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Spring brings Great Lakes ships

A ship enthusiast documents the 730-foot long Algoma Montrealais exiting the Soo Locks upbound Monday in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The shipping season on the Great Lakes started at midnight Monday with the reopening of the locks after winter maintenance.

The Great Lakes bulk carrier Paul R. Tregurtha opened the sailing season to Lake Superior on Monday when it passed through the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The 1,013-foot ship was headed to the port in Superior for a load of coal.

Also, five of the six ships berthed at Milwaukee over the winter have left the port to begin the sailing season. The first foreign ship is scheduled to arrive here next week with a load of steel from the Netherlands.  more...

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