A freighter heading toward Lake Ontario pushes its way through the Narrows section of the seaway channel river near the Coast Guard Station. Lights are twinkling along the shoreline and the docks of the Coast Guard on the right side (Wellseley Island) are well lighted for quick arrival and departure. This is a very special time on the river, as warm sunset fades and night time envelopes the river.
Slipping Into the Narrows
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