St. Lawrence Seaway announced today the 2014 opening date for the inland waterway.
The opening of the 2014 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times:
• Montreal / Lake Ontario March 28, 2014 - 0800 hours (D.S.T.)
• Welland Canal March 28, 2014 - 0800 hours (D.S.T.)
The opening date falls 6 days later than it did in 2013. The Seaway had opened for 3 consecutive years on March 22, prior to today's announcement.
Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions. Restrictions may apply in some areas until lighted navigation aids have been installed.
Icebreaking dates have yet to be determined.