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Touring with Ric: A close-up view of the largest of the Soo Locks

Touring with Ric: A close-up view of the largest of the Soo Locks
February 19, 2020 Ric Mixter

The Soo Locks are crucial to shipping traffic on the Great Lakes. Estimates are that nearly all the iron ore feeding U.S. steel mills travels through one lock in particular—the Poe.

It was drained this winter for repairs, and Great Lakes Now sent Ric Mixter to take a look at the ongoing maintenance work. He also learned the details of how another lock the size of the Poe is in development to keep this vital shipping gateway operating without a hitch.

Watch Great Lakes Now’s segment on the Soo Locks:

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