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SHIPPING

At 650 feet deep, the wreck isn't accessible to divers.
There have been about 350 shipwrecks on Lake Superior. The Francis J. Widlar was not one of them.
DULUTH -- A 1,000-foot ship loaded with iron ore pellets collided with the Duluth Ship Canal's north pier Monday morning, July 13.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--A much-anticipated upgrade to the Soo Locks between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes appears well on the way to becoming reality.

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DULUTH--A two-year study released Friday dovetails with President Trump's call to fund a critical upgrade in the Great Lakes navigation system. The study into Soo Locks expansion by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers makes a compelling case for law...
DULUTH -- A Twin Cities man who set the two Vista Fleet boats adrift in the Duluth harbor last fall will serve probation for the crime, but a felony conviction will remain on his record.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The 1,004-foot freighter American Spirit left Duluth on Monday morning after spending several hours grounded in the Duluth harbor. The investigation into the grounding, however, is still in its early stages. The freighter, loaded...
DULUTH-As long as there have been ships there has been a curiosity for shipping news."The No. 1 question we receive is, 'When is the next boat?'" said Denise Wolvin, director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park.To help the ...
DULUTH, Minn.-Bursting with horsepower to spare in what has been a banner season, the Great Lakes shipping industry slowed against its will in the past week.On Lake Superior offshore from Duluth, as many as nine freighters at a time have been anc...
DULUTH-Far out on the lake, a tug-barge can look like any of the other monster freight vessels that loll along the horizon. But as it closes in, finer points emerge. Two distinct names-one painted on the barge, one on back of the tug-and the sigh...

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DULUTH - More than a third of the iron ore shipped out of the Twin Ports so far this year has left the country.The Duluth-Superior Port Authority reported that through July about 35 percent of all taconite shipments have been taken to Quebec, and...
DULUTH, Minn.--The ship master and "an observing captain" entered the pilothouse of the Roger Blough seven minutes before she ran aground on May 27, 2016.
DULUTH - Iron ore was cruising out of the Twin Ports last month as this shipping season continued its best start since 2013."The first three months looked strong - that's obviously reflective of all six (taconite) production facilities being onli...

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