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Algoma Innovator in the Keweenaw Waterway

The Algoma Innovator departing from Hancock after unloading the Keweenaw’s annual winter salt supply.

The Canadian ship is a 650 ft self-unloading dry-bulk carrier built in 2017 in Croatia. It entered service in the Great Lakes area in 2018. Its carrying capacity is just over 25,000 tons. 🇨🇦🧂

According to the Houghton County Road Commission, the salt will be mixed with sand for use on the roads. Salt makes up 3-5% of the mixture, which is enough to help the sand stick to the roads.