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July 22, 20
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South Chicago Thursday - Lou Gerard
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As CSL Laurentien loads at KCBX the tug Tanner passes by.
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The tug Tanner clears 100th St.
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St. Marys Conquest and tug Prentiss Brown approaches 100th St.
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Tug Prentiss Brown.
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St. Marys Conquest and Prentiss Brown wait while CSL Laurentien swings its boom clear.

Detroit River Thursday from the Diamond Jack -
Capt. Mike Nicholls
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Niagara Spirit and tug John Spence at Nicholson's Detroit.
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Alouette Spirit and tug Wilf Seymour at Nicholson's Detroit.
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John D Leitch loading salt at Ojibway Salt in Windsor.
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Tug Rebecca Lynn and barge A 397 upbound in the Ballard's Reef Channel.
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Victoriaborg (Netherlands) downbound in the Ballard's Reef Channel.

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Marquette, Mich. -
Lee Rowe
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 Kaye E Barker and Lee A Tregurtha waited at the dock to load taconite. 
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The Barker began her load first.
     

Recent St. Marys River -
Jeff Barber
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Sam Laud
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John B. Aird
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Great Republic
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Hon. James L. Oberstar
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CSL Niagara
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Gordon C. Leitch
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Walter J. McCarthy Jr.
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John G. Munson
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Kaye E. Barker
 

Recent Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Canadian Enterprise below Lock 2.
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Approaching Lock 1.
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CSL Assiniboine also below Lock 2.
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Approaching Lock 1.
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Jana Desgagnes upbound toward Lock 2.
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One of many sacrificial anodes on her hull to reduce corrosion.  Sacrificial anodes works on the principle similar to electrolysis;  if an anode and a metallic strip are dipped in electrolytic solution, anode electron will dissolve and deposit over the metallic strip and make it cathode. In the case of a ship, sea water acts as an electrolyte and transfers the electrons from the anode by oxidizing it over the steel plate and making a protecting layer.
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 On her way to Lock 2.
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Thalassa Desgagnes below Lock 2.
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  Jokingly, the bow is sometimes referred to as 'The Pointy End'.  Very true in this case, unlike the previous photo of the Assiniboine's blunt bow.
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 Into the sunset.

Scrapping at Aliaga, Turkey -
Selim San
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Sauniere & Canadian Ranger
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Sauniere.
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Canadian Ranger recently beached,
   

Recent St. Clair River -
Dawn Roberts
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