Great Lakes shipping

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

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.