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September 8, 20
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Soo -  Roger LeLievre
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Algoma Spirit
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Idle tugs Anna Marie Altman and Sioux at the Purvis dock in Sault, Ont.
 
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Philip R. Clarke
 
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Adam E. Cornelius leads Algoma Spirit into Soo Harbor.
 
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Cornelius, stern view.
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Tour boat Hiawatha.
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Manitoba
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Pineglen
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W.J. Ivan Purvis at dock.
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Laid up Yankcanuck in Sault, Ont.

Detroit River/Belle Isle Tuesday -
John van der Doe
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Toronto -
Frederick Larkin
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The ferry Sam McBride keeping ahead of a fog bank in Toronto's inner harbour on Friday Sept. 2.
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Tall ship Empire Sandy in Toronto's Eastern Gap on Monday as seen from atop the CN Tower.
     

Hon. James L. Oberstar at the Upper Harbor in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Scenic view, waiting to load ore
       

Algoma Guardian and Quebecois at Brockville and Prescott -
Dave Bessant
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Quebecois approaching Blockhouse Island with the Brockville Police boat close by, and Algoma Guardian downbound in the distance.
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Algoma Guardian about to pass under the Prescott Ogdensburg International bridge 
     

J.W. Shelley spent a couple days in Duluth/Superior recently, loading grain at Peavey's Connor's Point -
Tom Anderson
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Recent Welland Canal and Hamilton -
Paul Beesley
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HHL Amur below Lock 2 on a threatening day.  ex-Beluga Fidelity
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Federal Fuji in the canal.  What language is the script above the English version?
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Federal Power working cargo in Hamilton
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St Lawrence Seaway Development Corp (the US side of Seaway operations) barge Grasse River at Heddle Marine in Hamilton.
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 Drill rig J R Rouble as seen in 2005.  She has been de-powered and is being taken to her base in Port Maitland.
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Looking down at the deck of the Rouble.  They had operational air conditioning but had to carry and use a portable toilet.
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 One side of the catamaran bow of the Rouble.  She was built in Nashville, Tenn.
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The braking tug for this tow.  The Rouble is owned by Dundee Oil & Gas.
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Jarrett M, the pulling tug.
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 Bird's eye view.  We were waiting below Lock 2 for a downbounder.
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Two of the Royal Canadian Navy's former Oberon-class submarines in Hamilton.  The Oberon class was a follow-on to the earlier Porpoise class, and they appeared almost identical.  New hull materials gave a deeper diving depth, and additional soundproofing was provided.
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 Another view.  These submarines were very quiet for their day, and stayed in service with various Navies past the year 2000.  At the time, they were state of the art conventional subs, despite being based on a late-WWII German hull design.
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These O-class were diesel boats with little space for the crew.  Hot-bunking was de-riguer.  They were originally fitted with two stern-facing 'short' torpedo tubes, but the advent of reliable guided torpedos made these obsolete. These stern tubes were converted by the Canadian Navy for the installation of a towed array sonar
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The final member of this class, HMS Onyx (not pictured), was the only conventional submarine to see service in the Falkland's War of 1982, where she was used for special operations in and around the islands.
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 Robinson Bay, also from SLSDC, at Heddle.
       


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