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Late start to 2015 shipping season

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Late start to 2015 shipping season

Vessels on the Great Lakes faced some pretty extreme ice conditions this past shipping season, said Capt. Daryl Brain of the Canada Steamship Lines vessel Baie Comeau. “We came in January 27 and Lake Erie was frozen over. We haven’t had this kind of extreme ice … it’s been bad for the last couple of […]

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Icebreaker on the way to Lake Erie

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Icebreaker on the way to Lake Erie

Two Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers will work in tandem to break the ice in the eastern end of Lake Erie before the start of the 2015 shipping season, said Coast Guard communications officer Carol Launderville. Launderville said the CCGS Pierre Radisson is headed toward the Welland Canal, and will change crews in Port Weller Tuesday […]

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Big year for Port of Toronto

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Big year for Port of Toronto

More than two million tonnes of cargo from around the world moved into the Port of Toronto last year, resulting in an eight-year high for marine imports into Toronto. In a release, the Port of Toronto said more than 160 ships visited in 2014, resulting in the highest level of imports since 2007, and representing […]

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Mariner’s Service this Sunday

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Mariner’s Service this Sunday

  A service to pray for the health and safety for all those who navigate waterways during shipping season will be held Sunday, March 29 at St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church. The Mariner’s Service dates back decades in Port Colborne and will see the church decked out in flags from companies the ply […]

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Icebreaking operations set to start

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Icebreaking operations set to start

Spring icebreaking operations on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway will get underway next week, the Canadian Coast Guard said in a release. The Canadian Coast Guard said it will work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp., and the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. in planning the operations. […]

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Seaway delays opening of Welland Canal

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Seaway delays opening of Welland Canal

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. has delayed the opening of the Welland Canal and the seaway system. In a notice sent out Thursday, the seaway said, “Following careful review and consideration of factors and conditions affecting safe navigation and effective system transit, the opening date for the 2015 navigation season has been delayed …” […]

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