Navigation on the St. Lawrence: T22-236/2017E-PDF

echo of the past, path to the future.

"Over the centuries, the mighty St. Lawrence has fostered the creation of a vast world. We invite you to discover it, one page at a time. Let this pamphlet be your compass on a voyage to explore the many facets of commercial shipping and recreational boating on the St. Lawrence. The St. Lawrence is a universe in itself. It is the main axis of a 3,700-kilometre waterway stretching from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean and draining a quarter of the world’s fresh water. The river flows nearly 1,200 kilometres from Kingston, in Eastern Ontario, through Quebec. This document on navigation is the outcome of a project initiated by the Navigation Coordination Committee (NCC). It is one of the tangible deliverables of the action plan for the Sustainable Navigation Strategy for the St. Lawrence, originally issued in 2004 and updated in 2014. Overall, this strategy is aimed at adapting the management practices of commercial and recreational navigation stakeholders to the St. Lawrence’s environmental (reduction of impacts), economic (promotion of marine transport) and social (harmonization of uses) sustainability imperatives. The NCC was officially established during Phase III of the St. Lawrence Action Plan (1998-2003). The Action Plan is a Canada-Quebec agreement to foster the conservation and enhancement of the St. Lawrence River"--p. ii, 1.

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Department/Agency Transport Canada.
Title Navigation on the St. Lawrence
Subtitle echo of the past, path to the future.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title : La navigation sur le Saint-Laurent : un écho du passé, une voie d’avenir. Cover title.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages ii, 33 p. :
ISBN 978-2-550-77591-1
Catalogue Number
  • T22-236/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Waterways, Navigation, Water transport