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2021 Engineer’s Day being Re-Engineered

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
Published May 7, 2021
The 1,000 foot Paul R. Tregurtha freighter locks through the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Sept 26, 2011.

The 1,000 foot Paul R. Tregurtha freighter locks through the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on Sept 26, 2011.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and City of Sault Ste. Marie are re-engineering the Soo Locks 2021 Engineer’s Day to protect vessel crew members and essential lock workers while complying with current federal and state COVID-19 guidelines.

The City will host an event focusing on downtown city merchants, vendors, the Soo Locks and water safety. The City and the Sault Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) welcome the public and visitors to attend Engineer’s Day Re-Engineered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, June 25.

“The Soo Locks are so important to our history and our community, this annual event helps us celebrate that,” said Linda Hoath, director of the Sault Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It is a great time to expand the event beyond the Soo Locks complex.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 Engineer’s Day visitors will not be permitted to cross the Soo Lock’s gates as tradition, however, the Soo Locks Canal Park, viewing platform, and visitor’s center are open to the public 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

As a reminder, masks are required to enter the Soo Locks Visitor Center, any indoor stores, restaurants, hotels and outdoor areas if physical distancing cannot be met to keep workers and visitors safe. Please be patient, be kind and be safe. The City and CVB can't wait to have you attend Engineer’s Day Re-Engineered.

Downtown Portage Avenue will close to vehicle traffic and open for pedestrians and vendors from Ferris Street to Osborn Boulevard 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., June 25.

For more information on the event or to register to be a vendor, please contact the Sault Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 906.632.3366, pr@saultstemarie.com, or visit@saultstemarie.com.


Contact
Carrie Fox
carrie.d.fox@usace.army.mil
or
Public Relations, CVB
906.632.3366
pr@saultstemarie.com

Release no. 21-010

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