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Historic Soo Locks Images

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During the spring of 2016, staff from the ​​​Clarke Historical Library worked in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers to scan and digitally preserve 1,731 historic images of the construction of the Soo Locks dating from ca. 1885 to 1941. These images are now available online via a fully searchable image database, which can be accessed by clicking on the link above. When using the database, you can browse through all 1,731 images in sequence or you can search by keyword.

The original glass plate negatives were held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Soo Area Office from their creation until July 2016. The negatives cans now be found at the Still Pictures Unit of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland. Digital copies of all of the glass plate negatives are available via this database.

If you would like a high resolution copy of any of the images found in this database, please contact the Clarke (clarke@cmich.edu or 989-774-3864).

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