- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) - The navigation season along the St. Lawrence Seaway has come to a close now that the last ship has passed through one of the locks along the waterway in northern New York.

Officials with the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. told the Watertown Daily Times (https://bit.ly/1JhwSxO ) that the Canadian-flagged CWB Marquis passed through the Eisenhower Lock at Massena on Wednesday, ending the 57th navigation season.

With the passing of the bulk carrier, all ships have now cleared the seaway.

Officials say favorable weather conditions led to a “great closing” for the system that links the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence River.

Workers will now perform maintenance on the seven locks in the river portion of seaway to prepare it for reopening in late March.


Information from: Watertown Daily Times, https://www.watertowndailytimes.com

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