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December 17, 20

Baie St. Paul on her maiden trip from China via Montreal and the research vessel Reuben Lasker operated by NOAA downbound on her delivery trip from Marinette to Norfolk - Rene Beauchamp
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Baie St. Paul Seaway on Dec. 15.
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Reuben Lasker

CSL vessel Baie St. Paul first time at the Cote St. Catherine Lock near Montreal - Roland Van Bulck
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Entering the lock
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In the lock
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After leaving the lock

Reuben Lasker on her recent sea trials in Green Bay - Marinette Marine Corp
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Port Weller Shipyard Photos and Imminent Departure of HMCS Athabaskan Dec. 13 - Paul Beesley
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Tugs Ocean Delta and Andre H arrived recently to tow the warship to Halifax.  HMCS Athabaskan was recently removed from the drydock and secured to the fit-out wall.  CCGS Amundsen will be at the yard for the winter.
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Lots of new steel work, although you can't see it, and new paint.  The funnel looks to be changed again and the mast has been made larger.  Only the navigation radars have scanners.  All weapons still ashore.
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Andre H and Ocean Delta waiting.  The tow is scheduled to leave on Saturday, weather and other conditions permitting.
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In the black paint can be seen draft marks and a modified Plimsoll Mark.  The mark has no designations such as WNA or FW as you would find on a commercial ship.
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On the wheelhouse-top of the Athabaskan can be seen a few workers.  A crew of unknown size has joined the ship.

HMCS Athabaskan tied up below Lock 1 Sunday to be towed back to Halifax  - Cody Law
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Tug Andre H will be one of two tugs towing HMCS Athabaskan back to Halifax to complete repairs.
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Great Republic upbound approaching Lock 1 in the Welland Canal.
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Hamilton Dec. 12 - John McCreery
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Three Rivers approaching the Burlington piers
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Three Rivers inbound from Sorel with steel cargo for Pier 14
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Stern view headed to the anchorage to wait for a berth
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Lubie at anchor
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Hamilton Harbour sunset and a distant Three Rivers and Lubie waiting in the anchorage  

Three Rivers - Eric Holmes
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Inbound Hamilton (off the northshore)

South end Lake Michigan Dec. 12 - Tom Kort
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 St Marys Challenger tied up for winter storage.
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Bow view
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Another view
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John J. Boland was at anchor off of Gary.
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Riding high in the water.
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Federal EMS unloading at Burns Harbor.
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View of the dock and EMS.
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 View of the work in progress.
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View into the hold. You can see the lift truck that was working in the hold.
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Steel coilscoming out.
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American Integrity at Burns harbor .
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Stewart J. Cort was at anchor off of Burns Harbor.
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Hammond Water Intake Crib.
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Joseph L. Block inbound for layup Dec. 11 - Wendell Wilke
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CSL Tadoussac collided with pier in Toledo
 - U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Marine Safety Unit Toledo

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A Coast Guard crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Small from Station Toledo, Ohio, inspects a damaged pier along the Maumee River near Toledo after a ship collided with the pier, Dec. 11, 2012.
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Causing a puncture in the starboard stern bunker tank.

Recent Activity at the Upper Harbor Ore Dock in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Herbert C. Jackson loaded with ore and waiting on winds
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Michipicoten waiting to load

Melissa Desgagnes anchored in LaPoile Bay - Lucy Vautier
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Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay moored at the Cleveland Moorings Dec. 14. - U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin
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The 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Rockland, Maine arrived in Cleveland Dec. 12 and will spend the 2012-2013 ice-breaking season assisting the 9th Coast Guard District's ice-breaking fleet throughout the Great Lakes.

Submarine HMCS Ojibwa arrives in Port Burwell Ontario
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Cheboygan, Mich. - Dianne Donati
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Delphine at Monte Carlo, Monaco in 2009 - Frederick Larkin 
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The dark hulled vessel is Big City, a 141- foot long Trinity Yachts model (Hull no. T041) built in 2009.

Starmount October 1953 - Monty Young Collection
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Recent videos from our You Tube Channel

Busy day on the river with mailboat crew Capt. Sam Buchanan and Dispatcher Paul Jagenow. Pilot change on the Ina Theresa, mail & freight to the Sam Laud (nice salute), Molly the mailboat cat, Joseph H. Thompson passing, pilot change on the Eeborg and mail and freight to the American Courage with a nice salute.


Pilot changes and mail delivery on the Detroit River. Fleet Captain Sam Buchanan operates the J.W. Westcott II while Captain's daughter Jessica Buchanan acts as deck hand. Jessica is working at the mail boat while in college.
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