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January 18, 20
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St. Clair River Monday - Don Detloff
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Mackinaw and Bristol Bay passing at the Algonac State Park on Monday
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Samuel Risley passing
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US Coast Guard helicopter flying over the St. Clair River
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Calumet with a helicopter flying overhead
 

South Chicago Sunday
- Lou Gerard
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Algomarine coming under The "J" bridge stern first with a load of salt for the Chicago Export dock.
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Tug Massachusetts pulling hard at the stern.
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Algomarine with tug Colorado working the bow clears 92nd St.
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Crewmen on stern on cold snowy day.
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Approaching 5 bridges.
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Coming up to 100th St. through the ice.
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Passing KCBX enroute to Chicago Export.
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Massachusetts working hard around tight bend at 106th St.
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Crewman calling tight clearances at 106th St.
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Algomarine clear of 106th St. almost to her destination around Wisconsin Steel Bend.
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Pilot House detail.
       

Cason J Calloway stuck in ice above Algonac Saturday -
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Also shown the USCGC Mackinaw, Bristol Bay, Neah Bay and CSL Niagara.
       

Historical Perspectives
- by Jon Paul & Brent Michaels
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Passenger vessel Christopher Columbus showing damage after water tower collapsed and fell on the ship in Milwaukee, Wis on June 30, 1917. 16 passengers were killed in the accident.
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Christopher Columbus after reconstruction leaving Chicago, Ill followed by the Florida - 1918
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J. M. Davis was requisitioned by the US Maritime Commission in 1942 and was used as a housing ship during the occupation of Japan 1945-46. Finished her days under Argentinian registry and was scrapped in 1976.
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Lots of ice and congestion at the Soo Locks as the J.M. Davis gets in line for the Davis Lock
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Sinaloa upbound off Pine Grove Park -Port Huron, Mich.
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During the Armistice Day Storm the Sinaloa ran afoul of a reef in Sac Bay off the Garden Peninsula, MI - Nov. 11, 1940
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Tashmoo was often referred to as the "White Flyer" for her speed and the "Glass Hack" because of all her windows.
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Photo taken on July 10, 1936 shows the Tashmoo sunk at the dock in Amherstberg, Ont. She was raised only to be scrapped.
   

St. Clair River Icebreaking video
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