West Portage Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Open Year Round: No
Get a glimpse of over a 150 years of maritime history at the Soo Locks, where freighters, barges, tugboats and more traverse the 21-foot drop between Lake Superior and Lake Huron every day. Wondering what you’ll enjoy most at this Army Corps of Engineers facility?
From viewing stands situated at the Lock’s edge, enjoy an up-close-and-personal glimpse of life aboard freshwater and ocean-going freighters, some of which can carry as much as 72,000 tons of cargo in a single pass.
River traffic up and down bound.
A birds eye view of the Soo Locks
The gates that hold all of the water when ships are locking
A Soo Locks Boat Tour waiting to lock through
Gives you an idea how large the freighters are
The last Friday in June the Soo Locks are open to the public