Ex-Trump Adviser Knocks Support for Lake Erie Wind Farm

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. (Bloomberg) -- A conservative energy research group led by a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team is taking the administration to task for backing a project that would install six giant wind turbines in the middle of Lake Erie. “It’s unclear why a technology that is so expensive should be co-funded by U.S. taxpayers,” according to a … [Read more...]

Trump Signs Bill Authorizing Construction of Second Poe-Sized Lock in Great Lakes

President Trump has signed into law sweeping bipartisan legislation that authorizes federal funding for a wide range of water infrastructure projects across the United States, including construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which passed the Senate by a vote of 99 to 1, includes the Soo Lock … [Read more...]

Incident Video: 1,000-Foot Laker ‘American Spirit’ Runs Aground in Duluth Harbor

Minnesota's Duluth Harbor was briefly shut on Sunday after a large laker ran aground just short a breakwall. The 990-foot M/V American Spirit was departing Duluth Harbor fully loaded with taconite when it grounded about 50-feet from the breakwall at approximately 3:30 p.m. local time while attempting to turn out of the harbor. A time-lapse video made from footage from a … [Read more...]

Port of Cleveland President Friedman Elected Board Chairman of American Association of Port Authority

Port of Cleveland President & CEO William D. Friedman Elected Board Chairman of American Association of Port Authorities Washington, D.C. – The Board of Directors of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has announced the election of Port of Cleveland President and CEO, William D. Friedman, to serve as chairman for the 2018-19 activity year beginning this … [Read more...]

U.S., Canadian Coast Guard Renew to Icebreaking Partnership on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard have renewed an icebreaking partnership in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway marine transportation system with the signing last month of an updated Memorandum of Understanding between their agencies. The renewed United States/Canadian Coast Guard MOU strengthens the mutual commitment for ensuring vital icebreaking operations in the … [Read more...]