It is now hairstreak season!
They are baaack!
|Southern (Northern Oak) Hairstreak|
I did get a FOY Banded Hairstreak which did not photograph very well!
One should keep an eye out for odes as well.
I got up early this morning to see the final voyage of a unique vessel. The American Victory was being towed down the St. Clair River on its way to Turkey to be scrapped.
I first caught sight of it at Mooretown.
Better known as the Middletown in its Great Lake's heyday, this ship has a unique history.
|Photo by Blake Mann July 1989|
It was built in Maryland in 1942 as a Victory ship. It was named USS Neshanic and originally a saltwater tanker. In 1947 it was named Gulfoil, in 1961-1962 Pioneer Challenger, and in 1962 renamed Middletown. It last operated in 2008 as American Victory and was laid up at Superior, Wisconsin.
At one point it saw action in WWII and was also in a collision in which it burned.
It is quite a unique vessel and something I wanted to see today before it disappeared forever.
|Passing Lambton Generating Station|