Soo Locks History Location Lake Superior and Lake Huron St. Mary’s River Sault St. Marie How The Soo Locks Work The gates open; the boat goes in; the gates close; water fills up the boat goes to a higher or lower level. The boats transport the goods. Building The Soo Locks The locks were built in 1885. The winter was hard because of the snow covering the tools and the workers caught diseases. The rapids took at least an hour to portage the goods. The Michigan government gave more money to support the Soo Locks. Who The Locks Helped The locks helped most stores and the Detroit and Clevelend processing. It also helped the mining companies. Who Runs The Locks The U.S. Army Corps. The main person is Lieutenant Colonel Donald P. Lauzone. Rapids In Locks!!! The Resources. The capital resources are the locks. The human resources are the conductor. The natural resources are the water. The Services Working for someone like the conductor letting in all the boats and either putting them higher or lower. Fun Facts! The boat go up or down. Riding the boats. Watching the waterfall. We hope you learned a lot! Nobody was harmed during this slide show!