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September 2 - 3, 2005


9/2 - Soo Locks 150th Anniversary Closing Ceremonies

Assembled multitude.

Another view

Dodworth Saxhorn Band

Period costumed guests

Sen. Carl Levin

Rep. Bart Stupak

Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Monument covering the time capsule burial spot.

Alpena up bound at Mission Point

Alpena leaving the MacArthur Lock

Fired Keewadin casino employees picketing outside Locks Park

Marquette - Lee & Kris Rowe

Michipicoten, man over. 9/1

Michipicoten at the dock.
Herbert  C. Jackson loading. 9/1

John J. Boland 9/2

Herbert C. Jackson waiting for a part. 9/2
Saginaw waiting for ore,

James R. Barker
Federal Maas in Hamilton - 9/1 -
Peter Stevens
Sam Laud loading near Tawas  9/1 -
Rob Riffert
c. Columbus up bound at Prescott, Ont. - 9/1 -
Dave Maville
Prinsenborg at Vantage Point 9-03 Frank Frisk
Maumee  in Buffalo 8/28 Algocen at the Soo 2004 - John C. Szabo  
First shows the Maumee turning to Starboard and passing the USS Little Rock at the Inner Harbor. Second shot shows her in the turning basin with downtown Buffalo in the background.

Third shot has her heading into the City Ship Canal and passing under the Buffalo Skyway. Fourth shot shows her swinging her boom and getting ready to unload at the Sand Supply Landing.


Historical Perspective by William Forsythe

This 1930's postcard shows the car ferry Ashtabula passing below the Bascule Bridge that replaced the Swing Bridge in 1925. The car ferry was sunk outside Ashtabula Harbor in 1958.

This 1906 postcard shows the origianlm Swing Bridge at Ashtabula, Ohio with the span closed.

This uniquely colorized postcard from 1919 shows the Whaleback Frank Rockefeller passing through the open swing span.

This next postcard from the same era show the span open as a freighter passes through. Note the ship loading lumber in the foreground.

This 1907 postcard shows the tug C W Elphicke stern-towing the excursion steamer Theodore Roosevelt into Michigan City, IN. See the Photo News Page on May 12, 2005 to see what happened to the excursion steamer United States under similar circumstances.

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