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President Trump Puts Seal of Approval on Second Poe-sized Lock

December 12, 2018

Cleveland – President Trump yesterday signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, legislation that includes the Soo Lock Post-Authorization Change Report that authorizes construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to move forward. The President had pledged to “fix” the Soo Locks in April. James H.I. Weakley, President of Lake Carriers’…

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Army Corps to being construction of new Soo Lock

November 21, 2018

The service allocates an initial $32 million for the project, which was first authorized in 1986 (CLEVELAND) — After more than three decades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday said it will proceed with plans to build a new Soo Lock, one of the largest Great Lakes infrastructure projects in a generation. The…

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Life on a Freighter

November 6, 2018

Life on a Freighter Watertown Daily Times reporter Marcus Wolf, photographer Daytona Niles and WPBS-TV producers Tracy Duflo and Ryan Proven boarded the freighter CSL Welland at Lock 7 in the Welland Canal, near Niagara Falls, and journeyed with it to Eisenhower Lock in Massena.   SOURCE: WPBS-TV

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Great Lakes Execs Tout Economic Success at Annual Meeting

November 5, 2018

Shipping is a “pillar” for quality of life; Michigan benefits Celebrating the success of the region’s economy was the main event as Great Lakes commissioners gathered in Indianapolis last week for their annual meeting. Presentations by Great Lakes shipping interests painted a positive picture for the industry. A study presented by the Great Lakes Commission…

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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation: Great Lakes, Great Opportunities

October 26, 2018

   

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The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System – A Vital Waterway

October 26, 2018

   

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SLSDC Participates in Emergency Exercise

October 23, 2018

              On August 16, 2018, an all-day Exercise was held in Massena, N.Y. to deploy 300 feet of oil boom using two SLSDC workboats and was conducted to test the feasibility of protecting the Massena Intake. The scenario was centered around a tank ship running hard aground at Richards…

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U.S. Seaway Begins Transition to Hands-Free Mooring Technology

October 23, 2018

In September, the SLSDC moved one step closer toward installing Hands-Free Mooring (HFM) technology at its locks. SLSDC employees have been working diligently to install the HFM operating equipment and controls in preparation for the manufacturer’s final on-site testing and certification. As a result, HFM technology is scheduled to be commissioned at Eisenhower Lock this…

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New Tug Keel-Laying

October 23, 2018

                                In late June, SLSDC Associate Administrator, Thomas Lavigne, and Executive Officer, Mike Howard, traveled to Houma, Louisiana for the keel-laying ceremony for the Corporation’s new tug which is currently under construction at Gulf Island Shipyard. The keel-laying marks the…

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Senator Chuck Schumer Visits Eisenhower Lock

October 23, 2018

                            On July 3, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) traveled to the Eisenhower Lock for a brief visit and press conference. Senator Schumer was interested in seeing the SLSDC facilities and communicating his support for the Seaway, and in particular, the Asset…

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New Seaway Anchorages Approved at Cape Vincent and Tibbitts Point

October 23, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved new anchorages at Cape Vincent and Tibbitts Point, effective as of July 30, 2018. This will allow Seaway pilots that anchor to await a relief at Cape Vincent and Tibbitts Point to leave the vessel and be relieved of that duty. The request for designated anchorages in the Cape…

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Economic Impact Study Reaches Far-Ranging Audiences

October 19, 2018

From Boston to Baton Rouge; from Honolulu to Houston; from Minneapolis to Montgomery; and many, many points in between, news of the new study, Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region was covered by multiple media markets across the country and saw widespread reach through social media channels. From its release…

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Deputy Administrator’s Column: An Updated New Economic Impact Study of the Great Lakes Seaway System Released

October 19, 2018

The July release of “Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes — St. Lawrence Region” was a landmark achievement. This study updates the previous binational economic impact study completed in 2011. It also represents the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis ever completed of the U.S. and Canadian impacts and benefits of commercial navigation in…

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Seaway Tonnage: Midseason Update

October 19, 2018

  After a slow start to the 2018 navigation season, steady gains in cargo movements and transits in July and August have put overall Seaway cargo tonnage on the rise. Commercial cargo shipments through August totaled 21.4 million metric tons (mmt), a 4 percent increase when compared to the same time period in 2017. This…

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers Launch Cruise The Great Lakes

October 18, 2018

Initiative Aims to Bring More Cruise Passengers to Great Lakes (MACKINAC ISLAND, MI) – Against the backdrop of a cruise ship docked at Mackinac Island, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today helped launch “Cruise the Great Lakes,” a new international partnership to bring more cruise passengers to the Great Lakes. “Cruise the Great Lakes” is the…

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