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June 1, 2015

Mackinaw City to Whitefish Point - M. Young
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Mackinaw City.
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Former USCG Mackinaw.
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Old Mackinac Point Light.
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Algolake down at Mission Point in the Soo.
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Tug Frederick upbound.
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Shot gun toting security at the locks.
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Whitefish Point.
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Badger departs Ludington, Michigan Saturday morning with BoatNerds aboard
- Marc Vander Meulen
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Burns Harbor upbound near Drummond Island -
Logan Vasicek
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 Polsteam's Isa in the anchorage.

Seaway Mariatown
- Murray Blancher
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Three Rivers down
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Flevagracht down
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Victorious & Norman Macleod down
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Tecumseh down
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Algoma Guardian down
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Algoma Mariner down

Port Colborne Saturday -
Jim Bowser 
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Buffalo - Brian W.
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Heading up the Buffalo River, as you make the turn under Ohio St, the Saginaw commands your attention as she seems to fill up the entire channel off the ADM pier.
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A whisp of steam betrays the ship's origin as a steam powered vessel, probably from the boiler system to run her deck winches or other machinery after her conversion to diesel.
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Further upriver, at the old Union Furnace dock, the New York State Power Authority tugs are moored.
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Inside the Union Furnace slip, Bidco's work boats & flexi-float barges take up space where ships once unloaded ore by traveling bridge crane on this same dock.
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Recent State of Michigan visit
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Former Buffalo Dry Dock property with the tugs Jacklyn & Westwind hauled out & up on the dock.

Saginaw in Buffalo
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Crews clearing the Receiver bin at elevator
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Montreal Port Friday - Adrian Platts
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Dutch Naval support vessel HNLMS Karel Doorman on her first visit to Montreal - she was only commissioned in late April. At 600ft in length with amphibious capabilities and helicopter launch, she's a rather impressive vessel.
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HNLMS Karel Doorman with Montreal in the background
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Coincidentally the Holland America line cruise ship Maasdam was also in port for her second visit of the season on her regular Montreal/Quebec-Boston run

Rochelle Kaye and barge tied up at the Star dock on Mackinac Island on May 14 - Scott Ritsema
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Herbert C. Jackson Mirage on Lake Superior off Marquette - Shawn Malone
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A layer of significantly warmer air can rest over colder dense air, forming an atmospheric duct which acts like a refracting lens, producing a series of both inverted and erect images.
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Welland Canal
- Barry Andersen
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Algolake upbnd in ballast headed for L2 showing off her recent painting
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BBC Thames (Lbr) - dnbnd at old guard gate in Thorold
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Sunrose E  (Ita) dnbnd clear of L2
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USCG Hollyhock dbnd blw L2 headed for buoy work in Lake Ontario
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tug Salvor with barge Lambert Spirit meeting Federal Weser (Mhl) below L3
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Federal Weser (Mhl) dbnd clear of L3
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Houston (Ame) outbound Port Weller harbour
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St. Laurent (Bhs) moored at wharf 2 while passengers sightsee around Niagara
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St. Laurent (Bhs) moored at wharf 2 waiting for passengers to return from tour
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Onego Rotterdam (Atg) inbnd Port Weller below L1 - headed to former PWDD to unload windmill parts
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tug Laprairie pushes on stbrd quarter to line vessel up for dock
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tug Ocean Golf stands by at port quarter if needed to line up vessel for dock entry
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tug Laprairie standing by to assist Onego Rotterdam (Atg) into former PWDD yard
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tugs prepare to depart PWDD - their docking job completed successfully
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Amelia Desgagnes dbnd clear of L2
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Cinnamon (Cyp)( upbnd headed for L4
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CSL St. Laurent enters L3 dbnd as Cinnamon (Cyp) clears bridge 5 upbound

Algoway unloading at the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee, Mich. - Gordy Garris
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Algoway unloading salt at the Sargent dock in Zilwaukee.
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Phoenix leaving Sorel-Tracy for Dubai on May 23 - Rene Beauchamp
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Because of mechanical problems, she went only as far as Quebec City
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As Phoenix Sun, she had been laid up at Sorel-Tracy since December 6, 2012.
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Renamed Phoenix on  Dec. 20, 2014 by new owners and reflagged to St. Kitts & Nevis, port of registry, Basseterre.
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New Mackinac Island Ferry Miss Margy on her way to Port Calcite on Wednesday - Jerry Heinzel
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Shepler’s new $3.8 million, 85-foot “Miss Margy,” aboard a semi-trailer moving between Moran Iron Works in Onaway to Rogers City. The all-aluminum ferry was transported across 21 miles of backroads where utility wires were moved high enough to allow passage to Moran’s deep-water Port Calcite Collaborative.

Welland Canal - Ian Baker
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Port Huron - Jeff Thomas
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Buffalo passing Lighthouse Park at Port Huron
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Frontenac passing upbound under the Blue Water Bridge
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Sydney, Cape Breton - Jason Day
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Algorail loading coke at Zug Island in River Rouge May 23 - Ken Borg
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- Murray Blancher
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Salvor & Lambert Spirit up at Loyalist park
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Manitoba down at Iroquois
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Manitoba down at Mariatown

Detroit - Captain Mike Nicholls
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Pathfinder, Dorothy Ann upbound off Windsor.
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Clinton Friendship (ex. Gibralter), Belle Isle Ferry, at Port Detroit.
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Captain Paul II
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Captain Paul II off Chene Park.
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Salarium upbound above Ambassador Bridge.
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Edenborg upbound off Detroit.
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Puffin in the Belle Isle Anchorage.
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Windmill Point lighthouse.
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Tug Kimberly Anne upbound at Belle Isle Coast Guard Station.
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Infinity upbound off Windsor.
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Tug Everlast and barge Norman Mc Leod unloading at Mistersky's.
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Dorothy Ann and Pathfinder at Nicholson's Detroit.
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R/V Lake Whitefish off the eastern end of Belle Isle.
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Tug Capt Dave downbound above the Ambassador Bridge.
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Algoma Hansa upbound off Windsor.
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Kaye E Barker inbound the Rouge approaching Jefferson Ave.
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Harbour Fountain downbound off Zug Island.
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Tug Stormont off Zug Island.
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Diamond Jack off Zug Island.
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Philip R. Clarke and Patricia Hoey off the Rouge Short Cut.


Detroit River - Adrian Platts
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Welland Canal
- Bill Bird
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Federal Mattawa clear of the flight locks
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crew preparing for starboard side tie-up
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Olza at Thorold
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meeting tanker Larsholmen above Lock 7-area know as "The Pond."
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Larsholmen at old Bridge 10
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Federal Mattawa on the wall above Lock One with CSL Welland exiting.
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headed to Lock 2
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Thalassa Desgagnes on her way to Lock One
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South Chicago/Calumet River - Christine Douglas
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Great Lakes Tug Massachusetts pulling Lady Doris through 92nd Street Bridge outbound to Lake Michigan May 14.
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Great Lakes Tug Colorado pulling Thunder Bay stern-first through 92nd Street Bridge outbound to Lake Michigan on May 18.
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Lady Doris and Tug Massachusetts just passed through 95th Street Bridge and heading towards the 92nd Street Bridge outbound to the lake on May 14.
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Alpena passing through the NS5 (Norfolk-Southern RR Bridge) and approaching the 95th Street Bridge outbound to Saginaw Bay May 17.
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Bluewing (saltie) passing through the NS5 railroad bridge approaching 95th Street Bridge 9:30 p.m. heading outbound to Montreal May 7.
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Tug Colorado at Iroquois Landing near mouth of the Calumet River heading towards the Fraserborg (background) on May 15.

Welland Canal - Ian Baker
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Saginaw River - Todd Shorkey
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Leonard M. - Huron Spirit inbound nearing the Essexville Range Lights
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Another view
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Stern view
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Mississagi outbound at Cass Avenue
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Stern view

Soo - David Kaye
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Stewart J Cort in the Poe Lock
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Hebert C Jackson in the MacArthur Lock.
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CWB Marquis upbound at the West Pier.
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BBC Thames at the International Bridge.
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CSL Niagara passing the American Century in the Soo Lock Canal.

Historical Perspective A & J Mercury - Al Howard
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A & J Mercury in 1963 from the old Train trestle at Bridge 8, long since gone.
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