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1st annual Boatnerd Gathering
Soo Locks  Friday, June 30 2000

Photo Gallery of images from the Event




The viewers of this web site have asked that we organize an informal meeting so viewers can meet those that share an interest in boat watching.

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Please note, the meeting is very informal and all participation is optional.

Friday, June 30
Engineers Day, Soo Locks
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Group picture at the anchor (large anchor on display) at the lower park at the locks 9:30a.m.
River and Locks Cruise, Departing from Soo, Canada aboard the Chief Shingwauk.
Sponsored by Locks Tours Canada

River cruise sold out
There may be a small number of tickets available the day of the Cruise. If you would like any tickets that may become available, please e-mail
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..
  6:30p.m. - 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 12:00 noon
Informal meeting at Mission Point. Bring your pictures and any items to trade. After tug boat races (approximately 2:00 p.m.)
Other Events
June 29, 30, July 1 Fund raiser Pancake Breakfast aboard a barge at the Roberta Bondar Marina. From 7:30 - 10:30 A.M.

July 2 - 4 -- Pancake Breakfast aboard a barge next to Museum Ship Valley Camp

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About Engineers Day
On Engineers Day the US Army Corps of Engineers opens the area between the MacArthur and Poe Locks to the public and the ground floor of the Administration Building is open for tours. Engineers day runs from 10:=hĞm to 4:00 pm.