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70 ships await convoy escort by coast guard on Lake Superior

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Mike Simonson, Wisconsin Public Radio

Seventy ships are waiting to get through the Soo Locks connecting Lake Superior.

Seaway Port Authority of Duluth facilities manager Jim Sharrow says he’s never seen so few ships moving into port. Only the second group of ships is arriving on Tuesday.

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“And this is since the 25th of March when the locks opened,” he said. “That’s 27 days.”

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