Monday, August 15, 2011

Soo Locks

Spent a couple of hours watching ships go through the locks.  There is a nice platform for people to view the locks.  There is also a visitor’s center with a couple of movies.  There is a public announcement when a ship comes through telling size of ship.  We got to see 1 of the 13 largest ships that come through the locks.  All in all, a great day.
barge with a tug boat behind it.
took a long time for this large ship to enter and leave the locks.
1000’ long, 150’ wide, 73,000 tons.  Gary was hoping that it would make it under the international bridge that goes into Canada

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