SN Special Presentation – The 36th America’s Cup

Shipwatcher News Special Presentation of the 36th America’s Cup

The 36th America’s Cup Match is covered in this special presentation issue.

Even though the America’s Cup is not related to the Great Lakes or the ships that sail them, it is a unique and important competition in international sailing, and featured in this Shipwatcher News Special Presentation.


Disclaimer

Shipwatcher News is not affiliated with America’s Cup Event LTD. in any way. This information may not be redistributed in any way shape or form. America’s Cup photos used with permission from America’s Cup Event Media Cloud and American Magic Team USA Media Center.

SN Special Presentation – The 36th America’s Cup Preliminary Races

Shipwatcher News Special Presentation of the 36th America’s Cup

36th America’s Cup competitors and preliminary races are covered in this first issue of the SN Special Presentation of the America’s Cup.

Even though the America’s Cup is not related to the Great Lakes or the ships that sail them, it is a unique and important competition in international sailing, and featured in this Shipwatcher News Special Presentation.

Watch the Racing Live


Disclaimer

Shipwatcher News is not affiliated with America’s Cup Event LTD. in any way. This information may not be redistributed in any way shape or form. America’s Cup photos used with permission from America’s Cup Event Media Cloud and American Magic Team USA Media Center.

Happy Birthday St. Marys Challenger! 115 YEARS Young

115 years ago today, St. Marys Challenger, then known as the William P. Snyder, met the waters of the Great Lakes for the first time when she was launched at Great Lakes Engineering Works at Ecorse, MI. Today, she survives as a cement carrier barge, owned by Port City Marine Services.

Read more about her history at William P. Snyder – Shipwatcher News Great Lakes Ships

St. Marys Challenger, arriving at Charlevoix, MI, 6/19/2011. Photo by Roger LeLievre
St. Marys Challenger / Prentiss Brown arriving at Grand Haven, MI, 5/7/2020. Photo by Sam Hankinson

#54 Freighters November-December 2020

The News is in!

#54 Freighters November-December 2020

Introducing Michigan Trader and Dirk S. VanEnkevort

Two Canadian fleets welcome new vessels

Michigan teens deliver Caring for our Sailors Care Packages

S/S Edmund Fitzgerald: 45 Years under the waters of Lake Superior

Interlake purchases S/S Badger and ATB Pere Marquette 41 / Undaunted

In the Design: Stern design

Featured Vessel: Wilfred Sykes

#53 Freighters September-October 2020

The News is in!

#53 Freighters September-October 2020

Welcoming the William Richard

ArcelorMittal sells U.S. assets to Cleveland-Cliffs in $1.4 billion deal

Barge Michigan Trader delivered to VanEnkevort Tug & Barge

Algoma Intrepid delivered to Algoma Central Corp.

Work progressing quickly on Interlake’s Mark W. Barker

In the Design: The leading end – a look at bow design on Great Lakes ships

Featured Vessel: American Integrity

Shipwatcher News: Caring for our Sailors

Announcing the Shipwatcher News Caring for our Sailors program! We are working to put together care packages for sailors on Great Lakes ships during the holiday season. We are going to provide healthy snacks and a few treats, as well as gum, hot chocolate packets, and more for these sailors. We are looking for generous supporters to donate to our cause to help cover the costs of purchasing the gifts and packaging.

We have currently partnered with the S/S Alpena, Grand River Navigation, Interlake Steamship Company, Lower Lakes Towing, Port City Marine Services, and VanEnkevort Tug & Barge to provide gifts for over 550 sailors on 29 ships. We are also working with both the J. W. Westcott Company of Detroit and Soo Marine Supply of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, for delivery of the care packages, both of whom have agreed to deliver them free of charge for our project. We are also offering the sailors a chance to win a “bonus gift”, with chances to win two VIP ferry tickets to Mackinac Island aboard Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry or an autographed Know Your Ships 2020 book.

There are many ways to help out in this project. Please visit and like our Facebook page. Those interested in donating gifts for the sailors can visit our Amazon shopping list and purchase items needed, which will be shipped directly to us. People can also give monetary donations using our Facebook donations page or our Donation form.

Thank you for your help!

Our Facebook Page

Our Amazon Shopping List


Official News Release

2021 Sponsorships

In an effort to continue to produce the Shipwatcher News newsletters as free publications, I have instituted a sponsorship program to help support upgrades to the business. The money raised will go towards covering costs for the website, materials, advertising, and technology upgrades. Last year, Shipwatcher News was able to raise over $800, and would like to exceed the funds raised before. Should they desire, donors will be recognized in the Shipwatcher News newsletters as well as on the website. New this year, Captain rank business sponsors will also get an optional ad space on the Shipwatcher News website. Please fill out this form if you feel moved to participate in the sponsorship program.

Thank you for your support,

Brendan Falkowski

#52 Freighters July-August 2020

The News is in!

#52 Freighters July-August 2020

Port City Marine’s latest vessel makes her debut – ATB Caroline McKee

$123 Million appropriated for new Soo Lock construction

Ship allisions and collisions

Putting on the finishing touches: William Richard nears completion

In the Design: Inside the cargo hold

Featured Vessel: Ojibway

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