The Soo Locks are one of North America’s engineering marvels. The first lock on the St. Marys river opened in 1798, the largest opened in 1969 and work began last year to build a new lock. The story of this amazing man made behemoth is constantly evolving. Using hundreds of historic images, some dating from the 1860s, Michelle Briggs, chief park ranger at the Soo Locks, leads an in-depth exploration of the National Historic Landmark facility and the lynch pin of Great Lakes navigation.
Michelle Briggs has been the Chief Park Ranger at the Soo Locks since 2009. Before joining for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers she spent 15 years working in museums throughout the Great Lakes region and earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in history from Western Michigan University focusing on Great Lakes Maritime history and museum studies topics.
This will be a virtual lecture and is free. Donations are always happily accepted.
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