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2nd annual Boatnerd Gathering
Soo Locks  Friday, June 29
Friday, June 29
Engineers Day, Soo Locks 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Group picture on the stairs at the south side of the Locks (near lower approach to the McArthur Lock. 9:30 a.m.
Group picture for Live Web Cams
We'll pose with the Boatnerd banner on the grassy area between the locks. Look for the large banner.
11:00 a.m.
River and Locks Cruise
Departing from Soo, Canada aboard the Chief Shingwauk. Sponsored by Lock Tours Canada
Click here to print out map to the dock

TEL: (705) 253-9850 
TOLL FREE 1-877-226-3665
6:00 p.m.
Parade of Tugs
Departing the Purvis Marine Dock at 6:30 P.M.
View parade from the American or Canadian Locks, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
6:30 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 1
Annual International Bridge Walk.
Starts from LSSU Norris Center at 9:00 AM. to Bondar Park. Busses will return you to the U.S. side This is a great opportunity to take pix of  the locks, and maybe boat traffic while walking across.
The walk is 3.8 miles according to the Soo Festival Committee and takes about 1-1/2 hours.
9:00 a.m.
Tug boat race
Best view on the U.S. side from the fishing dock located at the East end of the Edison Soo Hydro Plant. Canadian side view from Bondar Park.
About noon
Informal meeting at Mission Point
Come and enjoy this great spot on the river to watch boats and take pictures.
Map to mission point (behind Clide's Drive-In Restaurant and next to the Sugar Island Ferry Dock)
After tug boat races (approximately 3:00 p.m.)
Meeting and Slides at Mission Point
Bring your slides or anything you have to show.
Weather permitting, we will show slides starting at dusk. (If anyone has a small generator they can bring please e-mail)
Be sure to bring a lawn chair and
mosquito repellant.
Weather permitting
7:00 p.m. - ??

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Look for Veronica Petron of Force 5 Trading selling Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping merchandise in the parking lot at the Valley Camp ship museum. Veronica will also have a large selection of other shipping related items.

The booth will be in the vendor area at the Museum June 29 - July 1.

Friday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday noon - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday noon - 7:00 p.m.

Be sure to stop by and sign up for a drawing to win a or Great Laker Magazine jacket. 

Veronica will also have free copies of Great Laker Magazine available


156.700 Soo Lockmaster
156.600 Soo Control
156.400 Soo Warehouse
The Norgoma museum ship, located at Roberta Bondar Marine Park in Sault Ste. Marie Canada has offered a special rate for those in our group who wish to tour. Be sure to stop by and ask for the discount admission.
Located on the waterfront between the Holiday Inn and City Hall. Exiting off the International Bridge and left on to Queen St. east past the casino onto Bay St. Take
Waterfront Drive past the Holiday Inn. Turn right onto Russ RamseyDrive to the parking lot.
For more information call 705-256-7447.