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December 7, 20

South Chicago Sunday Morning -  Lou Gerard
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CSL Laurentien being towed by G tug Colorado passing KCBX at 100th St.
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 Arriving at Beemsterboer's dock.
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 Tug Colorado has cut off and circles to assist with docking.
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Assisting with docking.
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. Lafarge's Innovation and Samuel de Champlain inbound going under EJ&E bridge.
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Clear of 95th st. they head for 5 bridges.

Chicago Sunday
- Shawn Whilden
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Canadian Olympic with a load of salt for the Morton dock. Great Lakes Towing tugs Massachusetts helped on the bow and Colorado on the stern.
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Turned up river
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Being helped up river, tug Massachusetts
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Navigating through the bridges
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Assisted by the tug Colorado
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Canadian Olympic, eyes in the pilot house
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Company sign on the unloading boom
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Being push to the Morton dock, tug Colorado
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Stern view at the Morton dock  

Ships in Miami in February 2010 -
Paul Beesley
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Gaggle of Cruise ships preparing to depart.  We followed each other all over the western Carib.
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The Eagle, a ferry that must go to Fisher Island.
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Fireboat 1, with lights and siren, heading for a call.
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A Maersk ship at the container port.
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Norwegian Dawn.  By the way, it wasn't warm on this day.
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Rio Para working cargo.
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Yokamu not doing anything.
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 USCGC Valiant & USCGC Sitkinak.
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USCGC Cutters 87370 Diamondback & 87354 Dolphin.

Historical Perspective - Collision of Steamers J.P. Morgan Jr. and Crete -
Jon Paul & Brent Michaels
Early morning on June 23, 1948 found the 580 ft. Str. J.P. Morgan Jr., of the Pittsburgh Steamship Co., groping their way through dense fog downbound on Lake Superior loaded with over 12,800 tons of iron ore just 30 miles Northwest of Portage Upper Entry on the Keweenaw Peninsula. At 5:15am the 480ft. Str. Crete, of the Interlake Steamship Co., upbound and in ballast slammed into the port bow of the Morgan Jr., crushing the forward crew's quarters. The Crete, with nearly 20ft of their bow stove in but the collision bulkhead holding, tried desperately to find the Morgan Jr. to render assistance but was unable to find them in the fog and headed to Superior, WI for repairs. Luckily the Morgan Jr. was not mortally wounded and even though there was extensive flooding their collision bulkhead also held and with assistance was able to enter the Portage Canal for damage assessment and temporary repairs. Two crewman on the Morgan Jr. perished and three were injured, combined damage to the two vessels was in excess of $500,000.
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Morgan Jr. the afternoon of the collision - Portage Canal, Houghton, MI
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Fortunately the point of impact was forward of the collision bulkhead.
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Damage of this magnitude in the cargo hold area would have resulted in the Morgan Jr. going down like a rock with extensive loss of life.
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Note the undamaged windlass - upper left center.
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Great Lakes Towing Co.'s historic wrecking tug, Favorite, on the scene.
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