CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI — The people who keep Great Lakes shipping moving through the Soo Locks were celebrated in a new kind of way in Chippewa County.
For the first time, Engineer’s Day was re-engineered and moved to downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
Three blocks were closed to traffic, with more than 35 organizations and businesses set up on the street.
The event may be different than previous years, but the message is the same.
This is an opportunity to appreciate the people working in and around the Soo Locks, and people are excited to be back.
“We’re doing things again and it’s exciting. And these people are getting to see what they normally saw, but not quite 100% yet. But we’ll be there next year.” Executive Director Sault Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Linda Hoath said.
This event was put together in only a few months due to concerns about COVID-19.
Hoath and her team plan to get started Saturday on next year’s Engineer’s Day.
As for if it will be outside again? The bureau plans on holding a survey, but Hoath expects we may see the event like this in the years to come.
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