Get a glimpse of maritime history at the Soo Locks, where freighters, barges, tugboats and more traverse the 21-foot drop between Lake Superior and Lake Huron every day and night. The RR tour has a stop at the Soo Locks in Sault Sainte Marie. The Soo Locks provide a passage for deep draft ships around the rapids of the Saint Mary’s River and include the two longest locks in the world.
The next stop is the Shipwreck Museum and Light Station at Whitefish Point. Whitefish Point is known as “the Graveyard of the Great Lakes”. The museum exhibits the haunting world of Lake Superior shipwrecks from the schooner “Invincible” in 1816 to the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975.
The final stop is Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an abrupt, geologic protuberance rising 200’ and augmented with a manmade ramp, walkway, and stairs to an unparalleled view of Lake Huron and Mackinac Island. Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues provide a photo-op.