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GLIN==> Celebrations at the Soo Locks: June 29-July 1



Engineer's Weekend at the Soo: http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/where/areaoffices/saultste-marie-michigan/

Thursday, June 29 - Lee Murdock Free Concert
7:00 p.m. free concert at Bayliss Public Library in Sault Ste Marie. www.uproc.lib.mi.us/bpl/ It's free, and they're excited about having this music for the locals and for early arrivals for Engineers Day.


Friday & Saturday, June 30 & July 1 , 2006
Engineer's Day, Soo Locks Open House & Boatnerd Gathering

Friday, June 30 - 9:30 a.m. - Boatnerds gather on the steps below the MacArthur Lock for a group picture. Come early and get a name tag.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..- The Corps of Engineers will open the area between the MacArthur and Poe Locks, the Administration Building and the Davis Building to visitors. This is a once-a-year chance to see inside the Corps operation, and see passing freighters from a different angle.

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - The Soo Locks Visitors Center Association will have a special meeting on Friday, June 30, 2006, from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, at the Soo Locks Visitors Center. The doors to the Center will remain open an two extra hours to meet and greet Boatnerds. Bring your pictures to share, talk about displays, and spend a pleasant 2 hours inside. We will have tables set up for use, the theater is available, and we will have some free snacks available.

Saturday, July 1 - Daytime
Informal gatherings at Mission Point, weather permitting. Bring your best pix to compare and show. Bring your radio-controlled boats for an informal regatta.


6:00 p.m. - Annual Boatnerd Freighter Chasing Cruise. This annual trip aboard the Chief Shingwauk for a full three (3) hours leaving from Roberta Bondar Pavilion in Soo, Ontario. Cruise will return at 9:00 p.m. Cost is C$30.00 per person. Price includes dinner. Cash bar on board. Make reservations by calling (705) 253-9850, or 1-877-226-3665.

9:30 p.m. - Special add-on Firework Cruise
July 1 is Canada's Birthday and the Chief Shingwauk is offering a special 1-1/2 hour fireworks cruise leaving a 9:30 p.m. The cost is C$10.00. Boatnerds who wish to stay aboard for the Fireworks Cruise must make reservations prior to June 15, 2006.


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