On June 26, 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway officially opened. The St. Lawrence Seaway allowed ports on the Great Lakes to trade with ships from the Atlantic Ocean.The St. Lawrence Seaway is not a single route, but a series of canals. Some ports on the seaway include Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on the St. Lawrence River; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Lake Ontario; Chicago, Illinois, on Lake Michigan; and Duluth, Minnesota, on Lake Superior.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry canal Noun
goods carried by a ship, plane, or other vehicle.
activities to celebrate or commemorate an event.
to remove sand, silt, or other material from the bottom of a body of water.
Great Lakes Noun
largest freshwater bodies in the world, located in the United States and Canada. Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior make up the Great Lakes.
structure on a waterway where gates at each end allow the water level to raise and lower as they are opened and closed.
place on a body of water where ships can tie up or dock and load and unload cargo.
Encyclopedic Entry: port route Noun
path or way.
buying, selling, or exchanging of goods and services.
movement of many things, often vehicles, in a specific area.