A Thunder Bay shipping company is taking court action against the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. N. M. Paterson and Sons is seeking millions of dollars in damages and losses. Its ship, Windoc was damaged when it was struck by a lift bridge last August.
N. M. Paterson took the legal action after failing to reach an out-of-court settlement with the seaway. The accident resulted in the company losing a quarter of its fleet, and a third of its shipping capacity.
Since the accident, N. M Paterson has sold three of its ships to Canada Steamship Lines, leading to speculation the company is getting out of the shipping business.