WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) ó A published report says the United States and Canada
donít believe the St. Lawrence Seaway needs to be expanded to allow larger,
ocean-bound ships to enter the system.
The Watertown Daily Times reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has
officially scratched the expansion idea nearly a decade after one of its own
reports suggested additional study of possibly widening the waterway,
deepening channels in the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, and
constructing larger locks.
The Corpsí most recent report on the Great Lakes navigation system says
those ideas will no longer be considered because both the U.S. and Canada
feel that expansion of the system is not warranted at this time.
Environmental advocates argued that the changes to the Seaway would only
exacerbate environmental destruction.