The St. Lawrence Seaway shuts down in the winter months as ice chokes the waterways and the big ships stop making trips to all of the ports in Canada and the states. That all changes as the thaw happens. As winter changes into spring, the temperature rises and the ice begins to melt; opening up one of North America's most important seaway commerce routes.
It was a beautiful day when Rhonda & I went to the waterfront to capture the scene, and signs of advanced melt were all over the place. It won't be long before the ice will be completely gone from the St. Lawrence River and big ships, boaters & recreational swimmers will once again reclaim the water.
Filmed along the 1000 Islands Parkway on March 10th, 2013 with my Canon XA10.