Soo Locks

Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie - Under the Radar - Pure Michigan


Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie - Under the Radar - Pure Michigan

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
P/SUNNY
51°F
P/SUNNY, humidity 31%, barometer 30.12,
wind 9 mph SE
Thursday
Some sun, showers around in the p.m.
50°F | 34°F
Some sun, showers around in the p.m.
Friday
Chilly with on-and-off rain and drizzle
45°F | 31°F
Chilly with on-and-off rain and drizzle
Saturday
A snow shower in the a.m.; mainly cloudy
44°F | 26°F
A snow shower in the a.m.; mainly cloudy
Sunday
Partly sunny
50°F | 35°F
Partly sunny
Monday
Seasonably cool with brilliant sunshine
52°F | 37°F
Seasonably cool with brilliant sunshine

Provided by Accuweather.com

Soo Locks Events

Soo Locks Engineers Day

Date: 06/27/14

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