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September 2, 20
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St. Marys River - Roger LeLievre
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Algoma Spirit, upbound on Friday.
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Stern view of the Spirit.
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Algonorth at the Purvis scrapyard.
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Algonorth's aft cabin, with the tug Kam.
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E.M. Ford remains.
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Detail of the Ford's well-worn 100-plus-year-old hull plating.
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Nokomis exits the Canadian Lock.
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Yankcanuck in long-yerm layup in Soo Harbor.
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Barge Lambert Spirit.
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Tug Salvor pushing the Lambert Spirit.
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Tug Ecosse trailing the tug and barge.
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Joseph L. Block at Nine Mile.
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Tecumseh downbound, followed by the Saginaw.
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Tecumseh anchored pending inspection. She may have struck something in Soo Harbor.
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Abnormally low water in the St. Marys River Saturday afternoon. Tecumseh is anchored in the distance.
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Federal Katsura and the full "blue" moon Friday night.
       

Marquette, Mich. - Lee Rowe
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Saginaw departing the dock after loading taconite pellets.
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Pilot house
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Leaving the harbor
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 Kaye E Barker unloading stone.
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Cason J Callaway.

 Hamilton harbor - Bill Bird
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With a load of ore from Quebec , Tim S Dool slides towards the south end of the Dofasco dock
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Algomarine also with ore arrived in harbour earlier, waited for the Dool to pass and then backed across the harbour towards Dofasco
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Algomarine making the turn at Dofasco.
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Algomarine and Dool both unloading with Dool about to be fuelled.
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Having taken on a load of slag Cuyahoga prepares to leave Hamilton
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making the turn towards the Burlington Ship Canal
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A flotilla of pleasure craft precedes Cuyahoga
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close-up
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bow profile
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stern profile
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passing through the canal
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heading into Lake Ontario on her way to Alpena
     

Lower Lakes on Lake Ontario - Rob Wolcott
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Manitoba as she heads downbound in Lake Ontario on the Morning of the 30th
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Head on shot as she makes her way toward CIP 16 South.
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With her Fairbanks Morse diesels, Manitoba heads down the lake earning her keep.
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Catching up to Michipicoten on her run upbound on the seaway.
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 Stern shot as her new diesel power plant moves her through lake Ontario
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Cabin detail of the last remaining Bethlehem steel built laker sailing under her own power. She was built as Elton Hoyt 2nd at Sparrows Point shipyard due to the back log of shipyards  on the lakes.
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Classic lines of one of the best looking lakers built.
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Bow profile as Michipicoten heads to Port Weller for her trip up the canal.

Sam Laud Squeezes by Cleveland Rocks in Cuyahoga River - Rich Nicholls
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Sarnia - John McCreery
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McKee Sons upbound
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Kaye E Barker downbound for the Rouge
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Looking shinny and new
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Coast Guard
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On Patrol with Jackman down off the lake
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Night passage of the Oberstar
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Closer look
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 Into the black of Lake Huron
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Anderson makes her turn thank goodness
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Sailing in between
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Barker at the rear but on the open lake soon took the lead
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Summer fun X 2
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Downbound Herbert C Jackson gets slapped by their waves
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Manistee upbound
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Bow view with the John B Aird
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HHL Amazon down from Thunder Bay
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A friendly wave
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Young boat watchers take in the action
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Not everything out - Ojibway and Algosar in the North Slip
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Lots of activity on board the Victory, J L Kuber

Seaway Iroquois & Mariatown - Murray Blancher
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 Han Xin down at Iroquois
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Phoenix Star up at Mariatown
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Han Xin down at Mariatown
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Algolake up at Mariatown
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 Molly M1 & S V68 up at Mariatown
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 Birchglen down at Iroquois
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Yacht Tribu down at Mariatown
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Michipicoten up at Mariatown
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 New build Federal Sutton this week in IJmuiden - Peter Beentjes
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Seaway - Paul Beesley
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Frontenac upbound passing the marina.
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The flag on the left - Commodore?  If so, is it upside down?
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Ojibway in ballast upbound in the Wiley-Dondero Canal.
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 Ojibway approaching the Eisenhower Lock.
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 In Valleyfield, Quebec, the Umiavut heeled over as she loads more supplies for another Arctic Sealift trip.  The government of Nunavut (a territory in Northern Canada) coordinates the eastern Arctic sealift of dry cargo and bulk fuel for government departments, communities and residents.
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Federal Power on her way to the Lakes.
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Tug Luumaq waiting to be loaded on a ship for the Arctic.  Legend of Lumaaq is:  'From the swirling waters, the woman cries "Lumaaq, Lumaaq!" as a whale tows her away. This is the final episode in the legend of the blind boy who is the victim of an abusive mother. His sight regained, he takes revenge on her by tying her to the line of his harpoon just before he spears the whale.'
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Camilla Desgagnes, a Ro-Ro (roll on / roll off) ship in Cote to load for the Arctic.  Her stern ramp is visible in the closed position.  It can be lowered unto the dock to allow her to be loaded.
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Only one crane to load the deck.  Ice-capable bow as well.     NSSI, NEAS and NTCL provide dry cargo sealift services. NSSI and NEAS use general cargo and roll-on roll-off vessels, while NTCL uses a tug and barge combination. The Woodward Group delivers bulk fuel to the Nunavut region using tankers.
 
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Bowditch on her way from Clayton to Ogdensburg to assist a ship.
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The Captain of the Bowditch is a pilot on the river and was once Captain on the cruise ship Victorian Empress.
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Colonel on a light tug transit after bringing up the USS Edson.
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Another view.  Her AIS said she was bound for NYC.
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USS Fort Worth on her delivery voyage, passing through the American Narrows.
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Stern view.  Marine guard can be seen on the outer decks.
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Thousand Islander III with a good load of tourists.
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Chemtrans Havel upbound.
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 CCGS Simmonds patrolling the Canadian side.
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Heading up to pass Rockport and work in the Canadian Channel.

Welland Canal - Skip Gillham
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Algoma Enterprise downbound Welland Canal above Lock 1.
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Tug Rebecca Lynn pushing the barge A-397 downbound below Lock 3.
     

Lake Huron passing Cheboygan - Dianne Donati
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Picton Castle downbound passing the Charles M. Beeghly at Marysville, Michigan
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August 21, 2006
       

Historical Perspectives - Vigilant 1 - George Lee  
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Vigilant 1 as Glenlivet II, former Canadian Navy assist tug based in Halifax. Sold by Crown Assets Disposal Corporation in 1977 to Frank Rawlings of Chatham, Ontario.
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Renamed Canadian Franko, converted for pleasure use on the St. Clair River.
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Sold to McKeil Marine Ltd. in 1981and renamed Glenlivet II once again. Original 6 cylinder 400 hp @400 rpm direct reversing Enterprise diesel replaced by Detroit Diesel 16V-71.
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On drydock in Hamilton. Subsequently sold to Nadro Marine Ltd., Port Dover, Ontario. Converted to twin screw and repowered with two 16V71T's and Kort nozzles.
 


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