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Great Lakes Shipping Season Ends At Midnight

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DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The closing of the Soo Locks at midnight Wednesday will signal the end of the Great Lakes shipping season in the Twin Ports.  A total of ten vessels will be spending the rest of the winter in Duluth and Superior for repair work and maintenance that adds up to 500 thousand to a million dollars a vessel and has a considerable effect on the area's economy.  The ships will be ready to go again in a couple of months as the locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan are scheduled to open on March 25th which will begin the 2014 Great Lakes shipping season.

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