Ships

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Shippers: Last Year’s Great Lakes Freeze Cost $705 Million

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.

01/06/2015

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

The Pride of Baltimore II sails past the Chicago skyline. (credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Duluth Could Host 2 More Tall Ships This Summer

Tall ships may be returning to Duluth this summer.

01/28/2011