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December 14 - 15, 2009

Stoneport, Mich. - Ben & Chanda McClain
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McKee Sons loading at Stoneport
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Frontenac at anchor
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Tug Invincible
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View with waves coming in
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Another view of Frontenac

CSL Laurentien downbound Monday at the Soo with Christmas decorations - Herm Klein
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Deer on icy bow
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Polar bear on unloading boom
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Lights on stacks and rails

Fairport and Ashtabula Saturday -
Dave Scali
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James Norris backing in to Fairport Harbor (after being at on the hook off Huron, Ohio)
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Lewis J. Kuber unloading at Ashtabula.

Port Huron Sunday -
Galen Witham and Hunter Maxon
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Herbert C. Jackson, upbound light, just completing her turn near the Huron Light Ship.
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Jackson, Under the bridge, heading towards the lake.
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Approaching Buoys 1 and 2, getting ready to make the turn, and head into the lake.
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Indiana Harbor, downbound above the Bluewater Bridges.
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Indiana Harbor, commences her turn near the Huron Lightship, enroute to Zug Island, with a load of Taconite.
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James Kuber, with the Tug Victory, Upbound.
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The Kuber, with the Victory pushing, head out into a cold lake, with a darkening sky.
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Fishing Tug Mar-Vel-Ann downbound to the government dock in Sarnia.
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Edwin H. Gott, upbound light for the lake, makes her turn near the Huron Lightship.
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Detroit River -
Galen Witham
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A recent view of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, preparing for the winter retrieval of Navigation Aids, in the lower Great Lakes.
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Another view of the Bristol Bay, at its home base at Sector Detroit.
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American Mariner, anchored in the Detroit River Anchorage, near Belle Isle.

Calumet Scrapping at Port Colborne -
Stephen Brule
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Interior detail shots from what's left of the Calumet's Pilot House.
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 Life boat from the Calumet
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A Stockpile of port holes salvaged from the Calumet.
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 Griffon Docked in Port Colborne in the Early morning.
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istorical perspectives - E.C. Carlson photos, Carl Fredericks collection
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USCG Mackinaw in Duluth, July 1962.
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USCG Mesquite in Duluth, date unknown.
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USCG Southwind in Duluth, April 1974.  This icebreaker had an interesting history with WWII duties, service in the Soviet Union, and many voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Menominee, Mich. Saturday -
 Dick Lund
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The Vlistborg approaches Menominee North Pier Lighthouse on a cold Dec. 12 morning
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Turning into the inner harbor
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Backing back down the Menominee River after an aborted attempt to turn the ship around (ice)
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Turning in toward the KK Integrated Logistics East Dock
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Working their way through the ice between the ship and dock
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They backed all the way to the stern of the iced-up carferry, Viking I east of the dock
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Loading late in the afternoon
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Stern dockside view

Marquette, Mich. - Lee Rowe
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 Lee A Tregurtha
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Dorothy Ann and barge Pathfinder
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Upper Harbor in Marquette after the first big snow of the season - Rod Burdick
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View from the lakeshore of James R. Barker unloading coal

Soo Sunday - Herm Klein
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CSL Niagara
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Canadian Olympic
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Mariatown - Ron Beaupre
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Asphalt barge John J. Carrick coming down the St. Lawrence at Mariatown.
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Tug Victorious.

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