Soo locks

Soo Locks opens up 2021 shipping season early

16 hours ago
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit Districts Post| / Facebook

The Soo Locks opened Wednesday, marking the start of the 2021 Great Lakes shipping season, however this year, they are opening earlier than normal.

Let's Go Back: Soo Locks Archive

Feb 10, 2020

  The Soo Locks are one of the engineering marvels of the world, creating a vital link for commerce between Lakes Superior and Huron, in Sault Ste. Marie.

Gary Todd| / Flickr

The Soo Locks came to a halt on Monday, as the large Poe Lock was shut down the Poe Lock to complete emergency repairs.  

The Poe Lock turns 50

Jun 26, 2019
Sault Ste Marie Conventions and Visitor Bureau

Today (June 26th) visitors in the Soo are celebrating the Poe Locks birthday. Officials said the lock is turning 50 years old this year.

Take This Job and Love It: Soo Locks Engineer

Jun 10, 2019
Sara Byks

Seven thousand ships pass through the Soo Locks each year carrying more than eighty millions pounds of cargo. Whether it is small recreational boats or thousand foot freighters, every boat that passes through the locks does so with the help of engineers.