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February 10, 20
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Recent Icebreaking
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Samuel Risley escorting Canadian Transport past Courtright, Ontario Sunday. Harold Merton
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CCGS Samuel Risley escorting the Canadian Transport followed by the USCG Bristol Bay just past Port Lambton in very heavy brash ice. Erich Zuschlag
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Risley leading the Algosea. Detroit News
   

Ice skating over a shipwreck - Ron Walsh
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The remains of the 84 foot schooner B. W. Folger according to local divers.
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Unusually clear ice
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In June 2006 the Windoc was towed up the Welland canal from Port Weller to Port Colborne.  These photos highlight the trip. - Paul Beesley
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McKiel's tug Progress secured ahead of the Windoc in Port Weller.
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Nadro's Vac & Seahound waiting astern of the Windoc.
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Vac & Seahound preparing to hook on to the stern.
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Seahound seen in Lock 1 beyond the propeller of the Windoc.
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Looking at Lock 2 as the tow approaches.
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The bridge that caused all the problems.  The tow approaches the bridge at Allenburg.
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The tow was secured above bridge 21 in Port Colborne for the night.  The next day the Seahound moved the Windoc to the scrap yard in Port Colborne.
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Seahound moves the Windoc upbound toward IMS.
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Tow connection for the move to IMS.
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Previous name - Steelcliffe Hall - can still be seen.
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Another view of the Seahound at work.
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Opening in the hull of Windoc.
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Progress hauls the stern clear of the remains of the Joseph Frantz.
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Gliding past the remains of the Joseph Frantz.
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Vac pushes the Windoc stern alongside the dock.
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Preparing stern lines for tie-up.
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Seahound & Vac keep the stern alongside.
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Hauling a stern line ashore.
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All secured at IMS.  As many of you know the hulk was moved to Port Weller in the fall of '08, then taken to Toronto in the fall of '09.
 

Historical Perspectives from the Blue Water Bridge- Marc Dease
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T R McLagan downbound, Sept 16, 1984.
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Ralph Misener downbound Sept 16, 1984.
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Richelieu downbound Sept 1, 1985
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Murray Bay downbound Nov. 23, 1985.
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Beechglen downbound Oct. 23, 1986
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Black Bay upbound Oct. 23, 1986.
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Seaway Queen downbound Oct. 29, 1986.
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Scott Misener(3) downbound Nov. 8, 1986.
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Carol Lake downbound Dec. 5, 1986
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Algomarine upbound before conversion, Sept. 20, 1987.
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Willowglen upbound, May 20, 1991.
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Scott Misener(4) downbound, Sept. 28, 1991.
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Oakglen(1) up bound Sept. 20, 1987.
 
 
 

Historical Perspectives - Folger before her demise off Kerr (fish) point Amherst Island - Tom Rutledge
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Historical Perspectives - Soo River Trader & Fernglen being scrapped - Capt. R. Metz
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