113
Date: February 08, 2004

Comments

Hi, My home town is Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and I can remember as a small boy the "South & North American" coming into port and making port for the day while the passengers got off the ships and enjoyed Door County Wisconsin for the day. I would love to get the "Georgian Bay Line Promotional Video" or any other memorabilia highlighting these two wonderful ships. Can you please tell me how I can purchase items relating to this wonderful piece of maritime history that meant so much to me. Thank you. E.G. Paul


Name: Steve Cummings
Location: Union Mills, IN / Walpole, NH
Remote Name: 67.22.86.108
Date: February 08, 2004

Comments

Outstanding story! Great pictorials and film clips too. What a positive adventure for children of all ages. I grew up in the crossroads of America and cherish those memories of "The Long Ships." From Lake Superior, and points North, these behemoths roamed silently carrying the life blood of a continent. I am touched greatly by this history lesson.


Name: Rich Gosselin
Location: Bloomfield Hills
Remote Name: 68.40.157.112
Date: February 07, 2004

Comments

Just saw this on Boarnerd site. Great live cam project.


Name: Joyce Perzyk
Location: Mt. Clemens, MI
Remote Name: 64.12.96.106
Date: February 06, 2004

Comments

It's great!


Name: judy strohmayer
Location: circle pines mn.
Remote Name: 67.4.145.99
Date: February 06, 2004

Comments

wow I love lake superior and now have found this site I am excited to find the web cam too Judy


Name: ed swanson
Location: lafayette,tn.
Remote Name: 66.38.40.45
Date: February 05, 2004

Comments

I used to live just off the Lake Erie shoreline around Dunkirk,N.Y. I really enjoy this website. I drove a truck for a living up in N.Y. and picked up a load or delivered one in or around some of the cities of the Great Lakes. Always enjoyed watching a freighter going or coming.


Name: harry j. dean II
Location: Mojave Desert. So. Cal.
Remote Name: 198.81.26.44
Date: February 05, 2004

Comments

Sailed 1940s, 13 various ships, from coal passer to fireman, May I present...... -GONE MISSING- From the wild depths of Superior Down the seaways of the Great Lakes To the tempest squalls of Erie Above shipwrecks on the bottoms Over schooners,skiffs,and steamers Where ghostly crews 'stand the watch' Below - In these lethal Inland seas Phantom ships and mariners sail on In calm, in fog, or galling storm On course, glory bound from the deep. {c} by Harry Dean. hjay1212@wmconnect.com


Name: R.G. BOB MAKI
Location: SAN DIEGO,CA
Remote Name: 198.81.26.45
Date: February 04, 2004

Comments

SAILED AS OILER-FIREMAN ON ORE BOATS IN 50'S.PUT MYSELF THROUGH COLLEGE BY WORKING SUMMERS.NOW,RETIRED,VOLUNTEER RUNNING ENGINE DEMOS ON THE FERRY BERKLEY AT THE SAN DIEGO MARITIME MUSEUM.BELIEVE I AM THE ONLY VOLUNTEER THAT HAND FIRED COAL.


Name: BMCS James D Rambus USCG, (Ret)
Location: Plum Island, Newbury,MA
Remote Name: 24.61.165.206
Date: February 04, 2004

Comments

What a nice site. Lived in Ferndale for many years before joining the Coast Guard. Was stationed on Belle Isle when the B H Becker and the M/V Montrose collided. I was the duty boat coxwain that warm July night and was one of the first boats on scene. With the help of the RCMP, Detroit Harbormaster and the mail boat Wescott all hands were rescued. Any one that can furnish any information or photos of the incident would help me put my 31 plus years in the Coast Guard together for a writing. Thanks and keep up the good work. E-Mail: redvette68@comcast.net


Name: Sandra
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Remote Name: 216.209.138.137
Date: February 04, 2004

Comments

I recently found this site and the web cam is great. My kids and I were very excited to see Daddy's boat go by the other day!!!! Thank you for making him seem " not so far away" !


Name: GlennR. Fetherolf
Location: Columbus, OH
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: February 04, 2004

Comments

Love the web cam fascinating!!!!


Name: Brian Ashley
Location: Sterling Hts.
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: February 03, 2004

Comments

Great Shots!


Name: Kathy Melmoth
Location: Pittsford, MI
Remote Name: 216.93.92.119
Date: February 02, 2004

Comments

Thank you for bringing the river closer to all of us.


Name: Richard Cattle
Location: Bristol,England
Remote Name: 82.32.108.131
Date: February 01, 2004

Comments

I have certainly found a great web site for shipping am sure with time and patience you could rival the Panama Canal site. Good luck and I will let you all know when this happens. Why not try Portsmouth Harbour, UK web cam all you shipping fans. Richard, Bristol. England e-mail seabreeze1@ blueyonder.co.uk


Name: L. W. Truscott
Location: Royal Oak/Detroit
Remote Name: 64.12.96.106
Date: February 01, 2004

Comments

Very nice setup. Enjoyed "looking through the camera eye, although it's dark at 3:30 AM


Name: Sam Fullerton
Location: Bradenton Florida
Remote Name: 152.163.252.165
Date: January 30, 2004

Comments

Very nice camera and location. Really enjoy interactive mode. Thank you.


Name: Al Hahn
Location: Bay City, MI
Remote Name: 67.39.135.66
Date: January 29, 2004

Comments

Awwwwsome web site.


Name: Capt Richard A. Weaver
Location: Indian River, Michigan
Remote Name: 209.153.128.137
Date: January 22, 2004

Comments

Thanks for the great on line shots......new to me and I'm impressed.


Name: Lenora Harper
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 12.2.196.17
Date: January 22, 2004

Comments

The pictures are just beautiful. The scenery is breathtaking. Thank You


Name: John & Ruth Kilpatrick
Location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
Remote Name: 209.47.103.157
Date: January 21, 2004

Comments

Great Job! Keep up the good work!!


Name: Cinda Lacko
Location: Venice, FL
Remote Name: 68.56.100.86
Date: January 19, 2004

Comments

My brother and I enjoys this site very much. Our father had a great love of the lakes up there. He served many eyars on the Coast guard in Ohio. He passed away Jan 1998, it is comforting and brings back alot of memories when we used to go to Michigan on summer vacations with our parents and watch the big ships he so much loved!!


Name: Thomas R Harju
Location: up michigan, copper city
Remote Name: 24.236.183.25
Date: January 19, 2004

Comments

really like your website!!! I work with Interlake steamship co.,for 20 yrs. as a wheelman's I enjoy looking at the ships I was on. I have been retired now 9yrs. my wife said, she would of love it if this website was running when I was still working, she would of got a lot of information, were my ship was and so on ! It 's a wonderful website, well put together, we enjoy it very much. thank-you tom&donna harju


Name: Michael D. Proctor
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Remote Name: 68.85.159.89
Date: January 18, 2004

Comments

I about passed out when I found the movie on the ALVIN CLARK on here. My wife and I stayed with Frank for a week and worked and helped him there in Menominee. I have many pictures of us with Frank and his ship and the place up there. We stayed in the apartment in the back of the gift shop. Frank told us that there were two films on this subject. I had seen on the films on out PBS (ch 56) several years ago. We have made two trips up there to see this ship. Frank was very gracious, warm. It makes me mad and sick to think of what all has happened to Frank and to the final demise of the ALVIN CLARK. Frank is gone now and so is the ALVIN CLARK. What ever has happened to the place up there other than being made into a parking lot ? MIKEEE and HAzel


Name: charles adams
Location: augusta ga
Remote Name: 209.247.222.47
Date: January 18, 2004

Comments

I'm enjoying seeing the sights of Detroit again. I went and join the army in 1966 and retired to the Augusta ga area. I'm coming back home hopefully in the next year. you just don't know how a person can miss a place until you leave. right or wrong Detroit is my home.


Name: Stefan Roest
Location: Netherlands
Remote Name: 62.234.22.80
Date: January 18, 2004

Comments

Awesome webcam, i'm a marine technology student from the Netherlands, and i check maritime webcams often, like the panama canal cams, and this one is nice too: it's the containership turning basin in Oakland (controllable cam): http://live6.truelook.com/face/newface.jsp?zoom=1.0&name=%2Fport%2Fcam%2Fcamera3&pan=-144.92&panfov=46.7&tiltfov=36.4&tilt=-4.26&oldimage=1012890322412015&width=640&height=480&oldscale=0.75&useapplet=false&imagemap.x=52&imagemap.y=223


Name: D Burnett
Location: Roseville
Remote Name: 69.47.73.224
Date: January 18, 2004

Comments

Cool !


Name: Betty Jo Johnson
Location: Ararat,Va.
Remote Name: 208.11.242.92
Date: January 16, 2004

Comments

I work at Blue Ridge Elem.in Ararat,Va.I work with special ed.Students.One of our students really loves the boats.I grew up in Detroit.My mom lived in Marine City on the St.Clair River.Her father and grandfather had a meat market there in the early 1900s.They supplied the meat to the wooden freighters.So I grew with an interest in the Freighters.We really enjoy the web. cam.It is a great lesson.Thanks,Betty Johnson bjararat@yahoo.com


Name: David Beadle
Location: Grand Rapids,Mich.
Remote Name: 152.163.252.165
Date: January 14, 2004

Comments

Hello, I am new to computers,wanted to see your site Quite interesting. I have sailed for Interlake in the eightys, Doing relief work. Although I no longer sail, this is where my heart is.Thank You for this opportunity to stay in touch.Looks like this will be a Favorite place!


Name: Dawn Ogen
Location: Crystal River Florida
Remote Name: 160.81.221.42
Date: January 11, 2004

Comments

The WebCam is a nice way to feel in touch with my Guy who works for Hannah marine. Im sure others feel the same way.


Name: Dawn Ogen
Location: Crystal River Florida
Remote Name: 160.81.221.42
Date: January 11, 2004

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Name: Paula D
Location: Grosse Pointe
Remote Name: 68.43.59.80
Date: January 10, 2004

Comments

I really like the views of the river, my son and I come as often as we can to the Isle, to spend time in the pilot house.


Name: Scott Garrett
Location: Port McNicoll, Ontario
Remote Name: 216.209.146.155
Date: January 10, 2004

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Name: RICHARD DENTON
Location: ENGLAND
Remote Name: 80.40.75.32
Date: January 10, 2004

Comments

A VERY INTERESTING ARRAY OF WEBCAMS I DO SCAN FOR WEBCAMS AND VISIT THE PANAMA CANAL CAMS ON A REGULAR BASIS


Name: John Sulki
Location: Detroit,Michigan
Remote Name: 64.12.96.106
Date: January 07, 2004

Comments

The Dossin is a great place to visit, many nice things to see there from movies to freighters that float thru the Detroit River, the Island seems to be very clean and enjoyable to public visits in the past few years keep up the work Detroiters lookin better all the time....


Name: Wendy
Location: Garner, NC
Remote Name: 24.163.51.55
Date: January 07, 2004

Comments

I love this web cam! I am originally from Detroit and used to work in the Ren Cen so this makes me feel like I am there. Without being cold of course! :-) Thanks!!


Name: Thomas VanCleave
Location: Summerfield Florida
Remote Name: 209.251.134.130
Date: January 07, 2004

Comments

I love being able to see the Detroit river and the freighters. I lived in the Detroit area for over 50 years. I have very fond memories of Belle Isle and the Detroit area.


Name: Ray Downing
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Remote Name: 198.81.26.45
Date: January 07, 2004

Comments

An ex-Detroiter now in the desert, what a great sight the Detroit River is!!! How does it go....you can take the man out of Detroit, but you can't take Detroit out of the man. Thanks so much!


Name: Jack Routley
Location: Kalamazoo Mi
Remote Name: 66.227.166.16
Date: January 06, 2004

Comments

Been to the Dossin Many times, I love the place. The job you do preserving the history of rapidly diminishing part of our culture is second to none. My family heritage is steeped with the boats and the Detroit river, they have work on a lot of them. Being able to check in on "My" river is a great asset. Your cam is first rate. It is superior to the Panama Canal camera. Thought the sound was great too. I love the sound of the wind as it whips through the mast and flaps the flags. My donation will be sent shortly. Thanks for a great Museum!


Name: James J F Hall
Location: England
Remote Name: 195.92.168.165
Date: January 06, 2004

Comments

A supurb site with much to see and do , this is how information to the visitor should be imparted. Well done to one and all.


Name: Woody
Location: Higgins Lake, MI
Remote Name: 216.93.38.135
Date: January 05, 2004

Comments

I miss going to the Dossin Museum, and just cooling out as the kids say,KEEP up the good work.


Name: gwen lane
Location: detroit mi
Remote Name: 63.144.100.158
Date: January 04, 2004

Comments

Great site ...it is so nice to be able to see belle isle . it holds many fond memorys for me . Thanks so much for such a good site Gwen Lane


Name: Jem Ulrich
Location: Kremmling, Colorado
Remote Name: 24.8.136.213
Date: December 31, 2003

Comments

I am a cowboy in a range trailer on the Colorado High Plateau between Loma and Kremmling. Too much snow today to chase cattle. They are not moving any way. Really enjoy your site.


Name: Jim Osborn
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Remote Name: 204.89.226.65
Date: December 30, 2003

Comments

The only thing better than the webcam is seeing visitors sign in who have a history with the museum, shipping on the lakes, and the Ford Fleet...I noticed Capt. Eric, Capt. Jim Van Buskirk, his daughter, and Jack (son of Jack) Callahan, all of whom I knew in my 11 years (from deckhand to 2nd Mate) on the Ford Boats. Also saw Elmer from the Clay, who probably knew my brother, Charley. Would love to hear from anyone of these (or others) from the fleet at jcorsican@yahoo.com _____ _____ _____ __ _____ (Ford salute) Jim Osborn


Name: terry mc norton
Location: windsor
Remote Name: 24.57.250.169
Date: December 28, 2003

Comments

this is a great idea i get to see the river from the u.s. side keep it up


Name: Jrgen Edwin Reinke
Location: Harsefeld Germany
Remote Name: 217.88.176.118
Date: December 27, 2003

Comments

Great


Name: Bob Baker
Location: Roseville Minnesota
Remote Name: 24.118.123.103
Date: December 21, 2003

Comments

I watch the cameras in Duluth MN ALL THE TIME. But by far you have the greatest camera setup. You guys & gals have done a great job. Thanks for the great viewing . Bob Baker


Name: Bobbie
Location: Oscoda
Remote Name: 65.147.183.201
Date: December 20, 2003

Comments

I think your cam is the best on the lakes {rivers}. I watch my sons boat, Tug Jacklyn M. Barge Integrity when he passes through your cam area. Also watch other boats. Thank you very much. Bobbie.


Name: David Boatman
Location: Buffalo New York
Remote Name: 12.19.228.150
Date: December 19, 2003

Comments

The evening the Fitzgerald went down I was aboard the CGC Westwind about 100 miles offshore of Cape Cod Mass. I was a QM3 at the time. I was in the chart room working the ADF (AM Automatic Direction Finder) looking for a radio station from which to obtain a fix. I picked up the distress transmission for the laker following the Fitzgerald who was indicating the vessel had disappeared form the the radar. After notifying Captain Morrill on the WestWind a call was placed to district hq at Governors Island where we learned that the call I picked up originated from Lake Superior and that the Coast Guard had already activated. davidboatman@peoplepc.com


Name: Vicki
Location: Macomb
Remote Name: 68.78.188.230
Date: December 17, 2003

Comments

Love watching the Detroit River cam. Can't wait until the audio improves. Thanks


Name: Bill Ryan
Location: Tennessee
Remote Name: 204.116.154.203
Date: December 12, 2003

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Name: Carol
Location: Glens Falls, NY
Remote Name: 68.171.160.33
Date: December 10, 2003

Comments

I have been enjoying your cam for several weeks now, although I only have internet access at night, and therefore don't get to see many ships. There are other interesting things to see via your cam - kayakers and wildlife are some I've enjoyed.


Name: Lloyd Gillies
Location: Sterling Heights
Remote Name: 162.82.215.199
Date: December 08, 2003

Comments

The river camera is wonderful!


Name: rlt
Location: montana
Remote Name: 12.32.34.245
Date: December 08, 2003

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Name: Larry O'Brien
Location: Santee, California
Remote Name: 130.191.26.37
Date: December 07, 2003

Comments

This is a wonderful web site. Much of my childhood was spent on the island. I lived across the river at the Alden Park Manor on Jefferson and Van Dyke. I used to watch the thunder boat races up close, and look at the island through my binoculars. I jumped off the bridge about 1/4 of the way across.I narrowly missed the rocks but I thought this would be a moment to remember...it was Keep up the great work. Larry


Name: wernicke
Location: germany,cologne
Remote Name: 62.104.216.89
Date: December 07, 2003

Comments

I enjoy the view to Detroit . In the past I spent several time there.


Name: Captain Dale Lindstrom
Location: L'Anse, Michigan
Remote Name: 205.242.56.60
Date: December 06, 2003

Comments

Spent 18 years with the Ford Marine Department and all that time, except for a month or two here and there on the Benson, Breech and Henry was on the William Clay Ford with my good friend and mentor Captain Erickson. Prior to that I worked 16 years for the Wilson Marine Transit Company "The Family Fleet" On November 10,1975 I was on watch when the news about the Fitzgerald started to break. I stayed in the Pilot House all night with Captain Erickson until he decided to head for Duluth. By that time it was past time to go back on watch. Piloting came easy to me but all of my ship handling ability was taught to me by Capt Erickson, to whom I am very indebted and grateful. Everything had to be exact and that was right up my alley....no B.S. in the Pilot House. I swear we went in and out of the Rouge River in exactly the same track, varying no more than inches for 18 years. Hope to get back to Belle Isle someday....nice Website, keep up the good work


Name: Doug Albro
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Remote Name: 199.46.200.233
Date: December 05, 2003

Comments

I really enjoyed the "Detroit view". I may become a regular, if i can break away from the Soo locks.


Name: BRANDY
Location: TOLEDO
Remote Name: 63.127.51.64
Date: December 05, 2003

Comments

WHAT A GREAT IDEA. IT IS GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO CHECK.


Name: R.W.HUTCHINGS
Location: LAPEER,MI
Remote Name: 24.236.134.215
Date: December 02, 2003

Comments

John-YOU AND THE CREW HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AN OUTSTANDING JOB REGARDING THE WEB CAM AND THE WEB PAGE. IT IS NICE FOR A MEMBER OF GLMI AND A NATIVE DETROITER LIKE MYSELF TO SEE THE RIVERFRONT FROM MY HOME. CUDOS TO YOU AND THE STAFF-HAPPY SAILING


Name: Francis Kloc
Location: uscg station rochester ny
Remote Name: 152.121.200.200
Date: December 01, 2003

Comments

Nice set up. keep up the good work. Hope to visit your area soon.


Name: Carol
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 68.43.169.140
Date: November 29, 2003

Comments

Thanks for providing the webcam to the public. It's a wonderful thing to be able to see parts of Belle Isle and the river and watch a freighter pass by.


Name: Kelvin Lyons
Location: Inkster, MI
Remote Name: 68.41.168.96
Date: November 29, 2003

Comments

Now I get to see if any body is on the water doing the summer. When I go jet skiing. I love this. I even watched the movie. It was great. Set up a paypal account so people can donate online. Keep up the good work. regards, Kelvin


Name: Mark Schroeder
Location: Sturgeon Bay WI
Remote Name: 208.49.32.54
Date: November 28, 2003

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Name: Captain Almer A. Strong
Location: Midland Ontario
Remote Name: 216.209.18.169
Date: November 28, 2003

Comments

It is always good to see an institution such as this surviving , and doing well. keep up the good work Capt. A.


Name: Destiny Sutherland
Location: winnipeg,manitoba
Remote Name: 198.163.213.19
Date: November 26, 2003

Comments

I think the things i learned about EDMUND fITZGERALD ARE REALLY COOL AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE.


Name: Michael Krucker
Location: Roseville, Mi
Remote Name: 67.72.193.246
Date: November 25, 2003

Comments

I am very exited about the web cam you recently installed at the museum. I am just now learning to use it. Thank You, Mike K


Name: Karl
Location: Oak Park, MI
Remote Name: 64.118.142.198
Date: November 25, 2003

Comments

Thirty years ago as a student at MNU I used to spend spare time at the Marquette ore docks watching the boats arrive, load and depart. It's sad that a lot of those ladies of the lakes have been retired, but what a terrific idea it was to spare a pilot house and to mount a camera. It's fun to watch the new generation of boats.


Name: FRED T. SMITH
Location: OAKBORO,N.C.
Remote Name: 65.162.58.139
Date: November 23, 2003

Comments

I was a great lakes mate and pilot from 1968 to 1989 retired in nov.1989. was in merchant marine 44 years. worked for shenango ss co, reis ss co, kinsman ss co,american ss co.


Name: Bob Fischer
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Remote Name: 68.78.211.107
Date: November 23, 2003

Comments

Great site and camera work.


Name: Scott
Location: East Lansing
Remote Name: 207.72.141.154
Date: November 23, 2003

Comments

River cam is great. I went to highschool in Grosse Pointe, and I got used to watching freighters every day. It's nice to be able to see them live from school. Some sort of chat function would be nice, so you could chat with other people using the cam, you know, discuss what you're looking at, etc. Scott


Name: RANDY ARNOLD
Location: DET
Remote Name: 68.40.77.30
Date: November 23, 2003

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Name: Lisa & Kaitlyn Dube
Location: coast of Maine
Remote Name: 24.198.182.223
Date: November 21, 2003

Comments

Looking for our husband/daddy on the Pathfinder/Dorothy Ann. Thanks for letting us play with your camera.


Name: CURT STONE
Location: HARRISON TWP
Remote Name: 198.208.159.14
Date: November 21, 2003

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Name: CURT STONE
Location: HARRISON TWP
Remote Name: 198.208.159.14
Date: November 21, 2003

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Name: Joan VanBuskirk Christy
Location: Algonac Mi
Remote Name: 68.60.63.119
Date: November 18, 2003

Comments

Very nice enjoyed hearing Capt.Erickson haven't seen or heard him in years, My Father also sailed the Ford ships Capt.James VanBuskirk Sr.


Name: Jim Sutherland
Location: Goodhart, Michigan
Remote Name: 64.68.243.169
Date: November 17, 2003

Comments

I very much enjoyed viewing your interview with Captain Erickson regarding the sinking of the Fitzgerald. His uniform showing his ribbons led me to believe her served on active duty with the USN where he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Navy Commendation Medal, WW II Victory medal, USN Good Conduct Medal. His bottom row of ribbons were confusing in that the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with two bronze stars would be worn just below the Good Conduct award,and the Navy Occupation award is mounted upside down - the white black should be to the viewers left not right. Question: I have researched the ribbon in the center of his bottom row and am unable to identify it - perhaps you could help. Keep up the good work - would love to have been there in person. Semper Paratus, Jim Sutherland, CDR, USCG (ret)


Name: Sandy
Location: Macomb Mi
Remote Name: 68.60.147.195
Date: November 17, 2003

Comments

what a great webcam...I love the freighters, and I love visiting all times of the day to catch a glimpse of them. I usually go to marysville to catch one, now anytime of day I can do this...thanks I really love it.


Name: Charles
Location: Lorain,Ohio
Remote Name: 68.68.172.163
Date: November 17, 2003

Comments

I really enjoyed hearing captian Erickson talk about his experiences.


Name: mike allagreen
Location: shelby twp
Remote Name: 68.61.35.90
Date: November 16, 2003

Comments

great


Name: Crash
Location: London ON
Remote Name: 209.239.5.96
Date: November 16, 2003

Comments

Cool.


Name: michelle
Location: Fl
Remote Name: 68.60.44.108
Date: November 16, 2003

Comments

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Name: Tom Friedman
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: November 15, 2003

Comments

Sailed the Lakes in the 1930's as a radio operator/deckhand, mostly for Cleveland Cliffs


Name: chuck yonker
Location: gd. haven
Remote Name: 24.236.147.104
Date: November 13, 2003

Comments

My favorite


Name: Cassie
Location: Taylor,Mi.
Remote Name: 69.14.54.128
Date: November 13, 2003

Comments

I think this web site is very informative and interesting. Very neat to explore. Capt. Erickson is a great person. Keep up the great job with the Great Lakes!!


Name: Cassie
Location: Taylor,Mi.
Remote Name: 69.14.54.128
Date: November 13, 2003

Comments

I think this web site is very informative and interesting. Very neat to explore. Capt. Erickson is a great person. Keep up the great job with the Great Lakes!!


Name: Don Wahl
Location: fergus falls mn 56537
Remote Name: 12.23.137.28
Date: November 13, 2003

Comments

Great job everyone Its an honor to here from capt. Erickson explain what happened that night. Also want to say God bless the family's of the big fitz thay are in my thought's every nov.10th.Thank's


Name: Jason A. Hammond
Location: Zanesville, Ohio
Remote Name: 67.29.222.76
Date: November 12, 2003

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Name: Carl Jefferson
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 67.25.211.174
Date: November 12, 2003

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Name: Robert Reinke
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Remote Name: 68.10.177.64
Date: November 11, 2003

Comments

Just a terrific program. Thanks for all your efforts. I sailed the lakes during my college days in the mid 60's and wished I never left.


Name: Jack Callahan
Location: Westland, Mi.
Remote Name: 68.42.88.90
Date: November 11, 2003

Comments

My father is a captian on the great lakes, he switches from a few different ships in his company. My son can now see his popa go by on the computer, this is wonderful! This pilot house of the William Clay Ford was a great sight to look out of when she was chugging up and down the river when my father took me on trips when he worked on her many years ago. Thank you for this site.


Name: James and Dawn Metzger
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Remote Name: 207.94.200.8
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

As many people are, my husband and I are intrigued by the fate of the Edmund Fitzgerald. We have spent time trying to understand how such a seaworthy vessel, with such an experienced crew, could have plunged headlong into Lake Superior. Our thoughts and prayers are with the survivors of those crewmembers today.


Name: Deb Lydic
Location: Clymer, PA
Remote Name: 216.41.225.139
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

I'm impressed with the broadcast. Enjoyed it very much. The info from the capt. was interesting and held everyones attention that was around the computer.


Name: Glenn
Location: Duluth
Remote Name: 68.112.172.249
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

The web cast with Capt. erickson was great! It is amazing to have been able to watch that live on the net. Great job!


Name: dave and nancey lester
Location: eau claire, mi
Remote Name: 216.192.133.17
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

we both have taken time, as we do every year, to go down the lake michigan on the evening of the 10th for our own memorial for the men of the fitz, and to all the other men and women who have lost their lives on the lakes. they are beautiful and magnificant and very special. our prayers are for those lost on their vast expanse.


Name: Jon Walgren
Location: Birmingham, MI
Remote Name: 68.41.179.89
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, 28 miles from Lake Michigan. I had relatives in Saugatuck, West Olive, Charlevoix and Petoskey. All had boats and were interested in great lakes shipping history. I was on the "Beaver Islander," in a terrible storm, on that wicked day that the "Edmund Fitzgerald" went down. All aboard the car ferry to St. James thought that they, me included, were doomed to death by drowning. I'll never forget it.


Name: Corinne Corbett
Location: Soo, Ontario
Remote Name: 142.154.169.132
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

I just found out today about this link, but it is going to be one that I visit often. Thank you for creating the webview that I am looking forward to watching later this week.


Name: Tom bennett
Location: Westland,Michigan
Remote Name: 68.73.205.139
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

working downtown detroit, i was always looking over the river


Name: jeff thomas
Location: detroit
Remote Name: 12.2.196.17
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

I have been looking at your sight for the last 2 weeks, You guys have came a long way since I was a member in the 80's keep up the good work! jeff


Name: Linda Lee
Location: Hadley Michigan
Remote Name: 192.85.50.1
Date: November 10, 2003

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Name: joe szostek
Location: wayne,mi.
Remote Name: 152.163.252.165
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

this is fantastic, thank you.


Name: Kathy
Location: St Clair Shores, MI
Remote Name: 68.42.251.113
Date: November 10, 2003

Comments

Wonderful website!!!!! Thank you!!!


Name: E,Walter Spiter
Location: Dearborn Heights
Remote Name: 68.40.244.209
Date: November 09, 2003

Comments

GREAT


Name: Garritt Watson
Location: Dearborn Hgts
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: November 09, 2003

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Name: Michael Humphrey
Location: Southfield, Michigan
Remote Name: 68.73.205.76
Date: November 09, 2003

Comments

Thank You


Name: Kathy Mchugh
Location: Madison Heights Mi
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: November 09, 2003

Comments

I think this is a pretty cool thing!! Thanks!


Name: loretta twisdom
Location: warren, mi.
Remote Name: 68.43.162.68
Date: November 09, 2003

Comments

very interesting site.thankyou


Name: Greg S. Fisher
Location: Howell, MI
Remote Name: 207.51.180.151
Date: November 09, 2003

Comments

Great job for have a web cam, allows everyone to enjoy it any time from our computers. Thanks for setting it up to those who made it possible.


Name: R.BOSTIC
Location: NEWPORT MI
Remote Name: 205.188.208.101
Date: November 09, 2003

Comments

COOL,LIKE IT A LOT THANK YOU


Name: BOB BOGUSLASKI
Location: MADISON HEIGHTS
Remote Name: 64.12.96.106
Date: November 08, 2003

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Name: Clyde Elmblad
Location: L'Anse, Michigan
Remote Name: 24.236.178.215
Date: November 08, 2003

Comments

I sailed aboard the William Clay Ford in the late 1970's and to see her pilothouse historically preserved is quite an honor. Due to disability, I may not get the chance to come down from the Upper Peninsula to visit the museum, but to access your fine website online is just as rewarding. The webcam from the mast of the Clay's pilothouse, showing the vessel traffic on the Detroit River is the best! It sure would be nice to get in touch with old friends from the Clay again.


Name: becky
Location: Westland
Remote Name: 170.224.224.102
Date: November 05, 2003

Comments

Thank you for putting a webcam online. I have spent the past three summers working on the Diamond Jack River Tours boats, and find myself missing the view on the river during the times when I am not working. This webcam gets me my fix!


Name: gordy shenkus
Location: henagar alabama
Remote Name: 216.198.120.82
Date: November 04, 2003

Comments

I saw the GLMI address while reading the Freep online down here in Alabama and as an old time Detroiter I just had to take a look. Its a great idea. Keep up the good work


Name: J Wald
Location: Royal
Remote Name: 68.62.10.110
Date: November 04, 2003

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Name: gerry bolgos
Location: Ann Arbor
Remote Name: 141.214.17.5
Date: November 04, 2003

Comments

Great


Name: bruce channell
Location: ferndale,michigan
Remote Name: 69.14.252.200
Date: November 03, 2003

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Name: Mark Van Faussien
Location: Beverly Hills, MI
Remote Name: 12.15.7.70
Date: November 03, 2003

Comments

My four children and I visited Dossin/GLMI on Saturday, November 1st. We had a great time and learned much about the Great Lakes and its rich maritime history. We purchased a Edmund Fitzgerald Pewabic tile and a few books. We also contributed to the webcam. We can't wait to visit again. What a fascinating place!


Name: Jim Curran
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Remote Name: 68.43.247.149
Date: November 02, 2003

Comments

Have enjoyed visiting the Dossin Museum for many years, last visit was this summer. I liked all the updated features.


Name: Gary Webeck
Location: Pultneyville, NY
Remote Name: 66.66.220.181
Date: November 02, 2003

Comments

Thank you for these wonderful familiar sites from home. I am located just down stream on the southern shore of Lake Ontaio and have an avid interest in the Great Lakes. Will certainly visit the museum on my next visit.


Name: Jim Robins
Location: St. Catharines
Remote Name: 216.221.81.98
Date: November 02, 2003

Comments

Great idea.


Name: Jim Robins
Location: St. Catha
Remote Name: 216.221.81.98
Date: November 02, 2003

Comments

Great idea.


Name: WILLARD F. FUNK
Location: ROCHESTER HILLS, MI.
Remote Name: 69.14.167.11
Date: November 02, 2003

Comments

I USED TO TAKE MY CHILDREN TO BELLE ISLE ALL THE TIME WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE. WE FED THE DUCKS AND DEER, AND WATCHED BOATS FOR HOURS. WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA, AND A GREAT JOB. NICE WEB-SITE AND VERY GOOD CAMERA. THANKS GREAT LAKES.


Name: Pamela Smith
Location: Southfield, MI
Remote Name: 152.163.252.165
Date: November 02, 2003

Comments

beautiful


Name: Marian Harvey
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 68.248.4.19
Date: November 01, 2003

Comments

INCREDIBLE - I just love to watch it - I generally leave it on at work for the suburbanites that don't know what they are missing!!!!!!!!


Name: Shel Ceresnie
Location: Oak Park, Mi
Remote Name: 68.42.197.50
Date: November 01, 2003

Comments

I think a web cam on Belle isle is fantastic. I love Detroit and will avail myself of this website often. Thank you.


Name: Darin
Location: Berkley
Remote Name: 68.61.246.44
Date: October 31, 2003

Comments

What a great idea. Thanks.


Name: Jeff Slessor
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Remote Name: 64.43.224.17
Date: October 31, 2003

Comments

Web Cam is a great idea.


Name: Bonzelaar nee Cousins
Location: Grand Rapids
Remote Name: 12.241.165.42
Date: October 31, 2003

Comments

Born in Detroit and the scenery sure has changed. Spent lots of time at the Detroit Y Club and sailed the river often.. Thank you so much for the pics brought back many good memories


Name: Charlie Horner
Location: Clinton Township, MI
Remote Name: 67.38.9.180
Date: October 31, 2003

Comments

An interesting and unique website, I read about it in the Freep this morning. Will look into some support of some kind.


Name: Ron Altwies
Location: Westland MI
Remote Name: 64.12.96.166
Date: October 31, 2003

Comments

Wonderful web site. It's very interesting to watch and see the activity that goes on around us each and every day. My brother and I have been down to the Dossin Museum several times. Its a wonderful, historical museum.


Name: John & Jeannette Cowell
Location: Port Huron Mi
Remote Name: 69.39.70.252
Date: October 31, 2003

Comments

Wonderful idea, really enjoy it. Thanks


Name: BRUCE LOLMAUGH
Location: SAN ANTONIO
Remote Name: 152.163.252.165
Date: October 31, 2003

Comments

WELL HELLO MS.MCGRAW THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER HEAR FROM ME AGAIN. HOPING THINGS ARE WELL, GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER TOUGH WINTER IN S.A. AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT WORK SAY HI TO EVERYONE A WESTCOTTS. 3 LONG 2 SHORT


Name: David Fischer
Location: Chicago IL
Remote Name: 198.173.15.250
Date: October 30, 2003

Comments

Thank you very much for putting your webcam from atop the Wm. Clay Ford pilothouse on line for us to enjoy. We have been visitors at the museum before and it is a treat to enjoy the view from the pilot house over a cup of coffee at work. I have so enjoyed watching Canadian Transport glide past this morning! When vacationing at Mackinac Island, I have been know to sit in a deck chair at Mission Point with binoculars and watch ships for hours.


Name: Charles Berger
Location: Haslett, MI
Remote Name: 65.123.86.50
Date: October 30, 2003

Comments

What a wonderful web site. Love the views of the River and Detroit Skyline. I'll have to tell more of my friends about. Please keep up the great job you are all performing.


Name: Jim Ross
Location: McMath-Hulbert Observatory
Remote Name: 216.40.175.129
Date: October 30, 2003

Comments

John: Great execution! Incredible resource! Let's collaborate on some K-12 educational outreach possibilities. Much continued success! Best, Jim Ross, director McMath-Hulbert Observatory


Name: Patrick Owens
Location: Marysville, MI
Remote Name: 152.163.252.165
Date: October 29, 2003

Comments

www.glmi.org.ery good.


Name: rocky meinke
Location: comstock park mi
Remote Name: 64.213.138.197
Date: October 29, 2003

Comments

love the camera thanks


Name: James A. vanBuskirk
Location: now - Mojave Desert, California
Remote Name: 64.12.96.106
Date: October 27, 2003

Comments

Once sail on the William Clay Ford for two seasons. Would love to visit the pilot house one more time. Van


Name: Bud Phillips
Location: Hickory NC
Remote Name: 12.171.244.200
Date: October 22, 2003

Comments

Thank You for your "River Watch Cam"! It brings back great memories of watching Lakers and Salties when my Dad would bring us kids to the river!


Name: Jean- Vézina
Location: ST-Michel Bellechasse
Remote Name: 209.73.180.233
Date: October 19, 2003

Comments

J' aime beaucoup votre site,il est bien construit et les photos sont très bonne. Je voudrais vous demandez quelques chosent, la barge de lac le Quedoc avant était pour la Hall. Mon n'oncle à travailler très longtemps sur ce navire et j'aimerais avoir une photos. Mon n'oncle s'appelait CPT. Michel-Vézina. Voici mon n'émail jeanv@mediom.qc.ca Mon n'adresse: 119 A rue principale ST-Michel de Bellechasse G0R - 3S0 Québec Merci beaucoup si vous pouvez


Name: Tim Smedley
Location: Detroit
Remote Name: 69.14.115.84
Date: October 13, 2003

Comments

Hello Friends, My name is Tim, I live in Detroit Michigan. I seriously have to say that Dossin is worth living for, I love coming to the museum regularly and looking at the model ore barges. I have loved watching barges since I was a little kid with my father. My father worked for Lonyo Brick Co, and it just happens, I live near there and collect Lonyo bricks. Pretty odd huh? Well if you have any historic bricks send them my way! Also my father's brother was a Captain on the rail ferries to Windsor. Rob Smedley was his name.... oh the memories. Anyways...I think Dossin should have a restaurant or serve some kind of food. All the museum watching makes me very hungry...perhaps a Great Lakes potato-pancake breakfast. Ill volunteer! Take Care Timothy TSmedaly3@comcast.net


Name: John Donaldson
Location: North Bay, Ontario Canada
Remote Name: 24.235.186.122
Date: October 11, 2003

Comments

I really enjoyed the camera Thank You


Name: Neil Baker
Location: newark on Trent
Remote Name: 62.254.0.36
Date: October 10, 2003

Comments

How amazing is that .I am in Nottingshire England controlling your web cam and viewing the lakes area, makes me want to come over as a tourist .This has been one of the big surprises to me whilst on the web, even though I've been on it for 5 years ,WELL DONE


Name: hanna schaub
Location: lak leelanau
Remote Name: 204.38.135.125
Date: October 09, 2003

Comments

sure is great to have the great lakes here around Michigan


Name: hanna schaub
Location:
Remote Name: 204.38.135.125
Date: October 09, 2003

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Name: Kathy Deesen
Location: Rochester, originally
Remote Name: 205.188.209.10
Date: October 08, 2003

Comments

Great to see these live & beautiful pictures. I live in Virginia now, and miss Michigan a great deal. I will look forward to seeing this daily!


Name: neyt clodian
Location: andresy france
Remote Name: 81.50.251.237
Date: October 05, 2003

Comments

etant capitaine navigant sur la seine je recherche beaucoup d'information sur tout les fleuves du monde et la decouverte de votre webcam et tres interessant bravo pour votre site


Name: Dick Doeren
Location: Oconto WI
Remote Name: 204.95.148.57
Date: September 26, 2003

Comments

Great website am sure I'll be here a lot. I have some old ( Turn Of The Century ) photos of Freighters, how could I share them on the website. Contact me at pensaukee@usa.com


Name: Carol M.
Location: Windsor
Remote Name: 152.163.252.104
Date: September 25, 2003

Comments

I watch the ships go by when I can and check them off in my "Know Your Ships" book as a kind of hobby. Now I can watch them without running down to the water's edge OR I can plan WHEN to go there. With this site, I have your list of expected traffic and I love it. Just wish there were as many ships as there were in the 1960's.


Name: DAVID STALNAKER
Location: DALLAS TX
Remote Name: 12.126.179.82
Date: September 25, 2003

Comments

SURE IS NICE TO SEE THE LAKERS LIVE AGAIN.I GREW UP WATCHING THEM IN ST CLAIR.


Name: Henry Biggelaar
Location: Melbourne Australia
Remote Name: 144.134.135.212
Date: September 23, 2003

Comments

I think it's wonderful, thank you for the chance to have a look around.... Keep up the good work and I hope all goes well......


Name: Shirley Thompson
Location: Northglenn, Co.
Remote Name: 129.80.22.133
Date: September 23, 2003

Comments

The camera shots are great. We don't have a lot in the way of lakes and rivers here. Since I was raised in Michigan, I can now check out the goes and comings of ships that travel through your are. Thank you for the work and hard efforts to put this together.


Name: Les Weston
Location: Berea, OH
Remote Name: 24.54.97.152
Date: September 23, 2003

Comments

Super site. I really appreciate the pilot house webcam.


Name: roger gilbert
Location: lincoln park, michigan
Remote Name: 159.138.101.42
Date: September 21, 2003

Comments

this is great!!!!!! I personally think this cam is fantastic. I plan on telling my friends in other states about this cam. thank you very much.


Name: James Burkart
Location: Tiffin Ohio
Remote Name: 67.217.203.193
Date: September 20, 2003

Comments

I think this is the greatest thing to happen for boat watchers that I could ever imagine Jim Burkart


Name: Steve
Location: Guinnane
Remote Name: 65.172.42.253
Date: September 17, 2003

Comments

Member from way back - very will join again. Watching from work in Gilroy, California. Almost as good as sitting on Belle Isle.


Name: CARL KOEPP
Location: ELYRIA,OHIO
Remote Name: 205.188.208.172
Date: September 15, 2003

Comments

GREAT SITE ENJOY EVERY MINUET OF IT.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


Name: Eugene Riesterer
Location: Wisconsin
Remote Name: 66.222.75.16
Date: September 14, 2003

Comments

Wow! what a great site. I love to watch the big ships.


Name: mike bierlein
Location: reese mi
Remote Name: 63.99.219.198
Date: September 14, 2003

Comments

enjoy the camera when i can get it to load up


Name: Sorin Cosma
Location: Oradea Romania
Remote Name: 217.73.175.69
Date: September 10, 2003

Comments

Hello, that was a big surprise for me, to see beautiful places from Detroit, and to "manipulate your versatile web camera which provides beautiful sharp images. A beautiful idea, and a fine execution.


Name: Steven Mayes
Location: Fremont, MI, USA
Remote Name: 205.181.102.149
Date: September 10, 2003

Comments

Hey I love this site! I added it to my favorites. I caught a 1,000 footer on the camera the other day. I like looking at DT at night as well. I plan on donating some funds to keep this page and wonderful interactive program going. My cousin is Frank Mays.. the only living survivor of the Carl D. Bradley shipwreck in 1958 on Lake MI. Have a great day.


Name: Dave Schurman
Location: Portland, Maine
Remote Name: 165.121.133.117
Date: September 08, 2003

Comments

Former Coast Guard 180 footer and small boat station Two Rivers, Wisconsin 1970-1974 on Great Lakes. Nice pictures. Am Licensed 100 ton near coastal Captain.....Thanks.


Name: Marilyn Yvon
Location: Atlanta, GA
Remote Name: 205.152.199.2
Date: September 04, 2003

Comments

Thank you for bringing the Detroit River to me (a displaced Detroiter)! A wonderful site (and sight) that I enjoy and will support.


Name: Dan Thomas
Location: Scotia, NY
Remote Name: 24.194.96.92
Date: September 01, 2003

Comments

Like it. Need to try it in the day time though.


Name: Michael Harris
Location: Santa Monica, California
Remote Name: 24.52.241.109
Date: September 01, 2003

Comments

Great Site!!! Keep up the good work!!


Name: Ross Ward, ENC.USN/Ret.
Location: Ann Arbor, Mi.
Remote Name: 68.40.57.23
Date: August 29, 2003

Comments

Retired sailor, Member of GLMI and glad to find this page. Good Work!


Name: Donald Neill
Location: Phoneix Arizona
Remote Name: 68.3.168.13
Date: August 28, 2003

Comments

Spent the first 23 years of my life in the Detroit area. Moved to Arizona for the past 28 years. Always loved The Dossin museum. Now it cannot get any better than this. Any time I want, I can once again look out onto tne river and watch those huge vessels lumber up and down the river. Very relaxing. And think of the ton of money I am saving, doing so. Thank you all for this wonderful gift.


Name: churence hunt
Location: newfoundland
Remote Name: 65.95.3.15
Date: August 27, 2003

Comments

wow your site is amazing keep up the great work the live cam was a brilliant idea


Name: Gerald Burns
Location: Atlanta GA
Remote Name: 67.192.37.130
Date: August 27, 2003

Comments

Where are all the ships? Over the past weeks since the camera has been "up", I have not seen one freighter!


Name: Robert L Wagoner
Location: Manistee Michigan
Remote Name: 63.84.152.85
Date: August 27, 2003

Comments

I am a wheelsman on the JOHN J BOLAND


Name: Will
Location: Denver
Remote Name: 12.208.227.204
Date: August 26, 2003

Comments

Your web cam is to me the best way of boatwatching I can get out here in Colorado. Keep it going


Name: Jim Jeffery
Location: Sterling Heights, Mich
Remote Name: 68.61.25.26
Date: August 26, 2003

Comments

The river webcam is great. Just watched the Agawa Canyon go by, 8/26/03. I have been a member since 1975. Hope you can continue in spite of the bad economic climate. Keep up the good work


Name: Andy Greene
Location: Ft Lauderdale Fl
Remote Name: 66.32.172.54
Date: August 25, 2003

Comments

Sailor for Columbia for 10 years still miss the Lakes nice site THANKS


Name: Joe Whinnery
Location: Ontario Canada
Remote Name: 66.203.180.17
Date: August 25, 2003

Comments

excellent site, I really enjoy watching some of the ships I used to sail on . I hope you continue to provide , this footage in the future. Thanks. Joe


Name: Boyd
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Remote Name: 67.11.242.175
Date: August 23, 2003

Comments

Really enjoy the camera, brings back lots of memories of living in Detroit, and Belle Isle. Its been years since I was there. Keep up the great work. The camera is great.!!


Name: Boyd
Location: San Antonio,
Remote Name: 67.11.242.175
Date: August 23, 2003

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Name: Sam Schneider
Location: Sand Creek, Mi
Remote Name: 12.245.248.49
Date: August 20, 2003

Comments

I really enjoy your cam. It keeps me in a place that I think is peaceful, watching boats and ships go by, and watching the sunrise/sunset. I thank you for installing this cam.


Name: Kent Armstrong
Location: Valparaiso, Indiana.
Remote Name: 12.247.83.235
Date: August 18, 2003

Comments

I enjoy the camera a lot. However one minute is not enough time to find a freighter, sometimes. 1:30 would be better, while not creating much longer waits. Thanks for the opportunity to see the Detroit River, from a former Detroit area resident.


Name: William Bell
Location: Port Orange, FL
Remote Name: 209.165.14.238
Date: August 16, 2003

Comments

It sure is good to see that the GLMI is still looking good. I visited the Institute for the first time in 25 years in July. Sure was good to see Belle Islle again. Keep up the good work. I hope to visit again soon. RE: class of 1973, Lake Shore High School


Name: Michael A. Toth
Location: Troy , Ohio
Remote Name: 64.12.96.166
Date: August 13, 2003

Comments

Always interested in anything Great Lakes! Keep up the good work."MIKE"


Name: Mark Breederland
Location: MI Sea Grant
Remote Name: 204.39.231.55
Date: August 13, 2003

Comments

Nice site and glad you're on-line. Congrats to all involved. Best, Mark Breederland, MI Sea Grant in SE Michigan


Name: Patricia
Location: Lexington Michigan
Remote Name: 67.72.202.138
Date: August 11, 2003

Comments

That's really cool!


Name: Patricia
Location: Lexington, Michigan
Remote Name: 67.72.213.231
Date: August 08, 2003

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Name: Bill Springer
Location: Swartz Creek
Remote Name: 66.188.60.124
Date: August 06, 2003

Comments

Thanks for the Cam....very interesting


Name: Jerry Butler
Location: Adrian Michigan
Remote Name: 67.217.18.142
Date: August 06, 2003

Comments

I have been into boating since 1976 and I have only been able to watch boat traffic when I have a ride amd we are anywhere near a port, but, with a webcam to view, I don't have to worry about how I am gonna watch boats. Thanks for providing such a wonderful tool.


Name: Jerry Butler
Location: Adrian Michigan
Remote Name: 67.217.18.142
Date: August 06, 2003

Comments

I have been into boating since 1976 and I have only been able to watch boat traffic when I have a ride and we are anywhere near a port, but, with a webcam to view, I don't have to worry about how I am gonna watch boats. Thanks for providing such a wonderful tool.


Name: Mark Burrows
Location: International Joint Commission Office, Windsor ON
Remote Name: 209.216.142.114
Date: August 06, 2003

Comments

This is wonderful idea and a great web site! Keep up the good work!!


Name: FRED
Location: RIVER ROUGE MI
Remote Name: 68.43.154.212
Date: August 04, 2003

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Name: Barbara Martinelli
Location: Living on Harsens Island
Remote Name: 68.60.63.67
Date: August 04, 2003

Comments

Very interested in river traffic. I think this web site is great. I live on the south channel and always look forward to watching the ships going by. I do miss the large cruise ships, such as, the North America and South America. They were a sight to see at night with all their lights aglow. I have an Uncle that used to work on the freighters. I worked with a man (Paul Murry) that used to spend his summers, as a child, on the Great Lakes as his father was a Captain.


Name: Harvey Hinks
Location: Elkhart, IN
Remote Name: 4.65.43.215
Date: August 03, 2003

Comments

Looking forward to using the camera. Have not done so, yet. In 1946-1948 I would view Canada and the ships on the river from the top most men's room in the Book Bldg. I worked there at the time. Because family members worked on "the boats" and the joy I got from watching them in the locks and on the rivers and lakes, I joined the Marine Historical Society a few years later, Navy duty in between. Thank you for installing this service.


Name: Nick Bennett
Location: Dundas, Ontario
Remote Name: 216.221.81.99
Date: August 02, 2003

Comments

I enjoyed this window on the river. Good luck with your future projects. Thanks.


Name: Donald French
Location: Warren MI
Remote Name: 69.14.227.198
Date: August 02, 2003

Comments

Thanks for the view


Name: George
Location: Farmington
Remote Name: 141.217.57.207
Date: August 01, 2003

Comments

Good Idea for the preset views. Thanks


Name: Bruce Davis
Location: Prairie Farm, Wi
Remote Name: 64.33.204.190
Date: August 01, 2003

Comments

Great Site. 1'st time visit but certainly not my last.


Name: Dale Moggy
Location: Elliot Lake, Ontario
Remote Name: 209.91.165.203
Date: July 31, 2003

Comments

Sailed for years on the lakes and and have been past your location a few times. Keep up the good work


Name: Gaylord Kollars
Location: Ohio
Remote Name: 68.42.250.24
Date: July 31, 2003

Comments

I now live in St. Clair Shores and have a small web page. I would like to place a link to your site on my page. Please let me know if it is O.K. a1dengay@comcast.net


Name: Joel
Location: Mpls Mn
Remote Name: 24.94.202.118
Date: July 30, 2003

Comments

Best web site I have seen in long time. Great Job


Name: John G. Mackay
Location: Port Elgin Ont.
Remote Name: 216.183.131.250
Date: July 30, 2003

Comments

Glad to see the camera up and running. Good work!!


Name: ralph leon rafferty
Location: wasilla alaska
Remote Name: 12.21.209.160
Date: July 29, 2003

Comments

I was in USCG on great lakes. I was on Toledo harbor light&duluth life boat station. I sailed on CG cutter Tupelo, been up&down Detroit river many times. Thanks,it made me remember wonderful days from the past. I was in the USCG in 1958 through 1962. RALPH LEON RAFFERTY PO BOX 877612 WASILLA,ALASKA 99687


Name: Kathy Ihde
Location: Fort Atkinson, WI
Remote Name: 24.196.97.50
Date: July 29, 2003

Comments

This is an awesome webcam!!! I can't believe that I'll be able to watch the boats go by on a daily basis, usually I have to wait until the first week of September when we visit Copper Harbor every year to watch boats. Thank you so very much, you made my entire day!!!!!


Name: Cheryl Green
Location: Arizona
Remote Name: 204.17.16.253
Date: July 28, 2003

Comments

Great cam! Little frustrating when boats are passing but the person controlling the cam does not seem to focus on the boat! Wish it was automatic!


Name: Scott
Location: Pittsburgh
Remote Name: 68.162.169.102
Date: July 27, 2003

Comments

Honorary Michigander via Mom's family in Ludington and Chelsea and my years at MSU. Falling in love with the lakes all over again lately, and especially the big boat traffic. Your cam and supporting info on your site is a great asset in learning about these great boats. I can't believe how many of these boats have such interesting histories, even WWII action! Amazing. Great job. Will you be adding other additional cams?


Name: P. Corbett
Location: Thunder Bay,Ont
Remote Name: 216.211.49.160
Date: July 27, 2003

Comments

Great job with the camera..The views couldn't be any better than this..Thanks..


Name: j a macdonald
Location: new brunswick
Remote Name: 198.164.96.92
Date: July 27, 2003

Comments

enjoy your site brings back memories of 12 years on the lakes ,now retired ,keep up the good work


Name: Hans Burger
Location: Netherlands
Remote Name: 62.251.21.101
Date: July 26, 2003

Comments

Nice cam !!!


Name: Douglas M. Shirk
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Remote Name: 68.113.13.31
Date: July 25, 2003

Comments

Love the camera. A Sunday drive from our suburban home to Belle Isle as a child was a treat, and to stop and watch the boat traffic on the river was extra special


Name: Douglas M. Shirk
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Remote Name: 68.113.13.31
Date: July 25, 2003

Comments

Love the camera. A Sunday drive from our suburban home to Belle Isle as a child was a treat, and to stop and watch the boat traffic on the river was extra special


Name: Douglas M. Shirk
Location:
Remote Name: 68.113.13.31
Date: July 25, 2003

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Name: Pete Barnhouse
Location: Greenville South Carolina
Remote Name: 66.169.7.97
Date: July 25, 2003

Comments

Ex Boatwatcher from Port Huron..Allows me to revisit the sites of these majectic ladies of the lakes


Name: John Brzys
Location: Westland
Remote Name: 12.47.67.140
Date: July 25, 2003

Comments

Nice website. very informative. Love the live camera.


Name: Ruth Ann Addicks
Location: Maryland
Remote Name: 141.157.87.127
Date: July 24, 2003

Comments

Very nice, I enjoyed it immensely. Job well done.


Name: James Hoppin
Location: Bloomfield Hills
Remote Name: 68.41.180.200
Date: July 24, 2003

Comments

We are looking forward to visiting this camera as we enjoy the river and the traffic. Thanks and keep up the good work!


Name: Mark Marhevko
Location: Detroit & Florida
Remote Name: 24.92.209.50
Date: July 24, 2003

Comments

This was the best money I have spent in a long time ! I LOVE IT ! (I like the stock certificates too) !! KEEP THIS BABY GOING ! !


Name: Dennis Hayward
Location: Rapid City, SD
Remote Name: 24.220.176.206
Date: July 24, 2003

Comments

My bride grew up on the St. Mary's River below the Soo and took me up there last fall. Fell in love with the freighters and the lakes. She has always told me about the lakes, and my first experience was absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much for this site and all the work it takes to keep it running.


Name: Melissa Warner
Location: Roseville, Michigan
Remote Name: 65.60.201.213
Date: July 24, 2003

Comments

The camera is fantastic. How exciting to see the water and the traffic on it. Thanks.


Name: Emory Massman
Location: Florida
Remote Name: 24.26.74.165
Date: July 24, 2003

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Name: George Cool
Location: Farmington
Remote Name: 141.217.57.231
Date: July 23, 2003

Comments

Thanks to all who helped get this wonderful web cam going. And to those that give us the ship eta's, an extra big THANKS. gmc


Name: Stephen R. Hobart
Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Remote Name: 206.138.130.2
Date: July 23, 2003

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Name: John Fougerousse Jr.
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Remote Name: 207.148.210.6
Date: July 23, 2003

Comments

Fantastic!!! Great job...keep up the good work!


Name: Emezue
Location: Detroit - East
Remote Name: 209.69.165.10
Date: July 23, 2003

Comments

Best kept secret...I am planning to introduce this secret to my groups so we can plan to host events there.


Name: Lampliter
Location: Holt, MI
Remote Name: 208.19.213.9
Date: July 23, 2003

Comments

Thanks looks GREAT.


Name: Mary
Location: MidMichigan
Remote Name: 66.188.19.182
Date: July 23, 2003

Comments

What a wonderful gift!!! I'm looking forward to many happy hours "boatnerding from my desktop!" Mary


Name: Sylvia
Location: MTL
Remote Name: 207.245.52.98
Date: July 23, 2003

Comments

ITs a fantastic asset on the internet! Good work!!


Name: Karen & Murray Blancher
Location: Gananoque,Ontario
Remote Name: 209.226.189.51
Date: July 21, 2003

Comments

Excellent Content..


Name: herb bagnell
Location: cantonment, florida
Remote Name: 68.1.108.123
Date: July 18, 2003

Comments

former resident of Detroit and employee of the D & C Navigation Co.


Name: G.Marshall Bertram
Location: Hometown-Soo,mi/ reside now in Mqt.mi.
Remote Name: 24.247.43.53
Date: July 15, 2003

Comments

One long , two short.


Name: Ron Distlerath
Location: St.Clair,Michigan
Remote Name: 68.61.7.82
Date: July 07, 2003

Comments

As a Deckhand back in the middle 50's I fell in love, with great lake freighter's. On my first ship out I climbed aboard from the J W Westcott. My grandkid's are coming Sat from Texas and our first stop will be Dossin's Museum, That pilot house will be something for them see!! epically viewing the many freighter's that will be passing my home!


Name: Bill Hoey
Location: Trenton, Michigan
Remote Name: 152.163.252.104
Date: July 05, 2003

Comments

I have been an Institute member since 1954 and was a volunteer on the museum ship J.T. Wing when Captain Johnston was Curator with his ships cat Winkey. Also served at Editor of Telescope Magazine for a couple of years about 1960, and spent 18 years as a member of the Institute board. The Institute has served as a friends group for the Dossin Museum well. The City of Detroit and its residents sould be proud that they have one of the finest Maritime Museums on the Great Lakes due to the hard work or its present Curator. Looking forward to seeing the new Web Cam in operation.


Name: Allan McPherson
Location: Wallaceburg Ont
Remote Name: 216.58.25.179
Date: June 30, 2003

Comments

Once upon a time Wallaceurg was the furthest inland great lakes port. shipping vehicles and good for the war. ( International truck) was just 13 miles away we also cleaned out the rum boats in the bulk carriers and that often led to some good parties, our last deep water vessel was a small grain vessel loading up in Sydenham river through the Channal 'Ecarte. owned and operated by the new york news. We Ply the great Lakes on our own 36 ft boat. Good page and site here . have visited most of the ports you mention either by car or boat. Thanks .Your a Road-map to the World.


Name: Doreen Koch
Location: clinton township
Remote Name: 68.61.217.213
Date: June 28, 2003

Comments

Best wishes


Name: Mark Calder
Location: Holland Michigan
Remote Name: 24.247.103.125
Date: June 21, 2003

Comments

I have been coming to Belle Isle since I was a child, My Grandfather took me to the Dossin museum when it first opened, I have been back every year since, I love the museum


Name: bruce l. mueller
Location: midland, mi
Remote Name: 24.236.142.17
Date: June 14, 2003

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Name: Gerry Burns
Location: Atlanta, GA
Remote Name: 67.192.37.13
Date: June 12, 2003

Comments

Former passenger on the D&C City of Detroit


Name: Tim Yaw
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Remote Name: 67.217.19.95
Date: May 12, 2003

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Name: Bo Tomkie
Location: Lathrup Village
Remote Name: 68.73.52.11
Date: May 07, 2003

Comments

Several years ago my family and I drove down to the museum and viewed a British cannon which fell into the Detroit River during the 1813 evacuation. It was a great opportunity to view the entire museum, much to our enjoyment. What a great place to appreciate the history of the Great Lakes!


Name: Ron Sutton
Location: Metairie, LA
Remote Name: 68.11.92.133
Date: April 21, 2003

Comments

Grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI. #rd to 2nd Asst Engr on Wyandotte Boats from 1954 to 1957.


Wednesday 04/02/2003 4:14:06pm
Name: Jim Metzger
E-Mail: jmetzger@sygmanetwork.com
Location: California
Comments: I was born in Detroit in 1947 and miss the Great Lakes and watching the the shipping traffic on the Detroit river and lake St. Clair. I remember many great trips to Bob-Lo on the Columbia and St. Clair. I am making a donation to the Web Cam so I can once again watch the traffic.

Keep up the great work.

Friday 02/28/2003 8:35:54pm
Name: Ken Gerasimos
E-Mail: Kengerasimos@hotmail.com
Location: Trenton, Michigan
Comments: Nice Site and glad to see it includes those whose love of the history of the Great Lakes is equaled with the love for the preservation of the Lakes.

As a Licensed Deck Officer living on the Lakes, it's a general observation that we need to start some type of "bridge" between the hundreds of groups, whose love of the Lakes in some form or another, can band energies together for the common cause of Lakes preservation. Thanks to Barb and her husband for the work done regarding DDT spraying. Interesting reading.

Saturday 08/10/2002 2:15:44pm
Name: Connie Dossin
E-Mail: CDossin@aol.com
Location: Tampa
Comments: Enjoyed the website. I am interested in obtaining some older copies of Telescope for a family history project. I have one with a photo of Walt Dossin and President Truman. Are there others with photos or stories about the Dossin family or Miss Peps V?

Thursday 08/02/2001 9:30:24pm
Name: Robert Schellig
E-Mail: schellig@home.com
Location: Rochester, MI
Comments: I was a member of GLMI Board of Directors and past president during the Robert E. Lee era. I built the model of the COLUMBIA in the Dossin Museum collection. I have a large photo collection and many old Telescope mags, ship's plans and some models that I would like to sell. You should consider a classified section for the site so that stuff won't get lost!

Sunday 04/29/2001 3:56:58pm
Name: Alexander Bogel
E-Mail: alexbogel@hotmail,com
Location: Amherst, MA
Comments: I am a trustee of the William Lyon Phelps foundation, which runs the Huron City Museums. I found your site while researching Life Saving Stations for our Life Saving Station Day this July 21. I hope you'll come up to the Thumb and join us!
-ADBogel

Monday 04/23/2001 1:46:21pm
Name: Robert Heath
E-Mail: KYBBOB@AOL.COM
Homepage Title:  
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Frankenmuth, MI
Comments: I'am looking for plans for early great lakes ships that were steam powered (paddle wheelers) and/or early (ca-1920's) power yachts. I just finished my current project and would like to focus on a great lakes vessel for my next one. My basement is beginning to look like a museum but it's very rewarding and very satisfying. I plan on visiting the museum very soon, thank for a nice web site.

Friday 02/02/2001 8:09:20am
Name: Terry Pepper
E-Mail: terry@terrypepper.com
Location: Roanoke, Indiana
Comments: I research and photograph the lighthouses of Huron, Superior and Michigan, and share the results with the world on my non-commercial website "Seeing The Light."

I am currently working on improving my Sand Hills Light Station page, and understand that the Fourth Order Fresnel from this station is displayed in your museum.

Do you know what company manufactured this lens, and the date on which it was manufactured. Such information is usually stamped on the brass base ring of such lenses.

Any information on this lens would be greatly appreciated, and appropriate credit will be provided.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.