|Final dinner in Canada was here. We feared a long border crossing and wanted to eat before attempting to enter the U.S. The crossing proved painless, but I don't know where we would've eaten in the area of Michigan through which we drove.|
We did get to see one last site in Canada, of course, before crossing the border. There's a national park dedicated to the Soo Locks and we had about 20 minutes there before they closed. The Soo Locks we saw are only used for recreational purposes anymore (the big commercial ones are on the American side). What we saw were built near the end of the nineteenth century, and a guide was willing to take us on down to the old machinery.
|Powerhouse for the Soo Locks. The limestone along the corners was a fancy touch indicating this to be an important building.|
|Caroline at the wheel of equipment which used to move tons of shipping through the locks.|
|The former superintendent's house.|
|A view of the old locks looking westward.|