Soo Locks

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

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

Construction Continues at the Soo

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Lock at the Soo project remains on schedule as major construction continues with phases 2 and 3 this season.  Joint ventures Kokosing-Alberici (Upstream... Read More

President’s FY2024 Budget Prioritizes Great Lakes Navigation

New details have been provided about President Biden’s FY2024 budget proposal. The budget, which was released on March 9, includes several important programs for the Great Lakes region.  Great Lakes Region... Read More

Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, Receives FY 23 Funding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is receiving $37 million in the Fiscal Year 2023 Work Plan for operations and maintenance (O&M) of Detroit District river and harbor... Read More

Contractor Mobilizes To New Lock at the Soo To Begin Phase 3 Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has kicked off Phase 3 construction for the New Lock at the Soo as the contractor mobilizes to the Soo Locks.   Kokosing Alberici... Read More

Calculated Improvements: Downtime Ensures Reliability at Canadian and U.S. Locks

Between December 2021 and March 2022, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is investing more than C$75 million to complete major maintenance work for its bridges, locks and canals.... Read More

Regional Development Strategy: Congresswoman Kaptur Presents Great Lakes as One Region in New Recovery Plan

Rep. Marcy Kaptur has Ohio roots and Great Lakes vision. As a member of the U. S. House (D-Ohio), she has a plan to unite the eight Great Lakes states... Read More

In Short: News from October–December 2021

Duluth Makes Way for More Containers Investments in intermodal connections and procedures to ensure homeland security compliance have increased the Port of Duluth’s Clure Public Marine Terminal capacity to handle... Read More

Historic Spending: Federal Spending Means Big Money for Great Lakes Shipping

Federal spending has reached historic levels over the last 18 months as Congress has worked to address the pandemic and boost the economy. Within the last year, Congress has approved... Read More