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The Soo locks, Saute St. Marie, Michigan
Border between Canada and USA.
Found it in 7 minutes.
The Sault Locks (The Soo Locks) between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. I checked Panama, then Great Lakes and found it.
Sault Locks (usually called the Soo Locks)
Locks at Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.
Took about 30 minutes. I noticed locks right away and eventually realized there were two lanes in each direction, so I googled “busiest locks” and it came right up.
The Soo Locks and St. Mary’s Falls at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (possibly a bit of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at the top of the image). Cool, I used to live in the Soo. For a while this feature had been obscured (lower resolution – presumably for security reasons).
These are the Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, near. Ontario Canada.
I knew it right away, since I’ve been there before.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Not many locations in the world with multiple locks.
On the border between Ontario, Canada and Michigan, USA near Interstate 75.
I knew it was a lock, I just had to think of all the places in the world that would have a large enough lock to hold those massive ships. Checked the Panama and Suez canals without result, then started following the small connectors between the great lakes until I found it. 🙂
Sault locks (Soo Locks) US Canadian Border Great lakes
Soo Locks, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soo_Locks
The Sault Locks or Soo Locks between Lake Superior and the Lower Great Lakes.
Didn’t take me more than 10 min. They are very large locks and had to be part of a well known canal system or inland waterway. My first thought was St. Lawrence Seaway or Great Lakes. I knew they couldn’t be part of the Panama Canal system they are oriented the wrong way. Most (all?) of the Panama locks are north/south oriented. Vegetation looked to be from a temperate region.
Soo Locks, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario/Michigan.
It took me a few minutes after checking the usual suspects…knew it wasn’t the Rijn again…
These are the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie. The top of the picture is in Canada, the bottom is in Michigan. The locks were fairly obvious so it’s some type of canal. The trees show its not in an arid climate (rule out Suez Canal and others) and it’s in a modern developed area. After eliminating the Panama Canal I found it by checking the Great Lakes.
These are the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. I looked all over Europe (Amsterdam, Belgium, especially), before realizing this looked more like a river lock than a canal.
It’s the Sault (Soo) Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. My first guess (as I’m sure most did as well) was the Panama Canal, but when I didn’t see it there I started looking around the Great Lakes area. Bingo.
The Sault Locks, between Lake Superior and the other great lakes. Those ones are on the American side of Sault-Sainte-Marie (Michigan).
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