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December 22nd  The end of the season rush is on.  The Welland Canal is due to close on

Christmas and the locks on the St Lawrence River are due to close on Dec. 30th.

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December 22nd Polish Shipping "Narev" downbound on the St Lawrence River in the

Thousand Islands with a load of grain from Thunder Bay ON

credit Bob Rowley St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

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December 22nd Canada Steamship Lines "CSL Welland" passing Clayton NY enroute from

Thunder Bay to Montreal.  They are getting ready to close the St Lawrence River for the

season and have already removed some navigation buoys.

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December 22nd Canada Steamship Lines "CSL St-Laurent" entering the Poe Lock enroute

from Thunder Bay ON to Montreal QC

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December 22nd Canadian Wheat Board "CWB Marquis" downbound on the St Lawrence River

passing Clayton NY enroute from Thunder Bay ON to Port Cartier QC with a load of grain.

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December 22nd Great Lakes Fleet "Edwin H Gott" in the Detroit River passing Windsor ON

with a load of iron ore pellets from Two Harbors MN to Detroit MI

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December 23rd Algoma Central "Algoma Equinox" downbound on the St Lawrence River

in the Thousand Islands. Enroute from Thunder Bay ON-Trois Rivieres QC with a load of grain.

Credit Bob Rowley St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

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Canada Steamship Lines "CSL Assiniboine" upbound on the St Lawrence River passing

the Thousand Islands bridge. Enroute from Sept-Iles QC to Sault Ste Marie ON.

Credit Jason DesJardins St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

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December 23rd FedNav Ltd "Federal Bering" downbound on the St Lawrence River in the

Thousand Islands enroute from Duluth MN to Montreal QC

credit Bob Rowley St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

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December 23rd Harren & Patner Schiffahrts (Germany) "Puffin" downbound on the St

Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands with a load of grain from Thunder Bay ON to

Montreal.  credit Bob Rowley St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

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December 24th Nordana "Nordana Mathilde" downbound on the St Lawrence river near

Morrisburg ON enroute from Toledo OH to Montreal QC.  Ship unloaded at Ashtabula OH

Nov 28th then proceeded to Toledo OH for repairs.  Was to continue on to Thunder Bay ON

to load grain but didn't leave Toledo until Dec 20th, so it is proceeding back to the Atlantic.

Credit Bill Laurin St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

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 Canada Steamship Lines "CSL Niagara" downbound on the St Clair River passing Port

Huron MI/Sarnia ON enroute from Thunder Bay ON to Port Colborne ON.  I'm not sure if

it is trying to make it through the Welland Canal, but is scheduled to arrive at 1pm on 12-25.

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Transport Desgagnes tanker "Jana Desgagnes" downbound on the Detroit River passing

Windsor ON.  Enroute from Sarnia ON to Montreal QC

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Tanker "Patras" upbound on the St Lawrence River passing under the Thousand Islands

Bridge enroute from Montreal QC to Hamilton ON

credit Jordan Sanford St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

 

Merry Christmas!