In Pakistan, shipping is big business. New paved highways offer a fast track to the north and Afghanistan. Goods arrive at the port of Karachi and travel as far as U.S. troops based in Afghanistan or newly rich Central-Asian republics farther north.
Brian Mann with North Country Public Radio is traveling along the St. Lawrence Seaway as part of the Front and Center series. Monday, he talked about the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway back in 1959. He checked in from his journey, discussing shipping along that route.
The Great Lakes region has always been defined by water. The “sweetwater seas,” as the lakes were known, sustained indigenous people, and served as a thoroughfare for hunters, fur traders and early voyagers.