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March 8, 20

Winter Layups at Hamilton - John McCreery
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Algosoo and J W Shelley at Eastport
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Stern View
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Tadoussac and McCleary's Spirit
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Norris and Canadian Leader
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Pierson, Algocape, Jackman, Norris and Canadian Leader
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Closer view of the Pierson, Algocape and Jackman

Sector Detroit on Friday - Galen Witham
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USCGC Hollyhock, moors at Sector Detroit to pick up buoys for spring placement, a sure sign that shipping is about to begin.
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Also preparing for spring breakout, the USCGC Bristol Bay, is shown in her slip at Sector Detroit.

Edward M. Cotter icebreaking on the Buffalo River - Brian Wroblewski
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Cotter backing and ramming heavy pressure ridges in the reach of the Buffalo River just off the Buckeye Product Terminal.
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Backing downriver past the Buffalo Color plant, six miles by water from Lake Erie.
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South Park Ave. lift bridge is being raised for the stern first passage of the Cotter.
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Cotter backing through the draw so as not to damage the prop and rudder if she were to try and turn around in all that heavy ice above the bridge.
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Turning below the bridge.
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Using her propwash to clear some ice out from under the drawbridge.
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Heading back downriver towards the old DL&W Buffalo River Draw with CP Draw and the Nickel Plate bridges further in the distance.

Escanaba's first load Friday -  Lee Rowe
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Fishing tug at Manistique, Mich.  - Jens Mammen
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   J.R. Jensen
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Fish tugs in Sarnia, February 13 - Allen Vary
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Mar Vel Ann
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Teresa Maria
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Noskca J.

Arthur B. Homer showing the dramatic launching of the Homer on November 7, 1959 - Bethlehem Steel photo from the Brian Bernard Collection
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Historical Perspective - Classic Lakers before their conversions - Jon Paul Michaels
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Joseph H. Frantz - re powered twice and converted to a self unloader. Now scrapped.
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 E. B. Barber - trunk deck added and converted to a self unloader. Now scrapped.
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Frankcliffe Hall - deepened and converted to a self unloader. Now sails as Halifax.
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Shenango II - lengthened and then converted to a self unloader and later re powered as a diesel. Now sails as Charles M. Beeghly.
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Edward B. Greene - lengthened and later converted to a self unloader. Now sails as Kaye E. Barker.
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Walter A. Sterling - lengthened and later converted to a self unloader. Re powered with a diesel. Now sails as Lee A. Tregurtha.
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Sparrows Point - lengthened and later converted to a self unloader. Cut down to a self unloading barge and now sails as Lewis J. Kuber.
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Ernest T. Weir - converted to a self unloader and now sails as American Fortitude.
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Cason J. Calloway - lengthened and later converted to a self unloader.
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Arthur M. Anderson - lengthened and later converted to a self unloader.
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Phillip R. Clarke - lengthened and later converted to a self unloader.
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Armco - lengthened and later converted to a self unloader. Now sails as American Valor.
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Reserve -lengthened and later converted to a self unloader. Cut down to self unloading barge and sails as James J. Kuber.

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