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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
The bulk carrier Mark W. Barker pictured underway on maiden voyage. Viewed from the front.
Accidents

Great Lakes Freighter Mark W. Barker Briefly Grounds on Detroit River

The 639-foot Great Lakes freighter Mark W. Barker grounded Wednesday on Belle Isle on the Detroit River, but was later refloated without incident. The Mark W.

May 17, 2023
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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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Friday, April 29, 2022
Interlake Steamship Bulk Carrier ‘Kaye E. Barker’ Grounds in Lake Michigan
Accidents

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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Friday, October 29, 2021
First US-Flagged Great Lakes Bulker in 40 Years Launched in Sturgeon Bay – PHOTOS
Shipbuilding

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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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Historic SS Badger Lives to Steam Another Day
Shipping

Historic SS Badger Lives to Steam Another Day

By Ira Breskin The historic SS Badger will live to steam another day. SS Badger, the last coal-powered car ferry providing regularly scheduled service on the

January 12, 2021
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Monday, January 4, 2021
New U.S.-Flagged ‘Laker’ Floated Out in Wisconsin
Shipbuilding

New U.S.-Flagged ‘Laker’ Floated Out in Wisconsin

The first ‘laker’ to be built in the United States in more than 35 years has been floated out of dry dock at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in

January 4, 2021
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Interesting

Steel Cut on First Great Lakes Bulker Built in Last 35 Years

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has started construction on the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulker in more than 35 years. A ceremonial steel cutting ceremony

August 15, 2019
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Maritime News

Interlake Steamship Company to Construct First U.S.-Flagged ‘Laker’ in 35 Years

Interlake Steamship Company has placed an order for the construction of a new self-unloading bulk carrier, marking the first time U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk

April 11, 2019
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