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May 25, 2014

Algoma Transfer tow arrives in Port Colborne Saturday afternoon Bill Bird
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Algoma Transfer tow entering Port Colborne harbour and nearing Wharf 17 where it is tied up for the time being. Most tows for IMS from Lake Erie come in stern first, but not this one.
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Tug Leonard M is lead tug. 
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Algoma Transfer closeup 
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secured at Wharf 17  
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tugs Vac and Seahound on the stern 
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tow complete tug crew begins the unhooking from Algoma Transfer 
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while Algoma Transfer is being winched a bit south, Leonard M makes sure she doesn't get away from the wall. 
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job complete Leonard M ties up north of tow to be fuelled by tanker truck 
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another view from near Bridge 21 with Federal Shimanto getting ready to leave Wharf 16. 
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Before the tow came in I took shots of Algoma Quebecois which is now missing its aft superstructure. 
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part of superstructure  
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Algoma Transfer tow - Nathan Attard
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Thunder Bay - John Kuzma
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Soo - Roger LeLievre
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Bradshaw McKee's new pilot house - Mitch Custer
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Raised pilot house to push the cement barge St. Marys Challenger.
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Tug Huron Service and Barge Energy 6506 at Cleveland with new paint scheme - Rich Nicholls
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Lake Huron anchorage above Port Huron - Terry McCullough
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Federal Saguenay
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MCT Stockhorn
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Pilica at Lake Huron anchorage.
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Kaministiqua downbound on Lake Huron.
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Orsula upbound in the St Clair River.
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Manistee upbound in the St Clair River.
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Presque Isle upbound in the St Clair River.
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Kaministiqua bow wave.

Saginaw River- Todd Shorkey
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 Manitou at the Lafarge dock in Essexville
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Samuel de Champlain - Innovation headed for the Essexville Turning Basin.
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Tug Manitou off her stern.
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Nosing up and getting ready to push.
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Pouring on the power.
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Stern of the de Champlain.
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Manitou approaching the Olive L. Moore in the Airport Turning Basin.
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Manitou pushing against the Olive L. Moore
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Another view
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 Manitou - Olive L.
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Prop wash from the Olive L. Moore
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Olive L. Moore - Lewis J. Kuber turned and headed out for the lake
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 Manitou leaving the Lafarge dock in Essexville and headed back home
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Stern view

Kaye E. Barker at the Soo - Jim Hoffman (Soo)
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Welland Canal - Paul Beesley
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Frontenac down toward Lock 1.
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MCT Stockhorn, one of two MCT tankers upbound on this day.
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Frontenac downbound toward Lock 1.
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MCT Breithorn, the second MCT tanker.  Both registered in land-locked Switzerland.
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 Zealand Delilah below Lock 2.
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Front end of the Thunder Bay.
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Back end of Thunder Bay, now without a lifeboat

Historical Perspectives - American Fortitude - Brian W.
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Historical Perspectives - Algoma Transfer - Brian W.
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Historical Perspectives- Bethlehem - Fredric Marineau
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Bethlehem around 1940.appeears to be at Mission Point.


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