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Friday, December 30, 2022

Salties And Lakers, Shipping On The Great Lakes

By Kevin Albertson (Thomas Miller) A normal lake is knowable. A Great Lake can hold all of the mysteries of an ocean, and then some. Quite true for the

December 30, 2022
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Thursday, December 29, 2022
The New Lock at the Soo Artistic Rendering depicts how the Soo Locks will look once the New Lock at the Soo is complete in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Soo Locks Upgrade Reauthorized at $3.2 Billion Cost

As the dust settles from President Biden’s signing of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2022 into law, we’re learning more about the

December 29, 2022
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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Is Ballast Water Management Working?

By 2008, the US and Canada mandated that all transoceanic vessels entering the Great Lakes manage ballast water discharges to prevent the spread of invasive

October 16, 2022
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Sunday, October 9, 2022
SS “Leecliffe Hall” sailing on the Welland Canal

The Deadly History Of The St. Lawrence Seaway

by Sébastien Pelletier, Université Laval (The Conversation) Of all the rivers in the world, the St. Lawrence River is undeniably one of the most challenging

October 9, 2022
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Friday, September 23, 2022
jones act vessel

MARAD Launches Alternative Fuels Study on Great Lakes

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the launch of a 16-month study exploring low carbon fuel options for shipping on the Great Lakes. The

September 23, 2022
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Thursday, September 1, 2022

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations After $100 Million Engine Room Fire on Great Lakes Bulker

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued three safety recommendations Thursday following an investigation into last year’s engine room fire

September 1, 2022
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Monday, August 29, 2022
port of deluth

Grain Is Gushing Out Of The Great Lakes This Year

The St. Lawrence Seaway transported 514,000 tonnes of grain out of the Great Lakes between March 22 to the end of July this year. This represents a 37%

August 29, 2022
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Breathes New Life Into Great Lakes Offshore Wind

By Angel Adegbesan (Bloomberg) — Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. may resume its long-stalled efforts to build the first offshore wind

August 11, 2022
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The bulk carrier Mark W. Barker pictured underway on maiden voyage. Viewed from the front.

Photos: Great Lakes’ First New US-Flagged Bulk Carrier in 40 Years Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

The first new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier built in nearly 40 years departed on its maiden voyage this morning from Fancantieri Bay Shipbuilding in

July 27, 2022
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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

USACE Awards $1 Billion Contract for Soo Locks Phase 3 Upgrade

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $1.068 billion contract to Kokosing Alberici Traylor (KAT) for Phase 3 of the Soo Locks upgrade project. The

July 5, 2022
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Two bulk carriers passing at the exit of Lock 1 on the Welland Canal

U.S. Grain Exports from Great Lakes Up in May

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership (GLSP) on Tuesday announced its tonnage report for shipping through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System during the

June 21, 2022
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Friday, May 20, 2022
port of deluth

Great Lakes Shipping Sees Strong Start to the Season Led by Grain Exports

Shipping on the Great Lakes has kicked off with a bang this season as ports in the region step up to fill the global void of grain caused by

May 20, 2022
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Friday, April 29, 2022

Interlake Steamship Bulk Carrier ‘Kaye E. Barker’ Grounds in Lake Michigan

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a commercial bulk carrier that ran soft aground on a sand bar at the entrance to Muskegon in West Michigan late Thursday.

April 29, 2022
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

St. Lawrence Seaway Kicks Off 2022 Navigation Season

The St. Lawrence Seaway kicked off its 2022 navigation season on Tuesday. As ice clears on the St. Lawrence River, ports on the Montreal – Lake Ontario

March 22, 2022
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

New Diesel-Electric ‘Laker’ for Canada Steamship Lines Leaves China on Maiden Voyage

Canada’s first diesel-electric ‘laker’ has been departed China en route to Halifax where it is set to start operations for Canada Steamship

February 2, 2022
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Lack of Coast Guard Icebreakers Disrupts Shipping on Great Lakes, Says Task Force

A lack of U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking assets has delayed cargoes this season on the Great Lakes despite a relatively mild and delayed onset of winter in the

February 2, 2022
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Friday, January 21, 2022

Mate Killed in Accident on Great Lakes Bulk Carrier -Report

A crew member from an American Steamship Co. Great Lakes freighter was killed in a shipboard accident on Monday while anchored in Gary, Indiana, according to

January 21, 2022
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
port of deluth

Smooth Sailing on Great Lakes as Seaway Shipping Increases Steadily

With many of the nation’s ports struggling under the weight of containerized imports, it seems to be smooth sailing on Great Lakes. The Great Lakes

November 17, 2021
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Friday, October 29, 2021

First US-Flagged Great Lakes Bulker in 40 Years Launched in Sturgeon Bay – PHOTOS

The first new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes freighter to be built in nearly 40 years was launched Thursday at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding shipyard in Sturgeon

October 29, 2021
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Friday, October 22, 2021

US-Flagged Bulk Carrier Briefly Grounds in Michigan

The U.S.-flagged bulk MV Calumet ran aground in Michigan’s Saginaw River on Thursday night after high winds pushed the ship off course and set the stern

October 22, 2021
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