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The Soo Locks, situated in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, are a set of parallel locks that enable ships to traverse the 21-foot elevation difference between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. For centuries, these locks have been pivotal for trade and transport, accommodating freighters, tankers, and other vessels that carry cargo between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors to Sault Ste. Marie can witness the impressive engineering feat of the Soo Locks firsthand as large ships are raised and lowered with precision. The adjacent visitor's center provides historical context and insights, making it a popular destination for history enthusiasts, engineers, and tourists alike.


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