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Soo Locks officially open for 2020 season – first freighter through was a 700-foot ship

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:22:16-04

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Soo Locks are officially open for the 2020 season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District, said on Wednesday.

According to the corps, the lower gates of the Poe Lock opened one minute after midnight, and the 704-foot H. Lee White made its way into the lock.

Related: Photos show inside the empty 1,200-foot-long lock at the Soo Locks

The ship is heading to Superior, Wisconsin.