So we purchased tickets for the next sailing at 1: This model freighter was in front of the window with a view down to where we board the tour boat See how high above the lock we are now Quite the hot dog stand! And the tour begins US Customs and Border Patrol waiting for us to pass before entering the lock We went right to the upper deck Heading north over the 5 mile long Mackinaw Bridge Rapids of St Mary's River Approaching the Soo Locks Next door is the Valley Camp Museum Ship They had a fish on Soo Locks Park and Visitor Center The old lock doors no longer in use Your boat brings you close to all the interesting sights along the shorelines of the twin border cities.
It was an interesting and scenic boat tour! A live narration explains everything you see, including the history and operation of the Locks.
You will actually ride through the Soo Locks and cruise alongside giant lake and ocean ships. The Soo Locks were completed in After picking up more passengers, we were on our way west up the St. Locks and historic Canadian Lock.
Construction began in We ended up going to the Soo Lock Visitor Center to start with This tug passed by We have booked into a casino tonight but are going into town to take a boat tour of the Soo Locks. For some reason ducks like to be in the locks.
That is the tour boat ahead of us Looking down at the park we walked through Sunday on the way to the Fort US Coast Guard Base. Time to head back into Sault Ste Marie, Ontario tomorrow!
It's ' tall giving degree views of the city and locks. A US Geological Survey vessel joined us in the lock It was just a short drive to the Kewadin Casino Roberta Bondar Park, named after Canada's first female Astronaut and first neurologist in space We made a pit stop at Dock 1 to pick up more passengers.
We could smell whatever that was floating in the air The lock doors are closing behind us There was also a family of them in the first lock we went through We drove through town as we headed back to I There are two waterfront campgrounds on the Michigan side. Our little tour boat headed directly towards this oncoming freighter The typical tour route includes an up bound and down bound lockage through both the giant U.
Approaching the viewing platform on the left Our drive today was only about an hour The Edison Sault Hydroelectic Plant built in by Italian masons from sandstone that had been excavated from the building of the canal in A couple of workers drive by on some sort of little carts before the lock doors open It's incredible how fast our boat rises, you can easily see it.
Here comes our tour boat Line up at the toll booth to pay for the crossing