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October 24-25, 2008


10/25 - USS Freedom departs Marinette Marine - Dick Lund

The tugs, Jacquelyn Nicole and Jimmy L, pin the LCS against its dock as lines are cast off

The tugs stand off as the ship gets underway

The small convoy heads down the Menominee River leaving Marinette Marine behind them

Close-up of the USS Freedom on a gray and dreary day

The ship and tugs head for the Ogden Street Bridge

The trio heads out of the inner harbor

Sailors line the decks

Sailors salute the crowd of well-wishers on the lighthouse pier

A "Menominee Maroons" banner is displayed on port rail. The Marine Marine banner was on the starboard side reflecting the location of the competing high schools on either side of the river (state boundary).

The LCS passes Menominee North Pier Lighthouse for the final time. BON VOYAGE!!

10/25 - Marquette visitors - Lee Rowe

Philip R Clarke loading at the ore dock

Gallagher Marine Barge and workers

American Valor arrives during the rain

American Valor at the dock

10/25 - Port Huron Traffic - Ed Schuyler

Federal Asahi downbound, heading to Ghent Belgium

John G. Munson upbound. Wave from the Pilothouse.

Stern View below the Blue Water Bridge

Paul R Tregurtha upbound

Heading to Superior

10/25 - Toledo Docks traffic - Bob Vincent
John J. Boland loading coal for Marysville Michigan

Aft view

Geo. Gradel Co. tug Pioneerland and barge # 32

Tug Karen Andrie with barge A-397 coming into Toledo

CSL Assiniboine unloading ore at Torco

10/25 - Point Edward/Sarnia traffic - Marc Dease

Cedarglen down bound at 1 & 2.

Mississagi departing the north slip after undergoing unspecified minor repairs

Mississagi turning around and departing down bound

Algocape alongside the Imperial oil fuel dock

American Valor down bound at 1 & 2.

Canadian Ranger down bound above the buoys

Canadian Provider follows the Ranger

Michipicoten down bound

10/25 - USS Freedom departs Marinette Marine -Christopher Stevens


Goodbye wave

Passing the lighthouse


10/24 - Heavy load delivered to Port Huron - Frank Frisk

Heavy lift vessel Enchanter

Bow view

Pilot Capt. Wayne A. Coulson

Note multi-axle transporter on dock

First Rotterdam transformer coming off

Another view

TV crew recording the event

Second unit headed t Detroit Edison

10/24 - Philip R. Clarke in Marquette - Rod Burdick


10/24 - Lake Michigan getting her new colors in Montreal - Peter Lynch





10/24 - Port Huron traffic - Ed Schuyler

CSL Niagara downbound

Cabin profile

Heading to Buffalo

H. Lee White downbound

Stern View

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