| Poe Lock Opened #LSNshipping - Friday, March 27, 2015|
Poe Lock Opened #LSNshipping
The Soo opened at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25. 2015, the Edwin H. Gott owned by the Great Lakes Fleet at the Poe Lock and she was the first ship of the 2015 shipping season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- March 25, 2015 --– At 12:01 a.m. today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially opened the Soo Locks for the start of the 2015 Great Lakes shipping season. The locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan are among 16 locks that form the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system which extends from Duluth, Minnesota to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway. Together these 16 locks lift or lower ships 600 feet – the height of a 60 story building. read more ...
|Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay conducts ice-flushing #LSNshipping - Friday, March 27, 2015|CoastGuard Cutter Bristol Bay conducts ice-flushing
Coast Guard cutter fleet flushing ice down river systems to prevent ice jams, facilitate shipping (copy)
CLEVELAND, OHIO —-- March 27, 2015 --- The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season begins and the ice on the Great Lakes dissipates.
Ice breaking operations, above freezing-temperatures, and rain has caused plate ice to weaken, creating large and small ice floes through the Great Lakes and its river systems. read more ...
|2015 Shipping Season to get underway Monday in Port of Duluth-Superior #LSNshipping - Saturday, March 21, 2015|
2015 Shipping Season to get underway Monday in Port of Duluth-Superior #LSNshipping
Mesabi Miner headed out into Lake Superior through the Duluth Ship Canal 2013
Duluth, Minn., USA (March 20, 2015)—The first two U.S.-flag lakers are on schedule to depart the Port of Duluth-Superior on Monday, March 23, signaling the start of the 2015 commercial shipping season at this end of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system. read more ...
On Sunday morning, the John G. Munson, with an assist from Heritage Marine tugs, is set to move from its winter berth at Fraser Shipyards in Superior to first fuel at the Port Terminal then shift over to the CN Duluth Dock to load 24,000 short tons of iron ore pellets. On Monday morning, the Munson is slated to depart beneath the Aerial Bridge, destined for Gary, Indiana.
Late Monday afternoon/early evening, the Mesabi Miner is expected to depart from the Superior Midwest Energy Terminal with some 57,000 tons of coal onboard for the power plant at Taconite Harbor. After making that delivery, the 1,000-footer will return to the Twin Ports for a couple of days of scheduled maintenance work and to load its next coal cargo.