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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The MacArthur Lock is 72 years old and the Poe Lock is 46 years old.
Everyone knows the assumption that the railroads could absorb the 60 million tons of cargo the Poe Lock handles each year is off-base," added Weakley.
Award: Fy14 poe lock underfloor drainage system cleaning
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.
When Synergis and ASSA ABLOY's electronic locks are deployed alongside Genetec's video surveillance products, users will view WiFi and PoE lock events and activities seamlessly linked with live or recorded video.
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.
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.
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.