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Learn About the Soo Locks

About the Soo Locks

freighters passing through Soo Locks

Whether you live in Michigan or across the country the Soo Locks are a vital pathway to bringing iron ore (for steel), agricultural products, and thousands of other products we use in North America, and export internationally. This is a critically important element of our national infrastructure.

The Soo Locks also represent millions of jobs nationwide. If the Soo Locks shutdown for six months, 11 Million jobs would be lost nationwide.

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