Next week Friday, June 30, the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will host their annual Engineer’s Day open house. From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, the public will get the opportunity to walk across the gates of the MacArthur Lock to the area between the MacArthur and Poe Locks. The Administration building will also be open for tours. In addition, there will be a large tent set up between the locks with a variety of displays. The area between the locks offers some very unique views of passing ship traffic that can’t be found anywhere else! Also open on that Friday will be the Edison Sault Electric Plant, which is located just down the river from the locks.
I will be attending the Engineer’s Day open house, as well as the Boatnerd cruise taking place on Friday evening with Soo Locks Boat Tours. However, prior to Engineer’s Day, I’ll be making the extra-long trip around Lake Michigan to boat watch along the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, something that I’ve never gotten the opportunity to do! I look forward to sharing my photos after I return!