Soo Locks

Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie - Under the Radar


Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie - Under the Radar

Located in Sault Ste. Marie, marvel at one of engineering’s greatest feats as giant ships from around the world make their way through one of the world’s busiest ports. Joining Lake Huron and Lake Superior, ships rise and fall 21 feet to continue their journey.

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The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and are still the largest & one of the busiest waterway traffic systems on earth! Watching huge vessels pass through the Locks is a unique experience that cannot be seen anywhere else in the United States! The Locks consist of two canals and four locks that allow vessels of many types/sizes to safely traverse the 21-foot drop in elevation of the St. Mary’s River between Lake Superior and Lakes Michigan and Huron. From viewing decks, you can watch "Lakers" and "Salties" (ocean-going vessels) as they travel the seaway between ports and navigate the rise/drop of the water levels. The Soo Locks Park Visitors Center, open from 9am - 9pm mid-May thru mid-October each year. We also have schedules of arriving vessels along with general information.

Soo Locks Web Site

Contact Information

Address

Portage Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Driving Directions

Phone: (906) 632-7020

Email:

Location of Soo Locks

Map of Michigan

Sault Sainte Marie Weather

Now
FOGGY
32°F
FOGGY, humidity 92%, barometer 30.21,
wind 3 mph ENE
Thursday
Some sunshine giving way to clouds
52°F | 38°F
Some sunshine giving way to clouds
Friday
Mostly cloudy
54°F | 45°F
Mostly cloudy
Saturday
Variably cloudy and increasingly windy
52°F | 39°F
Variably cloudy and increasingly windy
Sunday
Windy with partial sunshine
46°F | 34°F
Windy with partial sunshine
Monday
Considerable cloudiness
50°F | 45°F
Considerable cloudiness

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Soo Locks Events

Soo Locks Engineers Day - Sault Ste. Marie

Date: 06/26/15