Joseph L. Block departs Sturgeon Bay

Late Thursday morning, the 730-foot Joseph L. Block departed Sturgeon Bay and headed for Escanaba, MI, to load her first cargo of iron ore pellets. Her departure leaves 11 vessels still in port. According to a report on, American Courage is not expected to sail in 2016, while the Arthur M. Anderson, which did not see service in 2015, is expected to sail in 2016. With the opening of the Soo Locks on Thursday, more vessels should be departing within the next few days.


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