Slowing economy idles lakers, tugboats at Port of Milwaukee

May 26, 2009 12:00 AM
(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) -- The economic recession has brought a noticeable quiet to the Port of Milwaukee, the Journal Sentinal newspaper reported. A decline in demand for iron ore has reduced vessel traffic this season. Tugboats and lakers are idle, and Great Lakes Towing is spending more time on maintenance.
 
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