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July 11, 2014


 
St. Clair River - Kevin Majewski
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Algowood upbound at St. Clair.
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 Lack of new paint only makes her look tougher.
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CCGS Samuel Risley joins the "parade" coming out of the Pine River.
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Risley continuing upbound.
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View of the large buoy crane on the quarterdeck.

CSL Tadoussac upbound coming through the Homer Bridge of the Welland Canal on July 10 -
Skip Gillham
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Crew member evacuated by USCG off Mackinac Island -
Robert Mcgreevy
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Atlantic Erie stopped East of Saint Ignace July 7, to medivac a crew member. USCG station Saint Ignace’s 45' RBM transferred the patient to waiting EMS.
       

Sikuliaq downbound the Detroit River off River Rouge on her way to Alaska -
Ken Borg
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St. Clair River -
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St. Lawrence River -  René Beauchamp
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The departure of Phoenix Sun from Sorel-Tracy seems imminent. Lately, the letters TF were replaced by two stylised birds on her rusty stack. Although flying the Panama flag. the port of registry Quebec was still painted on the stern.
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Two views of the small cargo ship Peter Ronna entering the Seaway on July 5 off Longueuil near Montreal, destination Hamilton. First trip.
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Erasmusgracht off Varennes near Montreal on July 5, destination Pointe aux Trembles anchorage for Seaway inspection and then Valleyfield in the St. Lawrence Seaway. This is her first trip.
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BBC Kibo shortly after her arrival at the Pointe-aux-Trembles anchorage in Montreal for Seaway inspection on July 9. She was expected to leave for Erie a few hours later. First trip. Sister ship of BBC Xingang which transited the Seaway in April-May.
       

Buffalo - Brian W.
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Cuyahoga is being towed in stern 1st by the tug Washington on the evening of July 7th. She's in the Buffalo River Entrance Channel and headed for the first turn by the USS Little Rock in the distance.
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Now into the turn at Ohio St., the tow has slowed down to make the acute angle curve up and under the bridge as the Washington eases the big freighter's stern into the next reach by the old Electric Elevator.
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The bow is swinging past the Lafarge Cement dock and entering the draw at Ohio St. as crew members ready a big blue tarp over the unloader frame for grain dust abatement.
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The tow is rounding the last bend in the river before making the Lake & Rail Elevator Pier at the corner of Hamburg & South St. This facility was built around the inside curve of a 90 degree turn in the river.
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The Washington is pulling hard now as the ship swings in the turn. The Captain was also using the bow thruster to help bring her around. Ship handling in the tight confines of the river are not for the faint of heart.
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A panorama view shows the curvature of the river here as the Cuyahoga is carefully being backed into her berth at the Lake & Rail. Debris kicked up by the tow can be seen to the left, floating around in the water.
       

Straits of Mackinac - M. Lemon
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Mackinaw in the Straits.
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Under the bridge
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USCG overtaking tug and barge.
   

South Chicago - Lou Gerard
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G tug Massachusetts taking line from Thunder Bay at Morton Salt dock after being informed by dock personnel that the ship had to be turned.
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The Massachusetts and Thunder Bay coming up to 95th St. on their way to Calumet Harbor to turn around.
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Thunder Bay heading under the J Bridge.
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Turning in Calumet Harbor.
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Heading back to Morton Salt, Thunder Bay approaches 95th St.
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 Tug "The Mule" in the slip near 92nd St.
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The Barbara Andrie pushing a tanker barge with the G tug Colorado assisting. The Andie and barge are heading for East Chicago IN.
     

Soo - David Kaye
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Pineglen upbound for the Poe Lock.
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Buffalo in the MacArthur Lock.
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Paul R Tregurtha rounding Mission Point.
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James R Barker downbound passing Sherman Park.
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Algoma Equinox upbound passing Sherman Park.
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Hon James L Oberstar upbound at the West Pier.
       

Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey
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Olive L. Moore out of the notch of the Lewis J. Kuber in the Bay Aggregates slip Monday. 
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Unloading close up
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Tug Zeus out of the notch of the Robert F. Deegan at the Dow Chemical dock
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Manitowoc inbound Monday at the Saginaw River Front Range
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 Tied up at Burroughs North
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Stern view
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 Manitowoc outbound from the Saginaw River at Cass Avenue Wednesday.
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Stern view at Lafayette Bridge
   

American Mariner unloading coal in Munising on a sunny Monday morning - Luke Archer
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St. Clair River at Algonac - Don Detloff
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R/V Sikuliaq
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 Sikuliaq passing the Blough
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Roger Blough
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Detroit - Capt. Mike Nicholls
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Sikuliaq downbound off Rivard Plaza.
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tug Pride towing Menasha off Cobo Hall, heading for Dean Construction in La Salle.
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Pineglen downbound off Zug Island.
 
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Algoscotia downbound off Lafarge Springwells Dock.
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Whitefish Bay downbound off Lafarge Springwells Dock.
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Arthur M Anderson downbound off Zug Island.
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 Anderson passing John J Carrick in the Rouge River.
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Pathfinder and Dorothy Ann upbound off Belle Isle.
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Lake Guardian downbound off Miliken State Park.
 
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Manitowoc at Sterling Fuel.
 

HHL Elbe arriving in Muskegon on July 7 with a load of Windmill Blades - Captain Jacob Zalewski
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Buffalo Grain Elevator Tour - Brian W.
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This shot shows the ADM Standard Elevator on the Buffalo River. The old Marine Legs are no longer used to unload straight deck grain ships, but the blue hopper now receives wheat by self-unloader.
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Looking out over the roof of the American Elevator, the Electric Elevator is seen in the distance along with the Ohio St. Bridge & Lake Erie in the distance. The acute angle turn through the bridge is evident.
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 Inside the head House of the American Elevator, the conveyor belts and the skip car for moving grain across the top of the silos is seen. The metal hatch plates lead straight down into the bins below.
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This view shows the Lake & Rail Elevator, built inside a bend in the Buffalo River. This building still stores grain, received by boat and sent out by train & truck, living up to it's nearly 100 year old name.
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The abandoned Marine "A" is to the left & the American Elevator is to the right in this shot looking out towards the Burrow's Lot railyard. Way off in the distance is the Cargil Pool Elevator out on the lakefront.
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Kayakers passing by on the Buffalo River give scale size to the NW corner of the Lake & Rail, showing just how large these looming structures stand over the area. The river bends off to the right around the building.
       

Winter flash back
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw take some spray as they pilot the cutter through Owen Sound into Northeast Lake Huron after escorting lakers during Operation Coal Shovel, Jan. 29, 2014.
       


 

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