In its annual report, the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, a labour-management coalition, warned that the 20-day closure to make repairs to the MacArthur Lock in 2015 highlights the need to address a critical chokepoint on the St.
Repairs to the MacArthur Lock delayed nearly two million tons of cargo aboard U.S.-flagged vessels from reaching port on time.
On another afternoon, we were downbound headed for the MacArthur Lock at the Soo when the boat went sideways between the upper piers, crashing into the concrete wall with a bang that shook us from stem to stern.
The following year, I recall standing on the MacArthur Lock viewing platform, watching the Breech lock upbound.
The 20-day closure of die MacArthur Lock
cost U.S.-flagged vessel operators nearly $250,000 in delays.
Located just 200 feet from the MacArthur Lock
, the building was erected in 1899 to allow forecasters to hand-carry weather forecasts to upbound and downbound vessels.
The design and construction of the MacArthur Lock
in record time reinforced this opinion.
The IHRC added that keeping killers such as MacArthur locked
up is in breach of international human rights law.