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December 2, 20

Hamilton - John McCreery
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Luebbert begins her move from the anchorage to the Richardson loading dock
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Thruster working, the ship backs toward Eastport
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Luebbert backing past the Mandarin unloading at pier 26
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Closer view of the Mandarin
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Ocean tugs give Luebbert final push to the dock
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Federal Rhine unloading steel at pier 14
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Another angle
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Closer view

Last weekend up at the Soo - Joe Cioletti
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Tim S. Dool in heavy snow
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Beeghly in the snow approaching the locks.
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State fans
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The Dool leaving
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Pathfinder stern view at Mission Point
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The Great Lakes Trader with an eagle over head
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Saginaw approaching the locks
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Another view
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Passing the Jackson just above the locks
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Clark stern view at Mission Point
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The Orla with tug assistance.
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Tug Missouri locking in ahead of the Orla

Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Algoma Discovery below Lock 1 early in the morning.
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Algoma Discovery heads for Lake Ontario.
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Calliroe Patronicola below Lock 4 East.
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Calliroe Patronicola at Bridge 5.
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Gordon C Leitch above Lock 1.  As you can see she has a different bulbous bow design for a Laker.  You can also see some of the Misener blue around the bow.
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The Leitch has a steerable Cort Nozzle with a small rudder as part of the construction.
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Gordon C Leitch, with her distinctive funnel, approaches Lock 2.
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Federal Katsura above Lock 2.
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Federal Katsura approaches the High Bridge.

Historical Perspective - Loss of the Str. Altadoc
- Jon Paul & Brent Michaels
The 365 foot Paterson steamer Altadoc, in ballast and bound for the Canadian Lakehead was caught in a wicked storm on December 7, 1927. After many hours of trying to pound their way northward, her rudder was lost just off Isle Royale and she drifted southward eventually grounding just east of Copper Harbor on Keweenaw Point, December 8th. This was the same storm that claimed 5 other vessels including the Str. Kamloops with all hands.
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Altadoc on shore with a huge deckload of ice.
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Altadoc came ashore within a mile of where City of Bangor had fetched up just a year before.
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Note the crack in the hull amidships
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High and almost dry on Keweenaw Point.
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With her hull broken and bottom ripped out, Altadoc was a total loss.

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