#7 – Maximum Allowable Drafts – Montreal Lake Ontario Section

April 6, 2005

In the Montreal to Lake Ontario section, the maximum allowable draft will be increased to 80.8 dm (26′ 06″), subject to favorable water elevations, effective April 7, 2005. This increase applies to all inland vessels and those ocean vessels equipped with bow thrusters. For all ocean vessels not equipped with bow thrusters the maximum allowable draft remains at 80.0 dm (26′-3″). In addition, there will be zero tolerance for ship’s draft in excess of 80.8 dm (26′ 6″).

Mariners are reminded that for ships loaded to a draft greater than 80.0-dm (26′ 3″), speeds will be monitored carefully between St. Lambert Lock and St. Nicolas Island.