Soo Locks Tonnage Record Broken

A new Soo Lock tonnage record has been broken as water levels continue to rise.

This Monday, the 1,000 foot-long American Integrity freighter carried more than 76,000 tons of iron ore.

That load broke a record set only a few hours earlier by the Walter J. McCarthy Jr., and that vessel broke a record the Integrity set back in 2017.

Some of the Great Lakes water levels are more than a foot above average.

The high water levels allow freighters to carry more cargo.