Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Seaway opens for 2021 navigation season

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MASSENA, N.Y. (WWTI) — At 8 a.m., the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario opened for the season.

Early on Monday, March 22 the Montreal and Lake Ontario Section of the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Seaway officially opened for the 2021 navigation season.

This was marked official after icebreaking efforts took place along the navigation channel this past weekend.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg welcomed the 63rd Navigation Season through a virtual ceremony. His full remarks can be watched below.

Others shared their excitement on social media.

The Welland Canal previously opened on Friday March 19, 2021 at 8 a.m.

The Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Seaway previously closed in late December 2020

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