|Frontenac approaches Brockville on Monday evening. Photo by Andy Wheeler/Snapd Brockville|
UPDATE (March 31 5 p.m.) - Frontenac and Whitefish Bay passed Clayton headed downbound and a slow pace. They were expected to anchor at Prescott overnight.
In the early going of the season, it is believed that night transits will be limited.
Griffon was east of Beauharnois Lock waiting to escort the first upbound vessels of the year.
UPDATE (March 31 2:45 p.m.) - Frontenac and Whitefish Bay have been tip-toeing their way toward the river all afternoon. An issue has slowed traffic along the South Shore Canal, west of Montreal, holding up the first upbound vessels.
Its not known if that hold up is resulting in the slow movement of the two ships on the lake, but it is very likely.
UPDATE (March 31 10:30 a.m.) - An observation by a reader is now confirmed that both Frontenac and Whitefish Bay are on the move and river bound! First ships of the season will be here by lunch time.
ORIGINAL REPORT - The river portion of the Seaway will officially open at 8 am.
Two ships will likely make their way through the islands early Monday after anchoring off Tibbetts Point the past few days. Watch for Whitefish Bay and Frontenac.
Enjoy the ship watching season!