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Quote from SLSDC Administrator Betty Sutton regarding Plan 2014

“The International Joint Commission (IJC) today announced that it was signing a new Order of Approval to adopt a new water use regulation plan for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River – Plan 2014.  This new plan is the successful result of many years of extensive collaboration between and among the U.S. and Canadian governments, the IJC, and other stakeholders who cherish and depend on the environmental and economic health of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.  The U.S.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitors' Center Closes for the Season

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation announced today that public access to its Visitors' Center at the U.S. Eisenhower Lock for the 2016 navigation season ends at 6:00 pm on Labor Day, September 5. From Monday, August 29 through September 5, the Center will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and is free to the public. The Center has served as a major tourist attraction for North Country residents and tourists visiting the region since 1961. This year, nearly 60,000 visitors from 44 states and 22 countries entered the Center or stopped by the overlook to view ships from dozens of nations traversing the binational U.S.-Canadian waterway. 

Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitors' Center Hours Change This Week And Prepare to Close on Labor Day

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation's public access to its Visitors'
Center at the U.S. Eisenhower Lock for the 2016 navigation season ends at 6:00 pm on Labor Day,
September 5. From Monday, August 29 through September 5, the Center will be open from 10:00 am to
6:00 pm and is free to the public. Gift shop hours will be from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitors' Center Opening

The Seaway Visitors' Center at the Eisenhower Lock opens Friday, May 27, 2016 which provides tourists and ship watchers with an observation
deck where they can view commercial vessels and cruise ships from around the world as they transit the lock.
Guides are available to provide additional information to tourists. 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, steel slabs, and project cargoes.
 

Blog Post - Seaway a valuable resource for US freight; greater investment would further tap potential

Posted by Anthony Foxx
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
https://www.transportation.gov/fastlane/seaway-greater-investment-would-...

It is one of this Department's most special assets, and perhaps our most unsung. I'm talking about the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system --particularly the U.S. locks I had the pleasure and privilege of visiting yesterday.

Media Advisory - Vessel "Saint Laurent" (Final)

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
MEDIA ADVISORY
POC:  Nancy Alcalde, nancy.alcalde@dot.gov


Today, the passenger cruise ship Saint Laurent was safely refloated and exited the Eisenhower Lock chamber in Massena, New York.

At 4 p.m. this afternoon, navigation on the St. Lawrence Seaway resumed and vessels are once again transiting Eisenhower Lock.  During the approximately 42 hours that navigation was suspended, 15 vessels were delayed.

Media Advisory: USCG, SLSDC to Host News Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY: COAST GUARD, SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO HOST NEWS CONFERENCE

CLEVELAND -- The U.S. Coast Guard and Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation are scheduled to host a press conference Friday afternoon regarding a 286-foot cruise ship that hit a wall at Eisenhower Lock in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Massena, New York, Thursday night.

The most recent Coast Guard news release about the collision is available here: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2549658/

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