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« on: July 17, 2013, 12:36:46 pm »

Does anybody have the answer to the following question?


I have a question: What is the MAX permitted beam of the salties
passing through the Seaway & Welland canal locks?

Nowhere I can find that information....

I noticed the heavy lift US flagged Maersk Illinois & Texas have 23 mtr and they visited Milwaukee, so they have cleared all
the locks without any problem.

Also noticed several Federal Bulkers with a beam of 27 mtrs, but
not so sure they go all the way up to CHI/Milwaukee area..

Thank you for your assistance.

Rgds, Capt. Bill Waldmeier
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 02:07:23 pm »

Max beam Welland Canal locks = 23.8 m
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 11:06:46 pm »

Thank you Sir!

Rgds,
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 12:31:06 am »

Sandy

max beam 23,8m,,but that is also the max allowed ?  I thought max for all the way up is 23 m
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 05:49:03 pm »

On the St Lawrence Seaway webpage I found a 76 foot limit which in 1993 was extended to 78 feet or 23.8 meters for "wide beam ships". 

I might need to lose a little weight before I can squeeze through on my inner tube.






















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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 07:11:41 am »

Lot of tanker owners will be scratching their heads with this in the coming months !
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