Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Soo Locks at night

A few shots of the Soo Locks at dusk. The locks operate around the clock, seven days a week.
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And upbound through the lock we see the Interlake bulk carrier Hon. James L. Oberstar. (Formerly the Charles M. Beeghly, and Shanango II)

Originally launched in 1959 as a 710' straight-deck steamship, she's now an 806' self-unloader with a diesel powerplant. She's still a classic and a well-known laker that'll hopefully ply the lakes for decades to come.

Hon. James L. Oberstar info

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