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11/13 - St. Marys Challenger off Kewanee, Wis. Monday - Rad Keener
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Headed for Sturgeon Bay from the R/V Neeskay
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St. Marys Challenger arrives in Sturgeon Bay Monday -
Steve Bauer
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After departing South Chicago the previous afternoon, the St. Marys Challenger hugs the Wisconsin shoreline as it passes by the lighthouse at Kewaunee on Monday morning.
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Heading toward Sturgeon Bay between Kewaunee and Algoma on a day the more closely resembles December.
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Out of the November gales for the last time as a steamer, and with many photographers present, the Challenger passes the Sturgeon Bay lighthouse as she enters the ship canal.
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Starting up the ship canal on its way to Bay Shipbuilding.
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Approaching the Highway 57 bridge as the sun makes an appearance.  The photographers were greeted with many salutes during her run up the canal.
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Clear of Highway 57 and headed toward the Oregon St. Bridge.
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The Challenger is about to pass through the Madison St. Bridge as the tug Jimmy L waits to follow.  It will assist the Challenger into Berth 4 at Bay Shipbuilding.  Master salutes were exchanged between the two Captains.
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With an assist from the Jimmy L, the Challenger slowly maneuvers into Berth 4.
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Docked at Berth 4.  To the St Marys Challenger and her crew, thanks for the memories!
 

St. Marys Challenger arrives in Sturgeon Bay Monday -
Tim Graul
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Steaming up inner Sturgeon Bay.
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Passing through the Maple-Oregon St. Bridge.
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Everyone on the bridge had a camera.
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Bow enters the draw of the Michigan Street Bridge.
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The Challenger's stern is clear of the Maple-Oregon Bridge.
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Selvick Marine Towing's tug Jimmy L stood by to assist docking at the shipyard.
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Through the Michigan St. Bridge.
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Bay Ship's cranes and new floating drydock wait for the Challenger.
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St Marys Challenger passed through Sturgeon Bay's Bayview Bridge at noon on Veterans Day.
 

Sunset on the St Marys Challenger at Bay Shipbuilding -
Mark Dillenburg
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Algoma Equinox transiting the Panama Canal Tuesday on her delivery trip from China
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Federal Skeena enters the New Waterway in the Port of Rotterdam Tuesday -
Frans de Lijster (Hook of Holland)
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Shipping at Sorel-Tracy -
Rene Beauchamp
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Overall view from the Turcotte Bridge of a section of the port of Sorel-Tracy. In the foreground is the laid up Phoenix Sun. Other vessels are Maple Pearl loading at the Fagen Dock. Barely visible astern of her was Erieborg. At the grain elevator was the huge bulker Global F.
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Maple Pearl registered at Hong Kong.
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The laid up spoil carrier I.V.No 14 owned by Groupe Ocean.
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Tug Evans McKeil laid up since August 9.
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Tug Tony Mackay laid up also. She was back in service two days later leaving for Nova Scotia.
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Tug Vigilant I alongside a barge.
       

11/12 - Soo -
David Kaye
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CSL Laurentien downbound at the International bridge.
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Burns Harbor upbound.
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Gadwall downbound for the Poe Lock with help from the tug Missouri.
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Tug Missouri helping Gadwall in the high winds.
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Algoma Transport in the MacArthur Lock.

Welland Canal -
Barry Andersen

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Algoscotia lining up to enter Lock 2 upbound
 

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Atlantic Erie upbound headed to Lock 2
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BBC Fuji clear of Lock 7
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 English River Robert S. Pierson Federal Asahi in Port Weller harbor
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English River upbound nearing Port Robinson
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Exeborg  downbound approaching Port Robinson
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Federal Agno downbound clear of Lock 3
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Federal Asahi tied up W-2 with pilot boat passing
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Federal Mattawa above Lock 7 in bright sunshine
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Spruceglen tied on wall below Lock 7 for weather
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Algoscotia coming past Spruceglen headed to Lock 2
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Tug Zeus with new barge NDC 485 tied at wharf 1 for weather
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Tug Rebecca Lynn pushing barge A-397 headed to Lock 3
       

11/11 - St. Marys Challenger departs South Chicago - Steve Bauer
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The St. Marys Challenger departed St. Marys Cement shortly after noon on Sunday.  Barely 45 minutes into her run, the famed "Medusa Curse" seemed to strike one more time as the NS Nickel Plate bridge became stuck in the down position.  She is seen here passing under the Torrence Avenue bridge after taking a delay of about an hour and a half. 
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Making the turn at Cargill Bend one last time.
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Passing the Manitowoc unloading at 122nd St.  Both vessels exchanged whistle salutes. 
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Faces of the Challenger.  Two crew members smile at the gaggle of photographers at 106th St.
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Watching the clearance at 106th St bridge.
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Captain and Wheelsman in the Pilothouse passing KCBX.
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Approaching the 100th St bridge in late afternoon sunlight.
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Squeezing through NS-5 for the last time.
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Approaching 95th St Bridge.
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Crew member taking in the sights and photographers at 95th St.
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Approaching 92nd St for the final time.
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Turning out of Calumet Harbor and heading into the lake for the run to Sturgeon Bay.
     

Roger Blough on the hook in the Detroit River at the Belle Isle Anchorage Sunday - Ken Borg
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Low water levels kept her from transiting downbound.
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November 10, 2013, at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Cason J. Callaway at anchor for weather
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Kaye E. Barker loading ore with Callaway in the distance
     

Toledo - Bob Vincent
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Tug Victory
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Another view of Tug Victory and James L. Kuber
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Tug G. L. Ostrander with barge Integrity at Lafarge Dock in Toledo
 

Goderich, Sarnia, Port Huron on Sunday - Roger LeLievre
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Laid-up Algoma Transfer at Goderich.
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Another view.
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Algoma Enterprise upbound at Sarnia.
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With a Storm of 1913 commemorative flag.
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Stern view
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Port Huron's new memorial to the Storm of 1913, dedicated Saturday (front view).
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View from the back.
     

1913 Storm Sailors Memorial dedication in Port Huron Saturday - Dick Wicklund
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Historical Perspectives - Edmund Fitzgerald Locking through in April - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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(L to R) John Dykstra, Arthur B. Homer, Edmund Fitzgerald and possibly Buckeye in April ice sometime between 1970-1974.
     


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