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December 9, 20
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Algoma Equinox upbound Sunday on the St. Marys River - Scott McLellan
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Algoma Equinox turning at Johnson's Point.
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Passing Coyle Point.
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Stern view of the Equinox as she approaches Green Point.
   

Soo Sunday -
David Kaye
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Algoma Equinox at the Soo for the first time, Mission Point.
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Equinox entering the Poe Lock.
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Equinox upbound at the International Bridge.
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Icy Roger Blough upbound.
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Tug Missouri.
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Orla being helped into the Poe lock by the tug Missouri.
       

Algoma Equinox upbound at St. Clair, Mich. Saturday -
Denny Dushane
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Algoma Equinox upbound for Superior on her maiden trip Saturday -
Ted Hanifan
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Passing the Belle Isle Coast Guard station in Detroit
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Saginaw in Buffalo -
Brian W.
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Washington leading the Saginaw past the Metrorail (DL&W) Terminal along the Buffalo River.
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Stern as it passes with the General Mills cereal plant in the background.
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Crewmen are removing the tarps over her hatch covers.
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The bow is passing by with the Frontier Elevator as a backdrop.
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Entering the draw at the Michigan St. Bridge.
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Sunday the Saginaw departing the Buffalo River Entrance Channel downtown as seen from the North Pier at the US Coast Guard Base. The USS Little Rock can be seen in the background.
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Saturday at Welland Canal
- Bill Bird
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Algosoo at the stone dock in Port Colborne
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stern view
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approaching Lock 8
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IMS yard showing remains of Maumee, former DC Everest, tug Techno St Laurent, CCGC Verendrye, and Algoma Quebecois
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tanker Sarah Desgagnes at old Bridge 9 in Thorold
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Algosoo at Homer Bridge
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headed to Trois Rivieres with grain
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Federal Weser approaching Glendale Bridge
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crew bundled up in freezing temperatures
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headed to Montreal
       

Federal Weser below Lock 2 in Welland Canal Saturday
- Skip Gillham
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Bogdan unloading import steel at Oshawa, Ontario Saturday -
Lorraine Morrill
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Ship is 10,220 grt and is registered in Malta.
       

Recent Upper Harbor Activity in Marquette
- Rod Burdick
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Kaye E. Barker waiting to load ore
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Lee A. Tregurtha loading ore on Thanksgiving
     

Manitowoc at anchor in Hedgehog Harbor (Gills Rock, WI) Door County Thursday
-  Jim Robinson
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Southwest gales were blowing, note waves in the background
       

Welland Canal
- Paul Beesley
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Flevoborg below Lock 2 and making a passing entry at Lock 1 with the Algoscotia.
 
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Algoscotia on her way unbound.
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An old favourite; Cuyahoga on her way to Hamilton.
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John D Leitch above Lock 1 Thursday.
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Catherine Desgagnes also above Lock 1.
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Algosar.  Return us now to the days of coal-fired engines.  Not really, but it does bring back memories.
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Stern view of the Algosar.  To the right is the Tecumseh just below Lock 2 and the CSL Niagara (I think) sliding the wall into Lock 2.
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Tecumseh on her way to Lock 1.
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Tecumseh slides the wall toward Lock 1.  A rumour heard along the canal this week is that Lower Lakes Towing is looking a building a new ship for great lakes service; building overseas of course. 

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Vega Desgagnes clear of Lock 1 unbound.
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Vega Desgagens on her way to Lock 2.
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Algoma Progress approaching Lock 1 down bound.  She secured above the lock to wait for an up bounder.
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Cedarglen under the High Bridge, still with her truncated starboard bridge wing.
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CCGC Cape Commodore down at the Homer Bridge.  She stopped at Port Weller to replace the Cape Storm which went early to Burlington for winter layup.
 

Captain Harold Peter Gronwall
-  Russ Plumb
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The American Maritime Officers Newsletter of December 2013 contained an announcement of the passing of Captain Gronwall on 10 September 2013 at age 87. He was a long term Great Lakes Sailor with Boland & Cornelius/American Steamship Company. He started sailing as a deckhand on the John J. Boland in 1943. He retired as Captain off the Indiana Harbor in 1996 after sailing for 52 years.
     


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