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July 1 , 2009

7/1 - Tuesday at the Soo, including the ground breaking ceremony for the new Poe-size lock. - Dave Wobser
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Presque Isle heading for the Poe Lock before the crowd arrives
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PI entering the Poe
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Locks Administration Building decorated for the occasion
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Large tent between the Poe and Davis Locks for the ceremonies
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Presque Isle almost in the Poe
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Operating from the wing
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Stern view
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Hard hats and shovels at the ready
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Overflow crowd assembled under the tent
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USACE Lt. Col. James Davis, Commander Detroit District introduces the dignitaries.
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Brig. Gen. John Peabody, Commander Great Lakes and Ohio River Division talks about the history of the Soo Locks.
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Indiana Harbor joins the ceremony
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John Rowswell, Mayor Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Hon. Anthony Bosbous, Mayor Sault Ste. Marie,Michigan checks Indiana Harbors progress.
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Tribal Chairperson, Joe McCoy. Soo Tribe of Chippewa Indians
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Part of the crowd has their attention diverted by Indiana Harbor
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Hon. Bart Stupak, U.S. Representative, Michigan
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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
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Indiana Harbor takes her leave with a hearty salute
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U.S. Senator Carl Levin
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The speeches are over and we are ready to dig.
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Turning a shovel full to end the ceremonies
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Edwin H. Gott arriving too late to join the party.
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Joseph H. Block upbound at Mission Point shortly after the ground breaking ended.
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Block's stack markings
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Stern view
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Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin down at Mission Point in the late afternoon.
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Martin stern view

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St. Lawrence - Trois Rivieres, Quebec - Kent Malo
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Algoport as she sails down the St Lawrence, at Trois Rivieres, Quebec, to Balboa Panama, after which she will be towed to China for refurbishing.
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Captain Clarence Vautier standing on the newly added bridge wing to enable Algoport transit the Panama canal, seen here  from the pilot boat. at Trois Riviers, Quebec.
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Algoport is due to arrive at Balboa, Panama, July 13, 2009, crew will disembark July 15.
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Pineglen up bound in ballast at Trois Rivieres, Quebec pilot station, pilot boat alongside

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Mariatown and Iroquois - Murray Blancher
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Algoport downbound at Mariatown
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 Lady of Dover downbound at Iroquois
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OXL Lotus at a distance upbound passing chimney island
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Saginaw at a distance upbound passing chimney island

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Chimney island located west of Crossover island on the river

7/1 - Iroquois Lock
Ron Beaupre
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Flintermar enters Iroquois Lock.
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Heading for the Sault.

7/1 - Welland Canal
 - Paul Beesley
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Boatwatching at its best.
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The Garganey’s anchor pocket; it protrudes to prevent the anchor from hitting the hull..
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Spruceglen downbound toward Lock 1.
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 Corpus Christi upbound above Lock 3.
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Another view of the Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi under the Glendale bridge.
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Kom downbound below Lock 1.
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Kom at Port Weller piers outbound to Lake Ontario.

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Port Huron/Marysville Tuesday - Bruce Hurd
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J W Shelley downbound out of Lake Huron with stormy skies in the background.
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 Tug Sea Robin and Barge upbound off Marysville
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Herbert C. Jackson at Marquette's Lower Harbor Shiras Dock - Rod Burdick
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Unloading stone
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Stern view

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Manitowoc departing the Wyandotte Power Plant after unloading a partial load of limestone  - Mike Nicholls
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