Safety

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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U.S. Great Lakes Ports Meeting in Erie, PA

October 23, 2018

                            This year, the Port of Erie (Pa.) was the host to the annual summer meeting of the American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA), and once again the meeting provided participants with extensive information on various topics related to shipping on the…

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2017 Pacesetter Awards Presented to U.S. Ports

October 23, 2018

Six U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System earned the SLSDC’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2017 navigation season. The SLSDC annually recognizes U.S. Great Lakes ports that increase international tonnage shipped through the St. Lawrence Seaway compared to…

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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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BUCKLE UP! New Beginnings at Port Milwaukee

October 19, 2018

On August 6, 2018, I assumed office as Director of Port Milwaukee after spending the last ten years of my career at U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and, in particular, as an employee of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC). The decision to leave the Seaway was difficult; my time working at the SLSDC has…

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Tanks, A Lot!

October 2, 2018

                    PORTAGE, Ind. (September 14, 2018) – At the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, it was smooth “ale-ing” this week for the bulk carrier M/V Federal Mackinac as it arrived carrying 12 brewery tanks destined for a Michigan brewery. Each cylindrical brewery tank can hold the equivalent…

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Cruising the Great Lakes

September 27, 2018

International partnership aims to boost tourism TRAVERSE CITY — A view of the bay soon will feature more floating steel. One passenger vessel, the MS Hamburg, already stops here twice a year, and is scheduled to anchor in Traverse City this fall on Sept. 30 and Oct. 15, from 2-7 p.m. Another cruise ship, still…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names New Executive Director

September 10, 2018

                        Duluth, Minn. 8/13/18—A woman will be at the helm of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DSPA) for the first time in the organization’s 60-plus year history. The DSPA board held a special meeting August 13 and unanimously appointed Deb DeLuca as executive director,…

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Partner Spotlight – Andrie, Inc.

July 19, 2018

Founded in 1988 by Barbara Andrie and currently run by her son Stan, Andrie, Inc. provides diverse marine transportation services to the Great Lakes region. Headquartered in Muskegon, Michigan, the family-owned company operates its own equipment and manages vessels for others, supporting the shipping and commercial maritime industries on the Great Lakes. Customer Service and…

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Sen. Schumer Wants $5 million Upgrade to Seaway Visitor’s Center

July 17, 2018

Senator Charles Schumer wants the federal government to invest in a major upgrade for the visitor’s center at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock in Massena. At a press conference at center this week, Schumer focused first on the St. Lawrence Seaway Flanked by local lawmakers and business leaders, Schumer called the Seaway “vital,” saying “Good-paying…

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Soo Locks Could be Upgraded by 2030 if Federal Funding is Approved

July 16, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District estimates an upgrade to the Soo Locks could be completed by 2030 if the nearly $1 billion dollars in federal funding the undertaking would require is granted. Currently, the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie has two working locks for ships transporting iron and other materials throughout…

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New Soo Lock That Could Employ Thousands in Michigan Pushes Forward

July 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending a new supersize navigation lock be built in northern Michigan, advancing an enormous project that has been stalled for decades. Congressional sources first informed the Free Press on Friday morning about details of the report on condition of anonymity because the Corps had not made its analysis public. But members…

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