On to the Sault Ste. Marie Locks – Segment Three
It has been years since I’ve been to the locks located between Michigan and Canada. Once there we checked into going on a Luncheon Cruise RIGHT THROUGH THE LOCKS – that’s right! I held my breath when asking about any space left – after all it was for that same day only a couple hours away. You can imagine my excitement when she said there was still some tables left. YAH!! We bought the tickets and then went to find something else to do while waiting.
Across the parking lot was a large tanker called The Valley Camp. It was a close replica to the Edmund Fitzgerald which sunk in Lake Superior – I think back in the mid-70’s. You could go on tours, so off we went to explore this huge tanker. It really was interesting and I was fascinated with the narrow walkways and doorways, not to mention the tiny living quarters and “heads” – that’s the bathroom to you landlubbers! 🙂
We went up, up to the front steering cabin with all its gadgets and down, down, down into one of the holds – which was huge. One had been converted into a museum and actually had lots of things salvaged from the Edmund – which my hubby especially found interesting.
But, time was moving on and it was time to “get on board” for my 2 1/2 hr cruise.
I couldn’t help but think about the old show – Gilligan’s Island – and their 3 hr cruise. Thankfully, I was taking a very good swimmer as my escort. 🙂