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At 650 feet deep, the wreck isn't accessible to divers.
There have been about 350 shipwrecks on Lake Superior. The Francis J. Widlar was not one of them.
The barge/tug combo Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. VanEnkevort arrived in Duluth on Tuesday morning to pick up a load of taconite. It already was carrying a cargo of ice. Below-zero temperatures and westerly winds left the vessel coated in ice as it...
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes released a report Wednesday warning against increased shipment of petroleum products on the lakes, most notably a plan to ship oil by tanker out of Superior.
Just a few months shy of 100 years after it sank with all hands in a monstrous November storm, it appears that the freighter Henry B. Smith -- one of the most sought-after lost wrecks of Lake Superior -- has been found.
DULUTH -- The expansion of Canadian Great Lakes shipping fleets continues. The Montreal-based Fednav Limited announced Thursday the planned addition of six new vessels capable of international trade and work on the Great Lakes. The 34,000-ton bul...

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DULUTH - A pair of lakers spent much of the day Wednesday grinding their way out of the Twin Ports after they were beset by ice just outside the harbor.
DULUTH - A slowdown in the steel industry is producing a ripple effect on the Great Lakes -- or perhaps it could more properly be called a diminished-ripple effect.

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