Ship ROBERT S. PIERSON Welland Canal opening day 2017 season
As seen at Lock 3 on Mar. 20, 2017, the ship ROBERT S. PIERSON, owned by Lower Lakes Towing, had the honour of being the first upbound vessel on the Welland Canal for the 2017 shipping season.
This is the Welland Canal’s 188th season!
Also, the new pier which was built this year below Lock 3 is seen completed. Starting on Jan 1, 2017, the previous wooden pier at this site was completely demolished, and this new steel-supported pier was constructed in time for the season opening.