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April 8 - 9 , 2009


4-9 - Calumet River Traffic - Steve Bauer

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Boat and buds.  American Mariner anchored in Calumet Harbor awaiting the departure of the Spruceglen.
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Spruceglen and G Tug Massachusetts passing through the "Five Bridges" area.
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Bow clearing the 95th St. bridge and lining up for the 92nd St bridge.
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Monitoring the clearance through 95th St.
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Passing under 92nd St bridge en route to the lake.

4-9 - Ryerson at Windmill Pointe - Alex and Max Mager

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Edward L Ryerson on her first upbound voyage of the season
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First steam salute
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Into the moonlight
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Canadian Coast Guard ship Gull Isle passes in the darkness

4-9 - Maumee in Lorain on Wednesday, opened the shipping season with a load of stone for the Jonick Dock.  - Jim Bobel

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The Wheelhouse begins to pass the Lorain light house to enter the inner harbor.
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The whole ship passing the Lorain light house entering the inner harbor.
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Preparing to unload at the Jonick Dock in the Black River in Lorain

4-9 - Wilfred Sykes left layup and headed to Escanaba to take on a load of ore - Lee Rowe

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Strong winds had her approaching the dock very slowly to avoid being pushed against the dock.
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At the dock

4-9 - Saginaw leaving Owen Sound harbor - Kelly Thompson

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4-9 - Cross Over Island - Murray Blancher

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JW Shelley at a distance upbound west of Crossover Island
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Medemborg upbound at crossover island

4-9 - Sarah Desgagnes passing the IJmuiden Locks in the Netherlands on April 6 - Jan van der Doe

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4-8 - Welland Canal -Paul Beesley

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Clipper Leader passing Port Weller shipyard.  In the background McKeil's tugs Molly M 1 and Wyatt M downbound.
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Robert S Pierson upbound.
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 Algoeast upbound toward lock 2.
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 Kaministiqua downbound from lock 2.
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 Pineglen upbound.
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Peter R Cresswell down from lock 2.
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Peter R Cresswell down from lock 2.
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 Edward L Ryerson on her first trip of the year.
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Canadian Transport after leaving lock 2.
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Edgar Lehmann upbound toward lock 2.
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Edgar Lehmann upbound toward lock 2

4-8 - South Chicago
- Spruceglen and the Algomarine on the Calumet River - Steve Bauer

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Spruceglen in Calumet Harbor with G tugs Colorado and Massachusetts for assistance ready to proceed down the Calumet River for KCBX.
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Under the EJE bridge 710 approaching 92nd St.
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Deckhand removing ice off of hatch area.
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Stopped at the NS bridge just clear of 95th St. Bow thruster running and Massachusetts pulling on bow to keep a strong wind from blowing the bow towards the marina dock just out of sight on left.
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Getting ready to tie up to KCBX south dock with help from the Massachusetts and Colorado.
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Algomarine passing under EJE bridge while Selvick tug Krista S. passes by on the starboard side.
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Deckhands removing hatch clamps. The Algomarine was due in Sunday, but was delayed by a storm system that passed through Sunday and into Monday.
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Passing under 95th St bridge.
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Arriving at the Morton Salt dock at 100th St., with the Spruceglen getting ready to start loading at KCBX.
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It did not take long for the unloading to begin. 

4-8 - Brockville on Tuesday
- Dave Bessant

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Two tugs from the St Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. First Robinson Bay Eastbound.
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Robinson Bay
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Robinson Bay close up
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Performance following the Robinson Bay
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Performance close up
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Canada Steamships Rt Hon Paul J Martin eastbound in the snow

4-8 - Mesabi Miner arrived in Marquette with coal on a very windy Tuesday
- Lee Rowe

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Mesabi Miner arriving past the break wall.
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Inside the harbor.

4-8 - Historical Perspectives
  - Grounded Socrates Minnesota Point, Duluth 1986 - Duane T Holsen

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