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December 24 - 25, 20

Launch of the Algoma Equinox Sunday evening in Nantong City, China
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Sam Laud up the Cuyahoga River Dec. 14 -
Scott Tish
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Sam Laud start its journey up the Cuyahoga River passing under drawbridge NS1
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Heads into Superior Bend passing the Nautica Entertainment Complex
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Rounds Superior Bend lining up for the approach to Center St.
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Passing through the Center St. swing bridge
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Rounds the bend headed toward Collision Bend with the Cleveland Skyline in the background.

Duluth and Two Harbors - Nick Stenstrup
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Baie St. Paul loading iron ore in Duluth
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Atlantic Erie heading to CN to load iron ore
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 Baie St. Paul and Atlantic Erie loading iron ore in West Duluth
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Ashtabula/tug Defiance loading iron ore at BN in Superior
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Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. and the John J. Boland in Two Harbors.
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Loading iron ore, with a lot of ice on the bow
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Algoway unloading salt at Hallett #8
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Algoway making the turn to depart
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Passing under the bridge
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 Algoway seen from Two Harbors with a very unique sky

Point Edward/Sarnia - Marc Dease
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CSL Niagara takes on a load at the elevator.
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Cason J. Callaway emerges from the fog.
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Alpena follows.
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 American Century upbound at 1 & 2.
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Kaye E. Barker downbound at 1 & 2.
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Phoenix Star downbound at 1 & 2.
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Algoma Discovery downbound at 1 & 2.
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Mississagi taking on a load at the elevator.
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Close up.
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Red tailed hawk searching for mice.
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Loading at night.
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Close up.
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Manistee downbound at 1 & 2.
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Captain Henry Jackman off loading potash.
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Close up.
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Mapleglen downbound at 1 & 2.
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Roger Blough downbound at 1 & 2.
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Ojibway heads into Lake Huron as the Cutter Mackinaw works on aids to navigation.

Ken Boothe Sr and Lakes Contender heading into Escanaba Dec. 18 - Rick Stram
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Port Huron - Bruce Hurd
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Refeueling Tanker William Warner Downbound during a snow squall Friday
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Tug Patricia Hoey following the Warner down the river.

Cuyahoga upbound Saturday - Skip Gillham
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On board Alpena in lake Michigan heading to Chicago. Decorated with Christmas lights
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From the bow looking towards the stern at night.
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Bow view at night.
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From the bow looking towards the stern in the daytime.

Recent Activity at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Ken Boothe Sr./Lakes Contender waiting to load ore
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Cason J. Callaway loading ore, view from the lakeshore
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Herbert C. Jackson and Michipicoten, bow views at the ore dock
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American Courage waiting to load ore

Caseville wreck exposed - Judy Rogers
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A boiler 400ft east of the Caseville Breakwall now at the waters edge. 
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It is said to be from a ship that sunk in the 1890s.
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The picture in the sand is on the west side of the breakwall about 800 ft from the high water edge.

Welland Canal Dec. 19 - John van der Doe
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Amundsen in drydock
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John J. Carrick and Victorious
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Vigilant I and Kimberley Anne together in Lock 1, 5 and 7
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Peter R. Cresswell
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Kimberley Anne
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Federal Satsuki
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CSL Niagara
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Algoma Montrealais
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Christmas word search puzzle - Adrian Platts
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