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Peter R Cresswell opens 2011 navigation season on the Welland Canal - Bill Bird
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Peter R Cresswell passing through Homer Bridge on her way to Lock 3
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Cresswell angling along the tie up wall below the lock
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Presentation of the top hat by Kathleen Powell of the St. Catharines museum to Captain Peter Schultz
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Captain Schultz posing with the topper
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Captain Schultz joined by his long-time chief engineer Harry Wright.
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Ceremony over, Cresswell departs Lock 3 with her cargo of cement clinker from Bowmanville, Ontario
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Colorful flags on Cresswell's mast for the day
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Cresswell stack.  With addition of ULS fleet, the big bear just got bigger
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Cresswell headed to the flight locks-eventual destination is Detroit
 

Peter R. Cresswell coming through Port Colborne as the first ship through the canal in 2011 - Lorne Hamlin
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Peter R. Cresswell leaving Lock 8
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Approaching Bridge 21
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At Port Colborne first in 2011
   

F
irst vessel to transit the Seaway, the Netherlands flagged Avonborg with a cargo of windmill parts for Burns Harbor, Indiana - Kent Malo
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At the Cote Ste Catherine wharf west end. They will secure for the night above Lock 4 at Beauharnois, departing in the morning.
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Behind the Avonborg is the McAshphalt Marine ATB Victorious and consort John J Carrick, with bunkers for Oswego, New York, first Canadian vessel to enter up bound at St Lambert. The latter will also secure for the evening above lock 4 behind the Avonborg.
     

Escanaba Activity
- Rod Burdick
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Joseph H. Thompson in lay-up, detached from her tug
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Joseph L. Block and Philip R. Clarke at CN
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Clarke shifting to load ore after Block's departure
   


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