River Rouge “Dream Cruise”

You’ve heard of trainspotting, and of course the Woodward Dream-Cruise – but what about all of the huge ships that ply the canals and rivers in and around Detroit? No Romance in that you may think? Well think again matey, because if you have the right spot (namely the River Rouge bridge on Jefferson Ave.) then you can get close enough to these giants to almost board them!

Today’s photo link is of the Adam E. Cornelius, which has quite an illustrious history of firsts, and some close calls. It is the largest vessel built in the toledo shipyards, and the first to have its bridge and accomodations aft (I think that means in the rear). Its tall tower also struck I-75 at one time!

3 Comments so far

  1. girl.in.the.d (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 9:46 pm

    What a great site Adam has! I live on the Detroit river, and watching the vessels pass is one of my favorite things about my place.

  2. Jeppy (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 5:58 am

    I know! How the heck does he collect so much information on these ships?! I guess that’s why he’s the Boat-Nerd! You really don’t know how immense these vessels are until your right near them…

  3. Jeppy (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 6:05 am

    Did I type “your” – I really meant “you’re”

    Oops! Next I’ll be typing: “Look-it”

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