Check This Out: Interesting Things Found At The Bottom Of The Soo Locks
File this one under the category "Today I Learned"
I never knew the Soo Locks (located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) were drained and cleaned out each year.
Recently the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District did just that and shared some pictures of how the entire process works. Below is some history about the Soo Locks along with some pictures from the recent draining and cleaning.
How Does The Soo Locks Work?
The famous ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29 men. Here's a video of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald going through the Soo Locks in 1967.