Quiet Opening Day at the Soo Locks in 2014

March 26, 2014

Coast Guard cutters pass through Soo Locks

Coast Guard cutters pass through Soo Locks, photo by Coast Guard News

Although the Soo Locks opened yesterday, UpNorthLive reports that for the first time in 20 years no ships passed through. Click through for a video story that includes footage from the Locks and an interview with Soo Locks Lock Master Tom Soeltner.

About the photo, the Coast Guard News writes:

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw steers the cutter through the fog as it passed through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., March 21, 2014. The Mackinaw along with the Coast Guard Cutters Morro Bay and Katmai Bay passed through the locks together en route to breaking ice in the St. Marys River and Lake Superior in preparation of the scheduled opening of the Locks, March 25. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read.

View Levi’s photo background bigtacular and see more at the Coast Guard News’ Soo Locks tag.

There’s more boats and more Sault Ste. Marie, and if you’re interested in the Icebreaker Mackinac and other icebreakers, Michigan in Pictures has that too!

3 Responses to “Quiet Opening Day at the Soo Locks in 2014”

  1. Naughton, Robyn E Says:

    That’s the ship we toured in Grand Haven! This picture makes me cold!

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  2. Terry Riley Says:

    Look at this beautiful picture! The ice is broken up enough for this big beauty to get by…

    Make it a great day!!

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  3. Curt Bovee Says:

    Thanks for a great site.


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