What do we do on a rainy day? We need inside activities. We head back into Soo.
Our first stop is at the Valley Camp Museum Ship. I am pleasantly surprised. There is much here that I find interesting. There is information on freighters. There is information on the St. Laurence Seaway and the Great Lakes. There is an aquarium. We tour the engine room and go topside. There is a room with a lifeboat found after the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The museum is well organized and we get some exercise.
We stop next at the Tower of History. I am not sure where it gets its name. It is a tower with observation decks. We see the St. Mary River to the east, which leads to Lake Heron. We can see Lake Superior to the west.
Timing is everything. As we are on the upper deck, we notice the arrival of the John G. Munson. We have time to head to the Soo Locks.
Down the elevator we go and across town. The freighter is in Lock 2. Unlike Duluth, you cannot get close to the ship. We watch from behind a fence as the ship rises twenty-one feet. It heads out onto Lake Superior. These ships are huge!
We find Maloney’s for lunch. Tom Mc. would be disappointed in us if we passed this up. After lunch, we make a short stop at the River of History Museum. It is a relatively new museum, nice but small. Maybe we are just tired. We do not stay long. It is time to head back to the state park.
Campground: Brimley State Park