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  1. Rodger

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    NOT A GOOD IDEA
    This sail boat is anchored off Wolf Island in the Thousand Island, will see what happens in a few weeks. Capture.PNG
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    FEDERAL BISCAY STUCK IN LOCK
    On January 1/18 the above ship was entering the Snell Lock on the St Lawrence Seaway, lock is 80' wide and her beam is 78'.
    As she entered the lock about two thirds the way in she became wedged in the lock.
    They have three tugs to pull her loose but still can not move her, now they are using steam boilers to melt ice around the ship and they hope that will work. There are three more ships behind her to lock through. The same thing happened on the Welland Canal in December 21/05 and it took them five days to break Federal Biscay 2.jpg Federal Biscay 3.jpg her lose.
    Weather tonight in Montreal -23 C 0r - 9.4 F

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    Quite a mess you've got there.
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    Federal Biscay Three.jpg Federal Biscay Four.jpg The Federal Biscay was pulled free Saturday morning. They are now moving all the vessel behind her to the Snell Lock and then four more locks to Montreal. Also the new USS Little Rock is still in Montreal.
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    Have you had situations where vessels planned to lock through and conditions changed forcing them to spend the winter on either Erie or Ontario? I'd assume never any part way through the Welland but perhaps some stopped at other points.
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    When a any vessel is up bound the seaway in Montreal and the Welland Canal after December 9/17 is read a statement over the radio that they are designated as a wintering vessel . There has been a few foreign vessels over the years stuck in the Great Lakes for the winter. This year there were two full size Canadian Vessels heading for Quebec City with a load of grain turned around in the Montreal section of seaway and returned to Lake Ontario port for the winter.
    The Mitla 62' beam and Beatrix 56' beam and Billesburg 68' beam have cleared the Snell lock next boat Pacific Huron 77' beam then the Federal Biscay 78' beam will proceed through the Snell lock. They will travel in a group to transit the other four locks to Montreal. Attache are few pictures I took in 2005 of a ship stuck in Lock 7 Welland canal for five days they had to use steam to get her free to. Federal lock 7.jpg img_0749.jpg img_0750.jpg
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    For the past weeks most of the traffic was accompanied by the Canadian Coast Guard to make a path thru the ice before passing under Quebec's bridges.

    This one tried to go alone this morning but seems stuck pretty good:

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    I just noticed that the Little Rock has been moved. For the longest time it was alongside the commercial area of the port, west of LaRonde on the north end of Ile Ste-Hélene but I drove past yesterday and it wasn't there. The last active location on Marine Traffic showed it in the Bickerdike Basin adjacent Cité du Havre and Habitat 67, which matches up with the pic on the Macleans article.
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    That time of the year.... :)

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    USS Little Rock near Quebec City last Saturday

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    Westport 112 "My Way"

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    Looks like My Way is headed my way.

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    Except it will always be My Way and never Your Way.
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    I will be taking her up the Welland Canal in a few days
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    Rodger, out of curiosity...what's the average time required to bring such a vessel from one lake to the other ?

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