Great Lakes shipping season ends tonightby Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — It seems that winter has been with us in the upper Midwest for months already, but for shippers on Lake Superior, winter begins tonight at midnight.
That's when the official Lake Superior shipping season shuts down with the closure of the large shipping lock at Sault St. Marie.
The shutdown was delayed for 3 days to allow for some final taconite shipments for the season.
Adele Yorde with the Duluth Seaway Port Authority joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about the seasonal end of activity on the Great Lakes.
- All Things Considered, 01/18/2011, 5:49 p.m.