Tales from the Seaway with Craig Middlebrook | North Coast Chronicles

November 30, 2022

A look at how the St. Lawrence Seaway operates!

This month on North Coast Chronicles podcast: "Tales from the Seaway with Craig Middlebrook."  So pleased that our friend and colleague, Craig Middlebrook will join us to share the good, the bad, and the funny about his 27 years as Deputy Administrator of the Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.  [Seaway.DOT.gov] Until his retirement this fall, Craig was in the forefront of Great Lakes international shipping managing a huge portfolio that included invasive species, high water levels, and the application of modern technologies; all toward meeting the current and future needs of a system dedicated in 1959 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Today's episode is sponsored by the Canadian Saint Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.  The SLSMC recognizes that customers depend on a safe and reliable system as a cost-effective way to transport their goods by continually enhancing the Seaway's strong reliability and productivity. The Seaway Management Corporation also recognizes the criticality of  understanding and minimizing the impacts of marine transportation on the environment by setting the standards in the field. To learn more about this extraordinary system, go to https://greatlakes-seaway.com.
Show Transcription
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Helen Brohl

Helen Brohl is a Great Lakes gal, having grown up on the south shore of Lake Erie and a lifetime of summers on Middle Bass Island. Helen understands the Great Lakes as a valuable resource with a Master's Degree from The Ohio State University in Great Lakes Land and Water Use Policy and as an economic engine for the nation with almost 40 years of experience in maritime transportation and trade development. Helen previously worked as professional staff on the U.S. Congressional House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, with NOAA's Office of Coast Management, did trade development for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, was the Director of Marketing for the Port of Chicago, the Executive Director of the U.S. Great Lakes Shipping Association, and retired in January 2023 after almost 17 years as the Executive Director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System in Washington, DC. Follow along as Helen shares the nature, folk lore, and charm of the Great Lakes!