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July 6, 20
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Seaway - Ron Beaupre
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 Isolda meets Marietje Deborah above Mariatown.
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The Deborah has a load of grain for Casablanca.
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Alamosborg has windmills for Pecem, Brazil.
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Purple Gem in Iroquois Lock.
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Purple Gem is on her first trip down the Seaway.
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Great Republic passing Mariatown on her way to Calcite.
       

Recent St. Marys River Traffic -
Roger LeLievre
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Alamosborg, downbound with wind turbine parts.
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Algocanada on July 5.
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Tug Chas. Asher
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Tug John Asher. The two Roen tugs were Duluth-bound.
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Arthur K. Atkinson at the MCM Marine dock awaiting her fate.
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Birchglen headed up.
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Roger Blough down below Six Mile.
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John J. Boland from the tour boat LeVoyageur.
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Cedarglen in the lower St. Marys.
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Federal Yukina at the Essar Steel Export Dock.
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Keweenaw Star headed for Charlevoix.
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Lakes Contender upbound.
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Friendly wave from the pilothouse of the tug Ken Boothe Sr.
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Cruise boat Pictured Rocks upbound for Lake Superior.
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Tug Spartan pushing her barge downbound in Soo Harbor.

Point Edward and Sarnia
- Marc Dease
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Catherine Desgagnes downbound below 1 & 2.
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Upbound past Fort Gratiot light at sunset.
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Into Lake Huron.
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Ojibway making the turn downbound at 1 & 2.
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Below 1 & 2.
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Passing Fort Gratiot light.
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Sunset
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Huron Belle returning  from pilot change.
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Federal Hunter below 1 & 2.
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James R. Barker heads into 1 & 2.
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Algolake downbound below 1 & 2.
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Algoma Montrealais making the turn downbound.
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 Tecumseh laid up in the north slip at Point Edward.
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Stern view.
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Sarah Desgagnes also in the north slip.
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Algoma Discovery downbound below 1 & 2.
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Alpena downbound at 1 & 2.
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Cuyahoga unloading at Red-D-Mix in Sarnia.
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Cuyahoga heads into Lake Huron at sunset.
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Alpena downbound at 1 & 2.
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Below 1 & 2 at dusk.
       

Detroit River
-  Ron Piskor
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 Paul (L) and John (R) of the Mailboat J.W. Westcott II crew smile as we head out to service 2 approaching ships on a beautiful Summer day. 
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Alamosborg approaching the Ambassador Bridge downbound.
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.The Westcott’s first order of business is to exchange Pilots on the Alamosborg.
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Of Dutch registry, the Alamosborg is loaded with wind turbine blades heading for Brazil.
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J.W. Westcott breaks away and heads back up river.
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The second order of business for the Westcott is delivering mail to the approaching Alpena.
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John approaches the Alpena off her stern as Paul looks on.
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The classic scene that has endured for so many years on the Detroit River, ”Mail by the pail”.
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With its job done, Westcott breaks away from the Alpena
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Westcott heads for home as John takes one last look at the Alpena.
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Down river near Zug Island the Alpena turns to head back up river to the LaFarge dock.
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Alpena uses its bow thruster to snug up to the dock.
     

Manitowoc, Wis, -
Ken Wright
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Badger coming in July 1.
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Leaving Sunday afternoon at 2 pm, headed to Ludington.
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Denis Sullivan coming into Manitowoc about 30 minutes ahead of the Badger arriving. The Denis Sullivan was doing day trips from Manitowoc.
 

 Duluth and Two Harbors - Brad Krekelberg
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 Aerial bridge experienced electrical failure and got stuck in this position
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You don't see this often. American Integrity making a hard turn to avoid the canal.
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Making a loop to give the bridge time to make repairs
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Swinging around
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Thanks to quick action by the bridge operator and Integrity's crew, finally making her entrance.
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John G. Munson & Presque Isle at Two Harbors
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Presque Isle loading
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Arthur M. Anderson arriving Duluth
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St. Mary's Challenger - July 4 in South Chicago - Dan Fletcher
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Alamosborg heading down the Detroit River with wind turbine blades - Michael Danic
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St. Clair River Tuesday - Kevin Majewski
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Lee A. Tregurtha downbound at Marysville
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 Close-up forward
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Algoma Olympic preparing to dock upstream from  fleet mate AlgoCanada
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 Tecumseh hiding in the trees in Sarnia
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 Sarah Desgagnes moored in Sarnia
   

Duluth and Two Harbors - Nick Stenstrup
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