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January 23, 20
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St. Clair River Saturday - Jeffrey Mast
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Morrow Bay up at Marine City in heavy snow squall

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Morrow Bay bow up at St. Clair losing some paint with all the hard  work the past month and a half
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Passing Dow Chemical - the cold shows with all the 
steam
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Samuel Risley and Canadian Progress come down at Port Huron - note the freezing sheet ice in the foreground
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Canadian Progress bow on coming off Lake Huron with a large pile of ice from above buoys 1 & 2
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Canadian Progress down below the Blue Water bridge with the Samuel Risley below near the Black River
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Mississagi backing out of the Rouge River just below the Jefferson Ave. drawbridge Friday
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Rudder of Mississagi while backing breaking sheet ice in the Rouge River Detroit
 

Morro Bay upbound at the Algonac State Park Saturday
- Don Detloff
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Algomarine in South Chicago Saturday -
Steve Bauer
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The Algomarine catches a brief moment of sun between lake effect snow showers as she heads to the North American Salt dock at 92nd St. Saturday afternoon.
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Entering the Calumet River with a nice coating of ice on the bow. 
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Under the CN (EJE) bridge 710, approaching the Ewing Avenue bridge.
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Clear of the CN bridge, the G Tug Massachusetts gives a push on the stern to line the Algomarine up for the turn under Ewing Ave and the salt dock.
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Massachusetts assisting the Algomarine tying up at the dock.
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Crew members attaching the mooring lines.
       

Mississagi backing through the Conrail Bridge in the Rouge river after unloading a load of salt at Morton Salt.  They returned to Ojibway from another load of salt. - Mike Nicholls
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 Historical Perspective -
John G. Mackay
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Lacawana aground just below the CSL freight sheds and Point Edward, the Frank R Denton passing her upbound at speed trying to provide enough wake to help her off the bottom, and the Westcott mail boat coming back to her dock in Port Huron. May 3, 1958.
 
       

Historical Perspective - Hatch Farms
- Jon Paul Michaels
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J. R. Sensibar was my first deckhand job. She saw many changes in her career on the lakes. First built as the straight decker Frank C. Ball in 1906 she was converted to a sand dredge in 1930 - reconstructed as a self unloader in 1941 - repowered as a diesel in 1960 - lengthened 60 ft in 1961 and was finally scrapped in Spain, 1984
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Chicago Trader was originally built as The Harvester in 1911 and was scrapped in 1978 at Ashtabula, Ohio.
 
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C. L. Austin was built as the Willis King in 1911. The King struck the Superior City in Whitefish Bay on August 20, 1920. Loaded with iron ore the Superior City sank in a matter of minutes with her boilers exploding as she went down. 29 of the crew of 33 died in the accident. The Austin was scrapped at Ashtabula, Ohio in 1984.
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Valley Camp was built as the Louis W. Hill in 1917. Renamed Valley Camp in 1955 she went on to become a Museum Sip at Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 1968.
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Mathewston was scrapped in 1970 at Vado, Italy.
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August Ziesing carried the same name throughout her long career which ended with being scrapped in 1984 at Duluth, MN.
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T. W. Robinson was built as a self unloader in 1925 and scrapped at Recife Brazil in 1980.
     


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