NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
DETROIT DISTRICT DATE: 03/19/2018 NOTICE NUMBER: 8585
ATTN: CELRE-DE
477 MICHIGAN AVENUE
DETROIT MI 48226-2575
HTTP://WWW.LRE.USACE.ARMY.MIL/
POC:

Technical Services Branch
313-226-4549
LOCAL NUMBER: L18-01
WATERWAY: ST. MARYS RIVER

EFFECTIVE: 03/25/2018 00:01 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE EDT
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OPERATIONAL STATUS AND LOCK OPENINGS
ST. MARYS FALLS CANAL

 

 

  1. The Poe Lock at the St. Mary’s Falls Canal, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan, will be opened to navigation for the 2018 shipping season commencing 25 March 2018 at 0001 hours. The Poe Lock will be operational on a twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven days per week basis.
     

  2. The MacArthur Lock at the St. Mary’s Falls Canal, Sault Ste. Marie Michigan, will remain closed until 01 May 2018 at 0700 hours. The anticipated extended MacArthur Lock closure is needed for major gate anchorage repairs.  The necessary major repairs will further enhance the safety and effectiveness of transits through the MacArthur lock.  Once opened the MacArthur Lock will be operational on a twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven days per week basis.
     

  3. Reference CFR, Title 33, Part 207.440 (u).
     

  4. Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Soo Area Engineer, Mr. Kevin Sprague at 906-635-3464. Our internet address is:  http://www.lre.usace.army.mil.Missions/Operations.aspx

     
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DAVID L. WRIGHT, P.E.
Chief, Operations
USACE-Detroit