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December 25th Canada Steamship Lines "CSL St-Laurent" downbound at Cape Vincent NY

entering the St Lawrence River Destination Montreal QC probably with a load of grain

from Thunder Bay ON credit Janet Lee St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

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Lower Lakes Towing "Manitoulin" downbound on the Detroit River passing Windsor ON

Enroute from Thunder Bay ON to Buffalo NY with a load of grain.

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December 25th Canada Steamship Lines "Thunder Bay" loading at Sept-Iles QC

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December 25th Canada Steamship Lines "Thunder Bay" view out the back at Sept-Isles QC

on a quiet Chrismtas Day.  Both photos credit Capt Jason Church.

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December 25th MST "Cornelia" downbound on the St Lawrence River enroute from Duluth

MN to Montreal QC with a load of grain. credit Les Tuttle St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

This is the ship that was detained in the Duluth anchorage for over a month due to an

oily discharge.

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December 25th Splietoffs Bevrachtingskantoor RV "Floragracht" passing Cape Vincent

on the St Lawrence River unloaded in Windsor ON and Cleveland OH. Destination Montreal QC

credit Jim Graves St Lawrence River Ship Watchers.

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December 26th Transport Desgagnes tanker "Jana Desgangnes" downbound on the St

Lawrence River passing Boldt Castle near Alexandria Bay NY.  Enroute from Sarnia ON

to Montreal QC  credit Doug Tulloch S.L.R.S.W.

Note the Welland Canal is still open and ships calling in may be accepted to transit by

special agreement. The closing date has been adjusted to 6am on December 31st

The St Lawrence River between Lake Huron and Montreal may accept ships that call in

before 12 midnight on December 29th by special agreement.

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December 26th Canada Steamship Lines "CSL Assiniboine" departing the Poe Lock.

Enroute from Sept-Iles QC to Sault Ste Marie ON

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December 26th Canada Steamship Lines "Baie St Paul" entering the Poe lock with a

load of iron ore from Superior WI to Quebec QC.

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Canada Steamship Lines "Thunder Bay" in the St Lambert Lock (Montreal).  Enroute from

Sept-Iles QC to Sault Ste Marie ON on its last trip through the St Lawrence Seaway this

year.  credit Capt Jason Church.

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Lower Lakes Towing "Manitoulin" unloading at Buffalo NY credit Derek Tesch S.L.R.S.W.

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Canada Steamship Lines "Whitefish Bay" upbound on the St Lawrence River passing

Clayton NY.  Destination Two Harbors MN

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Tanker "Patras" downbound on the St Lawrence River passing Clayton NY. Enroute

from Hamilton ON to Rotterdam Netherlands.

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Algoma Central "Algoma Olympic" exiting the Poe Lock enroute from Montreal QC to

Superior WI