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Robert S. Pierson Christening Gallery
March 22, 2008


By Fred Miller, Bill Bird and BoatNerd Staff

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At the Cargill Dock
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New name
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Christening program
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Champagne bottle
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Bottle ready to go
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Stacks have been painted
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Large crowd on hand despite cold temperatures
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Company officials and guests walk to the stage
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Arch Decon Gordon Simmons
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Frank Bravener welcomes the crowd
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Robert Pierson's daughters Sarah, Alex and Martha.
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Lower Lakes President Scott Bravener
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Mark Rohn, president of Grand River Navigation Co.
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Laurence S. Levy President and CEO of Rand Logistics, the parent company of Lower Lakes
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Sandra Mathies, Sarah's husband Matthew, Sarah holding Bob's  grandson Pierson
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The crowd cheers and the ship sounds a master's salute.
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Champagne christens the hull
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(L to R) Vice President of Lower Lakes Jim Siddall, Sarah Mathies and her son, the Pierson Daughters.
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Lower Lakes Flag
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Christening art work by Paul C. LaMarre Jr.
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