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Soo Gathering - June  26 - 27, 2009

6/28 - Soo Gathering - Dotti Caldwell
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Montrealais early eve. downbound at the Soo.
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Beeghly upbound at the Soo
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Michipicoten/Sunset West Pier Soo.
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Big Paul coming into Poe on Engineers Day
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LaFarge barge  Innovation w/tug Samuel D. Champlain -Caught this in Port Huron on our way up to the gathering.
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Algoma (Essar) Steel plant -Taken from dinner cruise ship
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 Speer exiting Poe Lock - taken from dinner cruise ship. 

6/28 - Soo Gathering - Tom Thelen
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Crew of Edwin Gott using fire hoses to keep midsection cool.
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Crew of Gott keeps children cool by handing out ice cream. Thank you!
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Paul R. dwarfs Engineer’s Day crowd.
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Catherine Desgagnes heading downbound with load of wheat.
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Burns Harbor waiting for Algowood to clear Poe Lock.
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 Kaministiqua entering MacArthur lock hauling grain.
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Flags on Kaministiqua
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Tug Erika Kobasic pulling a barge with a tank past Sherman Park.

6/28 - Soo Friday - Locks Open House and BoatNerd Cruise
- Dave Wobser

The annual group picture with many missing due to the early morning hour.

Lined up to cross the MacArthur Lock at 9 a.m.

Edwin H. Gott entering the Poe downbound

Gott in the Poe ready to be lowered

Spectators impressed with Gott's size

Gott lowered

Algosoo entering the MacArthur Lock (l) as Gott leaves

Gott's massive accommodations block

Gott crew talking to the spectators

Algosoo  in the Mac

Algosoo leaving the Mac and passing the waiting salty Maxima

Maxima entering the Mac upbound with a load of wind turbines

Algocape entering the Poe Lock downbound

Algocape leaving the Poe

Algoway entering the MacArthur

Big Paul R. Tregurtha in the Poe Lock

Algoway in MacArthur Lock

Algoway leaving the Mac ahead of the Paul R. leaving the Poe

Aboard the Soo Locks Tour boat for the annual freighter chasing cruise

Enjoying an evening on the St. Marys River

More cruisers

Chef Herm explaining how he cooked the hotdogs for the picnic

E. M. Ford next to Yankcanuck at Purvis Marine dock

Chief Shingwauk in layup at her Soo, Ontario berth

Nindawayma at Purvis west yard

Getting a close look at BBC Rhine loading steel coils at the Export Dock

Edgar B. Speer leaving the Poe Lock upbound

Up close to the Speer

Michipicoten up at Mission Point in the late evening

Stern view
6/26- Soo Wednesday  -  Dave Wobser
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6/26 - Soo Thursday  -  Dave Wobser
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Here comes the Cason J. Callaway
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Callaway looking good
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Forward cabins
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Stern view
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Boatnerds gathered at Rotary Park on Mission Point
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Chef Bill works the burgers on the grill
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Herman the hotdog chef explains his work
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Enjoying the lunch
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The scene at Mission Point
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Must be something coming
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Get out the house flag
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The newly painted and powered Charles M. Beeghly
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Forward cabins
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Stern view
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Another house flag appears...
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Boland stern view
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Canadian Progress downbound late in the day
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Progress stern view
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John B. Aird follows close behind the Progress
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Aird stern view
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Michipicoten down bound at the West Pier as the sun sets

6/26 - Soo
Roger LeLievre
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Admiral Lee Rowe
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Andrew Constans has all photo angles covered with many cameras.
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Baby Boatnerd Chloe Weaver

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Charles M. Beeghly

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Houseflag helps encourage a salute from
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John J. Boland Crowd gathers for the Callaway.
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Morrell survivor Dennis Hale (right) with Barry  from Sarnia
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A quiet moment on the Doug Fairchild bench
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Boat board keeps track of traffic
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Many cameras at Mission Point
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Dick Lund

From the cruise  - Roger LeLievre

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American Integrity
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Charlie Lampman wheels the LeVoyageur
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Matched set of Anderson jackets were the height of fashion In the Mac Lock
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Ferry Nindewayma awaits scrapping at the Purvis dock.
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4 of the 76 passengers on the boat cruise
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PML Tucker at the Purvis dock
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Edgar B. Speer passing

6/28 Soo Gathering  - Brian Wellwood

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 Crowd enjoys Edwin H. Gott while Algosoo sneaks in the MacArthur Lock.
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Foreign vessel Maxima brings wind turbine parts through the locks.
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Algoway in the Rock Cut.
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Boatnerds follow Paul R. Tregurtha to the Rock Cut.
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Tregurtha captain informs that winter's not that far away.

6/28 Soo Gathering  - Lee Rowe

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