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April 5 - 6, 20


Ice Operations St. Marys River -
Graham Grattan
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 Wednesday evening and USCG Bristol Bay is upbound to spend the night in Whitefish Bay.
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Thursday morning and CCG Samuel Risley is upbound for Whitefish Bay.
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Atlantic Erie downbound at Pointe Louise.
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Most upbound ships are in ballast, Algoma Navigator is loaded.
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Proceeding slowly, Kaye E. Barker is downbound above Pointe Louise.
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Federal Hunter loaded in Duluth and Thunder Bay and is the first downbound saltie of the season.
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Saginaw waits off Cedar Point for the upbound Isa to clear the turn at Pointe Louise.
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 In late evening light Isa is up clear of Pointe Louise.
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he downbound USCG Mackinaw is meeting the upbound Isa on "one whistle" or "port to port".
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USCG Mackinaw clears Isa.
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USCG Mackinaw downbound at Cedar Point and with a good turn of speed.
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Mackinaw is about to overtake Saginaw above Pointe Louise.
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Mackinaw overtaking Saginaw "on two whistles" just above the point.
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Isadora, a sister-ship to Isa is downbound above Pointe Louise. Isadora was the first foreign ship of the season at both Toronto and Thunder Bay.
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Two deer admire Isadora's beautifully shaped bow.

Mackinaw working Whitefish Bay -
Coast Guard photos by Lt. Stephen Elliott and Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Poppink
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Mackinaw breaks ice for the Manitowoc during an escort through the upper St. Mary's River Wednesday.
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Mackinaw breaks a relief tract for the motor vessel Paul R. Tregurtha.
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Mackinaw breaks thick ice in Whitefish.
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Fish eye lens view of the ice edge.

Mackinaw assisting the Joseph L. Block on Whitefish Bay Thursday morning -
Rick Hoover
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Wilfred Sykes departed Sturgeon Bay on Wednesday after wintering at Bay Shipbuilding
- Monica Sawyn
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Sykes passes by the Coast Guard station as it travels through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal toward Lake Michigan.
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With Lake Michigan just ahead, the Sykes passes through the last of the Ship Canal, with the lighthouse on the north side.
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Sykes rounds the south arm of the Ship Canal and heads out into Lake Michigan.

St. Clair River traffic at Marine City on Thursday -
Don Detloff
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Defiance and Ashtabula
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Kimberly Anne

J.W. Westcott Company opening day Wednesday
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Isa upbound
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Michipicoten unloading in Windsor
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Indiana Harbor viewed past the Detroit Fire Boat Curtis Randolph
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Load of freight
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Busy docks in the Port of Detroit
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Dorothy Ann and Pathfinder fueling at Mistersky's.
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Tug Defiance and barge Ashtabula loading pet coke.


April 5

St. Marys River icebreaking Wednesday -
 Graham Grattan
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USCG Mackinaw loosens the track for Manitowoc.
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Manitowoc downbound for Essar Steel.
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 The downbound CCG Samuel Risley has just met the upbound USCG Mackinaw.
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CCG Samuel Risley downbound at Cedar Point. Birchglen is astern of her.
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CCG Samuel Risley just above Pointe Louise
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CCG Samuel Risley disturbs a bald eagle.
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The downbound Birchglen has just met Mackinaw below Light #26.
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Birchglen approaching Pointe Louise with the red winter spar buoy P20 peeking-out of the ice.
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The upbound Paul R. Tregurtha waits below Old Lookout #6 to meet Birchglen, Risley is just meeting Tregurtha and Essar Steel is in the background.
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Even bald eagles appreciate a fresh track.

Alpena in Green Bay
- Scott Best
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Alpena approaching the Mason St Bridge.
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Another view on a sunny but cold April 3 in Green Bay.

Presque Isle arriving at CN Dock Two Harbors Wednesday -
Corey Olson
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Close-up of the ice covered bow

Thousand Islander & Thousand Islander IV at the dock in Gananoque, Ontario
- Murray Blancher
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Manitowoc and Saginaw at the Upper Harbor in Marquette -
Rod Burdick
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Manitowoc arriving
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Saginaw and LS&I locomotive

Welland Canal Tuesday -
Eric Holmes
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  Algoma Transport under Bridge 5 in the Welland Canal.
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Close up
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Stern view

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