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April 2 , 2009


4-3 - Duluth activity  Wednesday and Thursday - Travis Chadwick

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Edward L. Ryerson backing out of Fraser Shipyard assisted by G-tug North Carolina with St. Clair behind.
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Stern view with G-tug Kentucky pulling.
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Waiting for first load of the season.
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Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departing Duluth with her first load of the season.

4-3 - Duluth Ice Wednesday
  - Michael Lackore 

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Alpena departed Duluth after a brief wait inside the harbor only to make it about as far as the Lee A. Tregurtha did before coming to a halt against a 2 foot thick ridge of wind blown packed ice.  The Alder managed to break itself free and proceeded to cut a track closer to shore which can be see in the foreground. 
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Alder was successful at breaking a new track closer to shore and reached the open water.
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The Alpena was able to back into her own track after the Alder went by.


4-3 - Welland Canal
  - Paul Beesley

The first 3 days on the Welland Canal have not been busy, although the first ‘Salty’ has already passed upbound. 1-mont-3-31-09-pb.jpg (62695 bytes)
Montrealais leaving lock 3 after Top-Hat ceremony on March 31.
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Canadian Transport below lock 1 on April
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Federal Saguenay, 1st Salty of the year, upbound at the Glendale bridge,
April 2.
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Federal Saguenay approaching the flight locks, April 2.
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Salvor and Lambert Spirit leaving lock 2 upbound, April 2. Notice that the barge has been painted black this season.

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Salvor above lock 2, April 2.

4-3 - Hamilton, Ont. season opener  - John McCreery

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Federal Schelde at pier 14. First Saltie of the season
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Hamilton Energy backing into the slip
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The Energy alongside to fuel the Pineglen
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Another view of pier 14
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Canadian Transport entering through the Burlington Ship Canal
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Close up under the bridge
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Stern view on her way to Dofasco with Toledo Coal. Her next port will be Sandusky Ohio
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Diamond Star sandwiched between the Algosoo and Henry Jackman.

4-3 - Brockville to Iroquois Ontario 4-01 -
Dave Bessant

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Gulls waiting for the first vessel of the season, Spruceglen at Blockhouse Island Brockville.
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Photographers waiting too for Spruceglen at Blockhouse.
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Laguna D upbound at Blockhouse with Murray Blanchard photographing too (in red).
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Close up of Laguna D at Blockhouse.
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Laguna D stern view, entering the Islands by St Lawrence Park and the Brockville Cemeteries.
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Algoeast downbound passing Morristown NY at the Three Sisters Islands.
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Federal Saguenay passing in front of Algoeast, at Maitland.
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Federal Saguenay westbound at Maitland.
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Algoeast heading under the Thousand Islands International Bridge at Johnstown.
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Ontario Hydro's Boom Queen alongside the Galop Canal near Cardinal.
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 The Edith Gauthier at Iroquois tied up. (126752 bytes)
Algoeast entering the Iroquois Locks.
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Lockmaster's House at Iroquois.
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Iroquois Lock Information, rehung after falling down last year, a bit in need of repair. (95139 bytes)
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Algoeast stern view

4-3 - Welland Canal opening day  - Phil Nash 

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Montrealais departs Lock 3 with the flags blowing in the wind.
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St. Lawrence Seaway 50th Anniversary Flag.
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CCGS Griffon below Lock 8 waiting in ice for the Montrealais to depart.
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Montrealais clear of Lock 8.
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Bow of the Montrealais in ice.
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A wave from Captain Austin Peckford of the Montrealais, Thanks Capt.!
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Stern of the Montrealais having no problems with the ice.
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Montrealais outbound Port Colborne, Ontario passing the USCGC Thunder Bay  and the John B. Aird.
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Algoport at Wharf 10.
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Work continues on board the Algoport.
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Tug Charlie E in Port Colborne.
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USCGC Thunder Bay in Port Colborne.
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Name plate.
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Campaign Award on USCGC Thunder Bay.
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CCGS Griffon squeezes by the USCGC Thunder Bay and John B. Aird.
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Prop on the John B. Aird.
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Crew on the CCGS Griffon preparing to dock in Port Colborne.
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Night shot of CCGS Griffon in Port Colborne.
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International Marine Salvage dock in Port Colborne.

4-3 - Port Huron  - Violet M. Bostwick

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4-3 - Historical Perspectives
  - Birchglen scrap tow from the water works Sarnia-Point Edward, 1982 - Ray Hillary

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4-3 - Historical Perspective
  - Don Geske 

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Port Colborne scene from the Post Card Collection of Don Geske

4-2 - Marquette upper harbor activity  - Rod Burdick

Toledo docks first coal boat -
Canadian Transport loading for Hamilton - Bob Vincent

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James R. Barker unloading coal
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Joyce L. VanEnkevort and barge Great Lakes Trader arriving
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Backing under the coal machine
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Forward view

4-2 - First boats of the season to pass Brockville - Murray Blancher

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Spruceglen upbound the first boat of the season to pass Brockville
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Laguna D upbound
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Kathrin Spirit upbound at Brockville
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4-2 - St. Lawrence Seaway South shore canal
- Kent Malo

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Jerry G with the La Prairie in tow, up bound at the Kahnawake Mohawk Territorial Lands St Lawrence Seaway South shore canal, destination Hamilton
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Bow view of the Jerry G
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CCGS Tracy up bound at the Kahnawake Mohawk Territorial Lands St Lawrence Seaway South shore canal, doing buoy tending.
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Stern view

4-2 - Lee A. Tregurtha stuck off Duluth

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4-2 - Port Huron
  - Edward Schuyler

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Montrealais upbound on her first trip of the season
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Close up of the bow.
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Wide view.
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Under the Blue Water Bridge, heading for Thunder Bay.

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