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AP was there: 40 years ago, Edmund Fitzgerald sinks

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Great Lakes have claimed thousands of ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public’s imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior. SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Much of that attention is owed to Gordon Lightfoot’s haunting ballad, “The Wreck of ...

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Calumet drops Superior oil terminal idea

Plans to move oil out of the Twin Ports via Great Lakes freighters that never really took flight have now been formally grounded. Calumet Specialty Products says it has scrapped plans to build an oil terminal in Superior that could have transferred western U.S. and Canadian oil to tankers to move to eastern refineries. Calumet in January decided to pull ...

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Enbridge argues for northern Minnesota pipeline as protesters say ‘No’

Enbridge Energy told regulators Wednesday that its proposed $2.6 billion pipeline across northern Minnesota is needed to carry North Dakota’s oil, can be operated safely and likely will reduce the frequency of oil trains across the state. “First and foremost the project will benefit Minnesota’s rail system, both its efficiency and its safety,” said Enbridge attorney Christine Brusven before a ...

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Coast Guard: We can’t adequately respond to Great Lakes heavy oil spill

Keith Matheny | Detroit Free Press The U.S. Coast Guard and other responders are not adequately equipped or prepared for a “heavy oil” spill on the Great Lakes, according to a Coast Guard commander who is pushing for action. A major oil spill could spell economic disaster for the states in the Great Lakes region, severely damaging the multibillion-dollar fishing ...

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