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July 4 - 6, 20

Welland Canal Tuesday - Heather Maguire
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Isolda, downbound just leaving Lock 2.
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 Crew of the Isolda, taking a photograph of the boatnerd taking a photograph of the crew.
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Isolda, heading towards Lock 1, where the Sea Eagle II was stopped.
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Mapleglen tied up below Lock 2.
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Fitting nice and snugly into Lock 2.

Detroit River -
Mike Nicholls
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Algoma Spirit upbound in the Fighting Island Channel.
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American Courage upbound at the Hole In The Wall.
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Integrity unloading at Lafarge Springwells Dock.
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Cape Dundas oubound the Wyandotte Channel passing Mud Island.
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Marquette Tuesday -
Luke Archer
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Bow view, sitting high in the water as her thrusters are visible
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The boom goes up as LS&I locomotives bring full ore cars to the dock
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The Barker's lifeboat lowered down near the water
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 Stern detail
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A beautiful afternoon as the Kaye Barker finishes loading
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Profile view at the dock

Marquette -
Lee Rowe
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BBC Portugal
- Herm Klein
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BBC Portugal up bound at Mission Point
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Stern view

Goderich, Ont.  Monday - Bruce Douglas
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Algorail about to back in 8:30 p.m.
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MacDonald tugs assisting.
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Slowly nudging back to load grain.
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Basking in the sun while backing up.

Toledo's fireworks show, seen from the Col. James M. Schoonmaker museum ship -
Roger LeLievre
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Buffalo -
Brian W.
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South Slip of the old Union Furnace Company ore dock where BIDCO has completely rebuilt the property to fit their flexi-barges, work boats, and construction equipment. The New York State Power Authority tug Breaker is also seen rafted to her barge Hivausu II.
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Great Lakes Towing Co. dock with the tugs Washington and New Jersey tied up along with the new Niagara River Ice Boom storage facility in the background. This was once the site of Buffalo's first Blast Furnace for iron making.
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The remains of the North Slip of the old ore dock, now buried with fill, but under restoration as a riverfront "Pocket Park" with a canoe/kayak launch ramp being installed right down the center of the old slipway.

Lake Huron passing Bois Blanc Island Monday
- Dianne Donati
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Wind damage to the unloading legs at Sorel -
Normand Daneau
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Soo July 4 -
Joey Reaume
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Algowood upbound approaching the Poe Lock
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Fireworks over the Hon. James L. Oberstar

Lower Harbor Activity in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Corp Tug Billmaier and Barge H.J. Schwartz at the Lower Harbor ore dock

Algoway in Manistee Lake Monday headed to PCA to unload coal
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South Chicago Sunday -
Steve Bauer
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 Pere Marquette 41 and Undaunted en route to Lake Calumet near 130th St.  She will meet the outbound St. Marys Challenger.
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Alpena unloading cement at the La Farge silos at 130th St.
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View of the Starboard side.
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Unloading through the tubes at the center right of the image instead of the main chute behind the cabins and wheelhouse
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Old Glory flying at the stern.
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Two long time veterans meet as the St. Marys Challenger heads for Lake Michigan after departing St. Marys Cement.  She has 2000 tons for Milwaukee and then will return to Charlevoix to load.
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A pleasure boat ducks in the clear as the Challenger approaches 106th St bridge.
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Watching the clearance from the deck and wheelhouse as she negotiates the bend at 106.
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Past 100th St bridge. Unlike the past few trips to Chicago, the Challenger finds the NS bridge already open and waiting.
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Clear of 95th St bridge and making the turn for 92nd St.
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Outbound past the Cinnamon and Vancouverborg tied up at the North American Dock.  

South Chicago Sunday -
 Lou Gerard
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St. Marys Challenger approaching 100th St. outbound for the lake Sunday afternoon.
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1st Mate calling clearances.
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Clear of NS 5 approaching 95th St.
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Coming through 95th St. Bridge.
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Clear of 95th she comes up on 92nd.
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Ready to pass the  Salties Cinnamon and Vancouverborg at Iroquois Landing.
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Steaming under "J" bridge.
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Heading out to the lake.

Marquette Sunday -
Luke Archer
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Joseph H. Thompson departing Marquette
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 Lee A. Tregurtha preparing to load upon her arrival
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Bow view
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Army Corps of Engineers vessels and barges moored at the old ore dock in the lower harbor

Tour of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw -
Luke Archer
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Bow view of the Mackinaw docked at the Lower Harbor Mattson Park dock.
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Stern view
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Winch and flags on the stern
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Crews mess and galley
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Entrance to the Chief's mess
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Damage control lay-out
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 Looking down a hall with some quarters
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 Looking down on the stern
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Stack markings
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One of the main control panels
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A table area on the bridge
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Chart area
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Mackinaw's bell
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A mainstay for any vessel
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Looking forward from the pilot house
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 View from the buoy deck
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Little Mackinaw Archer with the big Mackinaw, his response once aboard was, "Big Boat"

South Chicago Sunday -
Lou Gerard
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A rare visitor to Chicago the Saginaw approaches 100th st outbound to lake Michigan Sunday morning after discharging its cargo at Midwest near 121st. st.
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After NS5 malfunctioned on Saturday, Saginaw passes through and approaches 95th St.
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Pilot House and forward cabin detail.
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Coming around 92nd st. bend.
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Passing under "J" bridge.
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She heads out into the lake as the Federal Maas rides at anchor.

Michigan and barge Great Lakes in Green Bay Sunday - Wendell Wilke
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Dockside at the U.S. Venture Dock

St. Mary's River in June -
Jeff Dale
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