Soo Locks

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Related to Poe Lock: Sabin Lock, MacArthur Lock

Soo Locks

 (so͞o)
A series of locks bypassing the rapids of the St. Marys River at Sault Sainte Marie on the US-Canadian border. The locks allow passage for large vessels between Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
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4 million to replace Poe Lock quoin and miter blocks was awarded to Morrish-Wallace Construction Inc.
A lengthy closure of the Poe Lock would slow trade to a trickle at best," said the group in its report.
On the remaining Great Lakes these ships are constrained only by the largest lock on the Great Lakes waterway, the Poe Lock at the Soo Locks, which is 1,200 ft long, 110 ft wide and 32 ft deep.
W911XK-09-T-0082, issued as a small business set-aside for the rehabilitation of the Poe Lock hydraulic system at Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.
Only the Poe Lock is large enough to handle 70 percent of the cargo that passes through the Locks.
The MacArthur Lock is 72 years old and the Poe Lock is 46 years old.
Today, about 80 percent of the canal's traffic travels through the Poe Lock, which was rebuilt in 1969 to accommodate the 1,000-foot "lakers.
Corps of Engineers operates four locks in the American Sault, but increasingly has relied on just one, the Poe Lock, that can accommodate the largest vessels on the Great Lakes.
A six-month closure of the Poe Lock would bring steel production and manufacturing industries to an effective halt.
Their last major upgrade was the opening of the Sault's Poe Lock in 1968, which paved the way for the introduction of the monstorous 1,000-foot bulk freighters.
Presolicitation: Fy16 poe lock electrical modernization
Currently, only two of the four locks in the Michigan Sault are operational, and only the Poe Lock, dedicated in 1969 after six years of construction, can handle 1,000 foot freighters.