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11/26 - Soo Traffic - David Kaye
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Stewart J Cort downbound at Mission Point.
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Iced-up Stewart J Cort in the Poe Lock Monday -
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photos by Kim Dautremont
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An ice covered Stewart J. Cort makes its way out of the Poe Lock Monday with a load of taconite bound for Burns Harbor.
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It is anything but biking weather on the Cort today.
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Deck crew were busy chipping ice off the encrusted deck. Take a look at the lifeboat on deck - clearing that will not be a easy task.
   

Welland Canal -
J. Mackay
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Tim S Dool  Approaching Lock 3 downbound on Friday.
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Cuyahoga Leaving Lock 1 upbound on Saturday.
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Two crew members posing for a picture that they want to see on Boatnerd.
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Algoma Quebecois Secured at the scrapping dock in Port Colborne.
       

11/25 - Soo Traffic - David Kaye
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Roger Blough
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Tug Missouri / Federal Mararee
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Edwin H Gott
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USCG
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Zealand Beatrix
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Soo Marine Supply Ojibway
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Kaye E Barker downbound passing Rotary Park.
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Edgar B Speer downbound at the Bridge.
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Tug Defiance and Barge Ashtabula downbound at the Bridge.
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Saginaw upbound entering the MacArthur Lock.
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Tug Owen M Frederick working in the Soo Lock Canal.
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Tug Leonard M downbound out of the Poe Lock.
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Roger Blough upbound.
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Stern view.
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Tecumseh downbound leaving the Poe Lock.
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Tug Duluth in the MacArthur Lock.
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Thunder Bay downbound at the International Bridge.
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 Ebroborg upbound at the West Pier.
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USCG Biscayne Bay in the MacArthur Lock.
 

USCG removes crew member from
Burns Harbor -
Robert McGreevy
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Crew member suffered a medical condition and was transferred to a waiting ambulance.
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Ojibway (left) and Stephen B. Roman (right) anchored off Port Dalhousie due to high winds Saturday -
Skip Gillham
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Buffalo, N.Y. -
Brian W
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 The Rebecca Lynn - A-397 is entering the draw at the CN RR Harbor Draw bridge on the Black Rock Canal.
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The towing bridle is hanging from the barge's bow as it eases past the center pinion section of the Harbor Draw bridge. The gears & rollers of the swing bridge's mechanism can be seen at it's base.
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An electrical switch & link rod for the bridge's miter rails can be seen at the bottom left. This tells the operator if the railroad tracks are in alignment for safe passage of trains over the span.
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Crewmen were stationed at the bow, to Port, & to Starboard, helping the Captain with his distances via radio. Ice & frozen conditions make this hard, & sometimes dangerous work.
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Being a conventional tug & barge, the Rebecca Lynn is wired into the notch of her barge for navigation through confined waters like the Black Rock Canal.
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Almost clear of the bridge, the Captain is now lining up for the entrance to the Black Rock Lock seen off in the distance ahead. After locking through, they headed down the Tonawanda Channel for the Marathon Dock.
       

Owen Sound
- Shane Ruther
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Mississagi departing Wednesday
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Work going on at the East pier as she Departs.
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She unloaded 11,000 tons of Road salt from Goderich.
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Owen Sound Harbour from a three story building on the day of our Santa Claus Parade.
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Algoma Quebecois tow
- Al Howard
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Recent Activity in Munising and Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Sam Laud unloading coal in Munising
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Kaye E. Barker loading ore at the Upper Harbor in Marquette
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Lakes Contender taking on ore at the Upper Harbor
   

Cheboygan, Michigan -
Dianne Donati
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Captain Dean Hobbs at work
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Dean Hobbs in the Badger's pilothouse, 2003. - Photo by Max Hanley
 
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Relief captain on the Ken Boothe Sr. in 2013. - Photo by Roger LeLievre
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Last December, as a pilot in the Welland Canal I joined the downbound Rueben Lasker at Lock 7. It was good to see my friend Dean Hobbs. The two "Soo boys" (from different sides of the river) had a great visit! We even found time to get the ship safely down to Port Weller where I left them (Dean's brother Dan was also aboard). Graham Grattan
   


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