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Saturday's Diamond Jack Wyandotte Cruises - Rich Nicholls
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Rebecca Lynn and barge A-397 Sunday headed down the Black Rock Canal for the Marathon Asphalt dock in Tonawanda - Brian W.
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Gearing mechanism used to remove the bridge locks and allow the CN RR Harbor Draw bridge to swing open for the Rebecca Lynn-A-397 tug-barge.
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With one toot on the air whistle, the Harbor Draw bridge is starting to open for the tug-barge to pass.
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Canadian Pacific freight train coming into Buffalo from Canada stopping short of the signals on Squaw Island as the bridge tender is about to open the span in front of the train. 
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The bow of the A-397 is passing the center support pinion for the Harbor Draw as crew men call out the barge's position via radio back to the captain in the tug.
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Tug in the notch of her barge and passing abeam of the center of the draw.
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Detailed view of the tug's pushing gear and the fendering around the bow when she is in "push mode".
 
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The tug and barge clear of the swing bridge and lining up to enter the Black Rock Lock.
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The CP freight train has the clear signal to cross off Squaw Island and into Buffalo now that the bridge is back in the locked position.
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Rebecca Lynn-A-397 are being lowered in the Black Rock Lock.
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Lower gates are now open and the tug-barge unit is getting underway from the lock.
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Tug is just clearing the lower gates and the barge is coming free of the lock chamber.
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The Rebecca Lynn-A-397 is now heading out into the Tonawanda Channel of the Niagara River. Rebellion Tug & Barge's Shenendoah is tied up to the right at the old Buffalo Smelting Works plant.
 
 
 

 Welland Canal -
Eric Holmes
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BBC Mississippi close up.
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BBC Mississippi under Bridge 5 downbound.
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Stern view.
   

 Seaway -
Ron Beaupre
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Beluga Fanfare in the St. Lawrence Seaway below Cardinal.
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She is on her first trip into the Lakes.
     

 Tuscarora at Iroquois and Beluga Fanfare at Maitland Sunday evening
- Dave Bessant
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Tuscarora bow
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 Tuscarora flagged in Monrovia
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Accommodations and stack with no markings
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Exiting the lock at Iroquois
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Heading for Morrisburg
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Stern
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With the lock in the foreground
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Beluga Fanfare when we caught up to her at Maitland ( upbound )
   

Isa (westbound to Burns Harbor) and BBC Mississippi (eastbound to  Becancour) passed each other in the Straits of Mackinac June 11
- Fred Stone
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Historical Perspectives -
Twin Ports from the mid 80's to early 90's - Glenn Blaszkiewicz
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The salt water ship Socrates dragged her anchors in a November 1985 storm and washed up on Park Point, Duluth. The ship proved to be stuck good as it took over a week to free her. Many attempts to free her by using every available tug in the Twin Ports harbor failed to free her. In the end, a dredge was brought in to dig a trench along side her to set her free.
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 Very rare trip of a 1,000 footer to the Fraser Shipyards in Superior. The Lewis Wilson Foy had very little clearance under the Blatnik Bridge.
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William Clay Ford becoming the Lee A. Tregurtha at Fraser Shipyard in Superior.
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Close up of the sandblasted bow showing parts of the words "Cliffs Shipping Co" and her old saltwater name "USS Chiwawa" showing.
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Georgian Bay rotting away in Thunder Bay, ON.
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 Willowglen made making a rare appearance at Harvest States #2 in Superior.
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Henry Steinbrenner loading at Harvest States #2 in Superior.
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Irvin L. Clymer in the Duluth harbor about to pass under the Blatnik Bridge.
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 Charles M. Beeghly taken at the Duluth Port Terminal on April 19th, 1984. She had hit been caught sidewise in the Superior entry on the 17th as she was departing on her first trip of the season. This photo is after shipyard workers had cut away part of the damage as they repair her.
 


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