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July 25 - 26, 2009

7/26 - Charles M. Beeghly on the Rouge River July 24 - Ron Piskor
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Charles M. Beeghly approaching the Jefferson Avenue drawbridge.
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The Beeghly having cleared the Conrail drawbridge prepares to pass the Peter R. Creswell as the Creswell swings its stern to port to allow the Beeghly through.
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Having made it by the Creswell the Beeghly is seen clearing the Wabash Railroad drawbridge.
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A Beeghly crew member radios starboard clearances to the pilothouse as they pass through the Fort Street drawbridge.
7/26 - St. Marys River - Roger LeLievre
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Federal Maas below Mission Point.
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Ojibway supplies Herbert C. Jackson
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Kurt Paul at the Purvis dock

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Lee A. Tregurtha above Nine Mile.


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Presque Isle loading at Stoneport Saturday - Steve Worm
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7/26 - Marquette -
 Lee Rowe
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Michipicoten at the dock, fog visible beyond the dock.
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Appears to have had painting done on cabins.
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Michipicoten departing.
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Adam E Cornelius unloading coal
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Stern view 

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Michipicoten arriving in fog at Marquette's Upper Harbor - Rod Burdick
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Moving along the ore dock
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Bow view

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St. Clair River - Matt Lemon
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Amphicar ride at the St. Clair Car Show.
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Welland Canal - Paul Beesley
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Diamond Star upbound at Bridge 11, Jul 15.
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Algowood upbound toward Homer Bridge, Jul 16.
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BBC England leaving Lock 7, Jul 23.
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Upbound at Thorold
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Eships Eagle upbound above Lock 3, Jul 23.
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Federal Maas upbound above Lock 3, Jul 23.
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At the Glendale bridge.
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Pascale Knutsen upbound above Lock 1, Jul 23.  She is now registered in Aberdeen Scotland.
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Approaching Lock 2.


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Iroquois Lock - Murray Blancher
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Federal Maas upbound at Iroquois Lock July 22
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Sichem Newyork downdbound at Iroquois
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Montrealais downbound at Iroquois

7/26 - Calixe upbound in Iroquois Lock
- Ron Beaupre
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Built in 1986
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She is 193 feet long.

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Duluth-Superior Harbor - Tom Caine
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Walter J. McCarthy at SMET
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Quebecois at CN Missabe
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Quebecois close up
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McCarthy leaving SMET
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Atlantic Huron rounding Port Terminal for SMET
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McCarthy approaching turning buoy
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McCarthy close up
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McCarthy rounding turning buoy

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Saginaw unloading in Cleveland July 21 - Allen Seremak
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7/26 - Jet Speed IV
Mac Mackay
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The high speed catamaran Jet Speed IV left Halifax July 25 en route to her home port of Lorain, Ohio. The boat was en route from New Jersey and stopped in Halifax for a few hours only.

7/26 - Friday in Brockville Ontario -
Dave Bessant
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Fen upbound approaching Blockhouse Island Brockville
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Fen in front of Morristown NY and Brockville ON
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Fen with one of the two Brockville tour boats, the General Brock III
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Beluga Elegance downbound around 8 pm approaching Brockville
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7/26 - Saturday at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, Ontario -
Dave Bessant
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The General Brock III, a tour boat in Brockville
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Two old girls, Maritime Trader and an even older antique motor car.
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Maritime Trader downbound
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Sichem New York approaching Brockville
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Dive boat with divers waving to crew onboard Sichem New York
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Sichem New York exhibiting different stack markings to Fen yesterday, also of Eitzen Chemical
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Montrealais downbound as well
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Speedy Cigarette boat

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Le Havre, France. May 8/09 - Paul Beesley
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Crude oil tanker Aegean Freedom leaving LeHavre. She was built in 2003, is 244 m (800 ft) long and has deadweight tonnage of 106074. Not an overly large ship by todayís standards.
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Trailing suction hopper dredger Barent Zanen off the French coast.
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Trailing suction hopper dredger Ham 317 off the French coast. 4.
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One of the locks in Le Havre. This lock is to overcome the tides in the harbor and gives access to a basin. You can see the height of high water in the lock. Tides here are very large, over 8 m (26 ft) at spring tides.
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Trailing suction hopper dredger La Heve in the lock at Le Havre. The La Heve is 70 m (230 ft) long and 12.8 m (42 ft) wide so the lock is a good size.
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There is a buoy depot here, and this large buoy is sitting on the dock. I suspect it is/was used to replace a light ship somewhere.
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Two of LD Lines ferries passing in the harbor. As you can see the harbor is busy. There were over 20 ships in the anchorage this day.
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Ferry Norman Spirit leaving her dock en route to England. Again, notice the tide marks around the harbor.
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Ferry Norman Voyager backs into her dock. The trip from Le Havre, France to Portsmouth, UK takes a mere 5-1/2 hours.
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A small buoy tender at the base.
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Ramona, a small tanker, one of many ships anchored off Le Havre.
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Pilot boats in Rouen, which is right across the harbor from Le Havre; which has its own pilot boats.
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The two tugs that assisted the Aegean Freedom out of the harbour. They appear to be racing home for coffee, the one on the left going astern.
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RT Antonie at the bow of the Aegean Freedom.
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Safmarine Nuba, a new container ship, inbound.
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SD Gironde at the stern of the Aegean Freedom.
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Vlaanderen XXI, another trailing suction hopper dredge, outside Le Havre. While searching for info about these dredges I came upon a 'dredgenerd' website, Bert Visserís Directory of Dredgers:
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Tanker Weichselstern anchored outside. She is currently registered in the UK but operated by Rigel Schiffahrt, Bremen, Germany.

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Beechglen taken by Bob Cambell on Georgian Bay 1993 Capt. R. Metz
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