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Lake freighter Michipicoten unable to unload at EDC dock



ONTONAGON — It has been nine years since a lake ship unloaded cargo on the Ontonagon dock. That hiatus was to have ended Sunday as the Lake freighter Michipicoten was scheduled to pull into the harbor and unload 16,500 tons of road construction materials.

Over the past nine years, the state of Michigan has spent money on studies to revitalize the harbor. Last fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took depth soundings in the harbor but have not yet returned this year. Lost Bowl Development — owner of the former paper mill property — and the Ontonag...

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