An organization representing U.S. cargo shippers on the Great Lakes says last year’s deep freeze cost the economy an estimated $705 million and shows the need for another heavy icebreaking vessel. The Lake Carriers’ Association said Tuesday the volume of freight that U.S.-flagged ships hauled on the lakes between Dec. 1, 2013, and May 30, 2014, was about 7 million tons lower than the same period a year earlier.
Minnesota’s state leaders are spending Wednesday focusing on a major threat to the state’s tourism industry. It’s the possible invasion of Asian Carp, a destructive fish, in Minnesota waterways.
A 34-year-old man died Saturday after his snowmobile broke through the ice on Lake Superior, sending him into the nearly freezing water for almost an hour, the Coast Guard says.
I’ve gotten tons of emails about the record fine BP will pay because of the oil spill: $4.5 million.
The U.S. Coast didn’t arrest anyone or issue any citations during a focused weekend effort to catch drunken boaters on the St. Croix River.
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting its annual retrieval of buoys from the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.