The Soo Locks of Sault Ste. Marie stand the oldest established town in Michigan. Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the World, sets 21 ft. above the lower Great Lakes. The Ojibway Indians and early pioneers carried canoes around the descending rapids. Eventually four different locks were built. Over 10,000 ships pass through the locks annually.
A tour on the water offers a once in a lifetime experience to actually lock through Lake Huron to Lake Superior. Lakers (freshwater vessels) and salties (ocean going ships) float by in close view. Visitors travel underneath the International Highway Bridge linking Michigan to Read the rest of this entry »