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Long-anticipated boat lock project at Sault Ste. Marie shelved

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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.

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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.

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