March 26, 2013

Soo Locks open for Great Lakes shipping season

It might not feel like spring, but the Soo Locks have opened after their winter shutdown, marking the beginning of the 2013 Great Lakes shipping season.

The Soo, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., opened Monday after closing Jan. 15 for routine repairs and maintenance, according to an announcement from the Detroit district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The upbound â;€Âoe;Paul R. Tregurthaâ;€Â; was the first ship to enter the Poe Lock at 12:01 a.m. Monday, traveling from its winter rest in Sturgeon Bayâ;€¦;

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