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MacArthur Lock to close for inspection


SAULT STE. MARIE -- A rare in-season closure of the MacArthur Lock was announced recently by the Corps of Engineers.

In a Notice to Navigation Interests, the Corps said the MacArthur will be closed at 6 a.m. on June 14 and could remain out of service until June 23. The notice said the lock will be "de-watered" for a required structural inspection.

Area Engineer Stan Jacek said the June shutdown was scheduled after Great Lakes shipping interests requested a season extension late last fall and the locks remained open through Jan. 25. He said the routine five-year inspection was deferred from last winter until this spring.   more...


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