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September 3, 20
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Port Weller - John McCreery
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Rebecca Lynn waiting for lock 1 as Algosoo heads out
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Algosoo departing Port Weller for Hamilton
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Manitoba waiting outside the piers
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Closer view as they are about to pass
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Manitoba approaches the Port Weller Piers
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Inside the piers she hangs back waiting for Rebecca Lynn to vacate the lock
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Evening shadows fall
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Final approach to lock 1
   

Algoma Guardian upbound below Lock 3 Monday -  Skip Gillham
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Anke approaching Iroquois Lock on her first trip into the Lakes - Ron Beaupre
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Anke was built in China in 2011.
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Concord Shipping of Westfeld, Germany stack colors.
     

Alpena in Lake Huron passing Cheboygan Sunday - Dianne Donati
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Green Bay - Matt Ludvigson
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Alpena Arrives at Green Bay on Friday
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Manistee Navigates the Fox River
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Clearing Green Bay's Walnut St. Bridge
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Passing C Reiss Coal
 

Saginaw at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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 Loading ore in the morning on August 30
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Departing after loading ore in the afternoon on August 31
     

Welland Canal August 24 - Paul Beesley
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Han Xin in the pond above Lock 7.
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Atlantic Erie leaves Lock 7 and passes the Han Xin.
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Nice view of the wear incurred when entering locks.  The ships need to rub against the wall in order to guide themselves into the lock chamber.  By doing this they rub off paint and also set in the steel plate between the frames (ribs).  In this photo the frames are quite prominent as a result of the wear.  Steel work is required every so often to repair this. 
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Algosar, recently converted to coal it appears, after leaving Lock 7 upbound.
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Below the anchor pocket on the Algosar are two guides for the anchor.  One of them has been damaged.  This does not go through the hull so does not affect seaworthiness.
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On her way to Port Colborne.
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By evening the Han Xin had reached the Glendale bridge.
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 Calm day and evening light, best conditions for photos.
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The steel upright device just behind the foremast appears to be a float that can be used alongside to give the ship better stability when working heavy cargo.  It attaches to the ship like a raft thereby increasing the ships beam and reducing its tendency to heel.
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Which end is which?


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