Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Soo Locks History

As you probably noticed, I'm away from my favorite spot living right on the St. Marys River for a few days. However, yesterday I had an opportunity to visit the Library of Michigan to do genealogical research.

In the library, I came across the program for the 1955 Soo Locks Centennial celebration. The entire city celebrated for the whole summer with many, many special events.

The history of the Soo is tied to the history of the rapids of St. Marys. There was a picture of an early lock from the 1700's. So that is my new research project. What kinds of early locks were built at the Soo?

We'll be back on the river soon.

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