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The vessel was carrying iron ore and being towed by a steamer named the Maunaloa when the cargo ship sank during a storm.
Two days after he graduates high school, Ethan Rentschler will be working in the engine room of a Great Lakes freighter.
The U.S. Navy is scheduled to commission the ship on Saturday.
The first U.S.-built lake freighter in almost 40 years nears completion at a shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
At 650 feet deep, the wreck isn't accessible to divers.
With its newly announced ability to accept maritime cargo containers, sources wonder if the Great Lakes might offer future relief in the face of supply chain pressures.

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A global supply chain stalemate may be affecting the shelves of many local stores in the near future.
Delays and significant shipping cost increases are making it difficult to plan, and it's not just affecting exports of crops Midwest farmers grow. The cost of importing specialty grains like quinoa is also up sharply, an impact sure to be felt in the grocery aisles.
Recently, Reps. Dean Phillips (D-Minnetonka) and Pete Stauber (R-Hermantown) co-sponsored the Flood Resilience and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2021. Other members of the Minnesota delegation should follow their lead.

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