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: