SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Soo
Locks in Sault Ste. Marie in Michiganís Upper Peninsula have opened for the
2013 Great Lakes shipping season.
Soo lockmaster Bill Campbell says Monday in a release that the Paul R.
Tregurtha was the first ship to enter the Poe Lock at 12:01 a.m. headed from
Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to Duluth, Minn.
Six vessels had passed through the Poe Lock by 9 a.m. Monday.
The locks were closed on Jan. 15 and underwent routine repairs and
maintenance during the winter shutdown. The MacArthur Lock beside the Poe
Lock will continue maintenance for several weeks.
Freighters hauling coal, iron ore, grain and other materials pass through
the locks each year.