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December 24 - 25, 20

McKee Sons and Invincible aground Friday -  Ken Borg
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McKee Sons and Invincible aground Friday -  Bob Burns
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St. Marys River, Thursday -
Roger LeLievre
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Stewart J. Cort and Cuyahoga below Mission Point.
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Cuyahoga upbound
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Cuyahoga entering the Mac Lock.
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Lights add Christmas cheer to the front of Cuyahoga's pilothouse.
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Center locks visitor platform has been removed to make way for a new structure.
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American Integrity's icy bow with the laid up Yankcanuck in the background.
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Paul R. Tregurtha takes on supplies from the Ojibway.
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Tregurtha and American Integrity meet in Soo Harbor.
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Arthur M. Anderson up at Mission Point.
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Paul R. Tregurtha makes the turn entering the Rock Cut.
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Ice ahead.
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In the ice field.
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Stern view, with the Mackinaw waiting in case she gets stuck (she doesn't).
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Paul R. Tregurtha meets the Mackinaw below the Rock Cut.
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Mackinaw passes the Tregurtha.
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Her work done for the moment, Mackinaw heads up for docking at Sault Ste. Marie.

Mackinaw working the rockcut -
Linda Whitehead
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 U.S. Coast Guard cutters break ice in the lower end of the Rock Cut in the St. Mary’s River -
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Rauch
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The cutters were called to break ice in the area after the freighter Cedarglen (center) became beset by ice the previous day. Cedarglen was beset for approximately 19 hours before the Coast Guard vessels were able to free it.

Escanaba, Mich. Wednesday and Thursday - Dick Lund
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Arthur M. Anderson unloading coal at C. Reiss Coal Dock
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Lewis J. Kuber and Olive L. Moore loading taconite at CN Ore Dock
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Thursday James L. Kuber and Victory loading taconite at CN Ore Dock
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Toledo Docks
- Bob Vincent
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CSL Niagara will be the last boat for the season.  Maintenance starts Monday December 27.
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CSL Niagara gets my vote for the best decorated boat.
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pilot house
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CSL Laurentien unloading iron ore at Torco

Toledo Docks -
Steven Feher
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Robert S Pierson  Loading coal at CSX   #4 coal machine

Brockville, Ont. -
Murray Blancher
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Beluga Enderance down at Brockville Ont.
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Federal Oshima down at Brockville Ont.
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Federal Oshima east of Brockville heading for Iroquois

Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Algowood below Lock 2 on another dreary, cold day.
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On her way to Lock 1.
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Peter R Cresswell below Lock 3 in a bit of snow.
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An infrequent visitor, Algorail below Lock 2.
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Algorail approaching Lock 1.
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The Miedwie below Lock 3.
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And, at the high bridge.  Notice she is registered in Nassau, unlike her fleetmate, the Nogat.
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Nogat below Lock 2.  She is registered in Cyprus.  Both places are warmer than the Great Lakes area.
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TransEagle and Sea Eagle II pass below Lock 1.
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She stopped for fuel below Lock 1 before going to Port Weller anchorage to join other salties waiting for pilots.

Port Huron and Marysville Thursday
- Bruce Hurd
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BBC Jade downbound at Port Huron
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Robert S Pierson upbound
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Mississagi downbound at Marysville.

Calumet at the Upper Harbor in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Loading ore

The Jiimaan and Pelee Islander in Leamington for winter lay up. Notice the kids playing hockey on the marina ice -
Erich Zuschlag
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Great Lakes Visitor Orna in the Welland Canal  -
Paul Beesley
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She was recently hijacked off lakes.

Historical Perspective -
Mike Tangas
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Milwaukee Fire Dept. Fire Boat #15, my Grandfather worked on in the 1930's,  Prominently in the foreground in the Pere Marquette Line Steamer Nevada. Picture taken in the late 1920's or early 1930's.

Rock Cut Video
- Roger LeLievre

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