The winter of 1970-71 saw some successful efforts in the direction of extending the shipping season on the Great Lakes. The possibility of future year-round navigation promises substantial financial gains in numerous spheres. Numerous problems are besetting NEWS (Navigation Extension Winter Service) in its project to extend the Lakes shipping season. Discussed are such problems as insurance rates, lock operations, extended Coast Guard duties, political considerations, opposition from Eastern and Southern port interests, and technological problems. The actual battling of ice is being tried with Finnish methods using bow propellers, air jets, trim conditions and bubble-producing machines. The basic idea of the article is, however, to discuss the monetary obstacles and rewards to shippers, steel companies, iron ore suppliers, and the midcontinent region as a whole.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1971-2-13

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 50-51
  • Serial:
    • Business Week
    • Issue Number: 2163
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0007-7135

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1971 12:00AM