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Welland Canal - Paul Beesley
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CCGS Griffon flies the 50th anniversary flag.  Various Canadian Govt fleets were in existence since the 19th century.  A number of these were rolled into one department and, eventually, named Coast Guard.  Prior to this the buoy tenders and icebreakers were part of the Canadian Marine Service.
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The Griffon after departing Port Weller.  She had completed all the spring buoy work in the canal and was heading to the upper St Lawrence river to carry out the spring buoy program there.
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John B Aird below Lock 2.  She went out into Lake Ontario, turned around and came back into Port Weller to secure below Lock 1.  Plans are to come up through Lock 1 early Saturday morning, then to prepare to enter the drydock.
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Stern anchor chain but no anchor.
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McLeary's Spirit at the fit-out wall at the shipyard.  She was pulled out of drydock on Friday morning.

Ojibway loading in Owen Sound Thursday - Dave Martin
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Cleveland Ship Yard
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 Illinois the first of the Company's tugs to undergo a major overhaul as part of a program for its Great Lakes fleet of 37 harbor assist tugboats
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Newly constructed HandySize 3200 HP multi-purpose tug.
     

Federal EMS upbound on the Western Schelde River on its way to Antwerp -
Chris Rombouts
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Historical Perspectives -
Jerry Lediard
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CSL package freighter Collingwood downbound and preparing to turn and dock at the CSL freight sheds at Point Edward ON, 1956. From the Bluewater Bridge.
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Joseph Medill Patterson, (formerly Baie Comeau)  upbound from Shelter Bay PQ for the Ontario Paper Mill at Thorold ON in 1956.
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Imperial Welland and Imperial London loading gasoline at Sarnia, taken from Imperial Windsor, summer 1955.
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Republic's Charles M white overhauling the Sir James Dunn in the Detroit River, summer 1957.
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Aboard the CSL's package freighter Martian entering a lock in the St.Lawrence Seaway, headed for Montreal PQ. Summer 1960.


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