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November 7, 20
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Green Bay Sunday - Scott Best
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James Norris heads into Green Bay on a rare visit.
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Tug Texas races out the Fox River to meet the Norris.
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Texas passing the Norris to get a line on her stern.
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Close up in the slip at the Fox River Dock.
 

Green Bay -
Matt Ludvigson
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James Norris arrives
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G-Tug moves into position
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Norris makes the turn into the Fox River Dock.
   

Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin in Detroit River Sunday -
Ken Borg
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 Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin down the Detroit River off the J.W. Westcott Co.
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Turning around in the Detroit River
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After turning around she will drift back to the South West Sales dock in Ojibway, Ont.
   

Welland Canal Sunday -
Bill Bird
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Algoma Provider upbound at Thorold
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Stern detail
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Heading to Lake Superior
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Lyulin on her way to Lock 7
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Robert S Pierson departing Lock 2
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Algomarine clear of Lock One
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Welland Canal weekend -
Heather Maguire
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 It was a busy Saturday night on the Welland Canal.  Sea Eagle II led the way downbound at Lock 7.
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 Victorious/John J. Carrick looking resplendent in the setting sun, awaits its turn in Lock 7.
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The line-up at Lock 7 included Victorious and the Canadian Enterprise.  The Cuyahoga wasn't far behind.
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Lyulin above the Guard Gate
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Robert S. Pierson between Locks 2 and 3.
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Lower Lakes signature flag, "Don't Give Up The Ship."
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McKeil's Salvor pushes Lambert Spirit out of Lock 2. The next generation of boatnerds is watching closely.
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Algomarine waiting patiently below Lock 2.
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Algomarine slides the wall into Lock 2
 

Iroquois Lock -
Ron Beaupre
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 Thomas Dann towing barge CBC 1267 up into Iroquois Lock.
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Florence M is the brake.
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Thomas Dann is on her 6th name since launched in 1975.
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The tow is heading for Burns Harbor.
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Algomarine passing Mariatown.
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Barbro heads down the river with grain.
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Tanker MCT Alioth slides the wall into Iroquois Lock.
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Cabin detail.
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Stern view in the lock.
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Canadian Provider waits below Iroquois for the CSL Laurentien to clear the lock.
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She slides the wall on the approach to the lock.
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New stack markings.
     

Montreal and back along the Seaway on Friday -
Dave Bessant
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J W Shelley at Prescott sitting high in the water waiting to be loaded
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Isadora downbound towards Iroquois Lock
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CSL Tadoussac leaving the lock at Iroquois heading east
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Tadoussac's "Trillium Class 2012" pennant
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Tadoussac stern view as she leaves the lock
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Tadoussac in front of Loyalist Park approaching Morrisburg
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Beauharnois the CSL Laurentien is exiting the lock eastwards to Montreal
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Richelieu transiting
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Prescott J W Shelley is still there but loading
 
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Barbro heading down towards Prescott
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Arriving at Prescott to find J W Shelley still loading sitting higher now
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Tug Thomas Dunn pulling a barge with a pipe bridge followed by Florence M, seen beside a template being built
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Thomas Dunn
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Florence H and you can see her stack
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 The two tugs and their pipe bridge meeting Barbro
       

South Chicago, Ill. Friday -
Steve Bauer
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Algoway backs up the Calumet River past the Kasteelborg and Varnebank on its way to the Chicago Export Dock with a load of salt.
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Approaching 95th St bridge with the G Tugs Massachusetts and Kansas assisting.
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After clearing the Five Bridges, the Massachusetts gives the stern a yank to starboard to line the Algoway up for 100th St.
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While rounding the bend at KCBX and passing the Spruceglen, the Algoway and tugs discovered a barge that had broken away nearby.  The Massachusetts disconnected from the Algoway's tow line and went to retrieve the errant barge. The towboat Eileen C. also cut away from her two barges and assisted the Massachusetts.
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Back together and on the move, the Algoway and G Tugs navigate around parked barges near 104th St while the Bonnie G. spots a barge nearby.
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The Kansas shoves on the bow of the Algoway halfway through the turn under 106th St bridge.
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Spruceglen loading at KCBX.  She willl wait for the Philip R. Clarke to arrive before departing with help from the G Tugs.
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The Philip R. Clarke backing through 92nd St en route to Beemsterboer at 106th St.
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Manning the bridge controls holding at 95th St while waiting for the bridge painters to clear.
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Progress is shortlived as she holds at NS 5 for a couple of freights.
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A little bit of fall color left along the river approaching 100th St.
       

Capt. Henry Jackman at the Upper Harbor in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Arriving
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Docking at the ore dock
     

Manistee in Lake Huron passing Cheboygan, Mich.
- Dianne Donati
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Alpena arriving in Cleveland Thursday -
Kent Gurney
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Port Stanley Thursday
- Monty Young
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Carol Ann II turning into her berth
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Just 'N' Case
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 L R Jackson coming into her berth
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L R Jackson making the turn
 

Buffalo -
Brian W.
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McKee Sons Friday off the Sand Supply Co. Landing on the City Ship Canal as they work on unloading the first pile.
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Stern view of the Invincible, fit deeply in the notch of her barge with the half moon rising in the East
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The barge is moored to a tie down harness that is buried in the ground. This helps her maintain position for unloading.
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You can see all 3 types of construction on the McKee Sons, the plate steel from her lake freighter days to the right, the C-4 troop ship portholes, and the newer steel of the barge notch to the left.
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The tip of the unloading boom spits out sand on the pile.
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Here we see the bow section of the barge showing the pilothouse and unloading "A" frame from her lake freighter days.
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 This shot was taken looking down the reach of the City Ship Canal towards the Skyway Bridge.
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Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock at the Visiting Ship's Dock of the North Pier showing the downtown Buffalo skyline in the background. This pier was once home to the DL&W Railroad's coal wharf.
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Freshly painted Winter markers are lined up on deck for installation in Buffalo Harbor
 

Luck of the Lakes Raffle Draw Saturday -
Roger LeLievre
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Chris Gillcrist (left) executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, and Interlake Steamship Co. president Mark Barker draw the winning raffle ticket at the Luck of the Lakes dinner Saturday night in Toledo. The fundraising event was a benefit for GLHS and the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship.
       

Historical Perspective
- BA Peerless - Dave Otterman
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Upbound in Lock 8 Welland Canal in the early 60's
       


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