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Corps of Engineers Releases Final FY2024 Great Lakes Maintenance Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its final navigation work plan for FY2024. The plan details specific amounts to be spent on dredging, structure maintenance and other priorities... Read More

Matt Kaplan Nominated as Federal Co-Chair of Great Lakes Authority

President Joe Biden has nominated Matt Kaplan to serve as the first federal co-chair of the Great Lakes Authority (GLA). The GLA was authorized by Congress in 2022 and will... Read More

2024 Passenger Cruise Season Underway

The 2024 cruise season is officially underway on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System. The Port of Montreal celebrated the launch of the cruising season on May 4,... Read More

New Eco-Friendly Cement Carrier Being Built for Great Lakes Service

A new state-of-the-art mechanical/pneumatic cement ship designed to service the Great Lakes is under construction. Eureka Shipping, jointly owned by SMT Shipping and The CSL Group, will operate the new... Read More

New Poe Lock Arrestor Arm is Largest U.S. Civil Works Component Produced by 3D Printer

The largest U.S. civil works component produced by 3D printer has been installed on the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. In early March, the U.S. Army Corps of... Read More

Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Michigan 137 Years After Sinking

Explorers from the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association (MSRA) have discovered the remains of steamship Milwaukee, which sank after it collided with another ship in 1886. The sinking happened in 360 feet... Read More

St. Lawrence Seaway Begins 66th Navigation Season

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System’s 66th navigation season is now underway. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) joined its partner,... Read More

Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposal & the Great Lakes

The Biden Administration has released its budget proposal for all federal agencies for Fiscal Year 2025, which will begin on October 1. This year’s budget process coincides with FY2024, because... Read More

Soo Locks to Open Early for 2024 Shipping Season

The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, will open the Poe Lock to all marine traffic at 6 p.m. on March 22, marking the start of the 2024 Great... Read More

New Shore Power System for Port of Montreal

After several months of work, a new shore power system was recently installed in section 73 of the Port of Montreal specifically for the Juno Marie. The small oil tanker... Read More

EPA Clean Ports Program Accepting Grant Applications

On February 28, EPA announced the Clean Ports Program grant competitions. Two Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) are open now until the application window closes on May 28, 2024, at... Read More