SAULT STE. MARIE,
Mich. (AP) - The Great Lakes shipping season has begun with the opening of
the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie.
The U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers says the locks started operating for the 2014 season on
Tuesday. The locks are part of the St. Marys River system that links Lakes
Superior and Lake Huron.
The locks closed
for the winter on Jan. 15, and the Corps says they’ve undergone repairs
during the shutdown.
It says the Poe
Lock now is operating, while the MacArthur Lock alongside it will continue
undergoing maintenance for several weeks.