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March 30 - 31 , 2009

3-31 - First arrival and departure for Duluth/ Superior for the 2009 season - Travis Chadwick
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Alpena coming through the remaining ice toward the Duluth ship canal.
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Bow view heading under the Aerial Lift Bridge.  
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James R. Barker making the turn at Port Terminal with Alpena and J.B. Ford in background.
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James R. Barker exiting the Duluth ship canal. 
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Stern view- note the patch below and aft of her name.

3-31 - USCGC Thunder Bay passing through the Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Thunder Bay leaving Lock 2.
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Thunder Bay below the Homer Bridge on her way to Lock 3.
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Thunder Bay approaching the flight locks, 4 west is open and waiting.

3-31 - Historical Perspectives -
east side of the Huron Cut Aug 1979. Ray Hillary                                          
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James Norris
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R. Bruce Angus
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3-30 - Port Huron - Sarnia Traffic -
Gordy Garris
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Algowood rafted to Peter R. Cresswell in North Slip
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Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin in North Slip
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Manitowoc rafted to Manistee
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Manistee at Cargill dock
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Mississagi at Government dock
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Saginaw with Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin in background
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Saginaw, Manitowoc and Manistee at Cargill dock
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Algoway at Sydney E. Smith dock (Note: Boom cables are not attached)
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Joyce L. VanEnkevort/ Great Lakes Trader coming off Lake Huron
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Passing under Blue Water Bridges
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Canadian Olympic upbound
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Passing Joyce L./GLT near Stag Island

3-30 - South Chicago Sunday -
Steve Bauer
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The CTC1, which has been used as a storage barge at St. Marys Cement on Lake Calumet, has been moved to a new location behind the warehouses off of 130th St.
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Closeup of bow, pilot house, and unloading boom.
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On a morning that is more fitting of January instead of the end of March, the Atlantic Huron loads at the KCBX south dock after unloading salt across the Calumet River the day before.
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View from starboard side.


3-30 - Great Lakes Trader downbound at Port Huron - Edward Schuyler
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 loaded taconite in Marquette MI.
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Close up of Tug  Joyce L VanEnkevort.
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Headed to Toledo, Ohio.

3-30 - John M Selvick & St Marys Challenger -
Brad Busse
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John M Selvick towing the St Marys Challenger through the Sturgeon Bay canal.
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John M
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John M coming through the highway bridge in Sturgeon Bay.
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John M. Selvick - St. Marys Challenger - Jimmy L of Selvick Marine Towing on the rear.


3-30 - Ojibway Salute Video

Salute passing St. Joseph Island



3-30 - Canadian Olympic passing Windsor -
Adrian Platts
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Winds were high and water levels seemed low Sunday morning.

3-30 - Historical Perspectives -
Don Boone
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Midland Prince - written on back "compliments of Point Edward Elevator Co. Point Edward Ontario [no Date]"  Photo given to me years ago by Widow of local Ships Supplier Midland Prince was converted to Self unloader in 1929.

3-30 - Mackinaw working Spring Break out -
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Crewmembers patiently wait as the ship pulls alongside so they can secure lines to the marker before pulling it onboard.
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw tends to a winter buoy channel marker that was pushed off station by thick ice along the shipping lane. The buoy deck supervisor watches as the chain from one of the markers is hauled onboard.
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Crewmembers work quickly and as a team to secure a line to the marker so it can be pulled onboard.
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Crewmembers work together as a team to secure extra winter channel markers to the deck of the Mackinaw.
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3-30 - Red River flood relief -
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Coast Guard Station St. Clair Shores airboat crew prepares to deploy to a staging area in West Fargo, N.D. with a convoy of several Coast Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service trailerable airboat March 28
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Chief Greg Zerfass, executive petty officer of Small Boat Station Marblehead, Ohio, conducts an informal situation brief, March 25 in North Dakota.
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Machinery Technician 3rd Class Dan Fraley of Coast Guard Station Sault Ste. Marie offloads the faithful friend of an Oxbow, N.D. woman, as both the dog and its owner required rescue from their flooded home along the Red River, Thursday, March 26
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An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Stations Traverse City, Mich., flies over the Red River March 28

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