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April 5, 20
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Sunday at Welland Canal - Bill Bird
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Frontenac downbound about to exit Welland bypass at Port Robinson
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Headed for Hamilton with ore.  Last year she was taking ore off the same dock
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Montrealais under Bridge 21 at Port Colborne.
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Montrealais headed for Port Cartier with grain-will then bring ore back to Dofasco at Hamilton
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Atlantic Erie-riding high in Lock 7-headed for Sydney Nova Scotia with coal with bring ore back into the Great Lakes from Quebec.
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A rare visit for Ojibway to canal exiting Lock 8
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Cargo of grain for Quebec City
     

Menominee and Marinette -
Dick Lund
 
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The tug, Victory, fires up its engines Saturday afternoon
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The tug & barge, James L. Kuber, begin to move away from the dock
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Away from the dock heading for the Ogden Street Bridge
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Bow of the barge with the name, James L. Kuber, showing on the hatch crane as they pass the craneship, William H. Donner, which is waiting for the arrival of the Amelia Desgagnes
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Coming out of the inner harbor
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Close-up inside the piers
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Approaching Menominee North Pier Lighthouse
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Outbound James L. Kuber/Victory approaches the inbound Amelia Desgagnes
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Amelia Desgagnes approaches the lighthouse
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Close-up
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Unloading alongside the William H. Donner later that afternoon
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Amelia Desgagnes turning around in the Menominee River early on Easter morning
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Turned around and ready to head out
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Approaching the lighthouse on its way out of the river
 

Lewis J Kuber and Olive L Moore departing Menominee Sunday morning - Scott Best 
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Close up of Olive L Moore as they approach the Ogden St. Bridge.
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Heading out of the inner harbor.
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Stern view heading out through the Piers.
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Passing the Menominee North Pier Lighthouse.
 

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon in the Welland Canal
- Paul Beesley
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Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon passes the Maritime Trader below Lock 2.
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The Griffon received a new crane last year, and the work barge is relatively new as well.
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Once past the Trader the Griffon launched its work barge to carry out seasonal buoy maintenance.  There are two green buoys between Locks 1 & 2.  Among other things their position is verified to ensure they mark the edge of the channel.
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Until recently, work barges were completely open to the elements.  This newer model offers shelter to the crew when not actually working a buoy.
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Previous work barges were phenomenally slow.  This model is speedier and cuts down on transit times to distant work sites.  These small craft are used for areas where there is not enough water for the Griffon or Risley to safely work.

Duluth Sunday - 
Glenn Blaszkiewicz
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Canadian Olympic coming in the Duluth entry
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J.W. Shelley as it passes thru the Duluth harbor
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Robert S.
Pierson unloading at the Budweiser Malt Plant Sunday in Manitowoc - Chris Wesendorf
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Pierson unloading into the Budweiser elevator.
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Unloading into the Budweiser elevator on the Manitowoc River.
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From across the river by the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. USS Cobia on left.
   

Last standing Huletts in South Chicago -
Tom Winkle
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March 13 the Republic Steel Huletts on the Calumet River have been removed and likely scrapped. One was completely gone and the vertical arm and bucket of the second one was cut up.
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All that was left on March 24. Local reports said that the first Hulett was dismantled and barged away.
     

Samuel de Champlain and Innovation in Green Bay
- Rod Burdick 
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Unloading cement at LaFarge
       

Federal Elbe upbound at the Bluewater Bridges in Sarnia. First ocean going vessel of the season
- David Williams
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Birchglen on Sunday headed west on Lake Huron passing Bois Blanc Island
- Dianne Donati
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