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August 4, 20
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Canal schooner barge Lois McClure at the Central Wharf with her tug C.L. Churchill tied up at the Central Wharf in Buffalo Saturday - Brian W.
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The design of the McClure that was specially built for transit through canal locks at maximum internal capacity & would eventually lead to the modern lake freighter hull on a scaled up size.
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A New York State Canal tug was also on hand for public viewing.
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The Boeing B-17 Memphis Belle made an appearance over downtown on a flight tour out of Buffalo Airport.
 

Thunder Bay upbound Friday at Amherstburg, Ont. -
Ted Hanifan
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On her maiden voyage. She has a load of stone for Southwest Sales in Windsor.
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Welland Canal traffic -
Barry Andersen
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Thunder Bay upbound headed to Lock 3 on maiden trip.
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Peter R. Cresswell downbound headed to Lock 1.
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Tug Herbert P. Brake with new Don Jon barge Hudson secured in Lock 3.
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Tug Herbert P. Brake departing.
       

Thunder Bay on her maiden voyage sliding the wall into Iroquois Lock -
Ron Beaupre
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 Seaway -
Jim Scrimger
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Thunder Bay at Johnstown Bridge.
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Bow with Ogdensburg in background.
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Prescott marina in foreground.
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Algoma Olympic inching around end of pier.
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Algoma Olympic entering the slip.
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Ready to tie up.
       

Thunder Bay in the Welland canal
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BoatNerd Detroit River Cruise Saturday
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Portside cruisers aboard the Friendship.
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Starboard siders enjoying the sunshine
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Sarah Spencer still waiting for a buyer
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Spencer's power source, Jane Ann IV
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Sunken and raised former yacht Helena
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Former Boblo Island ferry Columbia
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Columbia's fleetmate Ste. Claire
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Tecumseh pulling into Morterm in Windsor for rest period.
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Tecumseh's accommodation block
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Stormont, the hazard load tug at her Canadian terminal
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Lee A. Tregurtha unloading at Severstal Steel in the Rouge River
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Vessel fueling barge William J. Warner
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Fort Street bridge being replaced
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Damaged Jefferson Ave. bridge after being lowered in front of a freighter
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"G" tugs at their new dock in the Rouge River
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Lac St. Jean, the other half of the hazard load team, at their American side terminal.
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Here comes the mailboat with the pizza for lunch.
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Pizza being delivered
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Diamond Jack heading upbound as we head back to Portofino's.
 

Buffalo, N.Y. -
Brian W.
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Ken Boothe Sr. - Lakes Contender inside the Lackawanna Canal at the Gateway Metroport. To the left you can see the tug-barge Sea Eagle II-St. Mary's Cement II laid up in the background.
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The Boothe is now backing her barge into the Buffalo Harbor Southern Channel & clear of the pier at Gateway as the Erie County Sheriff patrol boat runs interference for them. 
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The pair start to swing around to Starboard with the old Bethlehem Steel Coke Ovens & the new Steel Winds windmills in the background.
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Now almost to the line up for the South Entrance Channel, the tug is about to power up & head out for the lake. They are still swinging around just a little bit more but they are ready to start moving ahead.
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Here is a closer view of the tug in the notch of her barge. The abandoned quench towers & stocking conveyors from the coke works that are now under demolition rise in the background.
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A perfect contrast between old & new technology, the brand new barge starts out through the piers past the retired, 110 year old South Buffalo South Side Light & Fog Horn.
       

Fish Tugs moored at the Whitefish Point State Harbor July 27
- Kevin Majewski
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Fish Tugs moored at Whitefish Point State Dock
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Fish Tug Emerald's Son
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Fish Tug Shirley Ann 2
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Fish Tug Callah II
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Callah II
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R.V. David Boyd, owned by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society
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Port view
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Boyd vessel used for underwater research
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Stern view of Boyd and Emerald's Son
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Derelict fish tugs
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Been sitting here for years
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Waiting for better times
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Fish Tug appears to be the Megan Lynn
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Port view
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Stern

Yorktown docked in Saugatuck, Michigan -
Dave Noordhoff
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Welland Canal -
Frank Hood
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HHL Mississippi downbound from Lock 3.
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Algonova upbound exiting lock 2.
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Stephen B Roman leaving port of Rochester
- Derek Tesch
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Toledo Docks -
Steve F.
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Mesabi Miner just finished offloading ore at CSX Torco dock
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Workers starting job of replacing broken blade on the Miner.
 
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Mesabi Miners new blade.
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Hoisting the bad blade on shore.
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Lowering new blade down to the workers.

South Chicago -
Lou Gerard
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A rare visitor to South Chicago, CSL's Salarium comes under the EJ&E bridge with G tug Massachusetts leading. She's heading to the Morton Salt Dock at 100th St.
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Waiting for NS5 to go up Salarium sits opposite Crowley's Marina.
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Clear of NS5 she approaches 100th St.
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With G tug Colorado working her stern Salarium docks at the Morton Dock at 100th St.
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St. Marys Challenger holding between 92nd and 95th St. for NS rail traffic to clear.
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Due to the heat the Chicago Fire Dept. Engine 74 had to water down the 100th St. bridge  to cool it down so it could be raised.
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The Challenger always attracts a crowd of Boatnerds when she appears. This is 100th
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The Challenger comes up to Cargill Bend. She is heading for a two week layup at the Sheds.
   

Saginaw River -
Todd Shorkey
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Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber inbound on the Saginaw Bay
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Stern view
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 Boom out at Bay City Wirt
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 Moore- Kuber unloading at Bay City Wirt
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Floyd Sr. at Stender Marine in Bay City
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Jill Marie upbound the Saginaw river near the airport
       

Whitefish Bay at the Soo for the first time -
David Kaye
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Whitefish Bay on the St Marys River.
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Upbound for the Soo Locks.
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Waiting to enter the Poe Lock for the first time.
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In the Poe lock at the lower river level.
 

Cheboygan, Michigan
- Dianne Donati
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Westbound Lee A. Tregurtha on 7-24-13 in Lake Huron.
       

Around the upper lakes -
Danielle Adams
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May 12, 2013 - Lac La Belle, MI - Edwin H Gott
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May 30, 2013 - Marquette, MI - Ken Boothe Sr and Lakes Contender
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June 13, 2013 - Houghton, MI - Great Lakes Maritime Academy
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July 10, 2013 - Sault Ste Marie, MI - James R Barker
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July 10, 2013 - Marquette, Mi - American Mariner
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July 16, 2013 - Marquette, MI - James R Barker
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July 25, 2013 - Houghton, Mi - Grande Mariner
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July 29. 2013 - Marquette, Mi - Great Lakes Trader and Joyce L VanEnkevort
 

Erie Canal Harbor Redevelopment
- Brian W.
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The reconstructed Erie Canal where it joins the Commercial Slip (coming in from the right) in Buffalo. The tower cranes in the background are working on the new Harbor Center project.
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View from the opposite angle showing the incomplete foundation for a rebuilt section of the old Main-Hamburg Canal that will tie in with the other waterways in the pervious picture. 
     

NYC - Lakes Connections
- Rich Nicholls
The pictures were taken from the Staten Island Ferries Guy Molinari and Senator John I. Marchi (Marinette Marine Hulls 511 and 512)
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Barge Georgia (Bay Shipbuilding Hull 757)
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Governors Island ferry Samuel S. Coursen
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Tug Laura K. Moran
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Containership Paris Express
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Tanker Stolt Sneland
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Tug Margaret Moran with the Statue of Liberty in the back ground.
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Manhatten
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One World Trade Center, Freedom Tower
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Staten Island Ferry Samuel I. Newhouse
 

Budweiser Clydesdales smile for a picture along the St. Clair River at Port Huron
- Tim Buelow
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New Jason Islands (a small country off South America) Currency featuring the Edmund Fitzgerald -
George Walton
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