Watching Freighters Pass Through the Soo Locks – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – 05/14/2018

Start your visit to the Soo Locks by checking out the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center and engaging with their educational exhibits, interactive models, and informative signage.

Then, proceed outside to catch a freighter passing through the locks right before your very eyes!

Obviously, you’ll have to get the timing right, but we’ve been fortunate to catch the locks actively raising or lowering a ship every time we have been here.

The Soo Locks are definitely an engineering marvel, and folks young and old will be delighted to see just how they work.

Lake Huron and Lake Superior are connected via the St. Mary’s River, and the locks help keep over 7,000 vessels a year flowing seamlessly through these navigation channels from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean!

How cool is that!

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