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September 17, 20
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South Chicago Thursday - Lou Gerard
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St. Marys Challenger passing Pere Marquette/Undaunted in Calumet Harbor.
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The Challenger passing under EJ&E bridge.
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Approaching 95th St.
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Steaming through 5 bridges.
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Clear of 100th St. passing KCBX.

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Approaching 106th St. with KCBX in background.
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Heading for Wisconsin Steel Bend.

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Manitowoc and tug Colorado bound for KCBX waiting for NS bridge to raise.
   

Goderich, Ont. Monday - Bruce Douglas
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Liamore approaching, from Netherlands.
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Liamore loading grain.
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Algosoo backing-in with MacDonald's three tugs assisting.
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Warm sun on the bow.
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Algosoo from south pier.
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Algosoo view from lighthouse area.
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Algosoo from the castle.
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Algosoo loading salt while the sun goes down.
   

Recent Activity in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Tug Rochelle Kaye at the Lower Harbor
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Kaye E. Barker and Michipicoten docked together on the south side of the Upper Harbor ore dock
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Charles M. Beeghly arriving with Joseph H. Thompson at the ore dock
   

Welland Canal -
Dave Wobser
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Peter R. Cresswell leaving Lock One
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Cresswell upbound between Lock One and Two
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Cresswell stern view headed for Lock Two
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Canadian Transport downbound approaching the Homer Bridge.
 

HMCS Fraser tow near Eisenhower Lock -
Leo J. Ames
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Tony Mackay, towing the retired Canadian naval destroyer HMCS Fraser through Eisenhower Lock early Thursday morning towards Massena NY and her final destination of Port Maitland.
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Fully raised in Eisenhower Lock, the HMCS Fraser tow prepares to continue her final journey
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The tow continues it's trip to her final destination.
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Exiting the lock and heading towards Massena NY
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HMCS Fraser appearing downriver as the tow continues in the morning light
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Showing the lines that made her and subsequent classes of Canadian destroyers so effective at their job of hunting submarines in the tough weather of the North Atlantic
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The Tony Mackay with the Vigilant 1 at the stern continue the sad task of delivering a proud ship to her final destination
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A final shot showing the Fraser as she continues her journey upriver
   

Fraser at Iroquois
- Dave Bessant
HMCS Fraser was commissioned into the RCN on 28 June 1957 and given the pennant DDE 233 as a Destroyer Escort. Later she became a Destroyer Helicopter Escort DHE and she got a second life with a refit in 1982. She was decommissioned in 1994 and placed on reserve. There have been a lot of possibilities explored for her since that time including her use as a Museum, or as an artificial reef if sunk, but in the end it was decided last month to scrap her. She is being towed to Port Colborne to the Marine Recycling Facility there. She was of the St Laurent class and her sister ships were the Assiniboine, Margaree, Ottawa, Saguenay, Skeena and St Laurent.
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Heading to the Iroquois locks west of Mariatown
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HMCS Fraser entering the lock towed by the tug Tony Mackay and followed by the tug Vigilant I
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Her Bow with some workers and her pennant to "Support Our Troops"
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Fraser still has lovely lines
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Tug Tony Mackay
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She is 371 ft long
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Bridge looking forlorn
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Tug Vigilant I
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On her way through the lock
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Her Plaque

HMCS Fraser towed through the 1000 Islands
- Fritz Hager
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 Deadship Fraser tow approaching the 1000 Islands Bridge. Seaway CIP Cape Vincent (NY) and Lake Ontario about 20 miles ahead (normally 1.5 hours).
     

 Iroquois on Wednesday -
Dave Bessant
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Nunavut -
Canadian Coast Guard
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With the help of four commercial tugs, the cruise ship M/V Clipper Adventurer was freed from its grounding Sept 14. in the Coronation Gulf, Nunavut. The vessel, which ran aground August 29, was towed late yesterday to Port Epworth, a small protected bay approximately 25 nautical miles south of where the ship was aground.  The Canadian Coast Guard Sir Wilfrid Laurier (foreground) is seen here monitoring the first attempt to refloat the vessel on Saturday.
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The MT Nanny, which ran aground in the eastern approach to the Simpson Strait near Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Sept. 1st, was successfully refloated Sept. 15. The vessel is seen here with the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Henry Larsen, which has been monitoring the situation along with the Coast Guard's Environmental Response personnel. The refloating effort, which began on Monday, involved the transfer of fuel off the M/T Nanny and onto another Woodward’s ship, the M / T Tuvaq. Lightering a ship reduces the ship’s weight, allowing it to refloat.
     


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