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May 2, 20

Sarnia - John McCreery
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Pochard, Pilot and Fisherman all up at the Bluewater Bridges.
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A starboard side exchange.
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 The pilot boat staying alongside well out onto the lake after the rather early boarding in the river.
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Frontenac downbound near St. Clair Michigan.
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CSL Niagara downbound followed by Algosteel as the Indiana Harbor fades into the afternoon haze.
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Michipicoten downbound for Toledo.
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Night passages always exciting but hard to capture.
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Ontamich the smaller ferry crosses from Sombra to Marine City as the Lakes Contender unloads.
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Cason J Callaway downbound.
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Manistee at buoys 1 and 2 coming off the lake.
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Buffalo following.
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Private Robertson V C calls in at Sarnia.
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Mooring at the Sarnia Government dock.
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The Oberstar makes a night passage returning upbound from Cleveland.
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 Using her searchlight as the fishing season is up and running
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Mississagi at the City dock to offload a partial load of stone.
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Front end loader plays a role in helping to secure the ship.
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Cedarglen headed up the lake.

Dedication ceremony for the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Private Robertson V.C. -
Canadian Coast Guard, Carol Launderville
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CCGS Private Robertson V.C. on the St. Clair River.  The new Canadian Coast Guard Ship, built at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, was dedicated into service April 30 2013 in Sarnia Ontario. The vessel is named in honour of World War One hero Private James Peter "Pete" Robertson.
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The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Private Robertson V.C. Is the first of nine new Hero-Class vessels to be officially welcomed to the Coast Guard fleet.  The vessel will be used to enhance maritime security throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway and will be used in the joint Marine Security Enforcement Teams program, a partnership between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Coast Guard.
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The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (second in, from right) and the Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton Pat Davidson (in front of Minister Ashfield) celebrated the maritime tradition of dedicating a Canadian Coast Guard Ship into service at a ceremony in Sarnia Ontario April 30.
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Mrs. Lynne Tebay, the grandniece of Private James Peter Robertson V.C served as the vessel sponsor, breaking a bottle of Ontario sparkling wine over the bow of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Private Robertson V.C.   Mrs Tebay, holding flowers, is joined by Canadian Coast Guard Assistant Commissioner Mario Pelletier, the Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton Pat Davidson, the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and RCMP Superintendent Jamie Jagoe.
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Mrs. Tebay accepts a framed photo of the ship from Canadian Coast Guard Captain Steve Pauley

Private Robertson V.C. in Sarnia
- George Lee
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Private Robertson V.C. in Sarnia, the first of nine Hero Class patrol vessels for service on Canada's east coast, west coast and Great Lakes.
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The vessel was Christened in Sarnia several days ago.
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Built by Irving Shipyard in Halifax, the fast ships are 140 feet in length and powered by MTU diesel engines
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The vessel is named for a World War 1 soldier who gave his life to save others in battle.
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Twin Ports -
Peter Lapinski
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Mesabi Miner departing.
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Walter J. McCarthy at SMET.
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John G. Munson at Fraser.
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John J. Boland.
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Lee A. Tregurtha at CN Duluth.
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Burns Harbor at Burlington northern.
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Mail boat deliver to the Herbert C. Jackson -
Sam Buchanan
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Along side.
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Capt. Bill Redding
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Stern view.

Bail St. Paul passing Marine City Tuesday -
Bill Beutell
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Cleveland -
Kate White
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Bridge Builder IV taken by the Carter road bridge
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The Columbus bridge draw
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The Sea Eagle, pulled by tug Iowa, taken from the Hope Memorial bridge

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