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Ship gets stuck in ice under bridge

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Ship gets stuck in ice under bridge

  Nearly five hours after it became stuck in ice under Bridge 19 in Port Colborne, the vessel Federal Nakagawa was freed. The vessel started moving just as a truck full of hot water showed up to try and melt the ice alongside the ship in the Welland Canal Wednesday evening. A St. Lawrence Seaway […]

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

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Coast Guard still escorting ships on Lake Erie

Canadian Coast Guard ships are still escorting ships through the ice on Lake Erie. On Thursday night, the CCGS Samuel Risley escorted the CSL Laurentien from Nanticoke, Ont. to Port Colborne through ice that was still one metre (three feet thick). Saturday afternoon, the CCGS Des Groseilliers, a medium-class icebreaker, was seen off of the […]

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CSL Laurentien first downbound ship

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CSL Laurentien first downbound ship

Vessel arrived after midnight Friday The CSL Laurentien slipped quietly into Lock 8 Friday morning making it the first downbound vessel to transit the Welland Canal. The ship was escorted from Nanticoke by the Canadian Coast Guard ship Samuel Risley, said Port Colborne Mayor Vance Badawey as he stood at the lock at 12:30 a.m. […]

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Ships get coast guard escort on Lake Erie

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Ships get coast guard escort on Lake Erie

A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker led a convoy of five vessels out of the Welland Canal Tuesday into the still-frozen waters of Lake Erie to get the shipping season underway on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system. Andy Maillet, the Canadian Coast Guard’s Superintendent of Operations for the Central and Arctic Region, said […]

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Shipping season kicks off in St. Catharines

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Shipping season kicks off in St. Catharines

Algoma Central Corp.’s newest ship, the Algoma Equinox, helped mark the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway’s 56th navigation season as it transited the Welland Canal Friday. The vessel is the first of eight Equinox-class ships (EQUINOX) that are being purpose-built for trade in the St. Lawrence Seaway, and was part of a top hat […]

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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

On the night of March 24, 1944, 80 Commonwealth airmen crawled through a 400-foot long tunnel, escaping Stalag Luft III, a POW camp near Sagan, Poland. Of those 80 men, including Canadians, British, Poles, Greek, Australian and others, only three — two Norwegians and a Dutch pilot — successfully escaped. The remaining 77 were caught […]

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