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This is an interesting engineering wonder to visit with young kids. To make the Tour sensible and complete, take soo locks boat ride. This tour will explain how Soo locks work and shows surroundings of Algoma steel plant and Canadian side Sault ste Marie.
My husband and I have been to the Soo Locks several times. He loves following Marine Traffic and watching the ships pass thru the locks. The days we visited were cold, overcast and rainy, but we still managed to spend a few hours on the...More
Interesting to see how the ships pass through. Nice viewing area but it pays to get there early, especially if you want to take pictures. Some of the viewing is behind glass/plastic panels and some is open which is better for pictures. If visiting it...More
We had a wonderful cruise on the St. Lawrence and through two sets of locks on a partly cloudy in August. The history of the locks was very interesting, and the boat staff was very friendly. The boat has a canopy on it (to protect...More
We stopped at SSM specifically to see the locks. Unfortunately there were storms and high winds and the locks were not allowing barges through or people out on the locks. While this was disappointing, the bigger disappointment was that they didn't even open the visitors...More
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Marine traffic com is what you’re thinking of. If you know the name of a ship, you can find it by its GPS coordinates. You can also look at Soo Locks and see what ships are approaching from Lake Superior or from the... More
Marine traffic com is what you’re thinking of. If you know the name of a ship, you can find it by its GPS coordinates. You can also look at Soo Locks and see what ships are approaching from Lake Superior or from the East. Dig into it and you might find a way to get the arrival times at the locks.