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The long-anticipated closures of six of the aging locks and dams on the Illinois River began July 1 and so far, at least, have gone smoothly, according to those supervising… Read More
The U.S.S Kidd is a Fletcher-class destroyer that sailed during World War II, the Korean War and through 1964, and is now berthed in Baton Rouge, La., as a museum… Read More
On June 15, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced $9.5 million in grants for the America’s Marine Highway program. Of the eight projects that were awarded grants, seven are located in… Read More
In what the American Waterways Operators called a “commonsense, deregulatory win for towing vessels and mariners,” the Coast Guard issued a final rule May 27 that allows a mariner to… Read More