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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 12: Ship

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 12: Ship

People sometimes describe Indiana as landlocked. They either don't know their geography or don't make it up to Northwest Indiana very often.

July 16, 2014 11:45 pm Related
Coast Guard did nearly three times as much icebreaking this winter

Coast Guard did nearly three times as much icebreaking this winter

Northwest Indiana steel mills rely on a steady flow of shipping traffic across the Great Lakes to provide them with enough raw materials to forge metal, but the record-setting ice was so thick this winter that a boat trip that normally takes 12 hours stretched for eight days in February. Th…

May 19, 2014 11:59 am
Steelmaking idled at Gary Works

Steelmaking idled at Gary Works

The winter from hell has caused the shutdown of blast furnaces that normally burn around the clock at U.S. Steel Gary Works.

April 04, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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U.S. Coast Guard ice breakers clear the way for commerce

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.

February 15, 2014 12:00 pm
'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.

January 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Port at highest pace since Great Recession began

Port at highest pace since Great Recession began

Shipments at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor are on pace to hit a new high since the recession, as the navigation season is winding down.

October 21, 2013 12:45 pm

Shipments steady at port, but competitive challenges loom

PORTAGE | International trade through the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes supports more than 48,300 jobs in Indiana, the most of any Midwestern state, according to a recent study.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
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