The president of the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority has outlined plans to introduce a marine shunter system on the Welland Canal to reduce waiting times for ships. He estimates the method will produce a 19 per cent reduction in downbound and outbound times for each vessel passing through the Canal's eight locks. Although the idea is not new, the method of attaching a special tug or shunter fore and aft is unique. The system is expected to cost between $5 million and $6 million.

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    Transportation Development Agency Centre

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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM