Early spring breaks record for Duluth 'saltie' arrival

  • Article by: Steve Alexander , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 28, 2013 - 8:15 PM

The early opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway’s locks paves the way for the first oceangoing ship of the season to dock before April 1.

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mn2niceMar. 28, 1310:15 PM

According to the duluthboats web site, she is due in between 1800 to 2200 bound for CHS 1 to load grain. She is out of the Souix locks coming out of Whitefish Bay.

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mn2niceMar. 28, 1310:19 PM

Bye the way, the shipping season typically ends in Mid-January with the Souix locks opening for the new season typically in Mid-March. The only thing moving out there earlier this month was the CGC Alder and the CGC Mackinaw breaking ice starting around the 16th.

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paulTandbergMar. 29, 13 8:10 AM

Thanks for the info, mn2nice.

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commonsens4uMar. 29, 1310:22 AM

They're actually the "Sault" Locks (pronounced SOO) as they are located in Sault St. Marie, Michigan. They are commonly referred to as the "Soo" Locks (Americanization of Sault) but never called the "Sioux" Locks, as they have nothing to do with the native American tribe from west of Minnesota.

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