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February 8 - 10, 2009

2/10 - Mackinaw departs Detroit Feb. 9 - Ron Piskor
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Early morning on the river finds a hazy moon settling in behind the Ambassador Bridge as Mackinaw awaits the arrival of Algosar.
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Mackinaw moored in the shadow of the Detroit skyline.
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Algosar appears like a ghost ship in the morning haze.
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Mackinaw crabs sideways from the shoreline sharing the river with a lone duck.
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The Mackinaw throttles-up in pursuit of Algosar.
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The Hiram Walker distillery is seen through the morning haze as Mackinaw heads upstream to overtake Algosar.
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Having overtaken Algosar Mackinaw passes U.S. Coast Guard Station Belle Isle.
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Algosar falls in behind the Mackinaw for their trip across Lake St. Clair.
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Mackinaw fades into the distance leaving behind it's wake and a job well done in the lower lakes.


2/10 - Sarnia Lay-up - Dave Noordhoff
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Ojibway, bow detail showing evidence of one of her former names.
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Mississagi, port side of forward superstructure
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Mississagi, starboard side of forward superstructure
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Manistee, stern with "Old Glory"
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Manistee, stern detail

2-10 - Historical Perspective - Agawa ashore on Manitoulin Island. December 10, 1927 -
Don Boone
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2/9 - Mackinaw in Detroit -
Ron Piskor
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The sun sets on the Mackinaw on the eve before heading back to Cheboygan.
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The moon rises over the Mackinaw's bow as the sun sets on her stern.
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Twilight gathers on the Detroit River with the Ambassador Bridge in the background.

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One last night on the river before an early morning departure for home.

2/9 - Mackinaw in Detroit -
Adrian Platts
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USCG Mackinaw tied up in Windsor
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Arriving from a short trip down river, Mackinaw moves sideways into Detroit
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Approaches the Detroit Riverwalk watched by some bemused security
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Throws lines and ties up in Detroit

2/9 - Barge Great Lakes and tug Michigan in Traverse City -
Danny Hecko
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2/9 - Great Lakes built yacht in Florida -
Bill Hoey
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In the shadow of a cruise ship Vitamin crosses Port Everglades.  The 120 foot yacht is seventh of her class built by Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin.  Her twin, hull 120-6 is Ocean Drive which is in the Miami Boat Show this week.  Vitamin is most likely being used by Palmer Johnson as a test drive boat to sell the two unsold yachts.
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Close up of the stern of Vitamin, showing her paper and tape home port of Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin, not quite up to the quality of the rest of the yacht.
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Palmer Johnson's photo of the launching of the Vitamin at Sturgeon Bay in the fall of 2008.


2-8 - Historical Perspective - Launch of the S.S. Westmount. May 4, 1917 -
Don Boone
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Photo taken from the burned
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2-8 - Goderich Feb. 8 -
Dale Baechler
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Algosteel, with CCGS Samuel Risley backing toward the breakwalls.
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In side the breakwalls.
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Approaching the north pier and Sifto Salt dock.


 2-8 - Historical Perspective - Joseph H. Thompson Photos - 1985 - Robert F. Hale
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Joseph H. Thompson at Marinette, mid-September 1985.
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Stern work.

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