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April 19, 20
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Hamilton Monday - John McCreery
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Lake Ontario crossing Hamilton Harbor towards pier 14.
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Meeting with tugs Laprairie and Omni Richelieu.
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Laprairie on the port bow.
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Lake Ontario the former Federal Manitou is nudged towards her pier 14 E berth.
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Closer view
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Tuscarora finally gets a turn at Richardson
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BBC Arizona, Andean and Tuscarora all at Eastport
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Dara Desgagnes at Bronte
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Another view
 

Sarnia Monday - George Lee
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Twin Ports Weekend Activity -
Brad Krekelberg
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American Mariner departing Duluth Piers loaded with grain
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Mesabi Miner backing into Midwest Energy
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American Spirit at Murphy Fuel Dock
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Roger Blough off Superior Piers waiting her turn at BNSF ore dock
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Stewart J. Cort departing BNSF in on and off April flurries
 
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 Cort departing Superior Piers with Blough waiting
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Cort and Blough
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CSL Tadoussac waiting her turn at CN ore dock in Duluth
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 Philip R. Clarke discharging into the Cutler Stone hopper
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Arthur M. Anderson at C. Reiss Coal Terminal

Robert S. Pierson opens Owen Sound
- Erich Zuschlag
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Robert S Pierson unloading
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Stern view with the Chi Cheemaun in the inner harbour
     

Lee A. Tregurtha and Pathfinder arriving in Marquette together Monday -
Lee Rowe
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Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Algosoo below Lock 2.  Notice the patch work along her hull from winter projects.
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Close-up of one of the patches.
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Almost at Lock 1.
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Canadian Enterprise also below Lock 2.  She will not be sailing with this name for much longer.
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The logo on her stack will change, too.
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CCGS Griffon on her way through the canal for buoy work in Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence.  Last summer in refit her hull was given a new coat of Inerta paint to help her slip through ice more easily.  The inerta is the black paint visible above the waterline.  It extends right down to the keel.
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The other end of the Griffon.  The Inerta is run well above the waterline aft as the ship needs to back into ice when doing close escort work and harbour breakouts.
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This is the Griffon's work barge.  It is shallow draft and high speed and comes with lifting gear.  This allows it to work buoys and other projects in water too shallow for the Griffon to access.  This barge replaced a standard 26 foot CG work barge.  The old barges were excellent work platforms but had a top speed of about 6 knots.  This was unacceptable for locations where long steams were required.
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Sea Eagle II on one of her many transits of the canal.
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Sea Eagle II and St Marys Cement II approaching Lock 2.


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