CANADA: In Business

The St. Lawrence Seaway, storied ship route to the heart of the continent, is in business. For the first time in history, deep-draft ocean vessels can bypass the shallows of the upper St. Lawrence, steam through a system of locks and 27-ft. channels to the Great Lakes.

At Montreal, the stubby Canadian icebreaker d'Iberville swung into the steel grey current of the St. Lawrence one morning last week to lead a column of ships in a slow parade upstream. D'Iberville's decks swarmed with visitors; her rigging danced with bunting; and ships still at their moorings bellowed hoarse salutes. Otherwise, no...

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