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March 17, 20

Escanaba and Menominee Tuesday - Dick Lund
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The tug, Nickelena, breaking ice in the harbor at Escanaba on Monday
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A new-build crane barge, BMI 192, in the Basic Marine slip
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Philip R. Clarke loading ore at the CN Ore Dock with the Joseph H. Thompson in the background
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Philip R. Clarke loading
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Joseph H. Thompson and Joseph H. Thompson, Jr. still in winter lay-up at the C. Reiss north dock
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Erika Kobasic coming into the harbor on its way to Menominee, MI, where it will assist the tug, Victory, up to Escanaba on Tuesday
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Menominee - Tug, Victory, has had its home port name changed from "Menominee, MI" to "Cleveland, OH". The tug was formerly owned by KK Integrated Shipping, but was sold to Grand River Navigation last month. No other changes have been made to the markings on the tug so far.
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Tug, Erika Kobasic, is on hand to assist the Victory up to Escanaba, MI, where it will be dry-docked
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Erika Kobasic pulls the Victory off the dock wall
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The Victory is clear of the wall and ready to power up
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The Victory heads for the Ogden Street Bridge
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Victory passes Menominee North Pier Lighthouse as the Erika Kobasic leads

Menominee Tuesday
- Scott Best
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Erika Kobasic leads the Tug Victory down the Menominee River.
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Close up of Erika Kobasic.
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Victory approaching the Ogden St Bridge.
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Close up of the new homeport welded on the Victory.

G Tugs move the Manistee from Monroe, Mich. to Toledo, Ohio
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Joseph L. Block in Escanaba
- Rod Burdick
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Loading ore at CN

Gary M.  South Baymouth, Ont. Sunday -
James M. Carlson
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James R. Barker opens the Twin Ports shipping season in 2009 -
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
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She will open the 2011 season Thursday.

Chief Engineer Don "Doc" Boone who died March 6 -
Russ Plumb
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