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December 30, 20

St. Marys River, Wednesday - Roger LeLievre
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Kaye E. Barker above the locks, with Essar Steel in the background.
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Barker makes the turn into the Rock Cut.
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Moving easily through the brash ice.
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Stern view
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Calumet upbound above the locks.
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Calumet and Kaye E. Barker passing.
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Another view.
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USCG Mackinaw just after exiting the MacArthur Lock.
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USCG Mobile Bay at Six Mile Point.
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Tugs Avenger IV and Wilfred M. Cohen with a Purvis barge in the lower locks approach.
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Ferry Sugar Islander decked out for Christmas

Toledo Docks -
Steven Feher
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Joseph H Thompson  unloading ore at CSX Torco ore dock
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backing out
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heading out to the lake

Cheboygan, Mich.
- Jon Paul Michaels
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USCGC Mobile Bay at the Cheboygan River Outer Buoy's
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Inbound Cheboygan River for logistics after ice breaking mission in the lower St. Mary's River
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Headed for the turning basin just past Coast Guard moorings
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Breaking ice in the turning basin
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Durocher Marine yard in the background
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Lining up for the main dock at Coast Guard moorings

Frontenac pushing through the ice to her winter birth at Midland, Ontario -
Wayne Bradley
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 A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker and helicopter preceded the Frontenac by about an hour. Snowmobilers and a wolf stood by and watched.

Manitowoc at the Upper Harbor in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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View from the lakeshore
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Stern view, loading ore

Icy Mary E Hannah and barge Lake Trader in Menominee, Mich. head for the Ogden St. Bridge Christmas Eve -
Scott Best
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Close up of the Mary E Hannah.

Westbound Mississagi in Lake Huron passing Bois Blanc Island on Wednesday -
Dianne Donati
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Ships from Honduras in February 2010 -
Paul Beesley
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 Belize is another port where it is too shallow to tie up.  Aidavita anchored with tender alongside.
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Another view of the Aidavita with the harbour in the background.
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Leaving the Carnival Glory for another exciting day of shopping!  We caught a local taxi, toured the city, and ended up at the rum distillery.
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All passengers going ashore were disgorged here.  Upon reboarding everyone went through a scanner and had their liquor confiscated.
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Carnival Legend was also anchored here.
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Some of the fleet anchored off Belize.
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Navigator of the Seas, only 138,279 gross tons.
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 Norwegian Spirit and an unidentified freighter. 
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A number of small craft were used to take the money, er, passengers, ashore.
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It was very well organized.  Over 2,000 people went ashore from this once small opening.  And they all came back, too.
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Heading out for another load.  Each cruise ship landed passengers at a specific place on the dock to ensure no mix-ups.
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Yet another tender heads out.
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Just about everything was used.  I don't recall seeing this one actually engaged in transfers though.
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Returning to the Glory.
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 Nice view of the bridge wing, mooring station that pops out of the hull and, if you look closely under the mooring station, a red ball to mark the furthest extension of the bulbous bow.  Every time these ships anchor or tie up they mark the bow to make it obvious to small boaters.

Kaye E. Barker downbound the Rock Cut Wednesday with a salute - Roger LeLievre

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