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March 23, 20

Opening Day at the Welland Canal 2013 - Bill Bird
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All smiles at Lock 3 as Kathleen Powell of the St. Catharines Museum has just presented Captain John Carlson of Cuyahoga with the top hat to open the 2013 season.
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Captain Carlson signing the topper, his first.
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Adding a splash of colour to the proceedings two members of the Mounties flanking Captain Carlson and Chief Engineer George Lundrigan.
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Captain Carlson with wife Suzanne and daughter Danielle
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The ceremony over, Cuyahoga has departed Lock 3 approaching the Glendale Avenue bridge.
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Headed to the flights.
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About to enter Lock 4 Cuyahoga has a load of slag headed for her namesake river in Cleveland.
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A sure sign of spring-more fencing along the canal.  This time on the west wall above Lock 7
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 First downbound ship of the season is USCG Thunder Bay seen here tieing up above Lock 7.  

Baie St. Paul opens the Seaway Friday
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At St. Lambert
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Press photo

USCG Alder assists the Manitowoc in Whitefish Bay Friday -
Mark Hudson
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Stuck in the ice Friday
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Opening Day at the Welland Canal 2013
- John van der Doe
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Paul R. Tregurtha departs Sturgeon Bay. Wis. Thursday -
Tom Groenfeldt 
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Mesabi Miner departing Duluth on Wednesday from Tug North Carolina - Dean Olson
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Miner departs -
USACE - Denise Wolvin 
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Atlantic Superior sailed form Halifax on Tuesday with a partial cargo of gypsum -
Mac Mackay
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During the winter refit the unloading boom was repaired and repainted.

Ice breakers at the Soo and Duluth -
USACE and USCG -Michelle Hill
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Mackinaw arrives upbound below the locks
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Breaking approach to the MacArthur Lcok
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Locking through the next day
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With the Risley and Biscayne Bay
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View from the Mackinaw
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Breaking ice in Duluth
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Over the stern at night

Roger Blough preparing to be towed off of the dock by the Heritage Marine Tug Nels J
- Bob Hom
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Great Lakes Maritime Center in Port Huron reopened Friday -
Frank Frisk
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BoatNerd's World Headquarters is back in the Maritime Center
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Chief Wawatam's Engine taken on March 12 in St. Ignace -
Brent Michaels
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The engine is outside a Bar and Party Store on US-2 just west of St Ignace. This engine was in storage.
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The engine is split in half at the cross heads likely to make it easier to move, it probably weights about 20 tons all total.
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Onboard the Saguenay
  - Domminique Racine
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Fish tugs James D. and Last Time -
Micky Macdonald
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Mamainse Harbour north of Batchawana Bay Ont. north of Sault Ste. Marie on Lake Superior. Lionel Hurley, and Jim Macdonald started Ferroclad Fishery in Port Dover around 1956. They started fishing with the Ferroclad then built the James D in 1957 and the Last Time in 1981.

Historical Perspectives -
News Articles
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Historical Perspectives -
Detroit Publishing Company
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Spring break out on the St. Marys River.
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Albert  M. Marshall
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