Exhibits at the Soo Locks Visitor Center

Click the links below to download printable versions of exhibits at the Soo Locks Visitor Center.  Some files may take a few minutes to download.

Permanent Exhibit

Unlocking the Industrial Midwest: A Pictorial History of Locks at the Soo

2022 Temporary/New Exhibits

2021 New Exhibits

2020 Winter Work

2018 Temporary/New Exhibits

2017 Temporary/New Exhibits

2016 Temporary/New Exhibits

Recent images related to the Soo Locks and the Great Lakes
Snow Plowing
As she entered the lock the Mesabi Miner pushed about 600 feet of ice in front of her. Compacted into about 100 feet between the gates and the bow it fills the gate recesses. In order to open the gates the lock and dam operator uses bubbler lines on the lock floor and opens and closes the gates part way to clear the ice away. Depending on the ice conditions this can take several hours.

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Tags: Soo Locks
Photo by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers |  VIRIN: 130326-A-YU979-353.JPG