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Coal shipped on Great Lakes drops

The amount of coal shipped on the Great Lakes in August was down 13 percent from August 2008 and almost 23 percent lower than the month's average for the years 2004 through 2008, according to numbers released today by the Lake Carriers' Association.

Ship loading coal
Superior shipped 2.19 million net tons of coal this August, compared to 2.66 million a year ago. The five-year average is 2.39 million net tons. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

The amount of coal shipped on the Great Lakes in August was down 13 percent from August 2008 and almost 23 percent lower than the month's average for the years 2004 through 2008, according to numbers released today by the Lake Carriers' Association.

Nearly 3.6 million net tons of coal were shipped on the Great Lakes this August, compared to nearly 4.1 million tons in August 2008.

Superior shipped 2.19 million net tons of coal this August, compared to 2.66 million a year ago. The five-year average is 2.39 million net tons.

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