Soo locks

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.


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The Soo Locks opened Monday and the 2019 shipping season has officially begun.

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The Soo Locks closed for the winter on Tuesday and are expected to undergo several million dollars in repairs.

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The Poe lock in Sault Saint Marie will receive a roughly $2-million upgrade in the spring of 2019.

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A bill authorizing funding for a fifth Soo Lock passed the US House of Representatives Thursday.