(51 Miles from St. Ignace)
Is coming within feet of a massive Great Lakes freighter on your bucket list? Be sure to visit the Soo Locks where you can stand watch ships lock through the canal linking Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Take a stroll along Portage Avenue where you can enjoy a casual ice cream cone, visit the many shops or enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants.
Get a glimpse of maritime history at the Soo Locks, where freighters, barges, tugboats and more traverse the 21-foot drop between Lake Superior and Lake Huron every day and night. They have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and are still the largest (& one of the busiest) waterway traffic systems on earth! Watching huge vessels pass through the Locks is a unique experience that cannot be seen anywhere else in the United States!
Soo Locks Boat Tours
Take a boat ride through the Locks, onto Lake Superior and under the International bridge, before crossing into Canadian waters. The tour is 2 hours long and is one of the top attractions in Michigan. So come and experience the sights and sounds of Sault Ste. Marie that you will remember forever.
Tower of History
Soaring 210 feet above Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Locks, the tower has observation platforms for visitors to get spectacular views and photos of the world’s busiest inland shipping channel. In the view below from the Tower of History, one can see several historic houses, and the Museum Ship Valley Camp.
Museum Ship Valley Camp
Our EDMUND FITZGERALD exhibit holds the two lifeboats from the stricken vessel. Torn away during the sinking, these lifeboats are two of very few major artifacts recovered after the tragic demise. The exhibit also features an hour long presentation about the events that occurred on November 10, 1975 which caused the tragic loss of one of the Great Lakes’ largest freighters.
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