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June 4, 2014

St. Marys River - Jim Hoffman (Soo)
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Birchglen waiting to enter the locks downbound.
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Birchglen crew member going ashore, before locking through.
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Coast Guard patrol boat on the St Marys River.
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American Mariner stopped on St Marys. The Soo is one of the few places a lake freighter has to wait at a train crossing.


Thousand Footers at the end of the rainbow
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James R Barker and Edwin H Gott upbound in patchy fog on Lake Huron, bound for Detour.  6/2/14.

Soo Traffic - David Kaye
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American Spirit upbound at the West Pier.
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Whitefish Bay upbound near Rotary Park
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Orsul downbound at the West Pier. 
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Walter J. McCarthy upbound at the international Bridge.
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Arthur M. Anderson upbound out of the Poe Lock.
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 Six Foot RC Freighter downbound off Rotary Park.

St. Clair River on Wednesday Morning - Don Detloff
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Great Republic
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G L Ostrander and Integrity
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Maria Desgagnes at St. Lambert Lock May 31 Michel St-Denis
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St. Mary's Challenger with tug Brad Shaw McKee departing Sturgeon Bay - Sandie Custer
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St. Mary's Challenger departing Sturgeon Bay - Monica Sawyn
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St. Mary's challenger was seen heading away from Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., on June 2, with the setting sun glinting off the hull. The former self-unloading cement carrier has been converted over the winter to an articulated barge, propelled by a tug.

Toledo - Jim Hoffman (Toledo)
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Sarah Spencer and tug Jane Ann IV at the
ADM Elevator June 1.
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American Fortitude and American Valor in layup at the Lakefront Docks that was taken at the end of May.

Welland Canal - Barry Andersen
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Harbour Pioneer (Por) inbound Port Weller harbor below Lock 1
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MCT Breithorn downbound clear of Lock 1
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Stack on Harbour Pioneer (Por) 
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Algoma Transfer tied at wharf 17 awaits scrapping at IMS 
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stern of Algoma Transfer and remains of Algoma Quebecois quickly disappear
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Algoscotia sports new paint - downbound
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Algoscotia stern view downbound clear of Lock 2 after drydocking at Toledo
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Federal Margaree (Mhl) downbound clear of Lock 2
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Apollon (Grk) downbound clear of Lock 2 headed to Italy 
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stack on Apollon (Grk)
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CCGS Martha L. Black downbound clear of Lock 2
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Witte 2301 with tug Rebecca Ann (new barge just left Don Jon in Erie) in Lock 3
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tug Rebecca Ann lowered in Lock 3 with barge Witte 2301 
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MCT Stockhorn (Swz) inbound Port Weller harbour 
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Zealand Delilah (Nld) entering Lock 3 downbound 
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Radcliffe R. Latimer downbound clear of Lock 2
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Sichem New York (Sgp) inbound Port Weller harbour upbound

Sarah Spencer & CSL Niagara in Erie, Pa. - Al Endelmann
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Welland Canal - Ian Baker
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Apollon downbound May 31 below Lock 2.
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Nordic Oslo downbound below Lock 2.
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Ina downbound above Lock 1.
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Pilica downbound below Lock 2.
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Orsula downbound below Lock 2.
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Sarnia and Port Huron Bill Bird
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Solina approaching the bridges
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Having turned at buoys 1 and 2, Solina takes on new pilot.
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Algoma Equinox gave a Shipmasters salute at Vantage Point followed by one long and 2 short at the bridges.
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Federal Saguenay about to leave Lake Huron
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Fort Gratiot lighthouse from where you can take pictures.
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from about 70 feet in the air shots of Federal Ems
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Tecumseh about to enter St. Clair River.
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Kaye E Barker having made the turn at the buoys
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Barker meeting American Courage at the Black River
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American Courage with a bone in her teeth
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John G Munson
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Paul R Tregurtha
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Detroit - Mike Mishler
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Atlantic Huron Detroit River..
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Edwin Gott unloading at Zug Island with the CSL Laurentien in the back ground.
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Edgar Speer at windmill point Detroit river.

Lady Pirate memorial bench on station in Port Huron
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Thanks to all who donated
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 The bench is located at the South Entrance of the BlueWater River Walk, just above the "River Rat's Club"
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Recent Detroit River Traffic
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Departing Portofino Restaurant in Wyandotte aboard the tour boat Friendship.
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Capt. Sam Buchanan takes us up river on a 3 hour cruise.
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Algocanada heads for the Sterling Fuel Dock.
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Edwin H. Gott unloading at Zug island
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Zug coal pile
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WWII aircraft fly over
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Mailboat J.W. Westcott II comes out to deliver pizzas.
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Along side.
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Ina downbound.
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Vintage wooden speed boat.
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Tug Idaho waiting off the Rouge River to assist the Manistee in.
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Manistee upbound
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Tug in Nicholsons slip
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Former Bolo boat Columbia.
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Fleet mate Ste. Clair.
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CSL Laurentian downbound with fleet mate following.
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Back at the Portofino Restaurant for another cruise.
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Diamond Belle on a loud charter cruise passing the J.W. Westcott Co. dock
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Ziemia Lodzka downbound for a pilot change
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Miedwie downbound for a pilot change at dusk.
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Waiting for the pilot to come off.
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Speeding back to the Westcott Co. Dock.
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Tilley the mailboat cat greets the returning boat crew.


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