FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS
The St. Lawrence Seaway (French: la Voie Maritime du Saint-Laurent) is a system of locks, canals, and channels in Canada and the United States that permits oceangoing vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of North America, as far inland as Duluth, Minnesota, at the western end of Lake Superior. The seaway is named for the St. Lawrence River, which flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean. Legally, the seaway extends from Montreal, Quebec, to Lake Erie, and includes the Welland Canal.
The St. Lawrence River portion of the seaway is not a continuous canal; rather, it consists of several stretches of navigable channels within the river, a number of locks, and canals along the banks of the St. Lawrence River to bypass several rapids and dams. A number of the locks are managed by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation in Canada, and others in the United States by the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation; the two bodies together advertise the seaway as part of “Highway H2O”. The section of the river from Montreal to the Atlantic is under Canadian jurisdiction, regulated by the offices of Transport Canada in the Port of Quebec.
- BORN 1956: CHRIS ISAAK (SINGER)
- 1959: OPENING CEREMONIES TOOK PLACE FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY, CONNECTING THE GREAT LAKES WITH THE ATLANTIC
- BORN 1970: CHRIS O’DONNELL (ACTOR)
- BORN 1970: SEAN HAYES (ACTOR)
- BORN 1973: GRETCHEN WILSON (COUNTRY SINGER)
- 1976: CN TOWER, 1,815 ‘ HIGH, OPENED TO THE PUBLIC, TORONTO, ONTARIO
- DIED 2002: JAY BERWANGER (FOOTBALL PLAYER, FIRST WINNER OF THE HEISMAN TROPHY)
- DIED 2003: STROM THURMOND DIED AT AGE 100. HE WAS THE LONGEST-SERVING SENATOR IN U.S. HISTORY
- 2004: BOB BARKER, HOST OF THE TELEVISION GAME SHOW THE PRICE IS RIGHT, WAS INDUCTED INTO THE ACADEMY OF TELEVISION AND ARTS & SCIENCES HALL OF FAME
- DIED 2007: LIZ CLAIBORNE (FASHION DESIGNER)
- DIED 2011: NORMA LYON (FOURTH OFFICIAL BUTTER COW SCULPTOR OF THE IOWA STATE FAIR)
- DIED 2012: NORA EPHRON (SCREENWRITER & DIRECTOR)