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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?

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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