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July 16, 20
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Welland Canal - Jim Windsor
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Iroquois Thursday -
Murray Blancher
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Federal Miramichi up at Iroquois
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Mapleglen down at Iroquois
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 Africaborg up at Iroquois
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Elbeborg down at Mariatown On
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Federal Rhine up at Mariatown
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Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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John J Carrick and Victorious upbound from Lock 1.
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Victorious in the notch.
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Each season these trees grow farther out toward the shipping channel. 
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BBC Arizona below Lock 2.
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Pilot taking a moment to check out the houses along the canal.
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BBC Arizona down to her salt water mark.  The International Convention on Load Lines (ICLL) is an IMO Convention that is applicable for all vessels engaged in international trade, with the following exceptions: ships of war; ships of less than 24 metres  in length; pleasure yachts not engaged in trade; fishing vessels.
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The ICLL defines the maximum allowed draught of the vessel, and how this is to be marked on the side of the vessel.  The International Load Line Certificate verifies that the vessels strength and stability have been approved for the draught corresponding to the freeboard mark given on the certificate and that the vessel at the maximum draught has a reserve buoyancy and bow height in compliance with the requirements of the ICLL.  The requirement for reserve buoyancy is to ensure that the vessel is not broken down by heavy seas, while the requirement for bow height is to limit the amount of green seas on the deck.
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Algocape below Lock 2.
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How close do the ships pass to my house?  Close enough to knock Santa off the roof.
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Algowood approaching Lock 1 with the Gordon C Leitch above her deck.

Mariatown -
Ron Beaupre
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Happy Rover slides the wall below Iroquois Lock.
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She has cargo for Burns Harbor.
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 CCGS Cape Rescue passing Mariatown on her way to Kingston and Burlington.
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Vancouverborg heads down the river with a load for Liverpool.
 

Federal Miramichi in the Welland Canal -
Eric Holmes
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Head on below Lock 3
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Marquette -
Lee Rowe
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Kaye E Barker turning in the lower harbor
 
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Michipicoten loading
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Algosoo still loading, John B Aird waiting
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John B Aird and the upper harbor light
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Lake Huron passing Bois Blanc Island Friday -
Dianne Donati
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Peterborough, Ontario -
Andre Blanchard
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The restored 1948 tug Trent docked near the Peterborough Lift Locks (a Canadian National Heritage Landmark) on July 13. This vessel is still an active workboat that operates in the Trent-Severen Waterway.
       


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