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International Tugboat Race on the Detroit River June 23, 2012

2012 International Tug Race Detroit River - Ron Piskor
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J.W. Westcott II in the foreground pours on the power as the race fleet approaches the starting line.
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Josephine clear of the starting line heading toward the Ambassador Bridge.
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Mailboat Joseph J. Hogan powered up.
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Joseph Hogan slams into a river roller.
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J.W. Westcott II surfs down a river wave under the Ambassador Bridge.
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Tugs R&R, Jesse T and Dyker Lass above the Ambassador Bridge.
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Tug Phoebe running along the Windsor Ontario seawall.
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Mailboats Joseph J. Hogan and J.W. Westcott fight through the river surf along the Windsor seawall.
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Tug R&R makes a pass by downtown Detroit after crossing the finish line with the cruiseship Yorktown in the background.
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The crew on the Tug R&R braces as they encounter a monster wave on their port side.
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Joseph J. Hogan takes one over the bow.

Tug boat race 2012 -  Ken Borg
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Tug boat race 2012 - John van der Doe
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