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March 3 - 4, 2015

3/4 - Arthur M. Anderson arrives for lay-up in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. - Monica Sawyn
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Arthur M. Anderson heading down the bay toward the second of Sturgeon Bay's three bridges.
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Nearing Bay Shipbuilding, where other docked boats can be seen in the distance.
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Backing into the dock at Bay Shipbuilding with the assistance of Selvick tugs.

Port of Duluth entry Tuesday morning
- Nic Caine
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3/3 - USCG Mobile Bay breaking ice in the Straits of Mackinac for the Arthur M. Anderson - USCG Air Station Traverse City
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The Mobile Bay widening the track
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The Anderson began this trip on February 5 and has spent almost a month fighting through the ice.
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Sarnia, Ont. - Marc Dease
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Awaiting the arrival of fleet mate Peter R. Cresswell.
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Peter R. Cresswell finally arrives for winter lay-up.
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Flushing the ice from the dock.
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Flushing continues.
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Breaking more ice.
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Backing in.
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A tight fit.
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Almost home.

St. Clair River
- Don Detloff
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CCGS Samuel Risley escorting Victorious and John J Carrick at Algonac State Park.
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CCGS Samuel Risley
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Victorious and John J Carrick
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USCGC Neah Bay (WTGB-105) at Algonac City Park - Feb. 27

Port Colborne Lay-up
- Brian W.
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Algoway is laid up at the Stone Dock in Port Colborne while work is underway on her unloading boom.
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Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin is rafted to the Whitefish Bay at the old Canada Furnace dock. The forward cargo sections are fairly similar but the stern superstructures are completely different.
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View of the stern sections of both ships clearly shows the differences between 1970's lake freighter architecture and today's more modern designs.
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Kort nozzles on both ships.  
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The Algowood & Algoma Progress are tied up near the Lake Erie entrance to the Welland Canal. 
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The ice breaking bow, anchor pocket, & bow thruster port of the Algowood in a detail view.
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The Spring departures are going to take some serious ice breaking power to get these ships moving again. Baie Comeau is frozen in by heavy plate ice in the reach below Lock 8.  

Coast Guard marine inspectors walkthrough moored vessels in Toledo -
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read
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Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Miller and Lt. Ryan Junod, both Coast Guard marine inspectors at Marine Safety Unit Toledo, walk the length of the American Mariner during a routine walkthrough of several vessels that are moored in Toledo, Ohio.
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Inside the open cargo hold.
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A few taconite pellets that were leftover from a previous shipment aboard the motor vessel American Mariner,
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Chief Warrant Officer Michael Mitchell, a Coast Guard marine inspector at Marine Safety Unit Toledo, shines a light on a placard Feb. 18, showing the date of the original Coast Guard inspection of the Philip R. Clark, which was commissioned in 1952.
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The stern and anchor system of the  American Spirit.
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Marine inspectors at Marine Safety Unit Toledo, walk down to the motor vessel Sam Laud
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Winter Layup at Sturgeon Bay Wis.
- Andrew Huxman
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Algomarine in Owen Sound
- Jim McPherson
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CSL Argosy in the port of Antwerp
- Christian Rombouts
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Recent images from the Panama Canal and other locations
- Roger LeLievre
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Aida Luna passenger liner at Curaco.
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Anchorage is crowded at Colon, Panama. Some of these vessels appeared to be abandoned.
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Anchorage, Colon, Panama - another view.
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As Elbia in the Panama Canal at the Continental Divide.
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Cap Talbot - Panama Canal Gatun Locks.
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Clarice and Panama Canal tug.
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Conti Daphne entering port at Curaco.
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Dodo and Ranger at anchor in Gatun Lake, awaiting lockage.
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Encofrador arriving at Curaco
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Ever Diadem in Gatun Lock, Panama Canal
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Hansa Ronneburg, Limon, Costa Rica.
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Independencia, former Lakes-built "B"-Class 180 ex-USCGC Sweetgum (WLB-309)
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Island Princess docked at Aruba.
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Maersk Semakau at Panama City.
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Niew Amsterdam at Half Moon Cay.
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Johann Schulte at Panama City.
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Tug Pablo Presbere at Limon, Costa Rica.
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Tug Tate McAllister at Fort Lauderdale
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Wellington Express at Limon, Costa Rica
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World Harmony at Panama City.
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Zuiderdam anchored Gatun Lake

Historical Perspective - Joseph Block leaving lay-up at Manitowoc April1968 -
Dick Sheehy
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