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May 28, 2014

Federal Kivalina stopped in the St. Lawrence Seaway Tuesday - USCG
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Federal Kivalina lost power during its transit and is anchored near the Thousand Island Bridge.
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Ships in Sturgeon Bay Saturday - Daniel Lindner 
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Palmer Johnson's new 170 foot yacht, Bliss, docked at CenterPointe Yacht Service.
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Bliss is the second in the PJ 170 yacht class.
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Stern view of the yacht.
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A view of Sturgeon Bay's harbor tugs.
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Wide view of the ships in Sturgeon Bay.
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American Spirit rafted to Edgar B. Speer next to the graving dock.
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Edgar B. Speer and American Spirit from a different view.  You can see the tilt of the ships' decks because their forward ballast tanks are filled to raise the sterns for propeller work.
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American Spirit's accommodation block and stern, high out of the water.
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 Close up of work being done.  The port rudder has been removed for the shaft to be replaced.  The propeller blades are also being replaced.
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Close up of American Spirit's draft marks amidships, showing that she is drawing 14 feet.
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American Integrity in the large graving dock.
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St. Marys Challenger in one of the slips, looking fresh and ready to go.
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Close up of the new barge, showing the ship's notch.  If you look a little bit forward, you can see where modern welding meets the old hull plating of the barge.
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 Close up of the new tug, Bradshaw McKee.  She recently had her upper wheelhouse added for the purpose of pushing the Challenger.  The tug's former names, including Lady Elda on the starboard corner, can be seen on the hull.
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 Philip R. Clarke across the slip from St. Marys Challenger, still in winter layup.
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Close up of Philip R. Clarke.
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Sikuliaq, the Marinette-built research vessel that will be based out of Seward, Alaska, was also in port.
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Stern view of Sikuliaq.  Note the large red cranes on her stern deck.
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The Bay class Coast Guard cutter Mobile Bay arrives, pushing her barge CGB 12002.
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Mobile Bay passes the shipyard on her way to her home dock.
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Mobile Bay passes under the Michigan Street Bridge.
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Passing under both the Michigan Street and Oregon Street Bridges on her way to dock.
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Later Saturday evening, a shot of the slip where Philip R. Clarke and St. Marys Challenger/Bradshaw McKee are docked.
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Close up of Philip R. Clarke.
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Evening shot of Sikuliaq at her dock.
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Wide view of American Spirit next to Edgar B. Speer as the sun sets behind the ships.
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A view of the "Footers Row."
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 A final view of the ships in port.

Manitowoc down the Wyandotte Channel of the Detroit River Sunday - Kenneth Borg
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With a load of coal for the Detroit Edison Trenton Channel Power Plant in Trenton, MI
The G-Tugs Superior and Idaho went with her to Trenton to assist her.

 St. Clair River at Algonac State Park on Sunday - Don Detloff
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State of Michigan
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Detroit Traffic - Mike Nicholls
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Infinity downbound off Harbor Hill Marina.
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Roger Blough upbound off Belle Isle.
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Tug Ken Boothe Sr. and Lakes Contender upbound off Windsor.
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Capt Henry Jackman upbound off Windsor for Goderich.
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 BBC Celina downbound off Windsor bound for Liverpool.
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Whitefish Bay loading salt for Quebec City at Ojibway Salt in Windsor.
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Ziemia Lodzka (Liberia) downbound off Fort Wayne bound for Turkey wit grain.
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Algowood at Sterling Fuel in Windsor.
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James L Kuber upbound off Windsor, ON.
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Tug Victory.
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J W Wescott II delivering mail to the Diamond Queen.
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Canadian Hydrographic boat Merlin, upbound at Belle Isle Coast Guard Station.
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Hellespont Crusader upbound at Ambassador Bridge May 5.
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Soo Traffic - David Kaye
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 Algolake in the MacArthur Lock.
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Lee A Tregurtha upbound at the West Pier.
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Presque Isle upbound at the the International Bridge.
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Algoma Spirit downbound at the International Bridge.
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American Century upbound out of the Poe Lock.
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Pere Marquette 41 upbound approaching Mission Point.
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Vancouverborg and Edwin H Gott in the Locks.
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Iryda downbound at the International Bridge.
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Federal Kivalina at the West Pier.
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BBC Celina downbound for the MacArthur Lock.
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American Courage upbound at the Bridge.
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 Kaye E Barker downbound at the Bridge.
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CSL Tadoussac upbound out of the Locks.
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Federal Margaree downbound at the International Bridge.

Vancouverborg heading downbound on the St Marys River under the International Bridge - Jim Hoffman (Soo)
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A great day for the crew to do some sight seeing.
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Welland Canal traffic between Lock 1 and Lock 3 - Doug Hyatt
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 The wind is up and the light is frequently changing. Regalica upbound leaving Lock 1.
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Hatches on Regalica.
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Crew getting some Ontario air.
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The meeting
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Sichem New York downbound,  heading into Lock 1.
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Sichem New York plumbing.
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Sichem New York stern
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John D. Leitch downbound, sliding into Lock 3. The flight locks are in the busy background.
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John D. Leitch aft cabins.

Historical Perspective - Algoma /Canadian Transfer - Nathan Nietering
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12-23-1998 - With paint still glossy, the "new" Canadian Transfer is only a few months into her first season of operation. The Transfer is pictured in the Rouge River unloading a timely salt cargo to the Morton Salt Dock in Detroit, for upcoming winter use.
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Bow-on shot.
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7-14-2007 - Nearly 10 years later, a G tug leads the Canadian Transfer stern first out of the Rouge River in the Short Cut Canal. Her prior Columbia ore red colors from her days at the Crispin Oglebay are now showing through the black bow paint.
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3/4 view
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Bow view


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