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September 3, 2015

Columbia arriving in Buffalo Wednesday afternoon - Brian W.
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 Escorted by the Fireboat Cotter & the schooner Spirit of Buffalo.
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 The Erie County Sheriff Marine Unit 3 cleared the way while the tugs Michigan & Washington brought her in.
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American Century and Gregory J. Busch downbound under the Bluewater Bridges on August 30 - Dave Noordhoff & Joanne Noordhoff
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American Century approaches the Bluewater Bridges
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Aft detail
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Gregory J Busch with barge

Federal Beaufort
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Pointe-aux-Trembles anchorage for Seaway inspection and a few minutes after her arrival on September 1. - Rene Beauchamp
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Jacques Gauthier
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Edgar B. Speer trip - Ed Labernik
We departed BNSF #5 in Superior with 61,680 tons of iron ore pellets and went to Conneaut, Ohioto unload. We returned to Two Harbors 7 days later.
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From the pilothouse of the Edgar B. Speer looking forward with the loading shuttles of BNSF #5 extending over the open hatches.
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 Loading the forward hatches of the Speer.
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Looking into one of the hatches as iron ore pelletss are loaded.
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 A loaded Edgar B. Speer departs out the Superior Enntry to lake Superior, passing the Wisconsin Point Lighthouse.
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 The deck of the Speer on Lake Superior under a settting sun.
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A Lake Superior sunset off the stern of the Speer.
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Pilothouse view on the Edgar B. Speer of Lake Superior fog that persisted much of the second day.
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The fog lifts as the Speer approaches the Soo Locks and the upbound Stewart J. Cort.
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The upbound Kaye E. Barker departs the Poe Lock.
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The downbound Speer passes under the Internationall Bridge and heads for the Poe Lock.
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Coming behind the Speer is the also downbound Herbbert C. Jackson, waiting for the Poe Lock behind the Speer and loaded with iron ore pellets loaded at Marquette for AK Steel in Dearborn, Mich.
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Pilothouse view of the Speer departing the Poe Lock.
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After passing through the Poe lock, the Edgar B. Speer is resupplied by the supply boat Ojibway.
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The view from the pilothouse as the Speer heads down St. Mary’s River.
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The Speer pushes across Lake Huron on the third day.
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Stern view of the Speer crossing Lake Huron.
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The Speer passes the tug/barge Lakes Contender/Ken Boothe in the St. Clair River.
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A Lake Erie sunrise off the deck of the Speer.
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The Edgar B. Speer unloads iron ore pellets into the hopper at Conneaut, OH.
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The short, retractable shuttle unloading boom of the Speer unloads into the hopper.
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 The Speer continues to unload through the night.
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A Lake Erie sunrise off Deck C of the Speer.
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The upbound Speer about to enter the Livingston Channel of the Detroit River.
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The downbound American Spirit, headed for Zug Island in Detroit with iron ore pellets, passes to the portside of the Speer on Lake St. Clair.
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The Edgar B. Speer cautiously approaches Johnson's Point, the sharpest turn in St. Mary’s River.
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As the Speer waits for the Poe Lock, the Herbert C. Jackson passes to the portside.
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 After locking through, the downbound Herbert C. Jackson is resupplied by the supply boat Ojibway.
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Dawn on Lake Superior off C Deck of the Speer.
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Thick Lake Superior fog as seen through the pilothouse of the Speer.
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The Speer enters the harbor at Two Harbors near dusk, soon to load iron ore pellets for Gary, IN at the CN Dock.

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Edmund Fitzgerald in Toledo

In memory of Dennis Hale please send in any pictures you would like to share.
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Spending time with Dennis Hale at the Boatnerd Headquarters, Nov. 22, 2014 - MattJ
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Dennis and Matt Weisman, Wakeman, Ohio Library, October 10, 2009.


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