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September 24, 20

Presque Isle passing upbound Vantage Pointe Sunday - Frank Frisk
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Melisa-D at the Pointe-aux-Trembles anchorage shortly before sunset on Sunday - Rene Beauchamp
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South Chicago Saturday - Steve Bauer
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Turning into Calumet Harbor, the Mississagi leaves the choppy waters of Lake Michigan behind as she heads for the Calumet River and North American Salt at 92nd Street.
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Backing under CN bridge 710 after turning in the harbor for the short trip up the river.
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Keeping an eye on things from the Wheelhouse.
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Preparing to dock at North American Salt. 
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Tied up and unloading into the dome.
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A couple hours behind the Mississagi, the St. Marys Challenger arrives at Calumet Harbor destined for Lake Calumet and St. Marys Cement.
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Passing under bridge 710.
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Clear of 92nd St bridge and passing the Mississagi unloading salt at North American.
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No railroad delay today as she approaches the NS-5 bridge.
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Approaching 100th St.
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Passengers on the bow enjoying a beautiful first day of Fall. 
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A wave from the stern passing 106th St.


Oshawa, Ont. - Andre Blanchard
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Stellaprima at dock. She has been docked there since September 19.
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Police vessel "David J. Edwards" patrolling the harbor prior to the arrival of HMCS Ville de Quebec.
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Americo Dean heading outbound to move a dredge out of the main channel to make way for the HMCS Ville de Quebec.
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Tug M.R. Kane arriving in Oshawa to assist with the docking of HMCS Ville de Quebec.
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Jerry G would also heading out to assist the docking on the HMCS Ville de Quebec into port.
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 HMCS Ville de Quebec being pulled into the port backwards. Jerry G would be pulling at the stern, and M.R. Kane was providing guidance at the bow (not seen in this picture).
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HMCS Ville de Quebec and M.R. Kane passing the Stellaprima.

Oshawa Harbor - Lorraine Morrill
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Dean Construction doing dredging of the channel
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MR Kane
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HMCS Ville De Quebec
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Welland Canal - Bill Bird
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John B Aird stopped at sand dock in Port Weller harbor
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pilot boat Mrs. C about to make a delivery and pickup
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Atlantic Superior clear of Lock One
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After leaving harbour Atlantic Superior would go to anchor and be refuelled by Hamilton Energy
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Algosea at the Homer Bridge
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On her way to Lock 2
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McKee Sons and tug Invincible in Port Colborne harbor
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headed to Wharf 16 above Bridge 21 to take on supplies.
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Near McKee Sons stern trucks are being loaded with trap rock, used in paving roads.
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Stephen B Roman passing McKee Sons
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Roman closeup
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stern shot 
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Phoenix Star approaching Bridge 21
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Bow profile
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stern profile
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heading to west wall above Lock 8 for lubricants and supplies before resuming trip with wheat for Port Cartier.

Algoway arrived in Lorain with a load of Potash - Jim Bobel
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The Lorain High Titans Homecoming Bonfire burns brightly on Lakeview Beach last night. The freighter Algoway circles in Lake Erie in background.
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Heading for the Inner Harbor.
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In the inner harbor.
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Lining up for the Black River.
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With both Lorain lights flashing the vessel lines up in the river.
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Waiting for the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge to open.

Detroit - Ken Borg
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McKee Sons and Invincible in the old channel of the 
Rouge River.  They had just come from unloading coal at Detroit Edison Trenton Channel Power Plant and came here to load coke.
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Tecumseh hovering in the Detroit River waiting to go  to Sterling Fuel in Windsor, Ont.
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St. Marys Cement II/Sea Eagle II departing Sterling  fuel in Windsor, Ont and turning to go down the Detroit River.
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Phoenix Star coming down the Detroit River.

Paul R. Tregurtha passing Marysville -  Frank Frisk
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Stellaprima departing Hamilton along the Burlington Northshore - Eric Holmes
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Umiavut heading for Valleyfield Quebec, meeting the Algobay above Les Escoumins pilot station  - Capt. Clarence Vautier
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Recent Activity at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Lakes Contender loading ore
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Hon. James L. Oberstar loading ore with fleet mate Mesabi Miner arriving with coal
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Mesabi Miner backing in to unload coal into the hopper
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Herbert C. Jackson, morning ore load

Detroit River - Mike Nicholls
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CSL Laurentien downbound off Belanger Park
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Norman Mc Leod and tug Everlast turning downbound after departing the Rouge Short-cut canal.
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St. Joseph, Mich. - Lou Gerard
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Sam Laud followed by the Alpena approach St. Joseph Mich.
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Sam Laud in St. Joe Channel with lots of onlookers.
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Alpena passes Northpier Lighthouse.
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Alpena going through CSX swing bridge.
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At the Lafarge dock.
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Sam Laud unloading stone.
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Mississagi at anchor off of St. Joe waiting for Sam Laud to leave.

 St. Joseph - Jeff Barber
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Downbound Lake Michigan with stone for Dock 63
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Coming from S. Chicago
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Downbound at full speed with a cargo of salt
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Preparing to drop the hook

Seaway - Jim Scrimger
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Atlantic Erie just east of Cardinal, Ont.
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Algoma Guardian passing John D Leitch at Ogdensburg, N.Y.
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John D. Leitch
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sailboat passing John D Leitch
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John D Leitch just west of Ogdensburg

Cheboygan, Mich. - Dianne Donati
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Welland Canal / Hamilton - Roger LeLievre
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Algomarine and morning boatwatchers.
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Peter R. Cresswell
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CSL Laurentien entering Lock 7.
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Vega Desgagnes leaving Lock 1.
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Hello from the Desgagnes' crew.
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Federal Asahi above Lock 7
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Flevoborg with the pilot boat Mrs. C. alongside.
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Great Republic, coming back from a trip to Quebec City, below Lock 1.
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Goose crossing.
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Great Republic in the Canal.
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Great Republic leaving Lock 7.
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Federal Yukon above Lock 7 at dusk.
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Pilot boat Mrs. 3.
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Tanker MCL Altair below Lock 1
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Algoma Montrealais heads out of 7.
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Algoma Provider undergoing repairs at Hamilton.
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Algoma Provider has an opening cut in the hull for easy access.
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Algoma Provider stack.

Humorous view from the bridge - Capt. Seann O'Donoughue
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Massena Boatnerds in the Wiley dondero Canal. This is as close as they dare to get to a ship.
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Lock 7 Boatnerds - the Highlighted Arrow shows the location where Boatnerds can practice the ritual of watching roaming ships from the safety of a cage.
The Ship Algoma Olympic steaming in the sunset towards the Iroquois Lock, 13 September, 2012.
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A rare view of Massena Boatnerds in their natural habitat – Locally know as “Good ’Ol Boatnerds”.
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Lock 7 Boatnerd Habitat, housing urban Boatnerds, who have migrated great distances to unite in an annual gathering, and partake in group shared rituals.

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