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Opening of the 2018 Navigation Season Announced

Seaway Notice No. 1 - 2018

Opening of the 2018 Navigation Season and Maximum Allowable Drafts
The opening of the 2018 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times:

  • Welland Canal: March 29, 2018 (0800 hours D.S.T.)
  • Montreal/Lake Ontario Section: March 29, 2019 (0800 hours D.S.T.)

Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions. Restrictions may apply in some areas until lighted navigation aids have been installed.

For more information about the Opening of the 2018 Navigation Season, please visit http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/commercial/opening.html

Last updated: Thursday, March 15, 2018