Safety

US Coast Guard’s Hollyhock sets buoy-tending record for ship

May 14, 2019

Shortly after 8 a.m. recently, the U.S. Coast Guard Hollyhock and her crew, surrounded by fishing boats under an overcast sky, pulled away from the Algonac pier, embarking on a buoy-tending mission that would set a record for the ship. The schedule included working 17 buoys, which would break the ship’s previous record of 14.…

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Middlebrook: The Seaway at 60 – more vital than ever

April 8, 2019

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the bi-national waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes and the heartland of America. How fitting that in this anniversary year, we can talk about the bright future of the Great Lakes Seaway System – North America’s “Fourth Sea…

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AERIAL PHOTOS: Icebreakers headed to Niagara

March 27, 2019

By: Nathaniel Johnson Two Canadian Coast Guard vessels will make their way to the Welland Canal ahead of its opening Friday to break ice at Port Colborne and set buoys along the length of the waterway. Carol Launderville, spokeswoman for the Coast Guard out of Sarnia, said the CCGS Pierre Radisson will head to Ontario…

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Infrastructure Investments Prepare Seaway for New Shipping Season

March 21, 2019

SLSDC 01-19 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Contact:  Nancy Alcalde Tel.:  (202) 366-0091   Infrastructure Investments Prepare Seaway for New Shipping Season   WASHINGTON – In order to prepare for the 2019 shipping season, the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) has dedicated the winter shutdown season to investing in critical capital investment projects at…

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Business of Shipping: Soo Locks’ Long-Awaited Upgrade

February 6, 2019

After 30-years, the long wait finally is over. In a move that largely flew under the industry’s radar, Washington recently committed to help fund the expansion/renovation of the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, MI, a vital link in the nation’s supply chain. The original push for this Soo Locks upgrade dates back to 1986. The Water Resources…

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Tune-up time for US-flag Great Lakes fleet

February 4, 2019

Lakers are undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and upgrades (CLEVELAND) — After moving nearly 84 million tons of cargo in 2018, U.S.-flag lakers are now undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and modernization at Great Lakes shipyards. The work ranges from engine overhauls to installation of state-of-the-art radars and other navigation equipment.…

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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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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation: Great Lakes, Great Opportunities

October 26, 2018

   

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Repowering the Herbert C. Jackson

October 26, 2018

   

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Partner Spotlight – The Port of Detroit

October 26, 2018

  The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA) has been operating since 1981 and is dedicated to advocating for the maritime industry as well as the businesses associated with the maritime world. Each year, millions of tons of cargo move through the Port of Detroit at 29 private and public-sector terminal facilities. High-grade steel products, coal,…

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Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Hwy H20 Conference

October 23, 2018

The 14th Annual Hwy H2 O Conference will take place November 13–15, 2018 at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel. This well-established event, as organized by the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC), and a binational conference committee of U.S. and Canadian delegations, is the only conference that…

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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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