Long-anticipated boat lock project at Sault Ste. Marie shelved
The Army Corps of Engineers says it will not use federal stimulus money to build a new boat-lock on the east edge of Lake Superior.
The half-billion-dollar project at Sault Ste. Marie has been on the books for years.
It would be a back-up for a facility that lets 1,000-foot freighters gain access to Lake Superior.
Glen Nekvasil of the Lake Carriers Association says the shipping industry is shocked over the Corps' refusal.