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July 16, 20
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Tug V B Artico arrived in Montreal Monday to pick up the Algocape
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Arriving in Montreal on Monday to tow one of the two, probably Algocape now named Goc according to the Port of Montreal website. Rene Beauchamp
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Upbound at Trois Rivieres. Captain C Vautier.
     

Algocape and Gordon C. Leitch - Rene Beauchamp
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They have been sold to be broken up in Turkey.
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St. Marys River, Sunday
- Roger LeLievre
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Algoma Montrealais departs the Mac Lock.
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A comfy seat on the stern of the Montrealais.
 
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Long-idle ferry Arthur K. Atkinson and MCM Spud Scow 138
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Atkinson with a spud barge moored outboard.
 
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Former laker Sewell Avery serves as the dock facing for Essar Steel's Export Dock.
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Avery bow up close.
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Remains of the E.M. Ford at Purvis' scrap yard northwest of the locks. She has been turned so the bow is facing out.
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Barge Ironmaster loading steel coils at Essar Steel.
 
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Close up reveals Ironmaster's former names.
 
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Hobby tug Kam up on the shore at Purvis north dock and needing some love.
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Remains of the tug Rod McLean at Purvis north.
 
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MCM Marine's nest of dredges on the Soo, Mich. side of the lower harbor.
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Hull believed to be that of the old Soo-based lighter T.F. Newman, at Purvis north.
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PML Tucci.
 
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Tug Goki up on the shore.
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Purvis tugs, including W.J. Ivan Purvis at right.

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E.M. Ford, PML Tucci, and W.I. Scott Purvis.

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Floating drydock fashioned out of the hull of the mostly scrapped laker Quedoc.
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Former Duluth-based tugs Anna Marie Altman and Sioux at the Purvis dock in the lower harbor.
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Valley Camp's old-style stern against a dramatic sky.
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Mesabi Miner in Soo Harbor upbound.

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Paul R. Tregurtha below Mission Point.

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Tug Victory and barge James J. Kuber, downbound at Six Mile Point.
   

Saturday with Algobay in Welland Canal - Bill Bird
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Having loaded coal in Chicago Algobay is downbound at Thorold.
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bow closeup
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stern detail
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Algobay is headed to Lock 7.  Her destination is Sydney Nova Scotia
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Heading to the flight locks-yes it's a tight fit, just one foot clearance on each side
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Tanker Sichem Contestor registered in Singapore follows Algobay in Lock 7.  She's headed to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Light upbound traffic-this was one of 2 yachts we passed in the flight locks.
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departing Lock 4
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Under the Glendale Bridge
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Long drop from the pilot house to the main deck
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As Algobay nudges into Lock 3, John D Leitch is upbound.  Our thanks to captain Clar Vautier and crew for their hospitality.   
       

Point Edward, Ont. - Marc Dease
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Mississagi downbound at 1 & 2.
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Algoway downbound at 1 & 2.
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Algoma Spirit making the turn at 1 & 2.
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John G. Munson below 1 & 2.
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Peter R. Cresswell downbound at 1 & 2.
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Kaministiqua making the turn at 1 & 2.
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Alpena heads into Lake Huron.
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Mississagi making the turn at 1 & 2.
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Michipicoten making the turn at 1 & 2.
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Algocanada making the turn at 1 & 2.
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Tecumseh and fleetmate Ojibway in the north slip at Point Edward.
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Night shot.
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Another view.
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John J. Boland heads into Lake Huron.
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Algoma Quebecois making the turn at 1 & 2.
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Late afternoon storm rolling in over the Tecumseh and Ojibway.
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 Rainbow after the storm
     

Trois Rivieres to Lachine - Paul Beesley
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Algoma Navigator upbound at the bridge in Trois Rivieres.
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Songa Sapphire downbound.
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Catherine Scan downbound with US made windmills.
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The anchorage in Sorel.
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Federal Yukina at anchor.
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Federal Severn, too.
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Mare Traveller also anchored.
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Stefania 1 working cargo.
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Lisbon Express downbound.
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HHL Valparaiso in a dusty locale.

River Queen (formerly Marina Jack II) at Dean's Construction/Salvage - Diane Bedard
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St. Clair River at Marysville - Kevin Majewski
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The barge Great Lakes Trader and tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort upbound at Marysville
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MCT Stockhorn of Basel Switzerland below Iroquois Lock - Ron Beaupre
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 MCT Stockhorn on her first up the Seaway.
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Cabin detail.
   

Detroit and Sarnia - Captain Clarence Vautier
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Algoma Guardian upbound.
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Pacific Huron at Detroit
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Sichem Contester at Sarnia.
   

Lee A. Tregurtha at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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 Loading ore on July 9
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Arriving on July 13 with Brig Niagara off the breakwall
     

Detroit River from the tourboat Friendship
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J.W. Westcott II delivering Pizza's Saturday evening.
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Ovation downbound off Windsor
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Trenton Channel heading back to Wyandotte
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Friendship at the Portofino Restaurant dock Sunday morning.
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Clinton upbound
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Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin downbound in the Fighting Island Channel just below Grassy Island.
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Algoma Quebecois downbound
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Algosteel upbound off the ADM Windsor dock
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John D. Leitch upbound
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U.S. Coast Guard helicopter fly over.
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Lee A. Tregurtha downbound with the J.W. Westcott II along side.
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Wescott crew loading pizza's for the Friendship.
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Along side
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn downbound passing the Westcott II while the Algorail unloads in Windsor.
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Buckthorn on an rare trip to the lower lakes.
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Algorail unloading stone at the Lafarge Dock.
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Sunday evening the Diamond Jack returning to their dock in Wyandotte.
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Passing the USACE tug Demolen and barges.

 
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Edgar B. Speer upbound at Grassy Island
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USCG Helicopter returning to Air Station Detroit.
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H. Lee White in the Ojibway Anchorage. A problem with the Rouge River Conrail Bridge sent them to anchor.
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Westcott II out to service the Speer.
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Wave from the crew
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Westcott II powers back to their dock.
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Algorail now fueling at Sterling Fuels Windsor.
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Detroit Fireboat Curtis Randolph downbound from the hydroplane races behind Belle Isle.
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Diamond Queen upbound after fueling at Mistersky's Fuel in Detroit.
 
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Algorail now backing down to the salt dock.
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 U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Biscyane Bay upbound.
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The Conrail Bridge is able to open so the H. Lee White gets underway.

Speer delivery Video
 


Historical Perspective - Lake Nipigon, March 24, 1981 docked at the Furnace Dock in Port Colborne, Ont. her soon to be final destination - Dave Otterman
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