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August 27, 20
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Mississagi made a slow trip up the Cuyahoga to deliver stone Sunday morning - Dave Beach
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Mississagi approaching NS Bridge 1 after waiting out several trains.
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Coming under NS Bridge 1
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Settlers Landing
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Columbus Road
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Off of the Lorain Carnegie (Hope Memorial) bridge
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Mississagi from the Hope Memorial Bridgeas it comes around collision bend. -Kate White
       

Ken Boothe Sr. and Lakes Contender at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Loading ore - Rod Burdick
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View from the breakwall
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Lee Rowe
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Seaway - Rene Beauchamp
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Phoenix Star, formerly J W Shelley on Saturday at Sorel-Tracy, one day after the new name was painted.
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VSL Centurion astern of Phoenix Star.
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VSL Centurion, soon to have her new name of Phoenix Sun to be painted .
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Vikingbank upbound off Varennes and heading for Montreal for Seaway inspection before resuming her trip to Thunder Bay on Sunday morning.
 

Canadian Warships Summerside (711) and Moncton (708) into Port Huron Friday - Frank Frisk
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Buffalo - Brian W.
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American Mariner has made the turn around Lighthouse Point & is heading up the Buffalo River Entrance Channel. The intake crib & the old Horse Shoe Reef Light can be seen in the far background.
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 Mariner is the largest vessel to ever navigate the Buffalo River/City Ship Canal and this shot shows her massive size as she passes by the North Pier.
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The bow thruster kicks her to Starboard & away from the USS Little Rock as seen from the Port bridge wing of the retired missile cruiser.
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The stern is now swinging into the 90 degree turn with the Buffalo Main Light of 1833 in the background. What would the builders of that old light think if they were here to see the Mariner go buy today?
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The aft superstructure block of the Mariner with some tarps on the unloader rig for dust control. A bridge crew member is in the Port wing window watching her progress through the turn.
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The ship is now in the widest section of the Buffalo River called the Watson Turning Basin as she begins the line up for the narrow City Ship Canal that lies ahead, branching off of the main channel.
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She's slowly moving forward & about to enter the City Ship Canal seen to the left. She will pass the old PRR Connecting Terminal Elevator & duck under the Buffalo Skyway Bridge to head up to General Mills.
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American Mariner at the General Mills Frontier Elevator on the Buffalo Ship Canal. The flour mill is off to the left in the distance, & the ADM Great Northern elevator is off to the right.
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A closer view of the unloading rig raised to the hopper. The wide beam of the ship makes it difficult for other vessels to pass by within the narrow confines of the canal.
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A view looking down from the Buffalo Skyway reveals the close clearance the Mariner has. The "Air Draft" of the antennas comes in just under the 100-foot limit over the water's surface to the bridge beams.

St. Clair River at Marine City on Saturday - Don Detloff
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HMCS Moncton (MM 708)
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HMCS Moncton (MM 708)
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James R. Barker
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John B. Aird
 

Welland Canal traffic - Michel Gosselin
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Han Xing just left lock 4 east
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stern view
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 Ronald J. Dahlke is tied up at wharf 2
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Kimberly Anne is approaching lock 7
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stern view

Welland Canal - Skip Gillham
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Cuyahoga
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Algosteel
     

Navy Week in Toledo celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 - Dave Wobser
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Navy helicopter on display
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USCGC Mobile Bay and her buoy barge open for tours.
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Mobile Bay stern view
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USS Hurricane PC 3 ready for public tours
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Hurricane stern view
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Hurricane interpretive panel
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Canadians taking a break from the hot sun
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USS De Wert and Canada's NCSM Ville de Quebec at the LaFarge dock
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View from across the river
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USCG security around the naval vessels
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 Work progressing on the future home of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker
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Another view
     

Lower Lakes Fleet - Rob Wolcott
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 Cuyahoga Downbound on Lake Ontario, beam of Niagara on the Lake.
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Bow Profile from Starboard side
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Stern Shot
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Classic L6-S-A1 Maritimer lines with the cruiser stern.
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Port shot as she heads up the seaway
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Mckee Sons has just finished unloading sand and is getting ready to depart the city ship canal on Tuesday.
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 Invincible powers up to begin the process of backing down the narrow stretch of water
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The captain works the bow thruster on Mckee Sons as she slowly makes progress
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She pops out past General Mills and out of the congested ship canal which is frequented by many pleasure craft on this day
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Almost out of the Channel and into the Harbor, the Mckee Sons and Tug Invincible say farewell to Buffalo for now.
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Saginaw being towed under Buffalo's skyway with a load of grain for the lake and Rail elevator Thursday night.
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Saginaw being towed by the G-tug Washington up to the Michigan street bridge, as seen from the former DL&W terminal on the Buffalo river
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The tow as it passes under the Ohio Street bridge
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Saginaw almost clear of the bridge
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The bow as it swings to starboard to make the last turn approaching lake and rail
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 Bow on shot of Saginaw a mere 20 feet away
       

South Shore Canal and the St Lawrence River - Paul Beesley
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BBC Rhine working cargo in Valleyfield, Quebec.  She later went to the Upper Lakes.
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Algowood upbound in the canal.  Even with only a 6 knot speed limit she pushes a lot of water.  Water is being sprayed on deck to keep the ship from Hogging.
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Meeting the Richelieu in "The Sticks".
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At Cote Ste Catharine the Cresswell was finished unloading and waiting for us to pass.  She would then lock down in Cote lock, turn around, lock back up and continue upstream toward her next destination.
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Lambert Spirit, pushed by the tug Salvor, also in the South Shore Canal.
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Charter yacht Destination Fox Harb'r Too upbound between Quebec City and Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
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161 feet long, 28 feet wide, 8 feet 2 inches of draft.  Built in 2008 by Trinity yachts. 
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 Registered Cayman Islands.
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2 x 2250 CAT 3512.  Speed 16 to 20 knots.  Crew of 11.
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Back to reality...Jana Desgagnes anchored waiting for cargo.  She is still manned by Rigel Shipping although chartered to Desgagnes.

BBC Louisiana entering Muskegon Aug. 22 - Tyler Fairfield
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Lake Huron passing Cheboygan, Mich. - Dianne Donati
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Historical Perspective - Kinsman Enterprise unloading a grain cargo at the Lake & Rail elevator on the Buffalo River on June 30, 1990 - Brian W.
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