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August 5, 20
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 Retired Navy Destroyer USS Edson DD 946 with the tugs Colonel & Ecosse in the Welland Canal on their way to Bay City - Brian W.
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USS Edson is being towed into Lock #1 on the Welland Canal by the large ocean tug Colonel.
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The tow chain is pulled tight as the big destroyer is maneuvered into the lock chamber.
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The bow 5" mount, last used in combat on the gun line off Vietnam.
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Honors and awards on the starboard bridge wing recall 30 years of  service with the fleet.
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Forward mounted gun director with Battle "E".
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Surface search & air search radars on the foremast.
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Electronic jamming antenna array, equipment room, & forward stack.
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Two more 5" guns back aft, once used for call-fire support missions in aid of US & ARVN troops ashore in South East Asia.
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The tug Ecosse guides the stern into the lock.
 

USS Edson in Welland Canal between Locks 2 & 3 - Oliver Hiltebrand
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USS Edson tow in lock 3 of Welland Canal Friday - Barry Andersen
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Lead tug Colonel raised in Lock 3
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battle ribbons
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naval squadron
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tug Ecosse on stern
       

Tug Colonel towing the USS Edson through the Welland Canal - Michel Gosselin
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Tug Colonel and USS Edson about to enter Lock 1
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USS Edson
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Colonel about to enter Lock 2
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boat on USS Edson
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Colonel leaving Lock 2
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approaching Lock 3
   

Prescott and Ogdensburg
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Passing Canadian Empress
 

Seaway - Ron Beaupre
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Colonel passing Mariatown with USS Edson in tow.
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 The Edson passing up the river at Mariatown.
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The Edson approaching Iroquois Lock.
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Garganey passing Mariatown upbound for Chicago.
 

Recent Traffic Passing Mackinac Island - Rod Burdick
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St. Clair
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Hon. James L. Oberstar
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Sam Laud
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Burns Harbor
 

Tug Drummond Islander and the dredge Arthur J departed the Malcolm Dock for Sault Ste. Marie Saturday afternoon - Wayne Brusate
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Tug Undaunted & barge Pere Marquette 41 loading at Port Dolomite for Ludington Chuck Wagner
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Port Huron - Kevin Majewski
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The Tug Drummond Islander II towing the recently refloated dredge Arthur J upbound in the St. Clair River.
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The dredge Arthur J, looking none the worse for wear considering it was on the bottom of Lake Huron only 5 days ago.
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Close-up of the Drummond Islander II passing the Imperial Fuel Docks in Sarnia.
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Algoway upbound, departing the St. Clair river.
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Under the Bluewater Bridge spans.
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Entering Lake Huron.
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Looking proud, heading into the Lake.
     

Great Lakes Shipyard completes storage tanks
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Constructed for Pittsburgh Tank Corporation and transported from Cleveland to Essexville, Michigan.
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Tug heads out with the barge.
     

 Yorktown again back in Houghton - Danielle Adams
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Sturgeon Bay and Milwaukee - Nick Stenstrup
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Kaye E. Barker bow, with a fresh coat of paint
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 Selvik Marine Towing tugs
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USCG Mobile Bay 
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Ashtabula being worked on at Sturgeon Bay for Lower Lakes Transportation
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Federal Ems loading in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 


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