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January 6, 2013


 
Hollyhock damaged on Sunday - U.S. Coast Guard
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Damage on the stern where she was struck by the Mesabi Miner while escorting the 1000-footer through the ice.
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Damage to the stern and fantail during a collision with the Mesabi Mine
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Mesabi Miner suffered a puncture in its bow about 4 feet above the waterline during a collision with the Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock
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Damage from inside the Miner

St. Clair River Ice -
Chuck Miller
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Herbert C. Jackson became beset above the Southeast bend Sunday morning. With the Neah Bay in support.
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Neah Bay and Morro Bay on the scene Saturday assisting the beset Everlast. Morro Bay in these views.
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Mackinaw at the Soo on Sunday -
Jeff Brown
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Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon upbound on the Detroit River on Sunday
- Ken Borg
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Straits of Mackinac Sunday -
Robert Bemben
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Mackinac Bridge at day break
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Hon. James L. Oberstar just west of the bridge.
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Oberstar
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Hollyhock, St. Helena Island and Arthur M. Anderson
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Anderson
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Anderson close up
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Stewart J. Cort
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Mesabi Miner
   

Soo traffic -
David Kaye
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American Mariner
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Tug Missouri
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Toledo -
Bob Vincent
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Stephen B. Roman off Rochester Saturday afternoon
  - Paul Goverts
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Algoeast entered the Calumet River January 3 bound for Kinder Morgan - Keith Yearman   
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Algoeast - The Spartan docked to the left, G-Tug Massachusetts in the lead. 
 
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Algoeast - The tug Steven Selvick in the foreground, Massachusetts leading Algoeast, and G-tug Arizona on the far left.
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The Algoeast coming through the lift bridge, viewed from Ewing Avenue.
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Algoeast from along the river. 
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The Spartan docked minutes before at the mouth of the river.

The tug and barge Defiance and Ashtabula outbound the Trenton Channel on January 2 - Mike Nicholls
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Last saltie in the Seaway on January 1 - Rene Beauchamp
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Martha L. Black at rest after having made a track in the ice to allow Orsula to navigate the canal safely as far as possible towards the St. Lambert lock.
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Orsula passing Martha L. Black.
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Orsula stopped in the ice awaiting for repairs to be made to a frozen Seaway lock gate before locking through. She finally made it to the Port of Montreal by mid-afternoon.
   

St. Marys River -
Graham Grattan
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Buffalo -
Brian W.
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The Algomarine ran into some trouble trying to back into the Lackawanna Canal this morning. The ship was struggling with ice in the Outer Harbor before heading into the Gateway Metroport salt pier. They were using a tactic of backing up, and then moving ahead to try and break up the thick plate ice and flush out the canal.
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After using a tactic of moving ahead and then backing up again, the stern is heading into the entrance of the Lackawanna Canal as the prop wash flushes out chunks of previously broken ice.
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The bow section is surrounded by broken plate ice from the ship's back-&-forth movements in the harbor. She was just off Lackawanna for hours on New Years Day trying to get in to port.  
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Making some stern way up the canal, Algomarine is about 1/4 of the distance back to the salt unloading apron of the Gateway Metroport Main Dock. The old Bethlehem Steel Coke Ovens loom in the background.
 

USCG Mobile Bay on the St. Mary River -
Norris Seward
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Mackinaw escorting on the St. Marys River -
Paul Landini
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Orsula passing Mariatown the day after getting off the shoal at Tibbetts Point -
Ron Beaupre
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Hamilton and Port Weller
December 28 - John McCreery
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 Algorail below lock 1
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Out bound Port Weller with coal for Hamilton
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Algosteel down bound Port Weller
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Destination Toronto
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Algoway in bound Hamilton
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Another view
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 Entering the Burlington piers
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Bow close up
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 Under the bridges
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South Chicago  - Keith Yearman
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Great Republic Late-night arrival, passing 95th Street for the Skyway Bridge.
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Capt Henry Jackman at South Chicago
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Leaving National Salt, from Ewing Avenue Bridge.
   


 
Ship Drawings - Gary Trudeau  
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Maumee with (at the time) her sister ship Calumet drawn in 2011.
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James Norris on her final voyage downbound St Clair River and the
     

Historical Perspectives - Yacht Black River/Temeraire III -
George Lee
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Temeraire III in 1985 at Saulte Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Temeraire III original  5 cylinder Kahlenberg engine on display aboard museum ship Norgoma at the Soo.
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Kahlenberg display board
   

Torco 2014 Calendar - Bob Vincent
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