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.