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Friday, January 17, 2014
Great Lakes Shipping Snarled by Winter Weather in 2013
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Great Lakes Shipping Snarled by Winter Weather in 2013

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 58.3 million tons in 2013, a decrease of 5.3 percent compared to 2012, according to new data released today by

January 17, 2014
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Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunken Steamship Keystone State Found on Lake Huron
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Sunken Steamship Keystone State Found on Lake Huron

The wreckage of a wooden steamship that sank 152 years ago in a storm on Lake Huron with no survivors has been found, a Michigan explorer said on

December 9, 2013
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Ship Photo of The Day – Operation Spring Restore
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Ship Photo of The Day – Operation Spring Restore

Every Spring, 1,281 aids to navigation throughout the Great Lakes region need to be checked and

April 24, 2013
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
EPA Finalizes New Vessel General Permit to Protect U.S. Waters from Invasive Species
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EPA Finalizes New Vessel General Permit to Protect U.S. Waters from Invasive Species

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final vessel general permit regulating discharges from commercial vessels, including

April 2, 2013
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Saturday, November 10, 2012
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 37 Years Ago Today
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The SS Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 37 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 37th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, the Great Lakes freighter that sank in a strong gale on eastern Lake Superior

November 10, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Pier Collapses at Great Lakes Steel Mill
Incidents

Pier Collapses at Great Lakes Steel Mill

A pier in Burns Harbor, Indiana collapsed on Tuesday during the offloading of bulk carrier, the USCG reports. The USCG says that they received a report at

September 26, 2012
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Laker “Queen” Runs Hard Aground
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Laker “Queen” Runs Hard Aground

The Great Lakes’ largest freighter ran hard aground this week while carrying 62,000 tons of coal on the outbound channel of the St. Marys River. The USCG

August 17, 2012
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
SS Badger underway
News

Last American Coal Powered Ferry Asks Permission to Dump Ashes While Steaming

  Via K&L Gates Lake Michigan Carferry, Inc., the operator of the SS Badger today filed the first ever individual permit application to authorize

May 24, 2012
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
patrice mcallister fire
Fire Incidents

Fatal Fire Breaks out on Great Lakes Tug [UDPATE]

UPDATE: We are saddened to report that the injured crewmember, the boat’s chief engineer, died in a Toronto hospital Wednesday morning.  The man, along

March 28, 2012
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ship Photo of The Week – Vessels Ready to Depart Bay Shipbuilding After Lay-Up
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Ship Photo of The Week – Vessels Ready to Depart Bay Shipbuilding After Lay-Up

The Soo Locks, located in Sault St. Marie, MI, will open Sunday, March 25, traditionally marking the start of major Great Lakes shipping efforts, with seven

March 22, 2012
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
USCG Unveils Long-Awaited Final Rule for Ballast Water Discharges and Treatment
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USCG Unveils Long-Awaited Final Rule for Ballast Water Discharges and Treatment

The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday that it will publish a long-awaited final rule for standards for living organisms in ships’ ballast water discharged

March 17, 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Canada’s Algoma Central Corp. to ‘Scrub’ Out SOx Emissions with Help from Wärtsilä
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Canada’s Algoma Central Corp. to ‘Scrub’ Out SOx Emissions with Help from Wärtsilä

Algoma Central Corp., the largest Canadian shipowner and operator of Canadian-flagged Great Lakes vessels, has announced plans to install fresh water exhaust

January 30, 2012
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Press Releases

U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Up Nearly 12 Percent in November

CLEVELAND—U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 10 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in November, an increase of 2.4 percent

December 14, 2011
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Maintaining and Modernizing U.S.-Flag Lakers Will Keep Great Lakes Shipyards Busy This Winter
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Maintaining and Modernizing U.S.-Flag Lakers Will Keep Great Lakes Shipyards Busy This Winter

With an off-season investment average of $1.5 million per vessel, the Lakers Carriers’ Association tells why maintaining and modernizing U.S.-Flag Lakers

December 13, 2011
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Press Releases

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 8 Percent in November

CLEVELAND—Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 5.8 million tons in November, an increase of 2 percent over October, and an increase of 8 percent

December 6, 2011
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Up 3.2 Percent in October
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U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Up 3.2 Percent in October

CLEVELAND—U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 9.8 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in October, a weather-driven decrease of 3

November 22, 2011
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
U.S.-Flag Laker Cargos Are Big Jobs Generator [STUDY]
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U.S.-Flag Laker Cargos Are Big Jobs Generator [STUDY]

New Study Looks At The Economic Impacts of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System CLEVELAND—Cargo hauled on the Great Lakes in U.S.-flag vessels is

October 19, 2011
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Monday, August 8, 2011
Back to work: AMO and ASC reach tentative agreement in Great Lakes strike
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Back to work: AMO and ASC reach tentative agreement in Great Lakes strike

The American Maritime Officers union and the American Steamship Company have reached a tentative agreement on an expired labor contract, ending a week long AMO

August 8, 2011
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Union standoff and bribery accusations spell trouble for Great Lakes operator
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Union standoff and bribery accusations spell trouble for Great Lakes operator

AMO members working for the Great Lakes operator, American Steamship Company, have walked off all ASC vessels after a labor contract with the company expired

August 2, 2011
Total Views: 41

Friday, February 11, 2011
News

U.S.-Flag Lakers Move An Extra 470,000 Tons of Cargo in January

CLEVELAND—U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 3.4 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in January, an increase of 46 percent over a

February 11, 2011
Total Views: 1
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