DescriptionAn 80-foot drop in the St. Lawrence River along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System has been a two-fold boon to Massena. Two locks, the Bertrand H. Snell and Dwight D. Eisenhower, were built to overcome the descent, while the Moses-Saunders Power Dam was constructed to take advantage of it. Approximately 3,000 ships from international ports carry passengers and cargo through the locks each year.
Viewing decks and parking are available at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitor Center off SR 37, open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Recorded information about upbound and downbound shipping traffic is available; phone (315) 769-2422.
Visitor InfoGreater Massena Chamber of Commerce 16 Church St. MASSENA, NY 13662. Phone:(315)769-3525
ShoppingSt. Lawrence Centre Mall on SR 37 features more than 55 stores, including Bon-Ton and JCPenney, as well as specialty shops. Duty Free Americas, a tax and duty free store, is at the American Bridge Plaza in Rooseveltown, northeast off SR 37; phone (315) 769-2640.
Things to SeeCeline G. Philibert Memorial Culture Centre & Museum