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USS De Wert (FFG 45) and USS Hurricane (PC 3) Wednesday - Don Detloff
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USS De Wert (FFG 45) at Port Huron
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USS Hurricane (PC 3) at Port Huron
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Lower Seaway - Paul Beesley
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Tugs Colonel and Ecosse move the USS Edson upriver at Prescott, Ontario.
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Close-up of the tug.
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Stern view.
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Saginaw unloading at Canada Corn Starch in Cardinal, Ontario.
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Garganey upbound just before getting to the Snell lock.
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HMCS Ville de Quebec on Lake St Francis.
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Security boat with the Naval units.
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USS De Wert followed the Quebec.
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And was followed in turn by the USS Hurricane.
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In Coteau Landing, Quebec, we found this little research ship, the Cascades 1.  The concrete wall is part of the Soulange Canal that was used before the Seaway was built.

Trenton and Toledo - Chuck Wagner
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 Calumet unloading coal at the Trenton power plant.
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 Cuyahoga loading at ADM in Toledo.
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Buffalo, N.Y. - Brian W.
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Tug Invincible backing her barge down the reach of the Buffalo Ship Canal below the Great Northern Elevator. The close proximity of a sailboat marina makes it tight to navigate this section.
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You can see the different types of construction of the barge McKee Sons. To the left is the newer steel plate of the tug notch, center is the riveted hull of the C-4 troop ship, & the right shows the lake freighter hull from the 50's.  
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The barge is now abeam of the General Mills Frontier Elevator, taking up most of the good water in the canal. The careless pleasure craft to the left was almost swamped by the bow thruster a minute later.
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Now backing down the Buffalo River Entrance Channel with the USS Little Rock to the right & the Moondance cruise boat to the left.
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coming clear of the Buffalo River with downtown in the background as seen from the North Pier.
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Buffalo's best Boatnerd tries to get the right shot as they come abeam of the navigation marker at Lighthouse Point.
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The captain gets on the bow thruster to kick her to Starboard & swing around the point as they line up to back into the Outer Harbor. The barge's massive unloading rig "A" frame dominates the forward structure.
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They are now clear of the river entrance, dragging a line of silt with them, and starting to back away to more open water in Buffalo Outer Harbor before winding to head out on the lake.
   

Newfoundland - Clarence Vautier
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Seven Eagle research vessel at St John's.
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Canadian flagged vessel Heather Knutsen, Jasmine Knutsen and the Catherine Knutsen in Conception Bay
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Calumet in Wyandotte Channel, Detroit River - Ken Borg
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Calumet upbound the Wyandotte Channel of the Detroit River coming from unloading coal at The Detroit Edison Company Trenton Channel Power Plant on Aug 21.
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The Lower Lakes Indian and the Wyandotte Indian. The former stack marking is on display at the Wyandotte Boat Club.
   

Lake Huron passing Cheboygan, Mich. - Dianne Donati
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St. Clair River - Jacob Northup
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Roger Blough downbound at Port Huron with a load of taconite.
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 Algomarine downbound at Port Huron with a load of stone.
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 Kaye E. Barker downbound at St. Clair with a load of ore.
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Algoway downbound at St. Clair with a load of stone.
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Elisalex Schulte downbound at St. Clair with a load of fuel.

Arthur M. Anderson at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick and Lee Rowe
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Arriving at the ore dock. Rod Burdick
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Loading ore. Rod Burdick
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Lee Rowe
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Lee Rowe
 

Toronto and Port Credit Sunday - Mark Wolodarsky
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Manitoba is seen in layup in Toronto.
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Ridgetown is seen in retirement as a breakwall at Port Credit.
     

H. Lee White in Marquette - Tony Williams
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Soo and Straits - Matt Lemon
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