#1 – Opening of the 2004 Navigation Season

February 18, 2004

The opening of the 2004 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times:

  • Montreal / Lake Ontario March 25, 2004 – 0800 hours (E.S.T.)
  • Welland Canal March 23, 2004 – 0800 hours (E.S.T.)

Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions. Navigation may be restricted to daylight hours in some areas until lighted navigation aids have been installed.

Sault Ste. Marie Locks and Canals

United States Soo Locks will open March 25.

Allowable Draft

A separate Seaway Notice will be issued to define maximum allowable draft at opening by February 26th.