The Sights and Sounds of the St. Clair River

 

Though only 40 miles long the fast moving St. Clair River, along with it’s sister, the Detroit River, is the busiest waterway in the world.

Traveling the river are cargo carriers one thousand feet long, carrying up to 70,000 tons of stone, coal or iron ore.

The City of Sarnia, Ontario, ships chemicals around the world  but also essential fuel oil to ports all around the Great Lakes upstream of the Welland Canal. Those cargoes make the St. Clair a four season thoroughfare. The battles with the winter elements make shipping on the river a dramatic affair.


Enjoy your visit!


Larry Mobbs

Webmaster

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Last update March 7, 2012

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