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Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6:48 PM

DAY TRIP DESTINATION: SAULT STE. MARIE

DAY TRIP DESTINATION: SAULT STE. MARIE
SOO LOCKS

50 miles north of St. Ignace

The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie is a “man-made engineering marvel” that allows freighters and other boats to navigate the 21-foot drop in elevation from Lake Superior into the St. Marys River and to ports of call in the lower Great Lakes and up the St. Lawrence Seaway. A stop at the Soo Locks Visitors Center in Soo Locks Park offers displays about the history and construction of the locks, how the locks work, and information about the boats that pass through them. An observation platform in the park provides a great vantage point for watching the giant freighters as they are raised and lowered. You can also see construction on the new lock that is being built, which will allow for more efficient traffic flow.

The new lock is anticipated to be completed in 2030. For more information about the Soo Locks, visit www.saultstemarie.com, or call (906) 632-3366.


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