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 Coast Guard cutter removed from water at Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland via travel lift - Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin
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Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn, a 100-foot class inland buoy tender, is lifted out of the water Aug. 28.

The Buckthorn is the first cutter in the Great Lakes region to be lifted completely out of the water and transferred onto a dry dock by a travel lift.
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Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn, a 100-foot class inland buoy tender, is lifted out of the water by straps on a travel lift to be transferred to a dry dock at the Great Lakes Ship Yard.

The cutter's homeport is Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., but the crew brought the cutter to Cleveland for extended maintenance.
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn pause to take a picture in front of the cutter while it is being lifted out of the water.

The Buckthorn, commissioned Aug. 18, 1963, is the oldest cutter in use on the Great Lakes.
   

McKee Sons in the Wyandotte Channel of the Detroit River on Aug. 28 - Ted Flanders
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McKee Sons going down into the Wyandotte Channel of the Detroit River.  Mud Island is to the left.
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McKee Sons down the Wyandotte Channel passing the Wyandotte Indian.
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The G-Tug Wyoming going out to help the McKee Sons transit the bridges to Grosse Isle and dock at The Detroit Edison Trenton Channel Power Plant.
   

St. Clair River Aug. 28 - Kevin Majewski
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  Saltie tanker MCT Arcturus, moored at Froomfield Ontario
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Algoeast downbound at St. Clair
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American Spirit upbound at Marysville
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Tug Vigilant I, upbound at St. Clair
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barge in tow upbound in the St. Clair river
     

Sunday Hamilton and Welland Canal - John McCreery
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 Federal Yukon arriving Hamilton
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Stern view headed in to the anchorage
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Algosoo upbound in ballast
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At the Homer bridge
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Michipicoten downbound at the approach to lock 7
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Stern view entering 7
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Riding high in lock
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Bow nudging out of 7
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Michipicoten headed for lock 6 East
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 Destination Quebec City

Point Edward/Sarnia - Marc Dease
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Tim S. Dool downbound at 1 & 2.
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Tug Dorothy Ann and Pathfinder upbound at Black River.
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Heading into the lake.
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 Kaye E. Barker upbound at Black River.
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Under the bridges.
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Following her fleetmate.
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Stern view.
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Saginaw downbound at 1 & 2.
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Algomarine making the turn at 1 & 2.
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Paul R. Tregurtha upbound at Black River with tug Manitou escorting.
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Under the bridges.
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Into the lake.
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Tug Manitou upbound at Black River.
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Returning from escort duties.
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American Mariner downbound at 1 & 2.
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American Spirit heads into Lake Huron.
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Algorail downbound at 1 & 2.
     

Lachine to Brockville photos.  Aug 16 & 17 - Paul Beesley
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Clipper Legacy upbound.
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Stern View.
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Followed by John Spence & Niagara Spirit.
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Stern view.
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Iryda upbound.
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Another view.
       

 Montreal to Trois Rivieres, Aug 5 - Paul Beesley
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Don, ex-Gordon C Leitch, with Honduran flag and blacked out stack.  You can still see the ULS markings despite the paint.
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 MSC Maya working cargo at Montreal.
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Ocean Georgie Bain in a hurry.
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Maersk Palermo with a full load of boxes.
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Ocean Intrepide also returning to her dock.
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Tanker Lakatamia working cargo.
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The Arca refuels the Energy Power at anchorage.
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Lagonda, named after a car, waits at anchor for a dock.
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Oakglen in Sorel working cargo.
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Common Spirit in Trois Rivieres undergoing bow repairs.

Lake Huron passing Cheboygan - Dianne Donati
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