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ENGINEERING STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF THE OPENING OF THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ON THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY

This report analyzes the present conditions in the Great Lakes Shipping Industry and forecasts as correctly as possible the future commodity movements, ship tonnage requirements and trends as affected by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The study covers: 1) determination of the types, designs and general characteristics of vessels most suitable for combined ocean, St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes service; 2) determination of the effects of the opening of the Seaway on present available Great Lakes vessels; 3) an analysis of the ship replacement problems confronting the Great Lakes vessel operators; 4) operational problems resulting from the opening of the Seaway; and 5) determination of the expected participation by the U.S., Canada, and foreign flag operators in the St. Lawrence Seaway trade. The statistics and backup data, upon which the resulting conclusions are based, are tabulated and briefly discussed in the appendices of the report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number D-6-E.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Downer (HC) and Associates, Incorporated

    619 Perry-Payne Building
    Cleveland, OH  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1957-2-25

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 261 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM