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August 27, 20
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Ojibway at Sarnia
- John McCreery
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Ojibway bound for Thunder Bay, unexpectedly puts in to the north slip late Friday night.
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Their lights searching for the dock make photography difficult
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Over the side
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Harbour master informed they will in port an estimated 18 hours
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Repairs to the bow thruster
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Floating workshop. Repairs took a little longer than expected but after about 44 hours in port she is back out and north bound in Lake Huron
       

St. Clair River Sunday -
Herm Klein
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American Integrity unloads at Recors.
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Arthur M Anderson upbound above Marine City.
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Intrepid Republic.
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CSL Tadoussac and the Frontenac awaiting orders in Sarnia.
 

Soo Traffic -
David Kaye
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Roger Blough upbound at the Bridge
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Buffalo upbound at the Bridge.
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Cedarglen upbound at the Bridge.
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CSL Laurentien leaving the Poe Lock.
 

CSL Thunder bay was upbound, on her maiden voyage Saturday -
Matt Koch
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On her maiden voyage, upbound in western lake St. Francis, near Cornwall.
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Bow View
     

Twin Ports Friday -
Peter Lapinski
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Mesabi Miner and James R. Barker departing within 20 minutes of each other.
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Algowood unloading wheat at riverland AG Duluth.
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John J. Boland at Fraser shipyard.
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Ryerson at Fraser shipyard.

Various ports -
Peter Lapinski
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Cason J. Callaway at Calcite.
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Algoway in the Straits of Mackinac.
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Great Republic heading towards Lake Michigan from Meldrum Bay.
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Algoma guardian at Detour.
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Kaye Barker in Mud Lake.
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Kamistiqua just below Mission Point
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Alpena in Whitefish bay. 
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Algolake in Whitefish bay. 

Sarnia and Point Edward -
Marc Dease
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 Iryda upbound at 1 & 2.
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Saginaw downbound at 1 & 2.
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Hon. James L. Oberstar downbound above 1 & 2.
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Below 1 & 2.
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Lee A. Tregurtha upbound at Black River.
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Algoma Montrealais downbound at 1 & 2.
 
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Ojibway downbound at 1 & 2.
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CSL Tadoussac and fleet mate Frontenac in the north slip at Point Edward.
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Indiana Harbor downbound at 1 & 2.
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CSL Niagara downbound at 1 & 2.
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Manitoba arriving at the government dock.
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Night View.
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Roger Blough upbound at Black River.
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Heading in to Lake Huron.
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Mississagi turning below Black River with a load of stone for Sarnia.
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Paul R. Tregurtha downbound at 1& 2
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Cason J. Callaway heads into Lake Huron.
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 Algoway downbound at 1 & 2.
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Pineglen upbound for the elevator.
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Alongside the Algorail.
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 Loading at the elevator.
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Manitoba downbound at 1& 2.
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Cuyahoga downbound at 1 & 2 with a load of salt.
 
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Mississagi laid up at government dock.
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Another view.
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Cuyahoga up bound at Black River.
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Arthur M. Anderson down bound at 1& 2.
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Ojibway in the north slip for temporary lay up and repairs to her bow thruster.
   
Recent Activity on the St. Clair River at Harsens Island - Rod Burdick
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Walter J. McCarthy heading to Monroe with coal
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Buffalo
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Great Lakes cruise ship Yorktown
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Kaye E. Barker
 

Mississagi at Drummond island -
Peter Lapinski
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Cheboygan, Michigan -
Dianne Donati
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Passage Island Lighthouse -
Eric Slough
From a kayaking trip, circumnavigating Isle Royale in Lake Superior. This was a side trip out to Passage Island to hike the rugged trail out to the Passage Island Lighthouse.
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Crumbling North Dock (Passage Island)
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Front Door, Passage Island Light (west) 1881
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Front gable gingerbread (west)
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Helicopter Pad Passage Island
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Light tower Passage Island Light
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Passage Island light tower close up
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Passage Island light tower (north)
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Cart rail track and turn table
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Boat Shed, Passage Island Harbor
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Passage Island Light (North)
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Passage Island light from water (North)
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 Passage Island Light front door (West)
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Rail Cart winch room
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Rail Cart, Passage Island
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Passage Island light tower (East)
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Stairway to north dock (West)
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Tower House (East)
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Tower House (South)
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Rail turn table and tracks
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Steep rail track on North side of tower complex. Winch house and turntable is at the top of the track.

Northern Michigan Workboats and Ferries
  -  Tom Hynes
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USS Edson in Bay City at sunset, August 12th
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Walstrum Dock and Dredge's tug Elizabeth in Harbor Springs, August 18th
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Walstrum Dock and Dredge's barge DePere
 
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Ottawa docked at Harbor Springs
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MCM tug and barge downbound at Mission Point, August 19th
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MCM tug Kelli Anne
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Heritage Marine tug Edward H on the drydock at MCM Marine, Soo
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Supply boat Ojibway
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Arnold Transit's freight boat Beaver at St. Ignace August 19th
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Chippewa and Corsair
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Corsair
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Huron at repair yard, St. Ignace
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Mackinac Islander at St. Ignace
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Straits Express out of the water, St. Ignace
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 Felicity arriving at St. Ignace
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Shepler freight boat Sacre Bleu
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Star Line freight boat Anna May
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Star Line La Salle
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Star Line Radisson
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Spencer F. Baird, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Cheboygan
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USGS-Great Lakes Science Center's Grayling, Cheboygan
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Durocher tug Joe-Van and workboat Timmy V
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Durocher tugs Nancy Ann and General
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Ryba dredge and scow
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Ryba tug Rochelle Kaye

Recent Michigan Fish Tug
-  Tom Hynes
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Blonnie W at Hammond Bay in May
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Stern view of EH LaBlance at Hammond Bay in May
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Patty D at Wallace Cut August 10th.  Large crowds at the Cheeseburger Festival blocked any decent photos of the Osprey and Argo docked in Caseville.
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Traditional Bay Port Fishery buildings
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The Patsy at Bay Port
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Looking south at Bay Port
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 Nets at Bay Port
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Michigan registered trap net boat MC 4317 BE at Pine River
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Net tenders at Pine River
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Fishery buildings at Pine River
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Active Falcon at John Cross Fishery, Charlevoix on August 18th
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Inactive Karren at John Cross Fishery
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Stern view of Karren
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Bow view of Falcon
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John Cross sign
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Kari A laid up in Mackinaw City
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Eddie S at Bells Fishery, Mackinaw City
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Bells Fishery sign
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Toonerville Trolley is a 2 foot narrow gauge railroad out of Soo Junction, Michigan, August 19th.
 
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Formerly a standard gauge logging spur, tourist excursions started in the 1920's and the railroad was converted to narrow gauge in 1933.
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Engine # 1 seen at the boat dock.  A riverboat takes tourists down the Tahquamenon River to the upper falls.
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Young Railfan in the making
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Engine #2 is a Plymouth Model TMDR/2 built in 1963.  Engine # 1 appears to be the same model. There is a third un-numbered Plymouth locomotive, unknown model, that is used for work train service.
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Maybee at St. Ignace
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Unidentified trap net boat working out of St. Ignace.
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Stern view of Maybee, August 19th
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Eddie at Mackinaw City
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Net Tenders with Eddie
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Nancy K at Cheboygan
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Stern view of Nancy K
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RC Anderson at Hammond Bay
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Starboard side, showing net lifter
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EH LaBlance, Hammond Bay
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A tribute to Alfred Sagon-King by Don Geske
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A great maritime photographer & good friend. The picture was taken at Mission Point July 24, 1999. Alfred now joins the love of his life, Betty. May you both rest in peace.
       


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