Great Lakes

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Lake Michigan-Huron

Surface Area: 73,080km2

Water Volume: 8,000km3

Deepest Point: 282m in Lake Michigan

Location: On the border of Canada and the US

Tuesday, 16 October, 2007, 12:00am

Asian invaders

It's not news that Asia's economic power is beginning to unnerve the US. But in New York, this summer's panic is not so much over Chinese companies' interest in purchasing struggling American firms, or American technology being stolen by Beijing-financed spies, or the threat to American jobs from the outsourcing of work to India.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Lakes deal

Ship-board engineers have ratified a five-year contract with Great Lakes shipping companies, the president of the Canadian Marine Officers Union says.

About 250 union engineers went on strike last week over a contract dispute. The strike affected the Canadian Lake Carriers' Association.

The St Lawrence Seaway is scheduled to open on Wednesday.

28 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Trade visit to promote Great Lakes seaway

A HIGH-LEVEL joint trade delegation from the United States and Canada will visit Hongkong in early May as part of a Pacific Rim mission to promote the St Lawrence Seaway System as a major shipping route for the global flow of goods.

It would be the first such mission to the Far East which accounted for one million tonnes of cargo shipped annually through the Seaway.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am