DOT Officials Participate in 65th Opening of St. Lawrence Seaway

Department welcomes first commercial vessel of the season through Great Lakes port.

Officials from the Department of Transportation (DOT) celebrated the opening of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System for the 65th navigation season. DOT Assistant Secretary Christopher Coes joined Transport Canada Associate Deputy Minister Dominic Rochon for the opening ceremony, welcoming the first commercial vessel of the season into the Seaway’s Lambert Lock in Montreal, Canada.

“At a time when we are working to strengthen our nation’s supply chains, the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System plays a central role, helping us move tens of millions of tons of goods each year, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs, and combating climate change,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement. “As we open the Seaway System’s 65th season, it remains a model of international cooperation and a cornerstone of America’s trade with the rest of the world.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That Assistant Secretary Coes appropriately marked this ceremony with his presence.
  • That Secretary Buttigieg casts a forward-thinking vision for the Department of Transportation.
  • For U.S. trade to flourish through the actions of these department leaders.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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