60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY
Officials from Canada, the U.S., and Akwesasne commemorated the 60th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway’s opening today at Massena’s Eisenhower Lock with a ceremony and special announcement.
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne District Chief Edward Roundpoint attended the event and spoke on behalf of Council. He acknowledged the traditional lands the Seaway was constructed on, and spoke of the priority to work together toward shared goals of preserving and protecting the lands.
Speakers also included U.S. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and keynote speaker, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. As the former Secretary of Labor, Madame Chao has supported the Seaway for many years and spoke about it’s impact globally. Together, Congresswoman Stefanik and Madame Secretary Chao made the announcement that the Eisenhower Lock will be receiving a new $6 million visitor centre.