Posts tagged "Sanitary and Ship Canal"

Shut down the St. Lawrence Seaway

Now that Minnesota has joined Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania in a war on the Illinois shipping industry, I am reminded of the perils of the round goby. The what? The round goby is a bug-eyed fish of prey that entered the Great Lakes in the ballast tanks of ocean freighters two decades ago and now is multiplying... Read more »

Me, the Tribune and carp

Dead fish float at the surface at the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal during the Asian Carp Rapid Response Project to prevent carp from entering Lake Michigan. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources launched an unprecedented fish kill by dumping gallons of the toxin rotenone into the canal. (Tribune photo by William DeShazer / December... Read more »

Asian carp uproar is smelling a little fishy

Wait, someone wants to crimp a world engineering marvel that made Chicago what it is because some fat, ugly carp are swimming in it? The century-old Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the largest public works project of its time, reversed the flow of the Chicago River, cleaned up a stinking, typhoid-producing mess and, for the... Read more »
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