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Edwin H. Gott Makes Its Way To Ohio Through Soo Locks

August 28, 2020

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Edwin H. Gott passed through the Soo Locks on Thursday afternoon. The Edwin H. Gott is a 1,004-foot self-discharging bulk carrier owned and operated by Great Lakes Fleet, Inc. The ship was built in 1979 in Wisconsin and has a carrying capacity of 2,105,527 cubic feet. Originally, the Edwin H.…

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DOT Commissioner Visits Port Authority

August 17, 2020

OSWEGO – On Thursday of last week the New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner, Marie Therese Dominguez, came to the Port Of Oswego Authority to be briefed on the Port improvements and expansion projects, which total upwards of $26 million, and are currently underway at the Port of Oswego. “The Port of Oswego Authority…

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Lake Carriers’ Appreciation For House Appropriations Supporting The Great Lakes

August 14, 2020

The House Appropriations Committee has approved $123 million for construction of the Soo Lock. This would be the largest single year amount received so far in a fiscal year for one of the largest infrastructure projects ever in the Great Lakes region. The Lake Carriers’ Association applauds the House Committee for the approval of the…

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New Seaway Tugboat Arrives in Massena, New York

July 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced the arrival today of its new tugboat, the SEAWAY GUARDIAN, in Massena, New York. The vessel has been on a three-week journey through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida, and up the Atlantic seaboard from the Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana,…

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SLSDC Names New Associate Administrator for Massena, New York Operations

June 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that Mr. Gary Croot will assume the position of Associate Administrator of the SLSDC’s Massena, New York operations and facilities on July 5.  Mr. Croot replaces Mr. Thomas Lavigne, who is retiring after 40 years of dedicated service at the…

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Ports Of Indiana Earns Grant To Develop Steel Barge Shuttle At Jeffersonville Port

June 17, 2020

JEFFERSONVILLE — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded a Marine Highway Grant to the Ports of Indiana to develop a steel barge shuttle with Nucor Steel at its Jeffersonville port. This project will create supply chain efficiencies for Nucor and the private sector partners as well as generate public benefits by…

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Highway H20 Keeps Essential Cargoes Flowing Smoothly

June 8, 2020

As countries around the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19 earlier this year, the marine network known as Highway H20 — a massive, 3,700-kilometre stretch of connected waterways including the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway — did not miss a beat. Highway H20 is the world’s longest deep-draft inland waterway, stretching from the head…

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Get A Behind The Scenes Tour Of The Soo Locks

May 27, 2020

  CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) — You can see what it’s like behind the scenes at the Soo Locks with a special virtual tour. The Virtual Visitor Center Tour will take place Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The event is being hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. During the tour you will get…

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Future Agricultural Transport on North American Waterways

May 24, 2020

  The long-term trend of annual rainfall taken across Northern USA and Southern Canada for over a century reveals a steady increase. Redirecting some seasonal spring flood water through pipes into water tables would bypass frozen ground and enhance summer agricultural production. That production would influence future seasonal agricultural bulk transportation along North American inland…

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Local View: Commercial Shipping’s Value To Twin Ports, Nation Can’t Be Overstated

May 22, 2020

  As our world persists during this global pandemic, we gratefully acknowledge the essential services performed by our nation’s maritime workers to keep commerce and cargo moving while also supporting our regional economy during a time of peril. Friday was National Maritime Day, which commemorated the 201st anniversary of the first trans-Atlantic steamship crossing. This…

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Port Of Oswego Awarded For Second Straight Year The Pacesetter Award

May 18, 2020

OSWEGO – The Port of Oswego Authority for the second straight year has won the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped during the 2019 navigation season. “On behalf of our team at the Port of Oswego Authority, we’re delighted to accept this…

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AAPA Calls for Ship To “Sound Off”

May 15, 2020

  The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) this year will commemorate National Maritime Day during the work week of May 18-22, and to mark the occasion, which annually recognizes the mariners, the maritime industry, ports and their workforces, vessels in harbors and at berth throughout the hemisphere are being encouraged to sound their horns…

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Great Lakes Towing Docks Tugboat at Black River Landing

May 11, 2020

  Despite the changes that made due to novel coronavirus, a constant for Lorain still is Lake Erie and the Black River. Operations have continued for water-related services including Great Lakes Towing, which had a large vessel docked May 11 at Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane in downtown Lorain. Tom Brown, executive director of the…

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Port of Green Bay Gets A Head Start on 2020 Shipping Season

May 11, 2020

  GREEN BAY (WLUK) — The 2020 shipping season got off to an early start for the Port of Green Bay. The tonnage report over the first month and a half is up 19% from the strong 2019 shipping season. Officials say nearly 228,000 tons of cargo moved into and out of the Port between March…

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Phase One of New Soo Lock Project Set to Begin

May 7, 2020

The project for a new Soo Lock is taking a major step forward.     The US Army Corp of Engineers announced phase one construction started this week. Phase one will begin with deepening the upstream channel. The Army Corp says equipment was moved on site earlier this week. It’s the start in creating a…

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