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Two Harbors Ore Docks Tuesday - Nic Caine
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Presque Isle arriving Two Harbors, starboard bow
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 Presque Isle lined up for Dock 2
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Bow at outer end of Dock 2, American Spirit on opposite side of dock

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American Spirit and Presque Isle at Two Harbors Dock 2

Calumet in Marquette Tuesday - Rod Burdick
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Waiting to load ore at the dock
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Anchored off the breakwall
     

Historical Perspective on a C-4
- Jon Paul Michaels
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Charles M. White unloading at Ashtabula, Ohio - August 1976
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A 17-ton Hulett in cargo hold
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Frontend loader working with Hulett to finish off cargo hold
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AB Watchman Louis Ploof manning the fantail winch. The triplet C-4's had a cargo hold and hatch behind the aftcabins, a vestige of their Navy days complete with machine shop and spare parts for engine room.
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Chief Steward preparing Christmas Dinner appetizers
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2nd Cook and Porter in the Galley
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Crew's Mess being prepared for Christmas Dinner
     

South Chicago Monday - Lou Gerard
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Canadian Enterprise unloading salt at Morton dock at 100th St.
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Invincible and McKee Sons backing up the river approaching 100th St.
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Invincible / McKee Sons detail.
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Passing the Canadian Enterprise.
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McKee Sons Pilot House detail.
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McKee Sons heading for KCBX to take on a load of coal.
       

Saginaw in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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At anchor off the Upper Harbor
       

Marquette -
Lee Rowe
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Historical Perspective on a C-4 -
Jon Paul Michaels
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Charles M. White getting mail in Detroit from the J.W. Westcott II.
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Thomas F. Patton plowing through blue ice after loading in Escanaba.
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White at Spring fit-out in Lorain, Ohio next to another C-4, Joseph H. Thompson. Note the Thompson has a deck camber and the spar deck meets the after cabins 1/2 deck higher than the White
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Chartroom on the White
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Me while the Wheelsman on the 8-12 watch testing the telemotor wheel.
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Thomas F. Patton unloading ahead of us at Republic Steel - S. Chicago. The Gary is fueling the Patton and the Algorail is headed upriver for Lake Calumet.
       

Video from the Wilfred Sykes on Lake Michigan -
 Capt. Eric Treece

Footage out on Lake Michigan during the storm over the weekend with wind gusts of 75mph and peak gusts of 108 mph. Video of Green Water crashing over deck, ice forming on deck, heavy seas, bow crashing into heavy seas. This looks like something you would normally see while out on the open ocean and not the Great Lakes.


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