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David Sommerstein interviews port director Bill Payne.
David Sommerstein interviews port director Bill Payne.

On the Docks at the Port of Ogdensburg

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Freighters on the St. Lawrence Seaway are making their last pick-ups and deliveries around the Great Lakes before they begin clearing the waterway for winter this week. The North Country's only shipping port, in Ogdensburg, receives an average of six ships a year. David Sommerstein visited the port while longshoremen were loading a Dutch freighter to see how life on the docks has changed over the years and what an expanded seaway would mean for the port.

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