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March 15, 20
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Coast Guard icebreakers Lock through Thursday - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photos by Michelle Hill
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Mackinaw
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Biscayne Bay
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Samuel Risley
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Mackinaw in the Poe on Wednesday
       

Icebreakers working above the locks at Pointe Louise and Gros Cap
- Graham Grattan
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Mackinaw and Samuel Risley are side by side.
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Approaching Pointe Louise.
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Upbound above Pointe Louise.
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Passing the old Point Iroquois Point Lighthouse.
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Passing Gros Cap Reefs Light.
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Biscayne Bay approaching Gros Cap Light.
       

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley breaking out McGregor Bay Wednesday
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Breaking out for the arrival of the Alpena with cement.
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Welland Canal Wednesday -
Paul Beesley
The section of the Welland Canal between Locks 1 & 2 is slowly being refilled in preparation for another shipping season.
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Looking across the canal above Lock 1.  The canal is never completely dry.  This view focuses on the 'fit-out' wall at the shipyard.  Ships may tie up here for preparation before entering and after leaving the drydock.
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Closer look at the bow of the Algowood in the shallow dock.
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This shows the different depths for the shallow dock, at right, and the deep dock, at left.  CCGS Amundsen is in the deep dock.
 
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Another view of the deep dock with the sill visible at the bottom of the dock gates.
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Different type of gate for the shallow dock.
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Looking down at the south, or upper, lock gate at Lock 1.  Staging has been erected to the left to allow workers to access the chamber.  At the bottom of the photo is a concrete area, the sill that ships must clear to pass through the lock.
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Another look at Lock 1.
     

Goderich Lay-up -
Shane Ruther
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Algoma Transfer in Goderich for a longer then usual winters nap.
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CSL Assiniboine
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CSl Assiniboine and Algoma Transfer wide angle.
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Algoma Transfer sits in the Goderich harbor waiting an uncertain future.
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The CSL Niagara in Owen sound.

Historical Perspectives - Marine Star scrapping -
Mike Squire
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Historical Perspectives - USCG Racine Lifeboat Station 1943 -
Stephen Loreck
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From the Racine paper after they came back from an all night search. The search was a false alarm.


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