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September 15, 20
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Welland Canal Gathering - Dave Wobser
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Algoma Transport waiting above Lock 1 Friday
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Algosteel exiting Lock 1
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Algosteel meeting Algoma Transport above Lock 1
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Passing
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CSL Tadoussac below Lock 3
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Tadoussac stern view
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Algosea departing Lock 7
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Algosea stern view
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Meeting Atlantic Erie above lock 7
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Atlantic Erie approaching Lock 7
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 Entering Lock 7.
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Thalassa Desgagnes leaving Lock 7 upbound Thursday afternoon.
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Desgagnes stern view
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Ruddy above Lock 1
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Ruddy crew checking the scenery between the locks
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Ruddy canal pilot on the starboard wing
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Ruddy stern view
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Algolake leaving Lock 2
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Algolake stern view
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"How do you set this for a night shot?"

St. Marys River - Emily J. Perkins-Henderson
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Roger Blough downbound just past the Rock Cut coming out of a dense fog that completely obscured the Rock Cut.
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Calumet downbound at the Soo Locks. Just finished locking through.
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Lakes Contender and tug Ken Boothe Sr. downbound past the Rock Cut.
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Stern view
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Stewart J. Cort downbound
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Cason J. Callaway downbound
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Indiana Harbor at night in the fog
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Joseph L. Block
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Kiyi downbound
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Hon. James L. Oberstar d
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Spruceglen
   

Hamilton and Canal - John McCreery
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Federal Weser arriving from Montreal with steel cargo for pier 14W
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Phoenix Star passing the Algoma Guardian below lock 2
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Star upbound into lock 2 on her second trip to Thunder Bay
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Phoenix Star passing through the Homer bridge
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Roman and Star meet below lock 3 
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Roman approaching the Homer bridge
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Roman outbound to Lake Ontario
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The Star in ballast approaches the Glendale bridge
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Star's stack markings
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Algosoo arriving Port Weller from Hamilton, bound for Duluth
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Frontenac, still catching the lake breezes, arrives at Port Weller
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Approaching the wall below lock 1
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Blue Moon takes lock 1 from the upbound Frontenac
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Frontenac at approach to 2
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Cuyahoga up out of lock 1. Earlier, at Hamilton, she appeared to be loading cargo at Parrish and Heimbecker and Hamilton Port Authority indicated a destination of Buffalo. 

Cheboygan, Mich. - Dianne Donati
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Seaway -  Jim Scrimger
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Sherwin sitting opposite Fort St. Joe - Howie Wilcox
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Wilfred Sykes inbound for Port Dolomite Wednesday - Skip Gillham
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Toledo - Bob Vincent
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Manitowoc loading at #4 machine at the Toledo Dock, Presque Isle side.
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Empty rail cars coming off the Rotary Dumper
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Pig hoe pusher spotting the pig hole
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The pig going to push up two loaded coal cars up to the dumper
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Another view of the loaded coal cars going up the ramp to the dumper.
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Another view of the Manitowoc being loaded
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Calumet unloading at Kaft Food 
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Another view
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Adam E. Cornelius lay up at the Hanson's Interlake Dock.
 
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Atlantic Huron unloading iron ore at Torco dock.
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Calumet leaving Toledo
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 Electrical forman David Dean (L) and Machine Shop operator Jerry Ryan supervising the replacement of the brake thruster motor on the shiploader travel motor at Presque Isle side of Toledo Docks.
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Replacement brake thruster motor for shiploader
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Place on shiploader where brake thruster goes.  Its for the shiploader travel motor.
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Work gang (L-R)John Meyers (fork lift),Galen Culver, Mike Dains (electrician), Jerry Ryan and Blain Helton.
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Saginaw unloading at the Kuhlman corp dock which is in between The Andersons K and E dock.
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 Harbor Light Cruise Line Sandpiper crusing the Maumee River in front of Andersons K dock.
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Geo. Gradel Co. working on the new home for the Museum ship James M.Schoonmaker.  Work barge Crow digging new slip for museum ship.
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Big bite
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The scow barge #33 being loaded.
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 Future site for the museum ship, James M. Schoonmaker
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Tug G. L. Ostrander and cement barge Intergrity unloading at Lafarge dock in Toledo
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View of the Tug G. L. Ostrander in the notch.
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Tug Integrity's unloading system
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Another view of the Tug G. L. Ostrander in the notch
       

Buffalo, N.Y. - Brian W.
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USS Hurricane was loaded with visitors, she had a security perimeter around her to keep small craft away, & a period correct US flag was flying over the North Pier to commemorate the War of 1812.
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 Katmai Bay and the Hurricane were getting lots of attention from the public here in Buffalo. Afternoon wait time in line to tour the ships was about a 1/2 hour each.
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A patrol keeps watch in the Buffalo River while the Katmai Bay is open for tours at the North Pier (Erie Basin) on the Buffalo River. The skyline of downtown Buffalo rises in the background, lit by the setting sun.
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Looking forward from the stern of the USS Hurricane shows the rigid inflatable boat ramp for use by US Navy Seals during missions requiring a quick getaway.
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Aft mounted 30MM Chain Gun. The gun system is controlled through the sensor package seen to the left of the barrel. The 30MM is a heavy hitter when used in close contact with the enemy.
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The Cuyahoga is unloading at the Lake & Rail Elevator pier on the Buffalo River Thursday morning. The Marine "A" Elevator looms in the background to the left, waiting for a boat that will never come.
 
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The old Marine Unloading legs stand silent sentinel over the ship as geese cruise by. Industrial activity in this section, in what is basically an enlarged creek, contrasts with the natural surroundings found here.
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Later in the evening, the Cuyahoga departs without assistance as the G tugs sit idly at their dock. The ship is using her thruster, the engine, and the knuckle of the Lake & Rail pier to pivot through the turn. 
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Now she's swinging well into the 90 degree bend and about to start down the reach to Ohio St. The Lake & Rail has a slab sided appearance on this section of the river, the only Buffalo elevator with this feature.
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Now caught in the evening's setting sun light, the ship is about 1/2 way through the draw at Ohio St. She needs to make a 45 degree angle turn to Starboard so as to clear the bridge & head downriver.
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Out of the draw & straightening herself for the reach down to Michigan St. Where else would you rather be on a warm summer evening than down by the waterfront, watching free entertainment? It's better than TV!
       

Pelee Passage, the Detroit River and Kingsville, Ontario - Graham Grattan
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The fish-tug William T.R. in Pelee Passage
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Algobay upbound the Detroit River
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The upbound Algoeast was close behind her fleetmate
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The passenger/auto ferry Jiimaan departing Kingsville for Pelee Island
 

Port Inland, Mich. - Sally Stram
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 Wilfred Sykes inbound Port Inland, rounding Seul Choix Point
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Lewis J Kuber outbound Port Inland
 

Great Republic downbound for Quebec City Thursday in the St Lawrence Seaway above Montreal - Kent Malo
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