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September 21, 20
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Cason J. Callaway downbound Tuesday - Robert McGreevy
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View showing temporary repairs after a Saturday collision with the docked Indiana Harbor in Duluth
       

Hamilton -
Eric Holmes
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Ardmore Calypso in the Burlington Ship Canal
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Under the Burlington Lift Bridge
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Stern view
   

Lake Huron passing Bois Blanc Island Tuesday -
Dianne Donati
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Boats in West Michigan -
Tom Hynes
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Fish tug Richard E at Manistee
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Fish tug Sallie at Manistee
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Research vessel Grayling in Ludington
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Stern of Grayling
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Grayling's working deck
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City of Flint lifeboat on display in Ludington
 
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Fish tug Eagle in Ludington
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Fish tug Judy B in Ludington
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Unidentified jack up barge at Ludington Pumped Storage
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Ludington Pumped Storage pumps water out of Lake Michigan to an elevated reservoir during night off-peak hours. Flow reverses to generate electricity during the day.  Basically a gigantic storage battery.
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Work tugs in Muskegon
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Research vessel D.J. Angus at Grand Haven
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King Co. tug Julie Dee docked in Ferrysburg
   

Canadian Miner tow at Cape North, tip of Cape Breton Island due Turkey October 21 -
Captain Clarence Vautier
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Seaway -
Jim Scrimger
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Tug Victorioua and ship Chemstrans Mubuhay meeting at Prescott Sunday.
 
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Tim S. Dool at the Johnstown Bridge.
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2008 photos of the Canadian Miner at Prescott.
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Towing a Submarine up the Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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On Sept 12 the former RCN submarine Olympus was taken from Hamilton to Port Colborne.  Looking at the stern of the Olympus as we approach the Stone Dock in Port Colborne.
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Forward torpedo tubes.  The sub is destined for Port Maitland to be scrapped by International Marine Salvage of Port Colborne.
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 One of the two propeller shafts.  After being decommissioned this sub was used to train engineers.  To allow them to clutch in the shafts they are fitted with small pseudo props that have no thrust.  One of these can be seen at the end of the shaft.
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Seahound was the stern tug on the tow.  Algoma Transfer and Anglian Lady can be seen in the background.
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 A closer view of the Transfer's stern.
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Anglian Lady on her way to Lock 8.  She had to change to tow mode across Lake Erie because of high winds.
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Heddle Marine prepared the sub for transit.  They placed her on a barge, secured her with wires and, as seen here, welded the old girl to the deck of the barge to ensure it didn't go away.  The white line on the hull of the sub is the remnants of the zinc anodes.  These are used to reduce steel wastage on the hull.
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 Another view of the stern with the various control surfaces.  The O-Class subs originally had stern torpedo tubes.  The RCN removed these and installed a towed sonar array for anti-submarine work.
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Mollie M I was the lead tug.  She is single prop but still very manoeuverable.
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The tow was left at the Stone Dock as the weather on Lake Erie was unfit for a transit.  Final view of the sub as we headed for Port Colborne to tie up.
 

Empire Sandy upbound in the South Shore canal of the St Lawrence Seaway Monday - Kent Malo
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Heading back to her dock in Toronto
       

Welland Gathering Video


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