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March 5 - 7, 2014

March 7 - Getting ready for the 2014-2015 season in Duluth / Superior -  Bob Hom
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The Alder breaking very heavy ice in the Superior Front Channel.
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Breaking ice up to five-feet thick.
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The Heritage Marine crew getting ready to go.
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Four-feet of ice next to the Nels J.

Historical Perspective - D.C. Everest - Dave Benedet
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March 6 - Algocanada reaches the Soo - Bonnie Barnes
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Algocanada south of Six Mile Point
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Katmai Bay approaching Sugar Island ferry crossing.
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Ice from paths cut by Katmai Bay flow into Sugar Island ferry path.
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Algocanada approaching Sugar Island ferry path
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Algocanada entering Soo Harbor.  The Katmai Bay had spent time opening a path to the dock in Soo Ontario.
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Algocanada moving in along the Purvis (Marine Ltd.) dock to unload fuel oil. End of a very long week on the river.
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close up
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Waiting at Alford park by the power station.

USCG helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City recovered from Washington Island, Wis.
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March 5 - Winter Lay-up at Bayship Building
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Recent Goderich and Owen Sound pictures - Shane R.
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U.S. Coast Guard at work
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Crew members assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay assist a dog they found stranded on the ice of Lake St. Clair, March 4. The crew transported the dog to the ship and hoisted it aboard, where it was provided food and first aid before being transferred to an area animal shelter for further care.
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The owners were located after local media picked up the news story.
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A Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City sits on the snow-packed shore of Washington Island, Wis. as preparations are made to recover the aircraft, March 3, 2014. The crew of the helicopter made an emergency landing safely on Washington Island Sunday morning after experiencing flight control malfunctions shortly after takeoff.
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The helicopter arrives at Northport Pier in Door County, Wis. on a flatbed trailer following a brief ferry transit from Washington Island.

Historical Perspective - SM Douglas - Peter Glazier
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The Douglas operated in the Thousand Islands region during the 50-60's.
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Later she was sunk as a breakwater for the Brockville Yacht Club in the 70's.

Historical Perspective - D.C. Everest - Dave Benedet
Original and builders photos as well as one of the original crew. Captain was George Matheson of Marathon and Chief Engineer was James Fowler also of Marathon. Both stayed with the vessel for most of its career. James Fowler retired in 1972 or 3 and Captain Matheson Died on board in the Fall of 1976. This vessel was the last original sized canal vessel mostly unaltered, currently being scrapped at Port Colborne.
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