Great Lakes shipping


(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

Spring rains have helped but Lakes Michigan and Huron remain below average levels

Increase in cargo seen as sign of economic improvement, but low lake levels could present a problem in moving freight.