Sustainability

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Port of Rochester this summer

May 17, 2019

Dredging will begin in the coming weeks in the Port of Rochester and surrounding harbor. The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday it awarded a $1.5 million contract to a Michigan-based company to dredge in the federal navigation channel and harbor areas of the harbor. Work is slated to begin…

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Icebreaker inches towards construction

May 17, 2019

  The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has reached an agreement with the staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in relation to the 21MW Icebreaker offshore wind project. LEEDCo says that having reached an agreement with staff, the next step is to seek approval from the Siting Board and the company is…

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US BRIG NIAGARA Sets Sail for Season

May 14, 2019

  Erie’s iconic flagship has its first shakedown training sail Saturday in Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. You can bet U.S. BRIG NIAGARA Capt. Christopher Cusson and his crew will take an occasional timeout from their duties on Saturday during the vessel’s first shakedown training sail. They will make it a point to notice…

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First New Great Lakes Freighter in 36 Years to be Built Near Lake Michigan

May 14, 2019

    A new 639-foot freighter is being built over the next three years at a sprawling shipyard at the edge of Lake Michigan. Constructed for Interlake Steamship Company, the new self-unloading bulk carrier is believed to be the first U.S. flagged freighter being built for the Great Lakes since 1983, the company announced this…

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Aquatarium to Celebrate the Seaway

May 13, 2019

  When it opened in 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway was one of the greatest engineering feats of its time. Sixty years later, the Aquatarium is using 21st century technology to tell the story of the Seaway to today’s visitors. The facility billed as Brockville’s signature tourist attraction includes as its many features the “Pilot House,” a…

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Former Ports of Indiana CEO awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

May 10, 2019

  The Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, Inc., (IRPT) has presented its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to Rich Cooper, former CEO of the Ports of Indiana. IRPT, of which the Ports of Indiana is a long-time member, is a nationwide trade association for users of the U.S. Inland Waterway system. It promotes the use of…

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Receives 2019 Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air Industrial Award

May 7, 2019

  The Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air (PCA) has selected the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to receive the 2019 PCA Industrial Award. This award is in recognition of the voluntary actions taken in 2018 to improve air quality in Northwest Indiana. PCA’s award system has four categories: Municipal, Industrial, Business, and Bicycle. According to…

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Port CEO expects $20 million Burns Harbor expansion to start this year

April 29, 2019

  Work is expected to begin this year on creating one of two new railyards at the Burns Harbor port, one segment of a $20 million expansion project there, the chief executive officer of the Ports of Indiana said Thursday. “It’s No. 1 on our to-do list. We’re close to going out for bids for…

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Icebreaker Wind Collaborating on Initiatives to Benefit Great Lakes

April 25, 2019

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo), developer of the Icebreaker Wind project offshore Cleveland, has teamed up with the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) at the University of Michigan. The partners plan to work together on projects of mutual interest. This includes the sharing of scientific data, access to offshore…

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The Interlake Steamship Company and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Partner to Build First Great Lakes Bulk Carrier in Nearly Four Decades

April 11, 2019

STURGEON BAY, WISCONSIN, April 9, 2019: A U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier will be built for the first time in more than 35 years thanks to a historic agreement recently signed between The Interlake Steamship Company and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. The new River-Class, self-unloading bulk carrier is believed to be the first ship for U.S.…

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Soo Locks refilled with 73M gallons of water, Coast Guard cutters sent to break ice in Lake Superior

March 25, 2019

03/20/2019 By Tanda Gmiter | MLive Soo Locks Gets Ready for Opening Day SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – After being shut down for its annual winter maintenance since late January, there was a flurry of activity at Michigan’s Soo Locks this week as two of the huge, empty chambers were refilled with 73 million gallons of…

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Tune-up time for US-flag Great Lakes fleet

February 4, 2019

Lakers are undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and upgrades (CLEVELAND) — After moving nearly 84 million tons of cargo in 2018, U.S.-flag lakers are now undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and modernization at Great Lakes shipyards. The work ranges from engine overhauls to installation of state-of-the-art radars and other navigation equipment.…

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President Trump Puts Seal of Approval on Second Poe-sized Lock

December 12, 2018

Cleveland – President Trump yesterday signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, legislation that includes the Soo Lock Post-Authorization Change Report that authorizes construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to move forward. The President had pledged to “fix” the Soo Locks in April. James H.I. Weakley, President of Lake Carriers’…

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Army Corps to being construction of new Soo Lock

November 21, 2018

The service allocates an initial $32 million for the project, which was first authorized in 1986 (CLEVELAND) — After more than three decades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday said it will proceed with plans to build a new Soo Lock, one of the largest Great Lakes infrastructure projects in a generation. The…

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Life on a Freighter

November 6, 2018

Life on a Freighter Watertown Daily Times reporter Marcus Wolf, photographer Daytona Niles and WPBS-TV producers Tracy Duflo and Ryan Proven boarded the freighter CSL Welland at Lock 7 in the Welland Canal, near Niagara Falls, and journeyed with it to Eisenhower Lock in Massena.   SOURCE: WPBS-TV

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