Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Locks at Night


Last night we went up to the Locks for the Lantern Light Walking Tour. Our hosts, Jim and Mary, have Twilight Walking Tours that meet at the main gate of the Locks. You can see their schedule at Twilight Walking Tours. They don't charge for the tour and just have a suggested tip of $5. I felt it was a bargain for the 1 1/2 tour along Portage Avenue. They shared several 'ghost' stories of local businesses but also told about Soo history, Irish folk stories and even some Herman Melville, which by the way is his birthday today.


When we finished the tour at 10:30, we were treated to some good boat watching. There were two boats in the Locks, Canadian Progress and Kaye E. Barker. It was a warm evening and there were quite a few people there to watch along with us.




Kaye E. Barker in the background

2 comments:

Cathy Clementz said...

This sure sounds like a lot of fun for a warm evening! Nice shots!

Amy said...

now those walking tours sound like fun...we were going to go on one a couple years ago when we were camping up there and the dude that was hosting it didn't show up til like 30 min after it was supposed to start, and when he was talking about what he was going to show us, it didn't sound like a good time at all..so we just stayed at the locks until closing and watched 3 or 4 boats go through...