Named after one of the first women to serve as a federal cabinet minister, the Canadian Coast Guard’s newest light icebreaker made its way up the Welland Canal last week, docking in Port Colborne. CCGS Judy LaMarsh, formerly Mangystau-2 and home-ported in Turkmenistan, was purchased in November 2021 from Atlantic Towing Ltd. for $45.2 million to supplement operations in the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence and Atlantic regions. Read the full story by the Welland Tribune.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, an oil spill temporarily closed shipping traffic on the St. Marys River between Ontario and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Read the full story by The Associated Press. Read the full story
On Friday, Enbridge Energy will continue to push for its controversial tunnel project to relocate Line 5 beneath the Straits of Mackinac before the Michigan Public Service Commission during a virtual hearing. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story
Great Lakes ports are reporting a rebound in cargo shipments this year after the region’s largest port witnessed historic lows during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio. Read the full story
A map of forever chemicals detection in the Great Lakes reveals samples caught in the Detroit River, the southern opening of the St. Clair River, the Black River at the north opening, and multiple spots of Lake Erie all came back positive for dangerous amounts of PFAS. Read the full story by WJBK – TV…
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Port of Green Bay, WI where she and other leaders highlighted a new ice breaker for the Great Lakes with hopes to boost commerce. Read the full story by the WBAY-TV – Green Bay, WI. Read the full story