Media Advisory - May 1, 2023 (The Visitor Center at Eisenhower Lock Remains Closed This Season, North Overlook Viewing Lot Open)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mary Alice LaPlante
The Visitor Center at Eisenhower Lock Remains Closed This Season,
North Overlook Viewing Lot is Open
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announced today that its Visitor Center will remain closed this navigation season due to the ongoing construction of the new Visitor Center. The north overlook parking lot will remain available for visitors to view ships.
The Center has served as a major tourist attraction for North Country residents and tourists visiting the region since 1961, two years after the Seaway opened.
There are several ways to obtain up-to-date information on estimated vessel transit times:
- Call 315-769-2422, for a voice recording of that day’s projected lockage schedule.
- Review the Great Lakes-Seaway binational website at bit.ly/NavigatingTheSeawayMap, which updates every 15 minutes with details on ships currently in transit within the Seaway System.
- Review lock-specific information at bit.ly/LockOrderofTurn, which offers real-time information on vessels preparing to enter any of the locks (by pulling down the Order of Turn Information).