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Board of commissioners asks Corps for emergency dredging


ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners will ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for emergency dredging of the Ontonagon Harbor.

Scott Roehm told the board a lake freighter loaded with materials for road construction was unable to enter the harbor and unload because of a shoal 50 yards out in Lake Superior at the river’s mouth.

Roehm noted last fall the Corps dredged the west half of the river, but not the east.

He said the Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation depends on fees from unloading at its dock. Officials said four ships were expected to use the ha...

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