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December 16 - 18, 20

12/18 - Welland Canal - Barry Andersen
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Algoma Equinox tied above Lock 8
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Algoma Equinox tied above Lock 8 with ice between her and Lock 8
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Cuyahoga headed Downbound for Lock 8
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Cuyahoga passes secured Algoma Equinox above Lock 8
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Isolda (Cyp) Downbound clear of Lock 2
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Isolda (Cyp) Downbound headed toward Lock 1
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Federal Oshima (Hkg) Downbound clear of Lock 2

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Federal Oshima (Hkg) Downbound headed for Lock 1

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BBC Celina (Lbr) slides along wall below Lock 1  
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Algoma Equinox easing slowly out of Lock 1
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Miss Marilene Tide on maiden delivery voyage from Sturgeon Bay to New Orleans
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In pond above Lock 7 waiting for the lock  

12/17 - Point Edward and Sarnia - Marc Dease
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Baie Comeau downbound at 1 & 2.
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Below the buoys.
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Algosoo taking on a load at the elevator.
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Walter J. McCarthy heads into Lake Huron.
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Cedarglen taking on a load at the elevator.
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Algomarine downbound at 1 & 2.
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Indiana Harbor making the turn at 1 & 2.
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Billboard sign for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
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Thalassa Desgagnes prepares to depart the north slip.
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A wave from her crew members.
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Turning to head downbound.
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American Century head on.
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Making the turn.
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Close up of ice on the bow.
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Kaministiqua downbound at 1 & 2.
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Cason J. Callaway downbound at 1 & 2.
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Flyover by a flock of Canada geese.
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Bow shot.

Alpena -
Ben & Chanda McClain
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Samuel de Champlain and barge Innovation
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Alpena arrives
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Detroit River -
Mike Nicholls
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December 16 Pathfinder and Dorothy Ann assisted by tug Superior downbound in the Trenton Channel to the DTE Trenton Power Plant.
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Indiana Harbor downbound off Zug Island, November 23.
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New salties in the Seaway
- René Beauchamp
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Three new salties in the Seaway in December. First one, Fairchem Charger.
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 Exiting the Seaway on Dec. 13 in Montreal.
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BBC Celina anchored at Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal Dec. 13.
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Anuket Ruby entering the Seaway on Dec. 13.

Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls, N.Y. - Skip Gillham
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Maid of the Mist IV and Maid of the Mist V out of the water in October 2013 - Andy Bruyns photo, Hamill Machine Company Inc.
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Maid of the Mist V - scrapping on Nov. 13
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Inside the pilothouse of Maid of the Mist IV

Soo Harbor, Monday morning river smoke -
Jerry Masson
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Tug Ashtabula Historical Perspectives -
George Lee
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Ashtabula adrift in the St. Clair River October, 2002 due to burnt forward gear although reverse was operable.
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Passenger vessel Hammond Bay tows Ashtabula into Chenal Ecarte, Port Lambton
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Ashtabula's 500 hp 8 cylinder Lister Blackstone diesel
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Gearbox repaired, the tug departs for Port Dover, Ontario

12/16 - St. Marys River - USCG
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Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay gets a panoramic view of ice floes in the lower St. Marys River while conducting ice-breaking operations as part of Operation Taconite, Dec. 13.
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Lt. Tom Przybyla, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay and Chief Petty Officer Mike Singleton, a boatswain's mate, survey the ice field in the St. Marys River from the cutter's bridge as they discuss the ice-breaking operation.
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Presque Isle got stuck just below Winter's Point Turn just south of Neebish Island, Mich., Dec. 13
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Presque Isle passes Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay astern just north of Nine Mile Point on the St. Marys River, after the cutter completed its escort of them around Neebish Island
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Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn hook a buoy as they prepare to decommission the ice-laden buoy, Dec. 12,
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Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn approaches an ice-laden light buoy in the northern St. Marys River leading into Whitefish Bay, Dec. 12

Paul R. Tregurtha Duluth - Ed Labernik
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The outbound Paul R. Tregurtha turns to starboard as it lines itself up with the Duluth Ship Canal.
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Just off the North Pier of the Duluth Ship Canal.
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Tregurtha departs Duluth, downbound with coal for Detroit Edison.
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Passes the North Pier Light and out into Lake Superior.

Welland Canal -
Barry Andersen

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Algoma Progress upbound north of bridge 4 in light flurries

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under the skyway
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Algosar departing Lock 7 in ballast
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Pineglen downbound entering Lock 3
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Robert S. Pierson on wall below Lock 2 waiting for Pineglen to clear
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Lalandia Swan (Dis) upbound for Lock 2 in snowsquall
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Redhead (Hkg) upbound in ballast headed to Lock 2
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Redhead (Hkg) upbound in ballast lining up for Lock 2 approach

St. Mary's River -
Anne L. Meagher
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Welland Canal -
Paul Beesley
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Tug Salvor pushing the Lambert Spirit above Lock 1.
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Relatively new Baie Comeau below Lock 2.
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Baie Comeau approaches the wall to slide into Lock 1.
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North Contender clear of Lock 7.
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North Contender unbound toward Lock 8.
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Algosea also above Lock 7.
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And on her way unbound.
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Hamilton Energy fuels the CSL Laurentien below Lock 1.  Algoeast astern also tied up.
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A few hours later the snow is easing up as the Redhead, also really light, heads up toward Lock 2.
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US Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock was tied up at the Visiting Ship's Dock (the old North Pier) Friday afternoon
- Brian W.
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