Exhibits at the Soo Locks Visitor Center

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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
Poe Lock
January 28, 1896, crews were busy at the Soo Locks finishing up the new 800-foot-long Poe Lock. The Lock is named for Orlando Poe, commander of the Detroit District who oversaw construction of this lock as well as several distinctive lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Poe died a few months before this photo was taken as a result of injuries he sustained while inspecting the work.

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