One surprise was that it was 15 degrees warmer in Sault Ste Marie than in Mackinaw City even though it is 55 miles further north. It was very pleasant there.
|At the visitors center is this relief display of the Great Lakes|
|This ship has just come into the lock from Lake Huron. |
The doors of the lock are partially closed.
|The doors are now closed|
|The ship is still at the level of Lake Huron, 40 feet lower than Lake Superior|
|The ship has now been raised to Lake Superior's level|
|The ship is now moving to Lake Superior|
|This is an aerial photo of the locks at the visitors center.|
|This ship is coming from Lake Superior and has just entered the lock|
|The workers on the ship have tied a line to the cable and tossed the line to the dock workers|
|The dock worker now has the cable and will attach it to a mooring to secure the ship.|
Four cables were used for this ship
|This freighter has huge storage bins. The white contraption nearest to us is used to lift the lids off of the bins.|
The conveyer belt is on the white structure on the ship further back. This ship is able to unload its' cargo by itself.