Soo locks

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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.

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.