Author: Jim LeHocky

Soo Locks Reopen After Freighter Leaking Diesel Fuel Causes Brief Closure

The Soo Locks were closed for just under two hours Thanksgiving morning due to a freighter leaking diesel fuel. Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the CSL Tadoussac started leaking the fuel inside the Poe Lock. Linesmen noticed the sheen. The freighter then moved to the west end of the locks for inspection by the Coast Guard. A berm was set up…

MSP in Sault Ste. Marie Spreads Holiday Cheer with Surprise Giveaway

Here’s something you’d hate to see in your rearview mirror – flashing lights from a police car, and you are being pulled over. But, for some drivers in Sault Ste. Marie this was actually a good thing. This morning, troopers from the Michigan State Police pulled just over a dozen drivers, not for traffic violations, but instead to spread holiday…

Northern Michigan From Above: Freighters on the Great Lakes

There has been an influx of international freighters on the Great Lakes this shipping season, many transporting wind turbine parts. Most have been dropping off the parts in Duluth to be transported by ground to wind farms in the northern plains. In Northern Michigan From Above, Jim Lehocky shows us several different freighters hauling the parts as they venture through…