Hours of downtime, unless otherwise noted
|All other causes||45.0||16.7||5.9||35.6||12.1||1.3||2.6||8.9||5.1||0.0||7.2|
|Weather (percentage of total)||62||64||76||49||44||4||64||51||65||78||66|
NOTES: Weather-related causes includes poor visibility and high wind/ice; All other causes includes lock equipment malfunction, civil interference, and water level/flow. These data pertain only to the two U.S. locks (Snell and Eisenhower) on the Saint Lawrence Seaway between the Port of Montreal and Lake Ontario. Canada operates another five locks along this portion of the Seaway, as well as other Seaway locks.
SOURCES: 1994-2001—U.S. Department of Transportation, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. (SLSDC), Annual Reports (Washington, DC: Various years). Reports for 1997-2001 available at http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/, as of March 2004. 2002, 2003, and 2004—-SLSDC, personal communication, March and December 2004 and February 2005.