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December 31, 20

Baie St. Paul first loaded trip - David Bull
December 26 downbound in the Welland Canal on her first paying trip from Duluth to Quebec City with taconite pellets.
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Appoaching Homer Bridge
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Ice build up on deck.
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Passing under the Garden City Skyway.
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Sliding the wall above Lock 2
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Crew on the bow.

Draft marks
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Accommodation block and pilot house.  Notice captain sighting along the wall from the comfort of the enclosed bridge wing and deck to deck window.
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Meeting the upbound Sea Eagle II with barge St. Marys Cement II.

Duluth and Two Harbors - Nick Stenstrup
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Great Republic inbound Duluth
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arriving with a nice reflection
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Stern, with the sun setting
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Mesabi Miner inbound Duluth with a colorful sunset
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Indiana Harbor loading iron ore in Two Harbors
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Great Republic departing Duluth
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H. Lee White arriving Two Harbors
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H. Lee White and Edgar B. Speer
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Edgar B. Speer with steam coming out of her cargo holds
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G-tug North Carolina breaking ice
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American Century arriving Duluth
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Passing under the bridge with ice on the bow
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 American Century alongside the North Carolina
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St. Clair arriving with a nice reflection
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Passing under the world-famous Duluth lift bridge
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 St. Clair entering the harbor

Welland Canal - Barry Andersen
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Federal Sakura (Hkg) - dbnd headed to L1
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crew member poses with snowman
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Federal Fuji (Pan) clear of L2 headed for L1
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Winter (Hkg) Port Weller harbour
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Intrepid Canada (Mlt) - dbnd nearing Port Robinson
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Federal Ems (Cyp) - entering L3 dbnd
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Cuyahoga - upbnd headed toward L2
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CSL Niagara - headed upbnd toward L2 no Christmas lights this year
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Cornelia (Lbr) dbnd at Homer bridge

Algoma Spirit inbound Hamilton and Algoma Olympic outbound Hamilton - Eric Holmes
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Soo Locks U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Michelle Hill
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The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Samuel Risley enters the Poe Lock around noon on Christmas Day on her way to Thunder Bay.
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The lower gate closes behind the Great Republic on Christmas Day.  Though far from home, the crew had a feast of snow crab, beef tenderloin, ham, cheese cake, raspberry torte and plenty of other goodies to celebrate the day.  Galley staff spent two and a half days preparing the holiday meal.
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The Mesabi Miner waits for the Great Republic and Samuel Risley to clear the Poe Lock on Christmas Day.
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Bow thrusters help the Mesabi Miner hold its position as it enters the Poe Lock.
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A close up view of the ice covered rails on the deck of the Mesabi Miner.
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The Richelieu heads out of the Poe Lock as the sun sets on Friday, December 21, 2012.

Baie St Paul on Dec. 25 passing Marysville, Mich. - Frank Frisk
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St. Clair River - George Lee
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Kailary based in Port Dover in the North Slip
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 Paul R. Tregurtha turning off Recors Edison plant
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Everlast and Norman McLeod loading asphalt at Suncor
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ex-U.S.C.G buoy tender Bramble owned by Port Huron Museum
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Manitou at Malcolm Marine dock
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 Training vessel Grayfox (former Navy torpedo recovery ship)
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Algorail and Algosoo laid up in Sarnia
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Algosoo and Algorail
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St. Clair River- Aidan Kemp
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American Century coming off Lake Huron at Point Edward.
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 CSL Assiniboine under Blue Water Bridges.
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H. Lee White on St. Clair River from Mooretown Ontario.
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Algorail- Sarnia winter layup
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Recent Activity at the Upper Harbor in Marquette - Rod Burdick
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Lewis J. Kuber loading ore
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Manitowoc, stern view at the ore dock
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Buffalo, morning ore load
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John G. Munson arriving to load ore

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