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October 3 - 4, 2009

10/4 - Duluth-Superior - Tom Caine
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James R. Barker loading coal at SMET
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CSL Assiniboine loading bentonite at Hallett 5
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John D. Leitch loading taconite at CN Missabe
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fresh paint on bow
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close up
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Beluga Fascination at Cenex Harvest States
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bow close up

10/4 - Shipping at Hamilton
- John McCreery
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Federal Kushiro at pier 14W, Hamilton.
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Another view
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Bow shot
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Algolake arriving at the Burlington piers with a load of coal for Dofasco.
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Stern view passing under the bridges.
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Passing the Canadian Progress, which just got in ahead of her to unload coal.

10/4 - Marquette, Mich.
Lee Rowe
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Charles M Beeghly loading on Thursday.
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Lee A Tregurtha arriving Thursday night
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Lee A bow.
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 Mesabi Miner passing Granite Island
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Approaching Marquette's upper harbor.

10/4 - Challenger in South Chicago
- Gary R. Clark
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10/4 - Whistles on the Water
in St. Clair, Mich. Oct. 3 - Ron Piskor
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Steam for this event was provided by a 1923 portable boiler made by the Port Huron Tractor and Thrasher Company.
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This was the first event of this type that used actual steam to blow the many whistles that were there. The last event of this type was 20 years ago and used compressed air to power the whistles.
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Many Great Lakes Ships whistles were blown along with smaller railroad and factory whistles..
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.The 2 whistles that are normally displayed at the River Crab were present. One was from the Mercury and the other is from the Comet.The whistle off the Bob Lo boat Columbia was also there.
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An example of some of the smaller whistles that were blown.
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There was a manifold mounted along the St.Clair River boardwalk that had several whistles mounted to it The public was allowed to come down and choose a whistle you would like to blow and have your photo taken for free while doing so. Very Gracious Hosts!


Click here to listen to an audio clip of the Columbia's whistle from the event.

10/3 - Stormy Duluth - Tom Caine
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CSL Assiniboine coming off Lake Superior
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Entering Duluth Piers
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Minnesota Point in background
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Wave overtops pier
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Clearing South Pier Inner Light
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Under Aerial Bridge
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CSL Assiniboine has arrived
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South Pierhead Light
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North Pierhead Light
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Collateral damage
10/3 - Anchored for weather - Robert McGreevy
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Wilfred Sykes passing between Mackinac Island and Saint Ignace.
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Joseph L. Block on anchor West side of Mackinac Island with Sykes maneuvering to go on anchor.
10/3 - Mariatown - Ron Beaupre
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 Tuscarora heads up the river at . She is heading for Lake Superior and a load of grain.
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Panagia sailing for Singapore from Cleveland.
10/3 - Indiana Harbor waits out gale warnings Friday at anchor off of the western end of Madeline Island - Tim Eldred
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 Madeline Island Ferry Bayfield continues with its scheduled trips from La Pointe to Bayfield.
10/3 - Stephen B. Roman unloading cement along the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio - Kent Gurney
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