Seaway Notice, Max Allowable Drafts
In the Montreal to Lake Ontario section, the maximum allowable draft will be 80.8 dm (26.5 ft), subject to favorable water elevations, effective March 31, 2009. This increase applies to all vessels. In addition, there will be zero tolerance for ship's draft in excess of 80.8 dm (26.5 ft). Mariners are reminded that for ships loaded to a draft greater than 80.0 dm (26.25 ft), speeds will be monitored carefully between St. Lambert Lock and St. Nicolas Island.