CANADA: Off with a Bang

Between ice in and ice out, Canada's St. Lawrence Seaway Authority turned its efforts to remedying a problem that marred the waterway's inaugural season last year. Big seagoing vessels had such high wind-catching bows and their crews were so inexperienced in the narrow locks and channels that there were 76 accidents along the 27½ mile Welland Canal between Lakes Ontario and Erie. The authority spent $7,500,000 on new mooring walls and fender booms for the Welland, ordered all ships to carry special landing booms, stern anchors and winches. The equipment is sure to help, but last week, as the...

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