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On this day in 1953, the railroad finally arrived on Jones Island

Published Feb. 5, 2020

On this Feb. 5, 1953, a Milwaukee Road locomotive pulled a short train across Chicago & Northwestern tracks and onto Jones Island. For the city of Milwaukee, this concluded a 26-year struggle "to open the harbor to all shippers and carriers on equal terms."

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Remember when "tin stackers" wintered in Milwaukee?

Published Jan. 24, 2020

Each year, the Soo Locks are scheduled to close between Jan. 15 and March 25. Ice typically makes the passage impassable and the Corps of Engineers needs time to perform annual maintenance. For the most part, this brings an end to the shipping season and transportation companies must find a place to park their boats.

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