Great Lakes

Coast Guard Investigates Sheen in Lake Ontario

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sheen in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego, New York, Sunday.

Scrubbers Installed on Another Great Lakes Bulker

The Interlake Steamship Company’s M/V Lee A. Tregurtha sailed today from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., becoming the shipper’s third

US-flag Lakes Cargo Volumes Dip in May

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.5 million tons of cargo in May, a decrease of 12.5 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reported.

Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Grand Isle Marina

Safe Harbor Marinas has acquired Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven, Mich., about a three-hour drive from both Chicago and Detroit. Located along 21 miles of inland

Lakes Limestone Trade in May Repeats a Year Ago

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,806,526 tons in May, a virtual repeat of a year ago when the trade totaled 3,809,701 tons, reports the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).

Interlake Steamship Continues Scrubber Upgrades

The M/V James R. Barker sailed Sunday from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., becoming Interlake Steamship Company’s first 1,000-footer

Gov’t Officials Tour Great Lakes Shipyard

U.S. Labor Secretary Perez and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish visit The Great Lakes Towing Company headquarters and Great Lakes Shipyard; tour and discussion

[Op-Ed] Ballast Water Facts, Not Hype

An Op-Ed issued by the Lake Carriers’ Association, American Great Lakes Ports Association and Great Lakes Maritime Task Force addresses the “exaggerations and inaccuracies”

US Ports Gear up for 2016 Shipping Season

The St. Lawrence Seaway opened two weeks earlier this shipping season and U.S. ports took advantage of the warm weather to move cargo for their customers.   Betty Sutton, Administrator of the U.

Roger Blough Lightering Complete

 Lightering operations were completed Tuesday, as the U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Tuesday, after the vessel

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Dips 9% in May

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6 million tons in May, a decrease of 9 percent compared to a year ago, according to figures

New Great Lakes Icebreaker Nearing Reality

Plans for a second heavy icebreaker for service on the Great Lakes have taken another step toward reality with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) including $2 million

Roger Blough Lightering Operations Continue

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough after the vessel ran aground May 27 on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior.

Lightering Operations Begin on Grounded Bulker

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond as lightering operations begin on the motor vessel Roger Blough, Friday, after the vessel ran aground May

Work Continues on Roger Blough

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Tuesday, after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior.

Seaway Stakeholders File Suit Against US Coast Guard

Ports and vessel operators challenge what they call “flawed pilotage fees”   A coalition of U.S. Great Lakes ports, vessel operating companies and maritime trade

Roger Blough Salvage Underway

 Salvage divers from DonJon-Smit plan to begin an underwater survey of the hull of 833-foot U.S. cargo vessel Roger Blough, which ran aground Friday afternoon on

Roger Blough Remains Aground in Lake Superior

Coast Guard crews continue to respond, Saturday, to the motor vessel Roger Blough that ran aground Friday in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Throughout the night, U.

Vessel Aground on Gros Cap Reef, Lake Superior

The Coast Guard continues to monitor the motor vessel Roger Blough, Saturday evening, after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior.

Fednav (Belgium) N.V. Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Shortly after the inauguration of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1959, and the growth of grain exports that followed, bulk shipper Fednav realized that incoming steel

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