Great Lakes Service Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 47.110 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter E -- Load Lines; Part 47 -- Combination Load Lines; Subpart A – General], Great Lakes service means “a voyage from a United States port or place on the Great Lakes to another United States port or place on the Great Lakes or to a Canadian port or place on the Great Lakes, or conversely. In concurrence with related Canadian regulations, the waters of the St. Lawrence River west of a rhumb line drawn from Cap de Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island, and west of a line along 63[degrees]G1 W. Longitude from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River shall be considered as part of the Great Lakes. In addition, the Victoria Bridge, Montreal, Canada, is the dividing line between fresh water and salt water in the St. Lawrence River.”