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Media Advisory - July 7, 2021 (THEODORE TOO Tugboat coming through Eisenhower Lock on July 8 Seaway Visitors’ Center to open at 8:30 a.m.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       

Contact: Josef Walker                                                                                               

315-764-3218

THEODORE TOO Tugboat coming through Eisenhower Lock on July 8

Seaway Visitors’ Center to open at 8:30 a.m.

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is announcing that the iconic THEODORE TOO tugboat is expected to arrive at Eisenhower Lock in Massena, NY, tomorrow, July 8, between 8:30-9:00 a.m.  The Seaway’s Eisenhower Lock Visitors’ Center will open early, at 8:30 a.m., to allow the public to view the tug’s transit through the lock.

The Center is located off Route 37 in Massena, NY.  Turn right at the traffic light at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall entrance if approaching westbound or left if heading eastbound.  The Visitors’ Center entrance is 1.5 miles on the right.  Parking is free in the lot adjacent to the Center.

Hundreds of ships from all over the world make thousands of transits through the St. Lawrence Seaway annually.  They carry a wide variety of cargoes including grains, iron ore, coal, steel, stone, and large cargoes such as windmill components.  The Visitors’ Center historically attracts visitors from all 50 states and more than 20 countries.  Guides are available to provide more information to tourists.

For up-to date information on estimated vessel transit times, call (315) 769-2422 for a voice recording of that day’s projected lockage schedule.  Additional information is on the website at https://greatlakes-seaway.com/en/navigating-the-seaway/seaway-map/.  This map updates every 15 minutes with details on those ships currently in transit within the Seaway System.  To obtain specific lock information, visit our Vessel Transit Information page (https://www.glslw-glvm.com/R2/jsp/R2.jsp?language=E&loc=VT00.jsp) and pull down the Order of Turn information.  This offers real-time information on those vessels preparing to enter any of the locks.

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THEODORE TOO Tugboat coming through Eisenhower Lock on July 8 Seaway Visitors’ Center to open at 8:30 a.m.