On June 26, 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway officially opened with a ceremony in St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada, attended by Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The St. Lawrence Seaway opened the Great Lakes to ocean-going traffic.The St. Lawrence Seaway, named for the river that flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean, was a joint U.S.-Canadian effort. It stretches nearly 4,025 kilometers (2,500 miles), from the Atlantic Ocean to the port of Duluth, Minnesota, on the western shore of Lake Superior. The seaway is not a single unified route, but a series of canals, locks, and dredged waterways.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry canal Noun
goods carried by a ship, plane, or other vehicle.
activities to celebrate or commemorate an event.
to remove sand, silt, or other material from the bottom of a body of water.
Great Lakes Noun
largest freshwater bodies in the world, located in the United States and Canada. Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior make up the Great Lakes.
structure on a waterway where gates at each end allow the water level to raise and lower as they are opened and closed.
place on a body of water where ships can tie up or dock and load and unload cargo.
Encyclopedic Entry: port route Noun
path or way.
buying, selling, or exchanging of goods and services.
movement of many things, often vehicles, in a specific area.