Cargo shipments on the St. Lawrence Seaway are down 25 percent after the long, harsh winter delayed the start of this year’s shipping season. That’s according to North Country Now.
More detail, you say? Well, in Montreal to Lake Ontario...
I started this post just planning to share a CBC news item on a new way to track all ships at sea – one more application of satellite surveillance and data mining that have also been quite newsworthy of late.
But on Wednesday I heard a Terry...
Apr 09, 2002 — The Bush administration's new strategy to improve the environment of the Great Lakes is being eyed with skepticism by some of the environmental groups in the basin. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2002 — The Soo Locks and St. Lawrence Seaway are opening to higher lake levels and mild ice conditions, making for an easier start to the commercial shipping season. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mike Simonson has more. Go to full article
Apr 01, 2002 — New research shows that having ships dump their ballast water before entering the Great Lakes might not be enough to stop the growth of invasive species in the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2002 — Since September 11, the US government has been closing security gaps in aviation. But maritime officials warn that security on our Great Lakes is even less certain. Recently the US Coast Guard held an international conference in Cleveland on Great Lakes security. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Schaefer reports. Go to full article
Feb 19, 2002 — It looks as though the Environmental Protection Agency will reject the idea of requiring cargo ships to get pollution permits before they're allowed to discharge ballast water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2001 — Much of the shipping on the Great Lakes is expected to end early this year. The economy has reduced freighter traffic and some ships are already docked for the winter. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham explains. Go to full article
Oct 18, 2001 — The US Army Corps of Engineers explained its study of the St. Lawrence Seaway to a full house in Canton last night. After years of similar reviews and proposed changes, river residents are wary. Last night's presentation raised as many questions as it answered. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Mar 15, 2001 — With so much snow still on the ground, spring can seem a long way off. But on the frigid St. Lawrence there is a sign of the warm days to come. Huge icebreakers are clearing a path for the international freighters that use the Seaway nine months of the year. After a long winter, the interior of North America will soon re-open to the Atlantic Ocean, and the rest of the world. David Sommerstein climbed aboard the Robinson Bay for one of the tugboat's first missions of the season--breaking ice in the canal between Eisenhower and Snell Locks near Massena. Go to full article
Mar 02, 2001 — After a period of public comment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking into navigational improvements for the entire Great Lakes system. The study could result in improvements to ports, docks, and shipping channels in the 5 lakes and along the St. Lawrence River. As David Sommerstein reports, it could also pose a threat to the marine ecosystem. Go to full article
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