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December 5, 20
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Seaway - Ron Beaupre
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Algoma Mariner cabin detail.
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Algoma Mariner departing Iroquois Lock.
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BBC Ems passing Mariatown.
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Juno departing Iroquois Lock.
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Juno after making the turn below the lock.
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Florence M with barge HM 10 passing Mariatown.
       

Honorable James L Oberstar decked out in her Christmas finery, departing Marquette -
Lee Rowe
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Green Bay Sunday -
Matt Ludvigson
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Manitowoc approaches the Mason Street bridge with the tug Texas.
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Texas
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Manitowoc reaches the turning basin
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Texas maneuvers to return to dock
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Texas heads up-river

Saturday at Welland Canal
- Bill Bird
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By 10:30 a.m. Maumee appears to be almost secure in her berth at IMS in Port Colborne.  Tugs Seahound and Lac Manitoba of Nadro Marine Services pushing her toward the shore.
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Meantime tug Ohio of Great Lakes Towing was responsible for tow from Cleveland to Port Colborne.  She would tie up on the west wall in the harbour for Canadian Customs and supplies
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Two hours later Seahound and Lac Manitoba are still at work as Maumee has yet to be fully secured.
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Maumee and Canadian Leader in the scrapyard
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Federal Hudson clear of Lock 8
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Stern view
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Montrealais clear of Lock 3
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Bump on the bow
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Heading to the flight locks.
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Juno clear of Lock 4
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Stern view going under the Glendale Avenue bridge
       

Prescott, Ont. -
Jim Scrimger
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VSL Centurion at Prescott
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Thalassa Desgagnes at Johnstown bridge.
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Ojibway at Prescott Port.
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CGS Griffon at home base Prescott
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CGS Griffon at coast guard station Prescott.
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Federal Welland  passing
   

 Hamilton and Canal Dec 3
- John McCreery
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Gisele Scan arriving at Pier 14W from Montreal with a steel cargo
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Stern view of the Scan being assisted by tug Ecosse
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BBC Ems entering lock 3 downbound
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Stern view at the Glendale bridge
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BBC Ems Approaching the Homer bridge
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Montrealais upbound in ballast
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BBC Ems meets the Montrealais below lock
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Juno downbound on the approach to lock 1
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Redhead unloading cargo at Port Weller
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Algosteel arriving at Port Weller

Welland Canal -
Barry Andersen
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Quebecois and Harbour Fashion at Brockville -
Dave Bessant
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Quebecois turning away from Harbour Fashion as she heads upstream towards Brockville
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Harbour Fashion with Quebecois behind her heading towards Prescott
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Harbour Fashion
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Stack and accommodations, he took a picture of me just before I took a picture of him.
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Heading towards the Narrows

Manistee passes beneath the Cleveland skyline on her way up the Cuyahoga with a load of salt from Fairport Harbor
- Paul Magyar
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She will unload at the Osborne Dock near Jefferson Street.
       

Heloise upbound at Crossover Island -
Murray Blancher
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D
redge rigs working the Buffalo River - Brian W.
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Dredge operation. The #17 and #10 dredge rigs can be seen working as the tug Krista S. starts to head out with her loaded scow back near the CSX CP Draw bridge.
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Krista S. is carefully pushing her barge ahead as they pass the dredges. This was the only time that I have ever seen two dredges working in the Buffalo River in the same location.
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A portable pump is discharging water from the scow as they head down river. The raised bridge in the background is the old Nickel Plate R.R. (NS) drawbridge now out of service. 
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After passing the dredge area, they are now lined up on the center of the channel for passage through the CSX River Bridge.
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Now clear of the draw, the tug will head further down river on the way out to discharge the scow at the Army Corps CDF in the Outer Harbor.
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Saturday the tug Krista S. slowly easing an empty scow upriver through the turn below the CSX CP-1 River Bridge. One dredge is located to the left & the other can be seen in the far right background further up around the bend.
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The Krista S. maneuvers to bring her scow alongside the loaded one ahead. The dredge has stopped working and is waiting for the empty barge.
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The dredge operator is about to drop his bucket into the hold of the empty barge so he can tuck it up to his rig when the Krista departs with the loaded one.
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 I didn't have to time travel to 1974 for this one. This brand new sign (with the retro style lettering & logo) recently showed up on the fence outside the Republic Engineered Technologies 13" Bar Mill in Lackawanna. I just thought it made a neat photo since something like this hasn't been see in the Buffalo area in about 30 years.
 
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Buffalo elevator leg collapse -
Brian W.
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This is an overall view of the GLF complex showing the 1941 "D" elevator to the left, the collapsed Marine Leg of 1955 construction laying on top of the broken bins of the original 1906 Wheeler Elevator (GLF "B") with the GLF "A" of 1936 standing to the right.
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Detail shot of the Marine Leg tower with the actual lofting section sticking out of the structure with it's bucket leg and other debris hanging in the river.
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US Coast Guard inspectors and other company people from Ontario Specialty Contracting await the passage of the down bound tug Krista S. and her scow.
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Another view of the collapsed leg. Most of it landed on the dock, but some of the steel work has fallen into the river.
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The tug Krista S. is seen passing the wreckage with her spoils barge while down bound for the lakefront on the way out to the disposal facility in the Outer Harbor.
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The tug and barge are now lined up for passage through the Michigan Ave. Lift Bridge with the St. Mary's Cement (Kellogg) Elevator in the background.
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A small crowd including local history buffs, news crews, and the general public was shuffling in and out of the park across from the wreck all morning.
     

St. Clair River Friday -
Dawn Roberts
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Lee A. Tregurtha up-bound at St. Clair
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Bronzed by the sun
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Nautical-themed Christmas tree at the Great Lakes Maritime Center, Port Huron
   

Kaye E. Barker at the Upper Harbor in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Loading ore at sunrise
       

Historical Perspectives - Brian W.
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GLF when the structure still looked somewhat presentable with the passing Kinsman Independent being towed down river on a hot summer day in 1993 as the tug Iowa leads the way. She recently towed the Maumee away for scrap.
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Maumee in her former life as the Calcite II headed down the Black Rock Canal from the lock towards the Huntley power plant in the summer of '92.
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This is a rare shot of the Calcite II unloading salt at the International Salt Co. pier (Seaway Piers) on Buffalo's Outer Harbor from September of 1997.
   


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