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April 24 - 25, 2009


4-25 - St. Clair and Detroit Rivers - Ron Piskor

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Steamer Edward L. Ryerson downbound under the Bluewater Bridges.
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Statue of the Mariner’s  Wife greets the Ryerson at St. Clair, Michigan.
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Ryerson passes the Marine City Lighthouse.
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Mailboat Westcott II returning from having serviced downbound American Mariner. The upbound Algonova and Calumet approach in the background.
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The pilot  boat Huron Maid exchanges Algonova crew members.
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Huron Maid slams through a big river roller as it heads downstream to service the Calumet.
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A Calumet engine room crew member looks on as the Huron Maid breaks away from servicing their ship.
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Mail is being loaded onto the Westcott II as the Ryerson approaches.
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The Westcott approaching the Ryerson.
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Westcott snugs up against the Ryerson’s starboard side as they pass below the Ambassador Bridge.
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Ryerson crew members hoist mail and supplies aboard from Westcott.
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 Westcott Director of Marine Operations Paul Jagenow muses and says he thinks we just came by today to see how wet he could get working as deckhand to the Ryerson.

4-25 - Calumet departs Toledo
- Jim Hoffman

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Calumet departing from the CSX Coal Docks at Toledo.
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Calumet outbound Maumee Bay Toledo, Ohio.
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Stern view outbound Maumee Bay.

4-25 - Adam E. Cornelius in Buffalo - Brian W.

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Wide bow of the Cornelius at the Frontier Elevator on the City Ship Canal as seen from the South Michigan St. Lift Bridge abutment. You can see that she takes up most of the good water alongside the dock and that any vessel requiring upstream passage would probably have to wait for her to depart.
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The Cornelius is seen from across the river while unloading at General Mills. Her close clearance on the Buffalo Skyway Bridge can clearly be seen. The Cornelius is maximum size for the Buffalo River/City Ship Canal in more ways than one.

4-25 - Ryerson at Port Huron - Ed Schuyler

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Downbound above the Blue Water Bridges.
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Bow profile
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Stern profile
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Stern view, heading to Hamilton.

4-25 - American Mariner loading ore at Marquette's Upper Harbor - Rod Burdick

4-25 - Early morning visitor in the Welland Canal - Michel Gosselin

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Full view 
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 Stern view, loading chutes down
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Ellen Knutsen is heading downbound toward Lock 2
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stern view

4-25 - Detroit and St. Clair Rivers
- Mike Nicholls

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CSL Laurentien upbound the Detroit River waiting for the Sterling Fuel Dock.
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Innovation and Samuel D Champlain turning into the Lafarge Springwells Dock.
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Ferry Daldean crossing the St. Clair River off Marine City.
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Mississagi downbound off St. Clair Edison.
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Walter J Mc Carthy Jr upbound off St. Clair, MI.
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Tug Sea Robin and barge Hugh upbound off St. Clair.
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4-25 - Brockville at Blockhouse Island- Dave Bessant

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Atlantic Huron
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Barge McCleary's Spirit with tug William J Moore
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 Barge Alouette Spirit and the tug Wilf Seymour.
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4-25 - Seaway traffic at Iroquois - Murray Blancher

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Quebecios up approaching Iroquois
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Quebecios entering Iroquois lock
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Quebecois & Torill Knutsen up at Iroquois
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Torill Knutsen at Iroquois
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Torill Knutson exiting Iroquois Lock

4-25 - St Lawrence Seaway at Kahnawake - Kent Malo

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The Jumbo ship Stella Prima up bound for Burns Harbor with a deck load
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Stern view of the Stella Prima seen here in the St Lawrence Seaway South shore canal at the Mohawk Territorial Lands Kahnawake
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Barge Alouette Spirit heading down bound for Becancour, Quebec
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McKeil tug Wilf Seymour with her barge Alouette Spirit

4-25 - Cleveland - Allen Seremak

The Innovation/ Samuel de Champlain at the Lafarge dock.

4-25 - Algobay forebody launch in China

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4-24 - Rouge and Detroit River - Ron Piskor

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Sarah Spencer in the old Rouge River Channel at the Zug Island Drawbridge.
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Sarah Spencer bow shot.
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Tug Shannon with a fuel barge at the Jefferson Avenue Drawbridge.
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Shannon with the shut down USS blast furnaces in the distance.
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Shannon and barge heading up the Detroit River.
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Shannon preparing to tie-up and wait for the H. Lee White’s arrival for fueling.

4-24 - Green Bay Port Report
- Scott Best

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Catherine Desgagnes inbound the Fox River.
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Stern view making the 90 degree turn into the FRD slip.
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Mobile Bay and its buoy barge loading up near the slip entrance to FRD.
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Turned and headed up river to allow the Catherine room to maneuver into the slip.

4-24 - Toronto - Gerry O.

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 Tracey M. was sold last fall and will be renamed this year by new owner Roddy Jones.
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Canadian Miner bring turned Tuesday by Molly M. 1
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Molly M. 1 departing Tuesday afternoon.
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Canadian Miner being turned. Canadian Ranger and Canadian navigator in background.
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Wyatt M. on the stern of Canadian Miner Tuesday afternoon.
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Ongiara and Maple City rafted for crew emergency training. Wm. Lyon Mackenzie in the background.

4-24 - Weekend Traffic at Sarnia and Port Huron
- John McCreery

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Macassa Bay at her berth in the North Slip
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Rt. Hon Paul J Martin up bound at Recors
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Highlander Sea repositioning from the Black River to the Bean Dock
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 Cresswell passing the Maritime center
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Pineglen up bound passing the Cresswell
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Manistee downbound to the River
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Start of a new season - Mississagi departs lay up
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Backing out of the Government Slip
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Mississagi upbound at the Bridges and bound for Goderich
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Algoway, Algoeast and Algomarine last of the lay up fleet

4-24 - Holland season opener
- Kevin Hirdes

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Pere Marquette and Tug Undaunted were the first boat of the year to call on Louis Padnos for scrap steel

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