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Isaac to boost water levels in Mississippi River, aid navigation

Mariners said Hurricane Isaac could end up helping navigation because it will raise water levels in the drought-plagued Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2012

Cruise ship runs aground in Detroit River, with VIDEO

The 216-foot Great Lakes cruise ship Yorktown ran aground near an island in the Detroit River

Web Bulletin 2012

Coast Guard reopens stretch of Mississippi River while dredging continues

Amid nonstop Army Corps dredging, the Coast Guard was able to reopen the Mississippi River after low water delayed about 100 vessels this week

Web Bulletin 2012

Report: Idled Mississippi River fleet costs industry $1M per day

The low-water closure in the Mississippi River has idled about 100 vessels, costing the industry $1 million per day

Web Bulletin 2012

Coast Guard closes 11-mile stretch of Mississippi River due to low water

The Coast Guard said an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is closed to navigation near Greenville, Miss.

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Great Lakes Towing tugs refloat grounded bulk carrier at Soo

The Great Lakes Towing Co. says two of its tugs refloated the Paul R. Tregurtha

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Grounded 1,000-foot coal ship in St. Marys River has been refloated

The 1,000-foot coal ship that ran aground in the St. Marys River, blocking the channel, has been refloated

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Columbia River body identified as crewman who fell off sternwheeler

Authorities say a body found floating in the Columbia River is that of the 35-year-old crewman who fell off the sternwheeler Queen of the West last week

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Midwest drought causing more severe disruptions to barge traffic

With no rain in sight, the Midwest drought is bringing more serious disruptions to the inland river towing industry

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Light-loading in lower Mississippi starting to affect upper river too

Towing companies in the Upper Mississippi River say they are starting to experience lower volumes because of light-loading in the lower river due to the drought

Web Bulletin 2012
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