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April 10, 2015: Opening of Navigation 'Top Hat' Ceremony

Thunder Bay Port Authority along with the City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Opening of Navigation “Top Hat” Ceremony aboard
M/V Tecumseh at Mission Terminal 14:00 Friday, April 10, 2015. 

The community annually recognizes the vessel which opens the local navigation season.  Tecumseh, owned and operated by Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., will berth near noon at Mission Terminal.  This will be the first time Tecumseh has been honoured with Thunder Bay’s Top Hat. Two additional vessels, MV CSL Laurentien and MV Whitefish Bay are expected to arrive in port this evening. 

Tecumseh Captain Vaughan Kendall and Chief Engineer George Ulrich will be recognized and will be available for comment at the ceremony.  Representatives from the City, Chamber and Port Authority will give presentations.