SHIPPING: Second Route

Hedging its stake in the vital Soo Canal (see map), the War Production Board last week set aside $30,000,000 to develop a second route by which the iron ore of the Mesabi and Marquette ranges can travel down the Great Lakes to the steel mills of Gary, Youngstown and Pittsburgh. The new route will add perhaps a month to the open-water season, expand ore-carrying capacity, and keep the ore moving even if something should happen to halt shipments through the Soo.

Through the locks at Sault Ste. Marie some 84,000,000 tons of rust-red...

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