Soo Locks Opening As Scheduled

The mandated March 25 opening of the Soo Locks is expected to go off as planned at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, but the usual small crowd of dedicated boatnerds will not be able to watch from the viewing stand.

The park grounds at the Soo Locks has been closed for now, including the visitor center there. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ visitor center in Duluth also remains closed to the public until further notice.

Great Lakes freighter crews  are already arriving at their vessels and following new protocols linked to protecting the health of crew members. 

The first ships of the season are expected to depart Duluth on Tuesday, loading taconite at CN and destined for the Soo, then the lower Great Lakes.


Source: Business North


1st Place: Adam Bjornberg

Caption: The Gardno anchored outside of the Duluth ship canal. // Prize: $500

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2nd Place: David Schauer

Caption: The Paul R. Tregurtha departing from Duluth. // Prize: $250

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3rd Place: Adam Bjornberg

Caption: An evening arrival of the Floragracht in Duluth amid a pink horizon. // Prize: $100

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