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August 14, 20
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Peter R. Cresswell comes down under the 1000 Islands Bridge on Saturday - Norbert Gittard and Fritz Hager 
Coming off Lake Ontario (25 miles behind and to the southwest) and approaching the 1000 Islands Bridge with Wellesley Island, NY to the right and the New York mainland to the left.  Canada is off to the right about 2 miles. 
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Long view looking southwest from the 1000 Islands Bridge with the Cresswell opposite Rock Island Light (on left)
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lining up with the bridge.
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Lined up for the next to last turn before the bridge
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Close-up of the Cresswell approaching the bridge
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Straight down bow shot.
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Detail view of aft superstructure and self-unloading gear (with cement dust containment accessory equipment)
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A quick kick to starboard under the bridge to line up for the next course (Wellesley Island cottagers enjoying the Saturday morning spectacle)
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Heads northeast towards Alexandria Bay, NY (in background) and Montreal, PQ, about 165 miles and 220 feet down the Seaway
   

Detroit River from the Diamond Jack -
 Capt. Mike Nicholls
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Atlantic Erie downbound at Fighting Island North Light.
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Joseph H Thompson unloading at Carmeuse Lime in the Rouge River.
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Norman Mc Leod and tug Everlast loading at Marathon in the Rouge River.
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Cason J Callaway upbound entering the Rouge River.
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Indiana Harbor unloading into the Zug Island hopper.
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Federal Fuji (Bahamas) at Nicholson's Detroit.
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Niagara Spirit and tug John Spence at Nicholson's Detorit.
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Friendship downbound off Windsor.
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Neptune III at the CDM Dock in Windsor.
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Cason J Callaway loading at Zug Island.
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Integrity and G L Ostrander unloading at Lafarge Springwells.
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Hon James L Oberstar downbound approaching the Rouge Short Cut Canal.
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Manitoba approaching the ADM Dock in Windsor.
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Coregonus at her homeport dock in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin - Wendell Wilke
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Port Huron
- Bruce Hurd
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Manitoba downbound
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a little more gray paint is needed.
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Algoma Progress upbound.
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American Mariner upbound.
 

Marine City Saturday -
Don Detloff
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Manitoba at Marine City on Saturday morning.
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Ultralight at Marine City on Saturday morning.
     

Welland Canal Saturday -
Bill Bird
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Algosteel at Port Robinson
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passing through Bridge 11
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John D Leitch at Homer Bridge
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Passing entry below Lock 3, John D Leitch and Atlantic Erie
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Atlantic Erie closeup
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Stern shot
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Algoma Spirit at Bridge 5
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Federal St. Laurent at Port Robinson
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Oslo Bulk 6 at Wharf 2 in Port Weller harbor
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unloading cargo, Sand?  If so a far cry from the big sandpile that used to be at the dock.
     

St. Marys River Traffic
- Roger LeLievre
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Algoma Navigator above Mission Point on Saturday.
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Algoma Navigator, Great Republic and the supply boat Ojibway.
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Great Republic and Ojibway.
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Great Lakes Trader downbound at Mission Point on Saturday.
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Manitoba in the MacArthur Lock on Friday.
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Montrealais shows off new stack markings on Saturday.
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Montrealais upbound at Mission Point.
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Great Lakes Trader and Montrealais pass.
 
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Now that the new Soo Locks visitor platform has opened, demolition has started on the west viewing stand. Once the old structure is removed, work will begin on restoring the World War II-era MacArthur Lock control building that supported the platform. The east platform will eventually be removed as well.
 

Detroit
- Ken Borg
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Manitoba down the Detroit River off Belle Isle for Windsor
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Robert S. Pierson down the Detroit river off Belle Isle for Windsor.
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Vigilant I up the Detroit River off Belle Isle pulling a barge
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Barge OC 131 being pulled by Vigilant.  Looks like three generators on deck.
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Frontenac  up the Detroit River off Belle Isle.
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Hon. James L. Oberstar up the Rouge River at Jefferson St. with 
taconite for ServStal Steel.
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Kaye E. Barker coming up the Rouge River at Jefferson with taconite for ServStal Steel as the Cason J. Callaway is unloading   coal at Carmuse Lime in River Rouge, Mich.
     

Welland Canal
- Michel Gosselin
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Team Brennen is attempting to tied up above lock 3
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Oslo Bulk 6 is unloading at Wharf  2
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bow view
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side view
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unknown former Coast Guard boat

Cason J. Callaway Unloading Coal at Carmeuse Lime on the Rouge River Friday -
Chuck Wagner
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Point Edward -
Monty Young
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Edgar B Speer 
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Federal St Laurent 
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Huron Belle - Pilot Boat 
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US Customs and Border Patrol 
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Mary Dale at Purdy's Dock 

Lake Huron passing Bois Blanc Island -
Dianne Donati
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Seaway -
Murray Blancher
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John D Leitch up at Iroquois
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Canadian Empress up at Mariatown
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Oslo Bulk 6 on the wall upbound at Iroquois
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Oslo Bulk in the lock at Iroquois
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Oslo bulk 6 exiting the lock at Iroquois
       

Bufffington and South Chicago Thursday -
Lou Gerard
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CSL Tadoussac unloading stone at Buffington Harbor Indiana.
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A view from ground level.
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Lee A. Tregurtha departing KCBX with a load of coal for Milwaukee a little before 4 P.M.
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Passing through NS5.
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Approaching 95th St.
 
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Coming up to 92nd St.
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Wartime decorations and Pilot House detail.
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Friendly waves.
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G tug Kansas preparing to cut loose.
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Kansas heading for home.
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Passing tug Morgan and barge in Calumet Harbor.
       

St. Clair River from the Huron Lady II -
Dawn Roberts
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Great Lakes Maritime Center (Port Huron, MI)
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Catherine Desgagnes passing "Chemical Valley," on the St. Clair River
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Tug Manitou (active in St. Clair River ice jams)
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USCG Bramble and excursion/sailing ship Highlander Sea at dock
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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada skyline
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Approaching the Government Dock in Sarnia
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CCG research vessel Limnos
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Tug Menasha
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Entering Lake Huron
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Ft. Gratiot Lighthouse and Park
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Bluewater Bridges, as seen from Lake Huron
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Huron Lightship
     

Recent Upper Harbor Activity in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Michipicoten loading ore, wide view with Upper Harbor Light
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Robert S. Pierson loading ore
     


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