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Unread postPosted: December 14, 2020, 11:21 am 
I know what you mean. Love to hear the sound of a formal salute of a Laker going under the Aerial Bridge in Duluth, any time day or night.


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Unread postPosted: December 14, 2020, 2:41 am 
Awakened a few minutes ago by the delightful sound of an exchange of salutes between Herbert C. Jackson and Paul R. Tregurtha -- something I really needed to hear after a week of emotional stress with a family member and several friends battling the C-virus. (Thankfully all have recovered.) Thanks Interlake captains Ben F. and Bob.T.


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Unread postPosted: November 15, 2020, 8:01 pm 
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You're in my thoughts and prayers Dawn. The medical community does a pretty good job with orthopedics these days. My Dad, 10 years your senior, has been repaired and we still go skiing and biking often.

Thanks, that's very encouraging. Your Dad gives new meaning to the "Good Life"!


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Unread postPosted: November 15, 2020, 5:22 pm 
I second Paul’s comments, sending thoughts and prayers your way as well Dawn. May God look upon you and bless you with good health and better and brighter days ahead. God is there for you Dawn and both he and your son Mike both are looking down from Heaven right now and both are your shining beacon of light! Have and keep the faith Dawn! God bless and be with you always my friend.


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Unread postPosted: November 15, 2020, 2:36 pm 
Paul A wrote:
You're in my thoughts and prayers Dawn. The medical community does a pretty good job with orthopedics these days. My Dad, 10 years your senior, has been repaired and we still go skiing and biking often.

That's encouraging. Good for him!


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Unread postPosted: November 15, 2020, 1:58 pm 

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You're in my thoughts and prayers Dawn. The medical community does a pretty good job with orthopedics these days. My Dad, 10 years your senior, has been repaired and we still go skiing and biking often.


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Unread postPosted: November 14, 2020, 6:05 pm 
Remembering that I've been blessed with relatively good health for 75 years makes it easier to accept that, little by little, my body is wearing out -- despite the mental illusion that I'm still 23 (chuckle)! Anyway, X-rays and an examination indicate evidence of arthritis and tendonitis in and around my right knee. The prescribed treatment is a weekly series of shots and continued wearing of a knee brace. Evaluation after six weeks should clarify the best course of action, which could be nothing, or a surgical procedure. I'm truly grateful I can walk and have minimal pain and for the prayers and kind thoughts on my behalf.


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Unread postPosted: November 4, 2020, 8:49 pm 
Great and awesome photos Dawn. Glad to see and hear that you were able to get out and get some fresh air and enjoy lots of ship traffic and activity today along the St. Clair River as well. So very glad to see and hear that you got to see your favorite ship too on the St. Clair River the Lee A. Tregurtha today. Your photos look great Dawn and I would say as far as the weather and sunshine goes in your photos, God and your son Mike were both looking down on you today and sending their love and blessings to you with a warm smile as well. Take care my friend and stay well too.


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Unread postPosted: November 4, 2020, 4:40 pm 
Your kind wishes are certainly appreciated as I wait for the experts to examine my injuries and offer their professional advice.

Today was an unseasonably warm and gorgeous day on the St. Clair River, and with Lee A leading a small parade of Interlake vessels, the Bluewater Bridges was the place to start! But this likely won't be happening again anytime soon.


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File comment: Tug Victory and barge Maumee (SSM) surprised me as I was looking for ships coming off Lake Huron.
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File comment: Lee A. Tregurtha taking ore from Duluth to Toledo. I went as far as Marine City before heading back home.
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File comment: Mesabi Miner, with coal for the St. Clair Power Plant.
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File comment: Following an hour behind her fleetmates, Honorable James L. Oberstar (Dearborn) at St. Clair.
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File comment: Another surprise was CSL Baie Comeau (SSM), also at St. Clair.
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Unread postPosted: November 4, 2020, 3:39 pm 
I second everyone's comments and sending along my thoughts and prayers to my good and dear friend Dawn "Bookworm" as well and hope that you are well my friend. You've sure had lots of bumps in the road if you get my point in the last year or so my friend and I know that it hasn't been an easy voyage and journey. I have a very short prayer given to me by my cousin many years ago but I can't recall how it goes? When I do find the time though I'll post it here for you. After reading that prayer, I'm sure you will agree that it will help lift your spirits! Although our paths never that I recall at least crossed face to face while at the river, you've always been a true and devoted friend and boatned Dawn. I can't thank you enough for when I needed someone there as my Mom was gravely sick and ill a few years ago, you were there with comforting words and thoughts when I needed them. After she passed away, your thoughtfulness and words of comfort and healing helped me out when I need it most. For that I can't thank you enough my friend. You stay and continue getting well. Glad to see you posting again! Please keep us all updated on your progress and God Bless You.


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Unread postPosted: November 4, 2020, 12:40 pm 

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All the best from KYS!


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Unread postPosted: November 3, 2020, 10:57 pm 

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Great to hear from you Dawn! I hope your healing continues to go well and quick and I'm with you about staying inside and warm. All my best. P


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Unread postPosted: November 3, 2020, 8:57 pm 
I second that. Sounds like the healing process takes time. We r glad to hear from u and appreciate all your photos and musings .


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Unread postPosted: November 3, 2020, 8:04 am 
Dawn wrote:
When Bookworm retired, it became my responsibility to post occasional updates -- but I've not done that until now. By adhering to good health practices, I've avoided Covid-19 so far, but the number of cases in St.Clair County is on the rise. Healing of the damaged tendon(s) has been slow, and I have an appointment with an orthopedic specialist next week. My 2007 Toyota Corolla (135,250 miles) has been a low maintenance car but recently needed her entire exhaust system replaced. Not going to the river on a daily basis made a definite improvement in gas expenses, which allowed me to go to the Soo several weeks ago. I'd not been there in five years. With colder weather, I (who never let that get in my way of being out to photograph the ships) will be content to stay in my warm home, following them on Marine Traffic. That doesn't apply to Lee A, unless I'm sick or weather conditions make it too dangerous to be out!


Great to hear from you again, Book...eh, Dawn. Missed the Musings.


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Unread postPosted: November 2, 2020, 8:01 pm 
When Bookworm retired, it became my responsibility to post occasional updates -- but I've not done that until now. By adhering to good health practices, I've avoided Covid-19 so far, but the number of cases in St.Clair County is on the rise. Healing of the damaged tendon(s) has been slow, and I have an appointment with an orthopedic specialist next week. My 2007 Toyota Corolla (135,250 miles) has been a low maintenance car but recently needed her entire exhaust system replaced. Not going to the river on a daily basis made a definite improvement in gas expenses, which allowed me to go to the Soo several weeks ago. I'd not been there in five years. With colder weather, I (who never let that get in my way of being out to photograph the ships) will be content to stay in my warm home, following them on Marine Traffic. That doesn't apply to Lee A, unless I'm sick or weather conditions make it too dangerous to be out!


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