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December 8, 20
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Green Bay, Wis. - Scott Best
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Anderson moves away from the C Reiss Dock to back down the Fox River.
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Bow view passing downtown just through the Mason St Bridge.
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Passing the Tug Michigan and barge Great Lakes at the US Oil VT Venture dock.
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Mississagi backing out of the Fox River Dock slip just before dark to head up river to Georgia Pacific.
 

VSL Centurion downbound Maumee River Wednesday -
Jim Hoffman
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Under tow of the tugs Nebraska on the bow and tug Mississippi on the stern from the Hi Level Bridge.
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Close up view of VSL Centurion downbound Maumee River from the Hi Level Bridge.
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Closeup  view of the tug Mississippi handling the stern tow of the VSL Centurion from the Hi Level Bridge.
   

Hamilton, Ont. -
Eric Holmes
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Federal Yukon inbound
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John D Leitch inbound
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BBC Naples meets Jette at Mariatown -
Ron Beaupre
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BBC Naples is on her first trip into the Lakes.
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She is bound for Milwaukee.
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T
ug Nickelena and her barge in Buffalo -  Brian W.
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At the Burnette Trucking dock on the morning of the 7th. This was the first commercial vessel to tie up here since the Finnish tanker Kiisla back in December of 1989.
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Here is a night view of the tug after they detached from their barge and moored just upstream while work was being done on the dock to prep a large boiler for shipment to Toledo.
     

Atkinson at dock in Detour in August -
Tom Milton
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Miedwie in Duluth on October 21 -
Nick Stenstrup
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Miedwie loading wheat in Duluth, Minnesota.
       

Historical Perspectives - Buffalo -
Brian W.
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Tanker Kiisla docked at Burnette Trucking in late December, 1989 for Coast Guard inspection after grounding outside Buffalo.
 
  The tug Nickelena was once a common sight around Buffalo Harbor. Back in the mid-90's the Navy had decided to go with privately contracted tugs for ship handling and she was transferred to the Buffalo District of the Army Corps for their use around the lakes. She could often be seen around town with the derrick boat McCauley that her sister boat Cheraw now pushes. I was able to tour the boat a few days after she arrived in Buffalo.
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This shot is the Chetek after her arrival at the Army Corps slip in Black Rock, June of 1996. You can see the fenders used for pushing aircraft carriers laying on deck from her time with the Navy in Charleston.
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The Chetek after being painted in Army Corps colors with the derrick boat McCauley docked at the Freezer Queen Pier on the Buffalo Outer Harbor 5-2-98.
   


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