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March 27, 20
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Newly-renamed Hon. James L. Oberstar Saturday at the Soo - Roger LeLievre
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Below Mission Point.
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At Mission Point.
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Closeup of name.
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Passing the moored fleetmate Kaye E. Barker in Soo Harbor.
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Approaching the locks, with USCG Mackinaw and USACOE tug Owen M. Frederick docked at right.
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Kaye E. Barker moored at the former Carbide Dock Saturday after sustaining ice damage. The tug Missouri is on her bow, perhaps for use as an inspection/repair platform.
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Herbert C. Jackson on the MacArthur Lock pier.
 

Toledo Docks Saturday -
Steven Feher
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Canadian Transport Loading coal at CSX #4 coal machine.
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Outbound loaded.
   

Soo Saturday
 - Herm Klein
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Joyce L. VanEnkevort and the barge Great Lakes Trader upbound above the locks. 
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Kaye E. Barker meets the tug Missouri for assistance making the Carbide Dock.
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Tug Missouri.
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Kaye E Barker at the Carbide Dock.
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Hon James L Oberstar up bound at Mission Point on the first trip up since renaming.

Mariatown, Ont. -
Ron Beaupre
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 Thalassa Desgagnes on her first trip of the year passing Mariatown.
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Tundra, a new Canfornav ship in the river below Iroquois.
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Tundra slides the wall into Iroquois Lock.
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Tundra has sugar for Toronto.
 

St. Clair River at Algonac State Park Saturday -
Don Detloff
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Morro Bay
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Samuel Risley at the Algonac State Park on Saturday afternoon.
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Morro Bay and Samuel Risley passing at the Algonac State Park on Saturday afternoon.
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Morro Bay passing the Presque Isle. Presque Isle was following the Samuel Risley at the Algonac State Park on Saturday afternoon.
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Samuel Risley and Presque Isle at the Algonac State Park on Saturday afternoon.
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After escorting the Presque Isle to the Salt Dock, the Samuel Risley headed back down the river. Look closely and you can see something in the ice at the Risley's bow.
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The object in the ice was a kayak and the Samuel Risley stopped to recover it from the ice in front of the Algonac State Park.
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Samuel Risley crew members recovering the kayak from the ice.
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he recovery of the kayak by the Samuel Risley is complete and the cutter continues on down the St. Clair River
 

First Ore Boat into Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Herbert C. Jackson arriving at the Upper Harbor
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Loading chutes down
     

Port of Hamilton
- John McCreery
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Maritime Trader awaiting her future at pier 8 in the west harbor
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Bow view at pier 8 which is completely open to the public
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J W Shelley arriving from her lay up port of Sorel
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The Shelley in ballast and heading into the harbor for the James Richardson terminal
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Shelley with the Maritime Trader at the distant west end of the harbor
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Ministry of Natural Resources arrives with live fish
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30,000 brown trout in the tanks are from a fish hatchery near Owen Sound
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After some sorting,15,000 will be piped into the Burlington Ship Canal
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A year to 15 months old they run about 6 inches in length
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5,000 fish run through the pipe in about 2 minutes, the rest of the load destined for 50 Point Conservation Park near Grimsby
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Shelley arrives at Richardson to load for Prescott
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Gordon C Leitch deep in the Dofasco slip, unloading ore
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CSL Laurentien unloading coal
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Nadro's tug Seahound moving the Evans McKeil
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Another view

Hamilton on a sunny Saturday afternoon
- Rodney Aitchison
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Maritime Trader at Pier 8.
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New structure at Pier 10.
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CSL Laurentien loads coke at US Steel.
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Wider view as coke is quenched.
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Loading continues as Algowood approaches Burlington Ship Canal with coal for ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

Soo opening day pictures
- Ben & Chanda McClain
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Herbert C. Jackson tied up
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Canadian Olympic
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Robert S. Pierson
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Paul R. Tregurtha
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Mackinaw breaking ice so the Tregurtha can leave the lock
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Stern of Mackinaw and bow of P. Tregurtha
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Ojibway exiting the lock
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Cuyahoga
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Pineglen
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Pineglen gave a nice salute and wave
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Snow covered Mesabi Miner
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Stern view
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Alpena at Mission Pt.
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Stern view
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Entering the lock
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Bow view
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Passing West Pier
     


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