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December 6, 20
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Buffalo, N.Y. - Brian W.
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Looking down the Buffalo Ship Canal from the Sand Supply Landing with the Mariner off in the distance at General Mills.
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Mariner starting to move astern along the dock as the Manistee is heading down the City Ship Canal from the Sand Supply Landing.
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Washington working the stern of the Manistee alongside the Mariner at the Frontier Elevator as the historic ADM Great Northern Elevator forms a fitting backdrop to the scene.
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The tug is now trying to straighten out the ship to come alongside the Mariner as the Manistee swings into line without hitting the nearby pleasure boat slips to the right of the picture.
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Washington is now working hard to keep the tow headed out as the Manistee centers up alongside American Mariner.
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Manistee is almost past the Mariner now as she comes abeam of the Connecting Terminal Elevator Pier.
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 Washington leading the Manistee's stern into the Watson Basin with the Missile Cruiser USS Little Rock in the background.
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New York State Power Authority tug Daniel Jon Claire and the crane barge Havasu II stand silent sentinel as the Manistee passes by on the way to Lake Erie on a frigid December evening.   
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John M Selvick and Lake Trader in the Buffalo River Entrance Channel.
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Selvick passing through the Watson Basin with the American Mariner at General Mills.
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Manistee heading into the Buffalo Ship Canal with the Mariner at General Mills.
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Manistee starts to squeeze in past American Mariner. The unloading rig has now been removed to a distance of about 100 feet away from the hopper at the Frontier Elevator.
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Manistee is abeam of the Mariner.
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The Manistee is now getting by the Mainer and lining up for the reach of the canal between General Mills and the ADM Great Northern Elevator.
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Close quarters in the City Ship Canal. Not much room to spare.
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Selvick holding her barge in the reach of the Buffalo River between the CSX CP-1 Drawbridge and the CP-Draw bridge.
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Still holding position, the tug-barge unit is slowly drifting upstream and waiting for the bridge to lift at CP-Draw.
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CP Draw is on the way up and the Selvick is ready to pass.
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Clear of the bridges and headed up to Turning Basin #2.

Toledo, Ohio
- Bob Vincent
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Bright Laker under Andersons "K" dock
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Algorail unloading stone at Midwest Stone Dock
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Algobay finishing unloading iron ore at Torco
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Canadian Progress loading for Hamilton, Ontario
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Bob Vincent retirement cake.  Bob's retiring after 41 years of service at the coal docks in Toledo.  He is wishing fair winds and a following sea to all.

Traffic Hamilton Sunday
- John McCreery
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Seneca in the anchorage waiting for a dock
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Stern view
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Another view
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Algoma Spirit heading for the piers and the raised bridge
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The Spirit abandons her approach, a high wind and the vessel is riding very high and seems to be listing to port
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The Spirit comes about
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For whatever reason she decides against another entry
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Federal Miramichi heads towards the piers
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The Miramichi through the piers, arriving from Contrecoeur
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 Under the bridges
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Stern view into the setting sun
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Last light turns the ship to gold
     

Algoma Spirit off Hamilton -
Ted Wilush
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When she does enter the harbour, she will go to pier 25 to load grain.
       

Tug Evans McKeil and Horseshoe Casino wait for weather in the lower St. Marys River above DeTour Sunday
- Cathy Kohring
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The tow is bound for Quebec and, eventually, India.
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Brockville and Johnstown Dec. 2 - Nick Vandervoort
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Flinterarctic approaching Brockville narrows
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At Hudson Point
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J W Shelley loading at Johnstown
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Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Algomarine upbound at the ferry crossing at Port Robinson.
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Kent Sunrise moving into Lock 7.  Since her launch in 2006 she has been: Morgenstond 1 on Time-charter for Beluga;  Beluga Locomotion;  sub-chartered to Kent Line and renamed Kent Locomotion;  Beluga Locomtion again;  Morgenstond 1 once again;  and now Kent Sunrise. 
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Kom at Port Robinson ferry crossing.  One of the quieter ships of late.
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Onego Ponzo approaching Lock 2.
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  Lifeboat on the Clipper Loyalty.  Today's quiz...What's a kilonewton?  A.  A large bomb?  B.  A type of cookie?  C.  A gathering of the Newton family?  D.  The force of Earth's Gravity on an object with a mass of about 1020 kg  (such as 1000 small apples)?
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Clipper Loyalty heading to Lock 1.  This has been an extended period of dull, overcast days.  The sun can't be too far away.
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Three Rivers below Lock 2.  Rt Hon Paul J Martin moving toward the lock.  CCGS Griffon secured above the lock waiting her turn.
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Fivelborg, not to be mistaken for Fievel the mouse, above Lock 3.
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Fivelborg approaching the flight locks, with astern power to slow her approach.
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Vigilant 1 tows the Dr Bob toward Lock 2.  The Seahound is secured to the stern for control.  I have no idea what the Dr Bob is.

Umiavut downbound at Iroquois Sunday Morning -
Dave Bessant
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Umiavut tied up in the lock at Iroquois
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Accommodations and stack
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Stack close up and flag
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Stern view
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Still tied up but the gates are up, ready to go
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Crew at the bow
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Bridge and crewman
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Lifeboat, she has two
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Umiavut, once clear of the lock, really turned on the power
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Stern view from the Galop Canal

Saginaw River -
Todd Shorkey
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 Robert S. Pierson upbound at the Essexville Ranges
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Nearing the Bay Aggregates Dock
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Maumee downbound at Lafayette Bridge
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Maumee stern view at Veteran's Memorial Bridge
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Luedtke Tugs Ann-Marie and Erich R. Luedtke at Essroc
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Kurt R. Luedtke outbound from Essroc
       
Huron and Port Clinton, Ohio - Mike Nicholls
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Cason J Callaway backing into Huron, OH, Dec. 3
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Tug Cojak and barge Southshore I outbound Huron Harbor.  Dec. 03
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Jet Express and Jet Express II on the marine railway in Port Clinton.
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Jet Express III and Jet Express IV at Port Clinton, OH.
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Passenger boat Watanna II in Port Clinton, OH.
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Tug Tanner at Chicago, Nov. 21

Lee A. Tregurtha at the Upper Harbor in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Waiting to load ore
       

Beluga Endurance and windmill parts at Brockville -
Dave Bessant
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Across from Morristown, N.Y.
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Beluga Endurance passing Blockhouse Island with some windmill parts
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Accommodations where one can see the big blue whale tail has been painted over in white.
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Markings on stack
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Heading into the Brockville Narrows

U.S.S. Fort Worth (LCS 3) launching Dec. 4
- Wendell Wilke
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The U.S.S. Fort Worth (LCS 3) was launched shortly after 11am at Marinette Marine Co.
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Fort Worth hitting the water
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After hitting the water before roll back
   

J.W. Boardman cottage at Detour, Mich.
- Cathy Kohring
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