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12/27 - St. Marys River - Roger LeLievre
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American Mariner - H. Lee White pass in Soo Harbor.

 
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Algoma Progress underway at the Rock Cut. She may be headed for the breakers at the end of this season.
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Algoma Progress cabins.
 
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Tug Victory on the James L. Kuber's notch.
 
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Barge James L. Kuber and tug Victory in the ice above Six Mile Point waiting for traffic to clear.
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Algoma Progress and Buffalo in the Nine Mile anchorage.
       

Duluth -  Ed Labernik
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Edgar B. Speer in Lake Superior, - 5 F.
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 Speer passes the North Pier Light in the Duluth Ship Canal.
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Alongside the South Pier Lighthouse in the Duluth Ship Canal.
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In the Duluth Ship Canal.
 

Frontenac led into Midland by the US Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock - Wayne Bradley
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12/26 - St. Marys River - Roger LeLievre
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Tecumseh at Mission Point Wednesday.
 
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Mackinaw heads down to the Rock Cut.
 
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Cedarglen in the ice above Nine Mile.
 
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Arthur M. Anderson at Mission Point Christmas night.
 

Kaye E. Barker hove to waiting her turn for the Rock Cut - Andy Toth
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12/25 -
St. Marys River Ice - Roger LeLievre
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Algoma Spirit waits in the Rock Cut Tuesday afternoon for the Mesabi Miner to get free.
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Roger Blough upbound at Mission Point Tuesday.
 
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Blough's icy bow.
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Mesabi Miner downbound into the Rock Cut, shortly before becoming icebound.
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Mesabi Miner icebound in the Rock Cut above Sawmill Point. The USCG Biscayne Bay is at her bow, trying to break a path.

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Wide view showing the Miner and wall-to-wall ice.
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Edgar B. Speer downbound in a snowstorm.
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Pineglen at Mission Point on a sunny Monday afternoon.
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Pineglen's bow glazed with ice.
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Stern view, Pineglen.
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Tug Missouri at speed headed downbound.
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Missouri passing Presque Isle
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Michipicoten upbound at Mission Point Monday evening.
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Michipicoten, another view.

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Mackinaw, with Pineglen and Michipicoten astern.
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Mackinaw upbound at Mission Point.
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Close up of the Mackinaw.
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Clydes Drive In, closed for the winter but serving up a great sunset
   

Rock Cut  Ice - Andy Toth
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Algoma Spirit and Biscayne Bay.
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Biscayne Bay.
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Mesabi Miner, stuck in the ice at the Rock Cut.
   

Toledo Docks - Bob Vincent
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Last coal boat  for CSX Presque Isle, barge Ashtabula
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Tug Defiance in the notch
     

Welland Canal - Barry Andersen
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Historical Perspective - LST - Rich Nicholls
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12/23 - Phillip R. Clarke outbound in the Duluth Harbor Dec. 21 -
Ed Labernik
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Outbound
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The Clarke pushes through 8-10 of broken ice as it lines itself up with the Duluth Ship Canal, rousting resting gulls in the process.
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The Philip R. Clarke passes the North Pier Light on the Duluth Ship Canal.
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The Clarke travels light on Lake Superior enroute to Two Harbors to load iron ore pellets.
 

Alpena coming into Lafarge - Ben & Chanda McClain
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Michipicoten and Biscayne Bay in Owen Sound Sunday - Shane Ruther
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Morro Bay at Cleveland - Rich Nicholls 
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Hamilton Harbor Thursday - Bill Bird
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CSL Laurentien unloading coal at U.S. Steel Canada
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Algoma Progress unloading coal at Arcelor Mittal Dofasco
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Robert S Pierson loading slag at ArcelorMittal Dofasco
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Algoma Montrealais awaiting Pierson departure to unload iron ore.
 
Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey
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USCG Cutter Bristol Bay opening up the Lafarge Cent dock
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Samuel de Champlain inbound at Consumers Energy
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Ice on the stern
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Stern view
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Unloading at Lafarge

Montrealais upbound under Bluewater Bridges headed for Goderich - Matt Jones
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12/19 - Toledo Docks - Bob Vincent
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H Lee White loading coal after unloading iron ore at Torco
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Another View
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Stern view of the H Lee White and the Cason J. Callaway
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Cason J. Callaway waiting on the H Lee White to finish loading.
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 Algoma Olympic unloading ore from Port Cartier, Quebec
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Great Lakes Towing Tug breaking up the ice in the shipping channel.
       

Alpena at South Chicago Tuesday
- Lou Gerard
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Alpena in Calumet Harbor entering Calumet River.
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Alpena Clear of "J" bridge.
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Alpena approaching 106th St. with Manitowoc taking on coal at KCBX.
   

Seaway -
Ron Beaupre
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Algoma Equinox on her first trip down the Seaway passing Mariatown.
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Robinson Bay with barge BPL6704 replacing lighted buoys with winter markers, passing Mariatown.
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Elevit coming around Canada Island on her way to Hamilton.
   


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