Great Lakes shipping


(Oswego, New York) Historically high water levels on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are presenting the shipping industry with both challenges and opportunities. 


(MPRN-Mackinac Island) Michigan’s congressional delegation is getting ready to fight for a big piece of federal spending on infrastructure. They want roughly a billion dollars to upgrade the shipping lanes of the Soo locks. 

Great Lakes Shipping Season Begins Monday

Mar 20, 2017
File photo of the South Haven lighthouse

(Great Lakes Today) The Great Lakes shipping season officially kicks off Monday with the opening of the Welland Canal, the shipping channel that connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder wants Congress to go to work now on finding money to upgrade the Soo locks – even though no one knows yet how much it’s going to cost. 

As of last week, 77% of the Great Lakes was covered with ice