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November 22 - 21, 2009

CSL Assiniboine freed late Saturday -  Ron Beaupre
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CSL Assiniboine pours grain off into Big 551. Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne on the stern, Duga on the right.
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Duga has the bow line taught while ballast is pumped out. Bertrand on the stern.
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 The tow is in the shipping channel and close to Galop Island.
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Chart of river showing exact location of CSL Assiniboine. Note depth around ship.

Cardinal and Prescott Saturday -  Dave Bessant
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Arriving at Cardinal where Oakglen has just passed by Assiniboine.
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Oakglen stern view.
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Ocean Bravo, Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne and Ocean Hercule with the Assiniboine
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Mapleglen approaching Assiniboine from the East
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Mapleglen about to pass in the channel ahead of Assiniboine, she slows down somewhat.
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Mapleglen passing Assiniboine
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Mapleglen clear of Assiniboine
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Stern view
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Federal Sakura approaching Assiniboine from the West
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 Federal Sakura passing in front of Assiniboine
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Federal Sakura stern view
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J W Shelley at Preacott with the tug Duga rafted to barges Big 556 and Big 551
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Window washing on the J W Shelley as she is being loaded
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Duga bow on
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Duga rafted to the barges, you can see how barge Big 551 sits unevenly in the water as she is being emptied ( heavier at the closest end )
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The identifiers in the windows of the trucks being loaded from the barge ( CSL #20 )
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Quebecois heading east under the Prescott Ogdensburg International Bridge.
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Overview of the unload
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Frontenac approaching Assiniboine
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Frontenac passing Assiniboine
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Tug Ocean Bravo crew going into town
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Tug Duga drifting backwards to Assiniboine
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Duga arriving very carefully
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Duga manouevering very skillfully alongside Assiniboine
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Duga with Barge Big 551 in position to be loaded
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Loading begins at around 5:05 pm

Keweenaw Water Way -  Roland Burgan
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 American Courage in the Keweenaw Waterway. Nov. 2009.
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Cruise Ship Clelia II at Houghton, Mi. summer 2009
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CSL Assiniboine Friday -
 Dave Bessant
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CSL Assiniboine from the Galop canal at the eastern end.
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CSL Assiniboine with the rearmost tug Ocean Hercule out of Montreal. You can see all the waves being pushed from the West up against the starboard side of Assiniboine
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Assiniboine and all three tugs, Ocean Hercule, Duga and Ocean Bravo
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All three tugs in line appearing the be side by side
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A last view from the extreme end of the Galop canal
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Tugs are not all in line but spaced along Assiniboine's port side bracing her against the wind and waves
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J W Shelley at Prescott loading
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The trucks unloading perhaps the Assiniboine's cargo and from there perhaps to the J W Shelley?

Mississagi in Alpena - Ben & Chanda McClain
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Mississagi unloading salt
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Backing out of the river

Brockville and Prescott - Murray Blancher
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Capt. Henry Jackman upbound at Brockville On.
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Canadian Enterprise upbound at Brockville On.
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SCL Bern upbound at Prescott On.
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Assiniboine aground at Gallop Canal
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Group Ocean tugs sanding by with Assiniboine
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J W Shelley at Prescott Elevator


Recent Vessel Passages Welland Canal - John McCreery
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Persenk against morning light
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BBC Australia in foreground with Frontenac and Maritime Trader in the flight locks
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Maritime Trader rising in lock 7
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Frontenac approaching the Glendale bridge
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 Frontenac passing the upbound Stefania I
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Cuyahoga passing the Marinelink Explorer at the stone dock Port Colborne
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 Testing her lifting capacity
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Cuyahoga and Maritime Trader meet above Ramey's Bend
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Maritime Trader upbound towards lock 8
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The Trader passing the Marinelink Explorer
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Closer View
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Stefania I at Port Robinson
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Cuyahoga passing Stefania I with not much room to spare between the channel markers

Lake Huron passing Bois Blanc Island - Dianne Donati
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H Lee White passing Nov. 18
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 Federal Patriot

CSX Presque Isle Coal Dock, Toledo, Ohio - Bob Vincent 
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Catherine Desgagnes pumping water before loading
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Getting ready to load
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Loading # 4 hole
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Port side looking forward

Marinette, Wis. - Dick Lund
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Catherine Desgagnes inbound Menominee River around 4:30 p.m. on Monday with a load of pig iron for Marinette Fuel & Dock
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Later that night, the Pere Marquette 41/Undaunted arrived, also with pig iron
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On a rainy Thursday morning, the Canadian Transfer arrived back at Marinette Fuel & Dock with another load of salt (it was also here last Saturday)
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Wide view on a gray day
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Stern view as the boom and workboat are brought back aboard
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Almost ready to depart around 12:45 p.m.
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Pig iron deposited by Pere Marquette 41 in two trips (in the foreground), and salt delivered in two trips by the Canadian Transfer (the salt not under the black tarp)

Marquette, Mich. - Lee Rowe
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Charles M. Beeghly arriving
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Michipicoten loading
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Manitowoc arriving
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American Courage at the Shiras Dock, note the guard who was heading out our way
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Herbert C. Jackson arriving at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Port Huron Authorama
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Daniel J. Morrell survivor Dennis Hale signs a book for a customer at the Great Lakes Authorama, Saturday at the Great Lakes Maritime Center in Port Huron. Hale's wife, Barb, looks on.

Historical boats over the years - Michael Sipper
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John Sherwin laid up at Fraser Shipyards, Superior Wi.
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Comeaudoc loading grain at Harvest States Elevator, Superior Wi.
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George A. Sloan & Calcite II laid up at Fraser Shipyards, Superior Wi.
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H C Heimbecker at the Soo. (1973)
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JL Mauthe laid up at the Municipal Dock, Superior Wi.
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Kinsman Enterprise loading grain at Harvest States Elevator, Superior Wi. (1996)
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Kinsman Enterprise loading grain at Harvest States Elevator, Superior Wi. (1996)
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Leon Fraser & Presque Isle Loading at DMIR, Two Harbors, Mn.
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Paul H. Townsend at Soo.
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Presque Isle loading at BN, Superior Wi.     

Historical Perspective - Thames River steamers - Steve Phillips
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Omar D Conger at Wallaceburg
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City of Chatham at Chatham
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