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July 29, 20

Oberon Class submarine Olympus at the Burlington Piers - Eric Holmes
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Evans McKeil joined by the Jarrett M to help with the tow.
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Close up
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Another view
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Jarrett M on the stern
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Another stern view

Olympus submarine tow entering Hamilton harbor in the rain
- John M.
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Tug Jarrett M tying up aft port on the Heddle Marine floating dry dock to assist the transit tug Evans McKeil.
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The tow approaching the Burlington Canal jettys.
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Approaching the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge.
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The tow about to get tucked out of sight at the Heddle Marine facility on the nose of Hamilton Harbor Pier 14.

St. Marys River on Thursday -
Roger LeLievre
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Algoma Discovery upbound at Nine Mile
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stern view
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John J. Boland
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Buffalo meeting Algoma Discovery
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Saginaw below Mission Point

Beauharnois to Quebec on Algobay - Kent Malo
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Yacht Sovereign at Beauharnois below lock 3

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Rosaire Desgagnes loading at Cote St Catherine wharf
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Maria Desgagnes up bound at Contrecouer, Quebec
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CSL Saguenay loaded down not much water under the keel.
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Algobay in the south shore canal at Kahnawake, with CPR Bridges in view
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Ambassador at sec 44 Port of Montreal, Quebec
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Stene Provence and three other at Montreal East anchorage Point aux Trembles, Quebec.
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Iroquois - Ron Beaupre
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Evans McKeil towing HM Dock I with Olympus loaded on board. Vigilant I on the stern passing Bradford's Point in the Seaway.
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The tow in Iroquois Lock at night.
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BBC Carolina slides the wall into Iroquois Lock.
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She is on her first trip into the Lakes.

Buffalo, N.Y. -
Brian W.
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Rebecca Lynn - A-397 tug-barge while on the downbound leg of their journey as they head below the South Grand Island Bridges to wind off the old Ashland Oil Dock in the Niagara River.
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The tug-barge is now turned around and heading back upriver as they pass under the bridge. Shots of commercial traffic in this section of the Tonawanda Channel are hard to come by.
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Workmen on the barge are at the bow with lines ready to pass to the Noco crew as they come alongside the pier.
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The tug is slowly bringing her barge to Port as the pair slide out of the navigation channel above the bridges.
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The tug captain is just lightly goosing the throttles ahead to keep the vessels on a track to gently brush up against the Noco facility.
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The barge crew have passed the mooring lines over to the dock men and they are now securing the barge to the mooring dolphins.
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Crewmen can transition from the tug to the barge and back via a ladder. This view also shows good detail of the facing wires used to secure the tug in the barge's notch.
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Here is a shot of the tug as she sits in the Niagara River, waiting in the notch of her barge as the A-397 is unloaded of her asphalt cargo.

Alpena -
Ben & Chanda McClain
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Durocher tug Valerie B
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Training vessel Pride of Michigan
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DNR fish tug Chinook
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Upper Harbor Activity in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Michipicoten and Herbert C. Jackson waiting to load ore at sunset
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 Jackson loading ore the next day

Egbert Wagenborg downbound approaching Fighting Island South Light - Mike Nicholls
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Marquette, Mich. -
Lee Rowe
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Herbert C Jackson at the dock.
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Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Canadian Provider Above Lock 2. 
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Closer view.
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 Federal Weser above Lock 7.
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 MU01 downbound toward Lock 7.  Looks like the Toronto Police Dept crest.
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Earth Voyager above Lock 7.

Fireboats at Metalcraft Marine's docks in Kingston, Ontario Wednesday - Andre Blanchard
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The new fireboat for the Boston Fire Department, John S. Damrell, is looking good and almost ready for delivery. Note the paint is so shiny that it is picking up reflections from surrounding objects and the ground.
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his appears to be another new fireboat in the assembly process. Unfortunately, no names were available to identify it, but it appears it will be a fireboat. Note the Water cannons on the bow and top.of the wheelhouse.

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