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The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
(SLSDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation
The United States Department of Transportation is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967...
. The SLSDC is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic through the U.S.-owned and operated facilities of the Saint Lawrence Seaway
The Saint Lawrence Seaway , , is the common name for a system of locks, canals and channels that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the North American Great Lakes, as far as Lake Superior. Legally it extends from Montreal to Lake Erie, including the Welland Canal...
, which consists of 2 of the 15 locks between Montreal
Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...
and Lake Erie
Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the tenth largest globally. It is the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes and therefore also has the shortest average water residence time. It is bounded on the north by the...
. The Corporation plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the waterway remains a safe and well-managed system, which it shares with its Canadian counterpart, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is a not-for-profit Crown corporation owned by the Government of Canada.It is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic through the Canadian-owned and operated facilities of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which consists of 13 of the...