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  Soo Locks - Michigan, USA
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      Soo Locks - Michigan, USA
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  • Soo Locks - Michigan, USA - Michigan
      Soo Locks - Michigan, USA
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  • Soo Locks - Michigan, USA - Michigan
      Soo Locks - Michigan, USA
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  • Soo Locks - Michigan, USA - Michigan
      Soo Locks - Michigan, USA
    by ant1606
  • Soo Locks - Michigan, USA - Michigan
      Soo Locks - Michigan, USA
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Vital to the commercial navigation within the Great Lakes system, the Soo Locks grant passage through the straits at Sault Ste. Marie to and from Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
Freighters nearly 1200 ft (over 350 m) in length take advantage of the locks to overcome the 20 ft (6 m) difference in water level. Vessels go through movable gates forming a basin which is filled or emptied by water gravity regulated through valves. At the end of April, ice chunks were still afloat on Lake Superior side.
Great view from the international bridge connecting with Canada.

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  • Updated May 9, 2007
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