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South Chicago Thursday - Lou Gerard
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St. Marys Challenger comes under Torrence Ave. and abandoned C&WI R.R. bridges at 10:53 am. as she heads for Lake Michigan.
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Another view with the bridges.
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Rounding Cargill Bend
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G tug Massachusetts pulls the CSL Niagara as they approach 106th St. after leaving DTE.
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They pass KCBX approaching 100th St.
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St. Marys Challenger passing KCBX
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Tug Colorado and CSL Niagara waiting for rail traffic to clear at NS 5.
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The Challenger joins the CSL Niagara waiting as NS 5 goes up after a lengthy wait.
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The Challenger follows CSL NIagara and tugs through NS 5.
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 The Challenger has to wait short of 95th so traffic can clear up and for the Niagara to go through 92nd st bend.
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From 92nd St. The Challenger and CSL Niagara head for the Lake with the Kasteelborg at North American.
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The Challenger and CSL Niagara head for the lake and Manitowoc waits to head into the river.
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Manitowoc waits between 92nd and 95th for NS rail traffic to clear before she heads for KCBX
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Pere Marquette 41 / Undaunted wait under EJ&E bridge for NS 5 to go up.
 

South Chicago Thursday -
Steve Bauer
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Outbound for Lake Michigan, the St. Marys Challenger passes under the Torrance Avenue and the old C&WI bridges under dark skies on Thursday.
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Detail of stern.
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Holding at 106th Street bridge as she has caught up to the CSL Niagara heading out to the lake. 
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Approaching the bend at 103rd Street as the tug Zuccolo duck in the clear to make way for the Challenger and the tug Bonnie G. Selvick behind.
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Passing under the passing through the NS bridge after a lengthy delay held up both her and the CSL Niagara.
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Outbound east of 92nd Street, following the CSL Niagara with the Kasteelborg unloading steel at the North American Dock.
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The CSL Niagara gets an assist at the Wisconsin Steel Bend from the G Tugs Massachusetts and Colorado after departing DTE.
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The Massachusetts is almost up against the wall as she works hard to line up the Niagara for the tight turn under 106th Street.
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Halfway through 106th Street. 
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After a very lengthy delay at the NS bridge, the Niagara finally gets under way, with the Challenger hot on its heels.
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Through 95th Street and approaching 92nd St.
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With the Challenger and Niagara gone, the Manitowoc spins for its trip upriver to KCBX.  The fisherman has other things on his mind, like the Bass he has on the other end of his line.  He did ask afterwards about all the boat traffic.
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After yet another lengthy delay at the NS, the Bonnie G. Selvick heads upriver ahead of the Manitowoc at 95th St.
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Backing through 95th Street bridge enroute to KCBX.
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Approaching 100th Street.
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Crew member watching outside the pilot house at 100th St.
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The Undaunted/Pere Marquette 41 joins the party as she approaches 100th Street behind the Manitowoc.
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Tug Undaunted as she passes the Manitowoc at KCBX.
 
   

Detroit Thursday -
Mike Nicholls
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Algolake unloading coal on Zug Island in the Rouge Short Cut Canal.
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Orsula (Marshall Islands) unloading at Nicholson's Detroit.
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Norman Mc Leod and Everlast unloading at Sterling Fuels in Windsor.
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Tug Huron Service and barge Energy 6506 at Nicholson's Detroit.
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Mc Kee Sons upbound off Belle Isle.
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Barge James L Kuber and tug Victory downbound near the Ambassador Bridge.
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Mississagi upbound near the Ambassador Bridge.
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South Chicago Wednesday -
Steve Bauer
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After a considerable delay at the NS bridge, the tug Mary E. Hannah pushes a tank barge outbound on the Calumet River for Indiana Harbor.
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The St. Marys Challenger passes under CN bridge 710 on the Calumet River in a light rain late Wednesday afternoon.
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A crewmember's rain suit adds a speck of color as the Challenger slowly approaches the 95th St bridge.
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Winches, utility boat, and crewmember appropriately dressed for the weather, unlike the photographers.
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Approaching the NS-5 bridge.
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A brief peek of the sun adds a bit of warmth to the scene as the Challenger approaches 100th St.
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Passing the H. Lee White taking on a load at KCBX.
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The Challenger carefully negotiates between barges on both sides of the river after making the turn near 104th St.
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Getting ready to set up for the bend right under 106th St. Bridge.
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Crewman closely watching the clearance at 106th.  The clearance can be measured in inches with some of the larger vessels.
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Clear of 106.  Next up is Wisconsin Steel bend and passing the CSL Niagara at CFT.
       

Hamilton and Welland Canal Thursday
- John McCreery
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Federal Kivalina entering the Burlington piers
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Kivalina arriving at Hamilton for pier 21
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Stern view
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Passing the outbound Algowood, the John D Leitch waiting to take Algowood's place.
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Eider exiting lock 6 west
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Eider upbound above 7
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Stern view
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Isolda at the entrance to lock 3
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Isolda approaching the Glendale bridge
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Stern view on the way to lock 4 west 

Marquette Thursday -
Lee Rowe
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Michipicoten arriving at the dock
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James R. Barker unloading coal
     

USGS R/V Grayling at the Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio
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American Mariner in Buffalo -
Patrick Cappola
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