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April 17 - 18, 2015


 
4/18 - MarBacan enters Oshawa, Ontario harbor - Lorraine Morrill
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With assistance from tugs M.R. Kane on the bow.
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Omni Richelieu on the stern.
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Recent Soo Traffic - David Kaye
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Michipicoten and Samuel Risley passing near Sherman Park.
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CWB Marquis downbound at the International Bridge.
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CSL St Laurent downbound at the International bridge.
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John B Aird upbound at the West Pier.
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Oakglen in the Poe Lock.
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Ken Boothe Sr. passing through the Soo Locks
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Welland Canal
- Paul Beesley
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Cuyahoga clearing the bullnose above Lock 1.
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On her way to Lock 2.
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Federal Yukon at Bridge 1.
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The canal is a wonderful place for reflections!
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Also on her way to Lock 2.
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John J Carrick down bound below Lock 2.
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Pushed by the Victorious, approaching Lock 1.
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Bluewing just after clearing Lock 1.  Yes that is ice under her bow.
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On her way toward Lock 8.
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Interesting stern design.  Might imply some camber on the deck.
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Orla, also above Lock 7.
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On her way toward Lock 8.
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When you visit the canal you may also see locomotives close at hand.
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Trillium RR, short-line outfit with HQ in Port Colborne.
 

Canadian Olympic passing the Progress in 2009
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Historical Perspectives - Boats from 1943 from the collection of James H Johnson 2nd Cook on Alex B Uhrig
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Unknown Wilson boat in Lake Erie ice field 1943
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Unknown vessels Lake Erie ice field 1943
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Car ferry possibly breaking ice Lake Erie 1943
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Unknown vessels in Lake Erie ice field...do any boat nerds know what this plane might be doing here?
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Alex B. Uhrig plowing through ice 1943
 
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Chas S Hebard 2nd boat from left, can anybody ID the others?
       

4/17 - St. Marys River Traffic - Graham Grattan
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 CCGS Samuel Risley downbound Pointe Louise Wednesday evening.
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Risley upbound Thursday morning.
 
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CWB Marquis downbound at Pointe Louise.
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The billboards 'scuffed-up' already.
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USCGC Neah Bay 'working the ice'.
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Turning to head back upbound.
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Working so hard that she's 'scorched' the paint off the stack.
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CSL St-Laurent downbound just past Cedar Point.
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CSL St-Laurent downbound approaching Pointe Louise.
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CSL St-Laurent headed down past Pointe Aux Pins.
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Michipicoten upbound at Pointe Louise. The ice cover has many cracks.
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 Lee A. Tregurtha downbound at Pointe Louise; note how her passing has pulled apart the ice into individual floes.
   

Seaway salties - Rene Beauchamp
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Andesborg as seen from a ferry linking Sorel-Tracy to the Berthierville Islands.
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Federal Mattawa docked at Sorel-Tracy on the Richelieu River.
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Arbacan, the first new saltie of the year in the Seaway below St. Lambert Lock on Thursday.
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Better known as Fritz which spent four months in the Great Lakes last year.
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Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Pierre Radisson icebreaking at Thunder Bay Wednesday
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 Home-ported in Quebec City, the Radisson is now icebreaking for shipping into and out of Thunder Bay Ontario. Along with CCGS Samuel Risley and CCGS Martha L. Black, CCGS Pierre Radisson has been very busy this month creating the best possible routes through the wind-pressured blockade of ice off Whitefish Point, on eastern Lake Superior. Both the Canadian and United States icebreaking resources assigned to the Great Lakes are working full force to break the remaining ice and assist ships that need to move urgently required cargos.
       

Historical Perspectives - Photos taken in 1950's by James H Johnson, a Stewart for Wilson Transit Co.
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J.H. Hilman Jr. at Great Northern Ore Docks Superior Wis.
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J.H. Himan Jr. location unknown.
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J.H. Hilman Jr. under the hullets at the B+LE dock in Conneaut.
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Frank R. Denton Great Lakes Coal Dock Superior Wis.
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Edward B. Green at Port Huron Mich.


 

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