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November 14, 20
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Burlington Piers /Hamilton - Eric Holmes
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Federal Katsura moving across Hamilton Harbor
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Blacky outbound Hamilton
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Blacky stern view
   

Duluth heavy lift -
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Two, 300-ton dimensional transformers arrived at the Clure Public Marine Terminal in Duluth on Nov. 5. Both units were manufactured in Germany and shipped from Rotterdam aboard the BigLift freighter Tracer, along with multiple crates of accessories. Crews from Lake Superior Warehousing Co. discharged the high/wide/ heavy cargo directly onto specialized railcars waiting dockside
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Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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 Cuyahoga below the Homer bridge
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Gadwall in Lock 7 as the gates close astern of her.
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Perelik above Lock 1.
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SE Verdant clear of Bridge 5.
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Some of the lashings on the windmill towers on the Verdant.

 Upper St Lawrence River Photos from August this Year -
Paul Beesley
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BBC Mississippi approaches Brockville Narrows, downbound.
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Capt Bud Bisso & Barge just below Crossover.
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Approaching the Brockville Narrows.
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Freedom I below the American Narrows.
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Thousand Islander II in the same area.
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 Uncle Sam II by the Castle.
 

Ottawa River - Mike Doyle
This Fall of a load of silos that arrived from Finland on the Stella Prima and placed aboard a Nadro Marine Barge at Cote Ste Catherine, Quebec, for the trip up the Ottawa River to a paper mill at Thurso, Quebec, Tug Lac Manitoba and the Boatman 6 were the power used to move the barge, this load was the second of two loads of silos that went up the Ottawa River, a river seldom used for commercial traffic unlike in earlier years. The only other commercial traffic would be the small cruise vessel, Canadian Empress, which uses the system for her trips to Ottawa.
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Boatman six seen here pushing the barge into the Carrilon dam lock,
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Lock gate coming down behind the barge, unlike seaway gates, this gate lifts up and down,
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Lac Manitoba above the lock at Carrilon, Quebec
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The combo above the lock going up the Ottawa River
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Above Grenville, Quebec, and Hawksbury, Ontario, note the colors of the Fall foliage.
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Lac Manitoba Nadro Marine barge and Boatman 6 stopped for the night at Montebello, Quebec.
     

Buffalo Harbor Friday -
Richard Szczepaniec
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Erie County Sheriff escorts in front, Coast Guard in rear. Possibly union trouble.
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Tug Washington in the lead.
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Tug Washington under Ohio Street lift bridge.
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 Tug Ohio pushing with General Mills Cheerio plant in background.
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With USS Little Rock in foreground, the barge pauses to check it's cargo prior to entering Lake Erie
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Ohio leads the barge out of Buffalo harbor into Lake Erie.
       

Tramper coming up the river at Mariatown -
Ron Beaupre
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Her first visit to the Lakes was in 2001.
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Welland Canal November 12 -
John McCreery
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Perelik at the Homer bridge upbound for Duluth
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Another view
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Bow
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Stern view approaching lock 3
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Gadwall clearing the Allanburg bridge downbound for Montreal
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Another view
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Stern
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Island Skipper under the Allanburg bridge
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Another view downbound for Montreal
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Stern view

Port of Montreal -
Adrian Platts
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Unloading on a dark autumn morning
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Camilla Desgagnes in sector 25
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Sauniere continues to rust
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The Lachine canal has been drained (Daniel McAllister museum tug)
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The drained canal seems to show old lock gates weighted down

Fog Delays Traffic in the Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Algoeast in Lock 3.  The last few days fog has affected traffic flow in the Welland canal.  The Seaway closed portions of the canal each night.
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Gadwall in Lock 4.  Most of the ships in these photos have been in the canal for at least 24 hours.  The fog on the night of the 12th / 13th was particularly heavy.
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Perelik in Lock 7.    Traffic stopped about 6 p.m. on the 12th and did not resume until about 1100 on the 13th.  While taking this photo I did not even see the Island Skipper tied up just above Lock 7.
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Tramper in Lock 1.  The ships were held in the lifted position in the locks and at various walls along the canal until conditions improved. 
 
 

Historical Perspective
- John McCreery 
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The steamer Bayton in the Welland Canal circa 1960
       

Historical Perspective - Wreck of the Maplehurst
-  from the collection Jon Paul and Brent Michaels
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Str. Maplehurst sank just west of Portage Upper Entry, Keweenaw Penninsula, MI, on December 1, 1922
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Forward cabins washed away with only forecastle and deck crane remaining.
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After cabin, smokestack and deck crane survived the pounding waves.
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Frozen remains of crewman found in after cabin.
 


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