Resurgence in Shipping as Romance Fades

This month, after more than a decade of painful recovery, predominant U.S. shipping companies on the Great Lakes are reporting healthy profits and record cargo volumes. With a new head of steam, the industry has sailed from an age of derring-do romance into an era of bottom-line financial success. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s J. Carl Ganter reports, the financial success has removed much of the modern romance from the industry:

Three Brothers Shipwreck

Just as quickly as a Lake Michigan storm swallowed a turn-of-the-century cargo steamer, the lake has unexpectedly uncovered what maritime historians are calling a rare archaeological treasure. Great Lakes Radio Consortium correspondent J. Carl Ganter joined the first explorers of the newly discovered wreck just off the shores of South Manitou Island, in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula: