Rochester, NY -- A cargo ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Rochester Monday, which you'd think wouldn't be a big deal -- except it's the first time for more than two-and-a-half years.
Big ships haven't been able to get into the port until recently because of sediment buildup at the mouth of the Genesee River. A government-private industry partnership facilitated by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter came up with funds to have the Army Corps of Engineers dredge out more than 200,000 cubic yards of muck from the river bed.
That lets the lake boat Stephen B. Roman get into the harbor to serve the ESSROC Cement Company plant on the river in Charlotte.
Congresswoman Slaughter and other officials plan to welcome the ship into the port.