Monday, July 2, 2012

Engineer's Day 2012

This past Friday, June 29, was Engineer's Day at the Soo Locks. It is the one day a year they open all their doors to the public. No fences or gates or locked doors to bar our view. 

Lots of picture perfect views of the locks.

And a beautiful day to be hanging out on the water.

Unfortunately, this year we didn't get a view of a freighter up close. The above picture was taken earlier in the day by the Detroit District, U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

We toured the administration building.

One of the offices

They took down the old visitor viewing building on the far left and put up this new one.

A tent for shade

We were able to watch the locks open for this boat...

The Soo Locks Tour Boat

Another great day in the UP!

Have a safe and fun July 4th everyone!


Liz said...

One of these years we'll make it up for that. It looks like a great time.

Debi said...

Liz, It is always the last Friday in June and well worth the drive. that is, if you don't mind crowds :)