Shipping

FLickr user John Tolva / https://flic.kr/p/4udtF6

Ice jams in the shipping channels between Lake Superior and Lake Huron are blocking ferry service to Neebish Island. The 40 year round island residents are finding themselves stranded from the mainland.


Flickr user Di / https://flic.kr/p/9cFsve

Warmer temperatures are breaking up the ice in the Great Lakes and it’s helping freighters haul loads before the commercial shipping season ends on Monday.

 

Flickr user NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory / https://flic.kr/p/ejt21L

The recent cold snap has left Great Lakes freighters struggling through ice covered lakes trying to make their final loads before the shipping season ends early next week.


Ships deal with record outflows from Lake Ontario

Jul 3, 2017
WRVO File Photo

Historically high water levels on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are presenting the shipping industry with both challenges and opportunities.