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November 23, 2009

Sunday at Welland - Bill Bird
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Frontenac passing through Homer Bridge on way to Lock 3
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Algowood approaching Homer Bridge
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Mapleglen clear of Lock 7
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BBC Australia loading at old sand dock in Port Weller harbor.
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Close up showing container of what appears to be heavy equipment.  BBC Australia would leave berth and head down Lake Ontario in the afternoon.   

Tugs Ocean Bravo, Duga, Ocean Hercule and Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne Sunday morning at rest - Dave Bessant
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Ocean Hercule with Duga rafted alongside, Assiniboine behind them and Ocean Bravo tied up by herself at the end of the elevators. Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne is behind Hercule.
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Close up
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Ocean Hercule bow on
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Hercule and Duga stern view
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Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne bow on facing East
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Top of Assiniboine rudder
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Assiniboine with officials aboard

Assiniboine being pushed tugged coaxed and guided into Prescott Saturday night -  Dave Bessant
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Transport Canada aboard
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St Lawrence Seaway aboard
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Assiniboine with her red lights, the tugs each with masts with 2 or 3 white lights, towed by tug Duga and pushed by the tug Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne, Ocean Bravo and Ocean Hercule at her sides ( it appears one on each side )
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Approaching the bridge
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 J W Shelley being loaded as we await the arrival of Assiniboine
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Tugs repositioning as they begin to turn Assiniboine towards the south, parallel to the bridge in order to guide her backwards to the North slip
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All lined up
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Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne pulling Assiniboine backwards
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Bertrand Jeansonne pulling her back with Ocean Bravo's assistance
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Almost aligned
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Bertrand Jeansonne with Assiniboine and J W Shelley in the southern slip
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Assiniboine being guided further back into the slip by Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne
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Taut 5 inch nylon cable between Duga and Assiniboine as she moves backwards
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Duga out of Trois Rivieres  providing resistance
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You'll not see this again soon, Duga and Assiniboine with Ocean Hercule and J W Shelley in the background
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Assiniboine tied up with Ocean Bravo behind her
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Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne tied up now behind Assiniboine
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Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne
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Ocean Hercule tied up as well

McKee Sons in Grand Haven on Saturday - Dale Rosema
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McKee Sons shining the light as they back out of Grand Haven Saturday morning
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Close up of bow
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Empty city docks on a quiet November morning
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 Continuing to back out
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Backing into the mist
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Starting to turn
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Turning with pier head

Cason J. Callaway in the Calumet River Saturday morning - Lou Gerard
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Backing under CN (EJ&E) bridge
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Callaway about to back through the 95th St. Bridge en route to KCBX.

Marquette, Mich. - Lee Rowe
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 American Courage waiting to load
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Manitowoc waiting to load
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Herbert C Jackson waiting in the harbor
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Robert S Pierson waiting

Busy Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Michipicoten arriving
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Michipicoten and Charles M. Beeghly, bow views
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Robert S. Pierson and American Courage at anchor waiting to load

 ISA Inbound Cleveland Main entrance headed for the 24 west lakefront dock Sunday - Paul Magyar
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Recent views from the tug Undaunted - Ted G. Wagner
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Digital camera strapped to a kite for some spectacular views
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 A near crash taking camera video
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Another aerial shot underway
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Restored WWII emergency steering station
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Some artwork in the engineroom

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