U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Authorizes Construction of Second Large Lock at Great Lakes’ Soo Locks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with plans to build a new Soo Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan more than three decades after a new lock was first authorized. The construction of a second Poe-size lock large enough to accommodate the largest ships servicing the Great Lakes region is one of the largest Great Lakes infrastructure projects in a … [Read more...]

Army Corps of Engineers Tug Sinks in Upper St. Marys River

UPDATE (2 JULY): The Coast Guard is enforcing a 500 foot safety zone around the sunken USACE tug, Hammond Bay, which sank Monday morning in the St. Mary's River. The tug rests in 37 feet of water with 27 feet of overhead clearance near lighted buoy 35. The Coast Guard says the sunken tug is not impacting maritime traffic along the river. (JULY 1) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of The Day: A Herculean Effort on The Illinois

Salvage operations continued Thursday near the Marseille’s Dam with the removal three more barges and two gates being brought back online. The Coast Guard said that a second submerged barge was removed Thursday after its remaining cargo of rolled coils was removed by the Army Corps of Engineers' HERCULES floating crane. Later in the afternoon, two more barges were … [Read more...]