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Soo Locks officially open for 2020 season – first freighter through was a 700-foot ship

Soo Locks officially open for 2020 season – first freighter through was a 700-foot ship
Posted at 2:44 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:44:24-04

The Soo Locks are officially open for the 2020 season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District, said on Wednesday.

According to the corps, the lower gates of the Poe Lock opened one minute after midnight, and the 704-foot H. Lee White made its way into the lock.

The ship is heading to Superior, Wisconsin.