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Entering the MacArthur Lock

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 May 2017 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The top photo shows us entering the MacArthur Lock, which is part of the Soo Locks of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The Soo Locks help vessels traverse the 21-foot drop from Lake Superior to Lake Huron and the other lower Great Lakes. In the top photo, we are entering the Lock from the south via Lake Huron.

The bottom photo shows how the MacArthur Lock filled with water raising the level to that of the higher Lake Superior. In the top photo, you can barely see the arch of the white Sault Ste Marie International Bridge. In the bottom photo, it is in full view and the lock is almost completely underwater.

Photo captured on October 5, 2016.

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Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

C'est toujours interessant d'observer ces ecluses , j'adore ça
Merci pour la photo avant/après
Bonne journée

2 May 2017 5:14am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The world is quite different depending on what you think.

2 May 2017 5:39am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique composition. )

2 May 2017 6:02am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating documentary stuff - it is al around us if we choose to look !

2 May 2017 6:11am

yo from Ile de France, France

Excellente idée de montage !

2 May 2017 7:43am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nice documentary images.

2 May 2017 8:10am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un très bon montage pour nous montrer !!

2 May 2017 9:03am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Glad to see you are still afloat :) Nice duo

2 May 2017 9:25am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb documentary and beautiful images .

2 May 2017 9:25am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Very interesting images here Steven.

2 May 2017 9:59am

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing transformation !!! How time changes.............................

2 May 2017 11:03am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice conceptual composition indeed.

2 May 2017 11:39am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Definitely an uplifting experience!

2 May 2017 12:08pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice shot

2 May 2017 1:02pm

willy from Belgium

un très bon montage Steven..

je trouves des écluses fascinantes..


2 May 2017 2:36pm

Joëlle from France

Jolie présentation, bien vu bien pris !

2 May 2017 3:04pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Une sacré différence entre les deux quelle technique et vue superbe.

2 May 2017 3:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

fabulous images- what a difference when the water is up.

2 May 2017 3:23pm

Marité from France

Intéressantes photos qui permettent de découvrir le fonctionnement de l'écluse et un très joli pont !
Bonne journée

2 May 2017 3:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

These are two fine "lock" pictures that show the result of the actions. It's such a good way to handle large ships.

2 May 2017 3:33pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful images of the lock showing the details. Very well presented. Superb. :)

2 May 2017 4:25pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting how these locks work.

2 May 2017 10:23pm

Denny Jump Photo from Bellevue, WA, United States

A beautiful demonstration! I Love this....hopefully we may be able to travel through this area later in the summer as we return west from Vermont ;-)

3 May 2017 12:13am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I one watched a tug shuffle a line of barges through a lock on the Illinois river. It was pulling a line of perhaps a dozen barges of coal, but the lock was only big enough for the tug and one barge. An amazing display of technology, but one of the most boring ways to spend an afternoon.

3 May 2017 2:01am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so cool. I wish I could go on a sail through a lock.

3 May 2017 2:35am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is amazing! The lock really fills up! A great image!

3 May 2017 3:13am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


3 May 2017 6:15am

Remus from Portugal

It's a big gap.
The option to join the two photos was well thought out, because it allowed to establish a relation of scale.
Well done!

3 May 2017 3:41pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Ha ha... This makes English canal locks look so tiny ;)

5 May 2017 8:21pm