Color postcard from 1920 of a freighter leaving Poe Lock in the Soo Locks, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.The postcard is part of the "Souvenir of the Tourist Playground of Cloverland, Soo, Mich." souvenir postcard booklet. The Soo Locks, located on St. Marys River between the United States and Canada, provide ships safe passage around the rapids in the canal. The first locks in this canal were built in 1855, and have been improved upon ever since. The locks are the busiest, based on tonnage passing through, in the world. The Poe Lock, built originally in 1896, is the only one large enough to pass lake freighters.