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Laurence  G. Pathy Inducted Into Great Lakes Marine Hall of Fame
Robert McKenzie
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Laurence G. Pathy Inducted Into Great Lakes Marine Hall of Fame

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~    September 17, 2021  (LSNews)  Mr.  Laurence G. (Ladi) Pathy, Chairman of Fednav Limited, was inducted into the Captain John P. Wellington Great Lakes Marine Hall of Fame on September 10, 2021.

Mr. Pathy served as President and CEO of Fednav Limited from 1972 to 2010.  He represented the company and the entire maritime industry as a founding co-chair of the Green Marine Program, a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American industry.  He was awarded the Medal of Merit by the Association of Canadian Port Authorities in 2007 for his outstanding contribution to the Canadian shipping industry.

The Friday evening induction ceremony was held virtually with a large attendance from across the U.S. and Canadian maritime industry.  Former Canadian Prime Minister, The Right and Honorable Paul Martin, made sure to congratulate his long-time friend on the momentous occasion.  Mr. Paul Pathy, current President and CEO of Fednav Limited provided the keynote address, thanking his father for his professional guidance over the years.

“It was truly an honor to be able to be apart of this recognition ceremony and it was obvious the selection committee made the perfect choice for the Great Lakes Mariner of the Year,” stated Jim Weakley, President of the Lake Carriers’ Association.

Sponsors of the event included Fednav, Port of Monroe Michigan, Canada Steamship Lines, Algoma Central Marine, Lake Carriers’ Association, McKeil Marine, Green Marine, Shipping Federal of Canada, Port of Cleveland, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Western Great Lakes Pilots Association, Lakes Pilot Association and Great Lakes Towing.

The entire ceremony can be viewed  here.

About the Captain John P. Wellington Great Lakes Marine Hall of Fame

The Great Lakes Hall of Fame is dedicated to the memory of those explorers, inventors, shipbuilders, sailors, and countless others who have made a contribution of exploration and development of the Great Lakes through the eras of sail, steam, and present.  Their bravery, their talents, and their ideas have powered the development of the Great Lakes transportation system, thus opening the heart of North America to settlement and commerce.  The skill and dedication of these people and thousands of others was needed to fulfill the tremendous potential of the Great Lakes.




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