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November 5, 20
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Defiance and Ashtabula in Buffalo - Brian W.
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The barge Ashtabula unloads on the City Ship Canal. The Sand Supply Co. has an "unimproved dock" facility in Buffalo. Lines are put ashore to keep her centered in the channel while the cargo is discharged.

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This detail view shows the bow mounted unloading rig's conveyor structure & kingpost for the boom. The Emergency Towing Bridle is hanging over the bow. The barge has only 1 bow anchor, on the Starboard side.
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barge's stern boarding ladders and the tug's upper wheel house. The davit crane is used to lower a small boat so crewmen can bring the lines ashore.
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To the right you can see the small boat used for the line handlers. A reminder that they really are up a wild creek is lodged in the barge's skeg seen in the left - center of the photo.
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Here is a stern view of the tug Defiance inside her barge's notch. The broken down remains of the old West Shore R.R. Coal Wharf can be seen behind her stern to the right along the riverbank.
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Sun setting behind the Ohio St. Lift Bridge last week before all the bad weather came in.
       

Tug Definace and barge Ashtabula in Buffalo -
Rob Wolcott
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Ships in Duluth - Nick Stenstrup
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The 355 foot long vessel Copenhagen loading at CHS 2 in Superior, Wis.
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The University of Minnesota Duluth research vessel Blue Heron at the DECC for the Gales of November event
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The 656 foot long vessel Federal St. Laurent anchored off the Duluth Piers
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It was very windy while the Federal St. Laurent was anchored
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Another view of the Federal St. Laurent anchored off the Duluth piers.

Port Huron and Marysville traffic on Sunday - Kevin Majewski
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Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder downbound at Marysville
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Continuing downbound in the St. Clair River
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Saltie Mandarin, one of the 'Duck' boats.
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Saltie tanker Sloman Hera at anchor in Lake Huron above 7 & 8
   

Munson in the Rouge
- Ron Piskor
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With its unloading boom swung to port,the John G.Munson is delivering stone along the Rouge River Industrialscape at sunset. The white vapors from coke being quenched can be seen over the Munson's starboard side.
       

St. Clair downbound at Harsens Island -
John Hoskins
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Hamilton Friday - John McCreery
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Federal Mackinac inside the Burlington piers
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Stern view with fleet mate Federal Kumano at the west end of the harbor
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Federal Mackinac crossing the harbour and passing Ruddy in the anchorage
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Sterns of the Mackinac and Ruddy
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Federal Mackinac gets tug assistance from Ocean Golf
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Approaching her berth
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Federal Kumano loading a grain cargo at Parrish and Heimbecker
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 Ruddy waiting for a berth
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Algosoo in port with a cargo for Dofasco
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 Five in One - left to right, Robert S Pierson, BBC Campana, Jo Spirit, Soley 2, Algosoo

Escanaba and Green Bay - Lee Rowe
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Joseph L Block in Escanaba.
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Sichem Onomichi in Green Bay
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 J Asher and barge in the bay of Green Bay.
   

Burlington, Ont. - Eric Holmes
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Manitoba outbound Hamilton off Burlington
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Jana Desganges anchored off the Petro Canada Piers in Bronte
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 Manitoba passing the anchored Jana Desganges.
   

The Beauty and Muscle behind the Col. James M. Schoonmaker tow - Ron Piskor
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The G Tug Mississippi ties off behind the Schoonmaker’s stern awaiting the arrival of the tug Nebraska to handle the bowline.
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Two of the Schoonmaker’s beautiful crew members that greeted and checked in the guests that were boarding the tow..
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The G Tug Nebraska heads toward the Schoonmaker passing the old restored brick building fronts along Toledo’s Water Street.
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With Nebraska on the bowline the tow is seen passing the confluence of Swan Creek and the Maumee River with the 1920 Washington Street rolling lift bridge in the background.
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The tow passing through the Cherry Street Drawbridge.
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The Geo.Gradel Co. tug Prairieland spots the Schoonmaker’s starboard side through the Cherry Street draw.
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The Schoonmaker’s stern about to pass through the Cherry Street draw.
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The Mississippi on the sternline guides the Schoonmaker downriver to it’s new home..
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Prairieland approaching the Schoonmaker’s starboard side to provide help guiding her into the new slip.
 
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With the Mississippi passing the sternline ashore, a Geo. Gradel Construction D8 Caterpillar was utilized to position the Schoonmaker in her new slip.

Recent Activity at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Joseph L. Block unloading stone into the hopper, view from the lakeshore
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Kaye E. Barker loading ore
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New sign at the Upper Harbor ore dock
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Herbert C. Jackson at the ore dock
 

Cheboygan, Mich. - Dianne Donati
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Fish tugs - Monty Young
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 Doretta L at Port Stanley
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Jo-Anna I at Wheatley
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JP Siddall at Port Burwell
   

Lake views - Amy Roehl
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Manistee heading down the Manistee River into Lake Michigan
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Detour Reef Lighthouse
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Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
   

HMS Bounty - Rene Beauchamp.
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HMS Bounty visited Great Lakes ports on six occasions. 1986, 1989, 1997, 2003, 2004 and 2010. -  Bounty in the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2010 on June 13.
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Open to the public in Montreal on Sept. 19, 2010 in the Old Port.
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USCG photo
of the Bounty sinking 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., Oct. 29.
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1974 Lake Manitoba Photos - John Cassell
In the spring of 1974 I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to join the crew of the Lake Manitoba as they made their first trip of the season from the port of Johnstown, Ontario to a grain transfer facility in Baie-Comeau, Quebec. The Manitoba had loaded Canadian wheat at the Lakehead on its last trip of the 1973 season and tied up for the winter lay-up at the National Harbours Board grain elevators in Johnstown along with its sisters the Lake Winnipeg and the Menihek Lake.
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Lake Manitoba passes other ships in Lake St. Lawrence
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Moving through broken ice
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Bringing on fresh supplies in Montreal
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Two-man cabin
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Unloading in Baie-Comeau, Quebec
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A pilot boards the Lake Manitoba
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 Unloading wheat in Baie-Comeau, Quebec
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Unloader in ship's hold
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Lake Manitoba unloading in Baie-Comeau, QC
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Unloading the Lake Manitoba
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Unloading the Lake Manitoba in Baie-Comeau, QC
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The dirty dishes never stop
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A fully equipped on board machine shop
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Heading down to the pier at a lock
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Beauharnois lock gates jammed with ice
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Checking the Sulzer diesel
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The Lake Manitoba's engine room
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Checking the indicators in the engine control room
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Working in the Lake Manitoba's ship's galley  
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Captain Scrutton keeps an eye on the progress of the Lake Manitoba
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Lake Manitoba docked in Baie-Comeau, QC
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 The Lake Manitoba's Chef serves dinner
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Good food makes a happy crew
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The Silver Isle, a couple of Halco boats and several others wait below Beauharnois to head up river
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The Lake Manitoba passes a small tanker
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Five members of the Lake Manitoba's twenty-four man crew have dinner  
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 Serving dinner on the Lake Manitoba
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Fresh fish for dinner?
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Silver Isle waits below Beauharnois
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CSL Simcoe passes in the fog
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 Checking the Lake Manitoba's Sulzer diesel
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The Lake Manitoba at night below the Beauharnois lock
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Hosing down the Lake Manitoba's deck
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Lock gates are jammed with ice at Beauharnois
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 Lake Manitoba in a Seaway lock
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 Hosing down the Lake Manitoba's deck
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Upbound CSL Simcoe passes the Lake Manitoba as she waits to enter the lock
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Sailor's graffiti at the lock
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 CSL Simcoe passing the Lake Manitoba
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 Lake Manitoba waiting to enter lock in ice filled river
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Captain Scrutton views ice covered river on approach to lock
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 Loading supplies at Montreal area lock
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More graffiti at the lock
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Heading down on the bosun's chair
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Passing through a Beauharnois lock
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Approaching Baie-Comeau, QC
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Passing through the Iroquois lock
     


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