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December 15, 20
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Soo Harbor Wednesday - Nathan Gregorich
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USCG Buckthorn unloading buoy's on the West Dock of the Soo Locks
 
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USCG Buckthorn heading downbound to the Soo Locks
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USACE Tug Owen M. Fredrick on a barge for winter maintenance
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Mobile Bay docking at the Carbide Dock
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Mobile Bay's recognition's of war
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Bow flag being hoisted on the USCG Mobile Bay
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Algomarie upbound in Soo Harbor
     

Soo Tuesday -
Scott Best
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Algocape enters the Mac Lock downbound.
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Passing downbound at Mission Point.
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Downbound at the Rock cut on a foggy and calm afternoon.
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USCG Buckthorn enters the Mac Lock downbound while the American Spirit is locking down the Poe.
 

Forillon Shipyard in Gaspe, Quebec -
Paul Beesley
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Forillon Shipyard HQ.
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Twin-hull, jet-drive ferry that runs between Rimouski and Forestville.
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Starboard (closest) jet-drive has been dismantled, while the Port remains intact.  These 'buckets' are used to direct the flow of water for propulsion.
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F/V Grand Makasti on the slip for maintenance.  Gaspe usually freezes over for the winter so many of these ships will not be refloated until spring.
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The Quebec Gov't operates a large fleet of ferries around the province.  They are all painted this colour.  This one, the Ivan-Quinn, has had her props and rudders removed.
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Another view of the Quinn showing how the marine railway is laid out.  This shipyard is full of rails and this enables the ships to be placed anywhere in the yard.
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Interesting ship.  Any input on its history?
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Standard design Gulf of St Lawrence F/V. 
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Sedna IV at the town dock.  She is undergoing a huge refit so she can do an around-the-world research trip.  A few years ago she went to the Antarctic.  She has also been through the Welland canal.  Dismasted sailing ships look forlorn.
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This is the marine railway that brings the ships out of the water.  From here the ships are moved about the yard as required.  This would be used the next day to take the Sedna IV out of the water.


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