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September 10 - 19, 20

Alpena at South Chicago Monday - Lou Gerard
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Steamer Alpena approaching 100th St.
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Alpena having just rounded Cargill Bend under a Fall like sky.
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 Steaming under the Nickel Plate, NS Bridge.
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Backing into her dock in a against a strong wind.

Saginaw River -
Todd Shorkey
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Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber inbound just below Cheboyganing Creek.
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 Stern view

Manitowoc passing through Death's Door enroute to Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, September 14.
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Historical Perspective - Snapshot view of the 1941-built causeway at St. Ignace - Tom Hynes Collection
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This was the initial step in an attempt to bridge the straits in the 1940's, which was canceled due to the war.  The causeway was later used as the northern approach to the current bridge, cutting construction costs considerably.   Taken on June 6, 1944, likely by E.A. Finney, a long time research engineer with the Michigan State Highway Department.

9/18 - Joseph L. Block in Marquette
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Algorail in Saginaw -
Stephen Hause
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Algorail upbound Saginaw River along River Road on Tuesday morning.
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Pilothouse profile.
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Stern view.

Former Railferry Viking under conversion in Menominee -
Kurt Breuer
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To the left of the ship you can see the seagate laying on shore. About an eighth of the aft portion of the ship is cut down to the rail car deck.
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Defiance-Ashtabula and the Buffalo in Cleveland Sunday -
Scott Tish
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The tug Defiance with the barge Ashtabula makes the tight turn from NS1 into the old riverbed on its first trip into the Cuyahoga.
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Defiance-Ashtabula heads under the Willow St. bridge cautiously approaching the next turn in the river with the tug Iowa following closely behind. Soon the Iowa would assist them back out of the river after not being able to negotiate the tight turns.
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About 2 hours after coming into Cleveland the Defiance-Ashtabula is almost back out. With the assistance back out of the old riverbed complete the Iowa prepares to separate from the Defiance.
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Buffalo heads inbound for Cleveland Bulk Terminal.

Welland Canal, BoatNerd Weekend -
Roger Lelievre
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Maumee being scrapped at Marine Recycling Corp., Port Colborne, Ont.
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Maumee framed by heavy equipment.
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Cutting began recently on the stern, but the bow is still intact.
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Maumee's stack has been cut in two and is on the dock.
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Examining the inside of the stack.
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Portion of the aft rail.
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Stern, minus the cabins and stack.
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The engine control station has been removed and is on the dock.
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Engine control station- detail.
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Aft end of the boat deck.
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Lonely lifeboat.
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Part of the stern.
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Name and boarding platform.
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Maumee and stack of James Norris.
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James Norris stack and 2 bowthrusters.
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Examining the Windoc's props.
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Doors and other boat parts inside a storage cage.
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Former CCG Verendrye and tug Techno St. Laurent at the scrapyard.
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Bonanza of old light fixtures.
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Cash on the barrelhead ? literally. Boatnerds purchase items from scrapped vessels, with the James Norris pilothouse in the background
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Algocanada, seen from the Inn At Lock 7.
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CSL Niagara enters Lock 7.
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Ojibway enters Lock 7.
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Peter R. Cresswell at Port Colborne.
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Algolake departing Lock 7.
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McKeil barge Alouette Spirit.
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Closeup of Alouette Spirit's bow, with ramp.
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Tug Wilf Seymour pushes Alouette Spirit.
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Algoma Guardian exits Lock 1.
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Tug Herbert R. Brake in the Welland Canal.
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Radcliffe R. Latimer exiting Lock 7.
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Tecumseh above Lock 1.

- Bob Vincent
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Tug Ken Boothe Sr. and barge Lake Contender being loaded with coal at CSX Presque Isle ship loader.
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American Mariner unload grain at the Andersons
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James L. Kuber
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Torco's Load Out Tower
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Another view
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Loaded rail cars
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One of the two frontend loader's digging into the Tilden ore pile to feed the portable that feed's the Stacker
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Portable feeding iron ore onto the Stacker
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One of the front end Caterpillar loading the Portable
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Another View

Work on the Poe Lock at the Soo -
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Battle of Lake Erie wreath laying ceremony September 10
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 Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, homeported in St. Ignace, Mich., runs alongside the U.S. Brig Niagara, homeported in Erie, Penn., during the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial on Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 2013. The two vessels took part in a wreath laying ceremony intended to honor those who fought and died in the battle.
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Seaman Lenny Liguore, a deckhand aboard Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, hoists the Canadian flag as part of the ceremony.
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Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Canada, Native American Tribes, National Park Service Rangers and re-enactors assemble on the fantail of Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay.
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 Cmdr. Jay Plummer, the chaplain for the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland, lays a wreath at the site where the Battle took place in 1813.
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Chief Warrant Officer Noe Robledo, the engineering officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, and Lt. Thomas Przybyla, the commanding officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, render a salute during the playing of taps aboard the cutter.
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 Brig Niagara fires a salute following the ceremony. The Niagara, a reproduction of the original that fought in the battle, was key to the American victory.
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Brig Niagara sits moored alongside Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay near Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial in Put-In-Bay, Ohio.

Montreal -
Rene Beauchamp
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Floating spa Bota Bota , previously the floating theatre L'Escale and originally the Sorel/Ile St.Ignace ferry Arthur Cardin.
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Former ferry Dalmig anchored in an unusual spot in Montreal harbour. It is the owner's intention to refurbished it in a few months.
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So far, only the funnel was painted . Painted on it is the name of the owner, its logo and the words <un fleuve un monde> meaning <a river a world>

Panthera approaching Loyalist Park above Mariatown -
Ron Beaupre
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The stairs alongside the stack give the crew lots of exercise.
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Panthera heading for Iroquois Lock.

Cheboygan, Michigan -
Dianne Donati
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Recent Soo Traffic -
David Kaye
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Ken Boothe Sr and Lakes Contender downbound
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Burns Harbor waiting.
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Emilie assisted by the tug Missouri.
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Emilie waiting.
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The Canadian National train to Canada took the opportunity to squeeze between Emilie and Ken Boothe.
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CSL Assiniboine in the Fog
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James R Barker at the West Pier of the Locks
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USCG Boat Passing James R Barker
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Tecumsch in the heavy rain
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Ken Boothe Sr and Lakes Contender entering the Poe Lock
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Lee A Tregurtha waiting at the West Pier
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Baie Comeau at the  Soo
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Edwin H Gott at the International Bridge.
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Saginaw in the MacArthur Lock
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