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Media Advisory - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to Commemorate St. Lawrence Seaway’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Contact: Nancy Alcalde (SLSDC)

(202) 366-0091

Nancy.Alcalde@dot.gov

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to Commemorate

St. Lawrence Seaway’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao will mark the 60th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the U.S.-Canadian binational waterway, at a ceremony at the Eisenhower Lock in Massena, New York on September 24, 2019. Secretary Chao will be joined by a number of high-ranking U.S. and Canadian government and transportation officials.

The binational waterway was officially opened in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower. It has been proclaimed as one of the ten most outstanding engineering achievements of the past 100 years. Since its inception, nearly 3 billion tons of cargo, valued at over $450 billion has been transported via the Seaway. Maritime commerce on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System supports over 237,000 U.S. and Canadian jobs and generates $35 billion in economic activity annually.

WHO:                  U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao

WHAT:                60th Anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway

WHEN:                Tuesday, September 24, 2019

                            11:30 a.m.

WHERE:               Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock/Visitors’ Center

                            76 Barnhart Island Road

                            Massena, New York

Please RSVP attendance to Nancy Alcalde, at the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Nancy.Alcalde@dot.gov, 202-366-0091, by Monday, September 23rd.

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Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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