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March 12-16, 2008


3/16 - MSC Sabrina aground in the St. Lawrence River - Marq Doyon

Tugs on the scene

Getting hooked up to try to pull her out of the clay

Closer view of Sabina's stern

View from the tug pilothouse

Groupe Ocean tugs pulling hard

Twin power

Strain on the line

CCGC Martha L. Black arrives to help...

...but to no avail. This ship is stuck good.

3/16 - Historical Perspective - Capt. John Rigney
Scans of an early 1900's souvenir letter booklet from the Soo Locks. Though the postmark is 1917, the photos are from before 1910. The booklet included two blank pages for writing a note.

Soo Locks Souvenir Letter Booklet Cover Postmarked 1917

Blockade of boats  waiting for locks to open

Whaleback in Poe Lock

Naval parade in Poe Locks

Steamer Juniata in Weitzel Lock

Bird's eye view of canal

Naval parade departing Canadian Lock

Indians fishing in rapids

3/16 - Samuel Risley at Port Huron - Don DetloffThe cutter had gone a few miles up into Lake Huron on Saturday, but due to ice conditions, decided to return to Sarnia to escort the CSL Niagara to Goderich later in the day.



3/16 - Alpena. first ship in Chicago this season - Tom Milton

Alpena at LaFarge Cement on the Calumet River

Bow profile

3/15 - Algosar being assisted by the tug Iowa with American Courage in the background. Cuyahoga River, Cleveland. - Allen Seremak

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3/14 - Alpena- upbound in the south channel of St. Clair River at Harsens Island.- Charles Miller


3/13 - Alpena & Innovation passing in Thunder Bay - Ben & Chanda McClain




3/12 - Alpena passing BoatNerd World Headquarters Tuesday - Frank Switlicki





3/12 - USCGC Hollyhock at the Coast Guard moorings that adjoins the USCGC Mackinaw dock. - Jon Paul Michael


3/12 - Alpena up bound under the Bluewater Bridge - Wayne Brusate


3/12 - Alpena up bound passing St. Clair on Tuesday - Ron Piskor


3/12 - Two more mystery vessels to identify from the Tom Manse collection - Roger LeLievre

Small cutter, likely U.S. Coast Guard, port unknown.

Unknown ship, unknown port, unknown year. This one's a real stumper.

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