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Thursday, April 11, 2024
File photo shows a cargo ship transiting on the St. Lawrence Seaway near the Welland Canal. Photo: Jon Nicholls Photography / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

U.S. and Canada Sign Historic Agreement to Boost Vessel Traffic Services in the Great Lakes Region

U.S. and Canadian authorities have signed Cooperative Vessel traffic Service (CVTS) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at bolstering the safety and

April 11, 2024
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Thursday, March 28, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Travers City responds to the American Mariner marine casualty in Munuscong Lake, Michigan, March 28, 2024. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

US-Flag Laker Suffers ‘Marine Casualty’ in Michigan

A U.S.-flagged cargo vessel, the American Mariner, collided with the Mud Lake Junction Light in Munuscong Lake, Michigan, earlier today. The U.S. Coast

March 28, 2024
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Friday, March 15, 2024
MV Cuyahoga on fire
Shipping

Major Fire on Historic Canadian Lake Bulk Carrier MV Cuyahoga

A Canadian-registered lake bulk carrier suffered a major fire at the Port of Ashtabula, located on Lake Erie in Ohio. The U.S. Coast Guard said USCG personnel

March 15, 2024
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Friday, August 4, 2023
Great Lakes Bulk Carrier Spills Diesel into Lake Michigan
Shipping

Great Lakes Bulk Carrier Spills Diesel into Lake Michigan

A Unified Command consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local agencies is coordinating a response to a diesel spill from a commercial vessel

August 4, 2023
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Thursday, June 29, 2023
CSCSU Great Lakes Students in SSDS Lab at Operations Specialist "A" School
Navy

Could the Great Lakes Emerge As The New Frontier For Naval Technology?

by James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) China’s recent enhancement of its spying operations in Cuba — likely to focus on surveilling the many US military

June 29, 2023
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Saturday, May 13, 2023
Warship raising the Canadian Flag
Maritime News

Great Lakes Labor: Filipino Mariners Can Now Sail On Canadian Merchant Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a move to tackle an acute mariner shortage accentuated by the rapid retirement of boomers, Canada has signed an unprecedented

May 13, 2023
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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Gordon Lightfoot Has Crossed The Bar: A Musical Beacon for Maritime History And Merchant Mariners
News

Gordon Lightfoot Has Crossed The Bar: A Musical Beacon for Maritime History And Merchant Mariners

Gordon Lightfoot, the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter who captivated generations with his evocative storytelling and unique musical stylings, passed away

May 2, 2023
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Monday, April 17, 2023
Edward-Hines-Lumbe-Company-2-Marvin
Maritime News

Shipwrecks: Mystery Of Missing Great Lakes Lumber Company Fleet Solved

For more than 30 years, researchers have been exploring the depths of Lake Superior in search of vessels lost to time. The area off the coast of Grand Marais,

April 17, 2023
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Friday, March 24, 2023
The 740’ Capt. Henry Jackman, a Seawaymax Equinox Bulk Carrier built in 2021, becomes the first ship to transit through the lock at St. Lambert on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, marking the start of the 65th navigation season of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Photo Credit: The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC)
Shipping

Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System Kicks Off 65th Navigation Season

The binational waterway remains a cornerstone of international trade and cooperation, supporting jobs, economic growth, and sustainability in North America.

March 24, 2023
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Thursday, March 2, 2023
Historic Schooner Barge ‘Ironton’ Discovered Fully Intact in Lake Huron
Shipping

Historic Schooner Barge ‘Ironton’ Discovered Fully Intact in Lake Huron

Researchers have discovered the intact wreck of the sailing ship Ironton in Lake Huron, which has been remarkably well preserved by the lake’s cold

March 2, 2023
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023
History Of The Welland Canal: Is It The Most Important Canal In North America?
Shipping

History Of The Welland Canal: Is It The Most Important Canal In North America?

While not as as famous as Central America’s Panama Canal, the Welland Canal is older and is a vital waterway in the Great Lakes region of North America.

February 14, 2023
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Friday, December 30, 2022
Salties And Lakers, Shipping On The Great Lakes
Shipping

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.
Shipping

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?
Environment

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
Blog

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
Shipping

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
Total Views: 743

Thursday, September 1, 2022
NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations After $100 Million Engine Room Fire on Great Lakes Bulker
Accidents

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
Ports

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
Total Views: 15737

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Wind turbines off of Block Island
Offshore

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
Total Views: 1737

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

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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