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American Courage in Alpena - Ben & Chanda McClain
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Dredging equipment
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Tug Kimberly Anne
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Buffalo, N.Y. Saturday - Brian W.
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The Defiance - Ashtabula is heading through the Buffalo breakwall at the North Entrance.
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They are now coming around Lighthouse Point as they enter the Buffalo River
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The bow lookout calls distances over the stem for the Captain via radio.
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Passing the old PRR Connecting Terminal elevator & heading up under the Buffalo Skyway as they enter the City Ship Canal from the Watson Basin.
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Alongside General Mills, it's a tight squeeze on the boat docks to Starboard & the old South Michigan St. bridge pier to Port.
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The massive bow of the barge pushes a large volume of water out of the way as they head up the City Ship Canal slow & easy.
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Crewman monitor the distance as they pass the remains of the bridge pier at South Michigan Ave. The draft readings can be seen through the pit from the old lift mechanism.
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The upper pilothouse of the tug Defiance.
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Clear of South Michigan St. & heading up the reach to the ADM Great Northern Elevator, they pass the remains of the old BR&P RR wharf to Port.
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Buffalo's Boatnerd Bird community. Further evidence that boats can bring us all together, geese hang out with seagulls atop the ADM Flour Mill warehouse in an effort to get a better view of the tug-barge.
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Slowing to a crawl so the deck crew can get out their motor launch, the barge looms large off the Sand Products Wharf. The ADM flour mill is to the right of the photo, General Mills is in the distance.
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The motor launch crew runs out ahead to direct the handling of the lines as they pass by the remains of the old West Shore RR Coal Wharf, just North of the landing that the barge will unload at.
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The Robert S. Pierson was still tied up at the Burnett Trucking Dock along the Buffalo River on the morning of the 28th while the Ashtabula started to unload in the background on the City Ship Canal.
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Bow view of the Pierson & Defiance.
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The rowing club cruises by as the Pierson waits for the Ohio St. Bridge to be repaired.

Thunder Bay loading Saturday - John Kuzma
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Loading grain at Viterra.
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She has just about 6 ft. of draught to go.
 

9/28 - Algosteel in Buffalo - Brian W.
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The Algosteel is rounding Stony point and lining up for the Buffalo South Entrance with the South Side Light in the foreground.
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The ship is now headed in from the lake.
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Coming inside the harbor and starting to turn to Port.
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About half way through her turn now, she has slowed to a crawl in the Buffalo Outer Harbor Southern Channel.  
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stern in a close up as she starts to back towards Lackawanna.
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Robert S. Pierson arrived Friday evening.
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Tied up for the night at the Burnette Trucking Dock until the Ohio St. Lift Bridge can be repaired.
       

St. Marys Challenger arrived in Grand Haven/Ferrysburg with a partial load of cement -
Herm Phillips
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Passing the old sand plant making the turn to the dock.
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Getting the lines out
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 Bow details.
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Stern shot.
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Classic elliptical stern.
 
St. Marys Challenger at Grand Haven - Lou Gerard
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  St. Marys Challenger steams into Grand Haven coming in from South Chicago.
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The Challenger comes through Downtown Grand Haven in the Grand River.
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As people walk through the park, the Challenger makes her way to Ferrysburg.
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The Challenger nears her dock in Ferrysburg.
 

CSL Thunder Bay arriving in its name sake port for the first load of grain
- John Kuzma
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South Chicago Wednesday
- Lou Gerard
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Michipicoten outbound at 100th St. after discharging stone at Midwest Dock.
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Coming through NS5.
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Meeting the inbound St. Marys Challenger in Calumet Harbor.
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The Challenger holding between 92nd and 95th for NS5 to go up.
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Coming up to 100th St. with the tug Morgan shuffling barges around.

Delivery of the Algoma Equinox in China Thursday
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The first first 31200DWT Great Lakes Gearless Bulk Carrier from Nantong Heavy Industry
       

James R. Barker downbound at Belle Isle with a load of coal for the Monroe Edison plant -
Ted Hanifan
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Welland Canal Wednesday -
John van der Doe.
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Port of Toledo -
Greg H.
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American Mariner Unloading At Andersons
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close up of unloading
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Saginaw departing 0915- She followed Mariner unloading Andersons
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Saginaw departing Calumet docking at ARMS dock (can be seen under Bridge opening in Distance)
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Schoonmaker
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Maccoa Loading Steel
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Manistee unloading at the ARMS dock
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Algosar at BP dock
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Phoenix Star Scrapping progress
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1991, Detroit River
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Bald Eagle Guarding the Sun Oil dock security camera
     

Drawsko and Vancouverborg in the Port of Cleveland
- Scott Tish
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With the sun nearly set the process of unloading steel off of the Drawsko continues while the Vancouverborg stand by to discharge steel as well
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Big and little. The Vancouverborg looks pretty big when out sailing all by itself but when compared to the Drawsko it looks pretty tiny.
     

Algoma announce one of their new Equinox class vessels would be named Algoma Sault
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Interlake announce the Mesabi Miner would be the first vessel in their fleet to be converted to LNG-diesel dual fuel operation
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Historical Perspective - Edmund Fitzgerald loading her first cargo at Silver Bay, Minn. on September 24, 1958. -
Russ Plumb
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Historical Perspective- Post Cards from the 1970's -
 Duane Holsen
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Philip R. Clarke
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Cason J. Callaway
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B. F. Affleck
   


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