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February 21, 20

Tug Spartan breaking ice in Ludington on Sunday - Tom Hynes
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Spartan takes a run past its barge Spartan II.  The pair are the former Hannah Marine Mark Hanna and 6301, now owned by Occidental Chemical with a home port of Ludington.
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Spartan taking another run past the barge, this time westbound.
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Tug approaching the barges notch, which was filling with ice.
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Barge in the ice about 5 pm, just east of the Coast Guard station in the main channel
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Bow in the soft mushy ice.
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Tug partially in the notch. The tankermen appeared to be using deck hoses to melt the ice between the barge and the tug.

Sarnia, Ont. February 18 - George Lee
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Ojibway and Calumet
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Buoys stored for the winter
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New shaft and propeller installed
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Materials removed for recycling.
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Snow melt left these recyclables in a pond

Dry Docking the Sturgeon  at the Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio February 17
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G tug Iowa with the Sturgeon in tow
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Close up
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Overhead view of the operation
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Sturgeon on dock

Ice breaking in Owen Sound February 7 -
Dave Strutt
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Griffon breaking the ice coming into Owen Sound and an icefisherman watching.
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Griffon coming into the Owen Sound harbor.
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 Algomarine waiting in open waters, to come into the harbor.
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Algomarine docked in the Owen Sound harbor wall.

Historical Perspectives - USS Boats
-  Lou Gerard Collection
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Eugene W. Pargny, D.M.Clemson, D.G.Kerr, William A. McGonagle, Henry H. Rogers and 9 other unidentified boats including a whaleback wait at the Soo for the beginning of navigation to Lake Superior on April 28, 1917.
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An undated photo of the USS Pittsburgh Fleet at Jones Island in Milwaukee during spring fitout. At least 16 boats are in the scene such as Thomas F. Cole , Irving S. Olds etc. The good old days!

Historical Perspective
- Pictures that need Identification - collection of Lou Gerard
Looking for date and locarion. Please post answers in the Information Search
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Steamer Harold D. Nye of Pioneer Steamship Co. No date or location.
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Jupiter of Interlake steamship Co. Date and location unknown.
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John J. Boland,  American Steamship Co. Date 5/15/1915. No location.
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Unidentified whaleback at St. Clair Flats. No Date.

Pictures that need Identification
at Manistee - From the collection of Don Geske
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Looking for ID of the ships in these images. Please post answers in the Information Search
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