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.
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.
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.
Seaway Opens 58th Navigation Season Ice Free "Clear Sailing Ahead" as Seaway Opens Two Weeks Earlier.
Posted by Anthony Foxx
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
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.
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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: 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/
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation reports that as of 9:30 am this morning, the cruise ship “Saint Laurent” is in Eisenhower Lock and will remain there until salvage plans are defined. The ship is stable and passengers remained onboard overnight. Inspectors from the SLSDC and the U.S. Coast Guard continue to assess the situation. Seven commercial vessels are currently delayed. Navigation remains suspended until further notice. The cause of the incident is not yet determined. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
At approximately 9:15 pm on Thursday, June 18, the cruise ship "Saint Laurent" struck an approach wall bumper as it was entering Eisenhower Lock. Injured passengers have been taken to receive medical attention. The ship is stable and no pollution is reported. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the U.S. Coast Guard, the New York State Police and other local emergency responders are working together to respond to the incident. Navigation is suspended until further notice.