First Time In the History of Great Lakes Navigation - No Vessels Made it to the Soo Locks for the Opening!

For the first time in history, no vessels made it to the Soo Locks for opening of the 2014 navigation season due to extreme ice cover - results of the extreme hard winter across the Great Lakes.

Courtesy of the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab in Ann Arbor MI /GLERL/



  1. Weather is delaying the start of the year. Our crew, company is delaying 2 weeks for their report date. Then convoys, if possible, to at least get some relief for our customers who are waiting. Hopes are that steel mills and others awaiting their cargo do not have to lay off workers.

  2. Or maybe cause it takes three time more USCG cutters to do the job of the one they turned into a museum???

  3. I love our waters!

  4. Good for the environment ,hard winters like this. Levels up cold water all summer, the shipping will be fast and furious when the lake cooperate.