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I photographed this stealthy looking boat tied up at the dock at the entrance to the Welland Canal in Port Colborne on Lake Erie. She is the Lincoln-R. Someone said that she might be a tug boat but I doubt it because I never saw the winches and the rubber bumpers for nudging up against the lakers. She is probably a Lake Erie fishing boat. Her appearance is such that she is made to stand the huge waves that spring up over the shallow Lake Erie when the wind blows up. Lake Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes and sometimes considerable wave action takes place because of it. In the background is a Coast Guard vessel.