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Old Aug 18, 2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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I got to thinking about the home challenge and took a drive around the hood (well within 20mi.) yesterday and found this old (build in Lorain, Ohio in 1952) freighter. The SS Arthur M. Anderson is a cargo ship of the laker type. It is famous for being the last ship to be in contact with the SS Edmund Fitzgerald (before it sank 10 November 1975) Shot north of Algonac, MI. on the St Clair River. That's Canada in the background, I was surprised to see quite a few border patrol vehicles watching all along the river.

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Old Aug 18, 2011, 12:12 PM   #2
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That's quite a boat, Hans!

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Old Aug 18, 2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Those are quite some dust spots Hans ... err oops I meant ships !

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Very nice photos Hans. I like all of them. The juxtaposition of the small boat passing the giant ship in #1 is amusing, and I love the swans (or are they geese?) in the foreground of #2. Interesting about the presence of the border patrol. I was in Portland Maine a few days ago and saw several border patrol and customs service vehicles. That struck me as odd, since there's no longer a ferry from any Canadian port that docks in Portland.
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 9:03 AM   #5
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I like that shot, especially the historical reference to the Edmund Fitzgerald. Having grown up in Port Colborne, Ontario at the south end of the Welland Canal, I saw these ships often so they became an all too common sight. As far as the border patrol goes, never noticed any increased presence along the Niagara River, just the normal amount of activity.
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 4:04 PM   #6
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Fascinating history and fine photos as well. Especially like the rich colors on #1, and the "feathered friend" watching from shoreline!
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