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Funds unavailable for Ontonagon harbor dredging

 

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

PAT TUCKER, owner of the former Ontonagon Pulp Mill land on which the EDC dock is located, explains to the EDC members the Ontonagon Port sounding levels as shown on a map. Next to Tucker is EDC member and attorney Bill Baird.

By JAN TUCKER

jantuck@jamadots.com

ONTONAGON - A sand bar, which prevented a ship from unloading material at the Ontonagon dock June 4, has cost the Ontonagon Economic Development Corporation fees and neither the state or federal government seems eager to help the situation, EDC members learned Wednesday.

The ship, the Michipicolen - loaded with materials for road construction jobs - was one of four ships expected to unload on the EDC Dock, but after four tries was unable to break through a sandbar 50 feet out into Lake Superior near the entrance to the Ontonagon Harbor.

Pat Tucker, owner o...



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