Soo Locks to open Sunday

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Soo Locks of Sault Ste. Marie will open on Sunday, marking the beginning of this year’s Great Lakes shipping season.

“Although, we have yet to know which ship will be the first through the locks this year, several ships are scheduled to leave their lay-up ports Friday, so we expect a very busy opening day,” said Soo Area Office Engineer Kevin Sprague.

The locks were shut down on Jan. 15 and underwent several repairs during a 10-week shutdown.