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April 26 - 27 , 2009


4-27 - Welland Canal - Bob Dowson

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Moor upbound at Port Robinson
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Stern view
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Stellaprima starboard side view at Lock 7
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Port side view
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Stern view

4-27 - Jackson in Buffalo
- Brian W.

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The tug Washington led the Herbert C Jackson up the Buffalo River. This shot was taken from the DL&W train terminal in Downtown Buffalo.
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This view shows the Jackson heading up the Buffalo River under the Skyway Bridge with the setting sun in the pilothouse windows.
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Tug working to center the ship's bow in the middle of the channel off the General Mills plant.
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Jackson after lining up on the Michigan St. Bridge.

4-27 - Robert S. Pierson at Marquette's Upper Harbor
- Rod Burdick

4-27 - Metis in Rochester -
Richard Cooper

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Waiting to load ore
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Stern view
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Tug Evans McKeil and cement barge Metis unloading at the ESROC terminal on the Genesee River, Rochester NY.

4-27 - Saginaw River Saturday
- Galen Witham

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The Agawa Canyon, outbound just north of the Zilwaukee Bridge.
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A young boatnerd waves at the Agawa Canyon
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Stern view of the Agawa Canyon, just north of the Zilwaukee Bridge.
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Agawa Canyon makes her approach to the tight turn at buoy 53, at Cheboyganing Creek.  Current was heavy here, and ship handling was at its optimum.
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Stern view as the Agawa Canyon clears the turn at Cheboyganing Creek.
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After holding at the old "Brown Hoist" dock in downtown Bay City for winds to abate, the Agawa Canyon heads for her first drawbridge in a steady rain.
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The forward section enters the first draw.
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The Agawa Canyon makes her last turn near dusk, and heads out into the bay.
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Lewis J. Kuber, inbound to the 6th Street turning basin, after meeting the Agawa Canyon, who was outbound to the lake.
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 Stern view of the Kuber, with her tug the Olive J. Moore, heading inbound to the turning basin.
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Kuber laying off the 6th Street Turning Basin.
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Due to the heavy winds, and strong currents, the tug Gregory J. Busch, comes alongside the port quarter of the Kuber to assist in her turn.
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Close up of the G. J. Busch made up to the port quarter.
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The Kuber is edged into the basin carefully, under the watchful eye of the bow watch.
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After about two hours of masterful shiphandling, the Kuber is successfully turned, and headed outbound.  The assist tug, Gregory J. Busch, clears the port side, and makes her way around the stern of the Olive J. Moore.
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After holding up for a few hours in Zilwaukee for winds and currents, the Lewis J. Kuber makes her way through downtown Bay City in a steady rain near dusk.  This view is near the boat ramp in Essexville.
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The Kuber finally makes the last turn, and heads out into the Bay.
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A crane/tug/barge operation, apparently removing silt from a slip just north of the Zilwaukee Bridge, on the north side of the river.
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A close up of the operation.
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The tug Gregory Busch, near the 6th Street Turning Basin, after assisting the Lewis J. Kuber.

4-27 - Detroit River
- Adrian Platts

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Bristol Bay moves downriver about 100 yards from the shore here.
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Thick fog along the Detroit River
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American Victory moving past a dense mass of small fishing boats (last season)
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Dozens of small boats cram into the Detroit river

4-26 - Mississagi was downbound at Detroit
- Mike Koprowicz (53657 bytes)
Mississagi downbound at Detroit debuting her new paint job for 2009. (68978 bytes)
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Starting her turn for the Rouge River (72559 bytes)
A closeup of her wheelhouse (32555 bytes)
 Her captain skillfully maneuvers around a barge in the Rouge River (80927 bytes)
Enjoying a restful moment on deck (22632 bytes)
Her original Tyfons retain their steam jacketing having been originally mounted protruding from the stack as seen here. (58618 bytes)
Her Whistles against the drawbridge
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Her real engine stack, the "rustpipe" or "stovepipe"

4-26 - Marquette
- Lee Rowe

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Robert S. Pierson approaching Marquette on a windy, cloudy day.
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Approaching the dock.
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Wider view.

4-26 - Adam E Cornelius departing Buffalo
- Brian W.

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Cornelius after she had backed down the dock at General Mills to be able to swing the unloading rig back aboard.
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Backing away from the Frontier Elevator and into the center of the City Ship Canal.
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Cornelius has cleared the Buffalo Skyway Bridge and is abeam of the old Connecting Terminal Elevator dock at the junction of the Buffalo River and City Ship Canal.
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The stern is heading through the Watson Basin, just off the Buffalo Naval Park ships.
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She is now through the Watson Basin and starting her turn to head out the Buffalo River North Entrance.
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Comparison between the 680 foot Cornelius and the 610 foot guided missile cruiser USS Little Rock as she heads out of the creek.
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 Buffalo's #1 and #2 boatnerds building their nest at Municipal Pier while keeping a close eye on the Cornelius as she winds in the Outer Harbor.
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New sign at the Buffalo & Pittsburgh's Buffalo Creek Yard.

4-26 - Flinterland unloading in Port of Oshawa on Saturday
- Mark Leitch

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4-26 - Evans McKeil and Metis going up the Genesee River to the Essroc Dock
- Tom Brewer

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