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December 9, 20


Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey

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Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. inbound at the Front Range after being freed from the ice by the tug Karl Luedtke
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Another view
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McCarthy at the Consumers Energy dock with the passing tug Kurt Luedtke and derrick barge
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Tug Karl Luedtke standing by in case the McCarthy needs more assistance
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Tug Kurt Luedtke

Ojibway and Transeagle Wednesday
- Dave Bessant
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Ojibway upbound through the Brockville Narrows
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Transeagle upbound past the Windmill at Prescott
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Transeagle stack and accommodations

Morristown, N.Y. and Brockville, Ont. Wednesday - Nick Vandervoort
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Ojibway upbound passing Morristown
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Stern view
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At Blockhouse Island
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TransEagle upbound at Brockville
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Bearing for the Narrows

Historical Perspective
- Early Self-Unloaders - Jon Paul & Brent Michaels
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W.E. Fitzgerald was one of the most unique conversions ever done.
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Midland Prince was Canada's 2nd self-unloader conversion,completed in 1929
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Sierra was converted in 1929 at Sturgeon Bay, WI. and sailed her entire career under the same name.
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Sumatra was also a 1929 conversion but at AmShip in Lorain, OH.
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R.O. Petman
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Bayfair was originally built as a self-unloader, the Coalhaven in 1928.
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Robert J. Paisley was built in 1901 as the J.E. Savage and converted in 1928 at Sturgeon Bay, WI.
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Ben E. Tate. As the William Nelson and just out of the yard after conversion they saved the crew of the sinking Schooner, Our Son, during a gale on Lake Michigan Sept. 26, 1930.

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