Howard Johnson Inn Sault Ste Marie
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We continue on east and then just a little north to the city that shares it name with its sister city over the Canadian border, Sault Sainte Marie. Our plan was to see the Soo Locks and then take a quick day trip in the truck over the border.
The Soo Locks have been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and are still the largest & one of the busiest waterway traffic systems on earth! Watching huge vessels pass through the Locks ...
Leaden grey skies and rain welcomed us to Ontario as we passed through Kenora, home of Husky the Muskie ( a sturgeon or Jackfish?). The scenic route wove a path around Lake of the Woods with over 17,000 islands that all seemed to have beautiful cottages, docks and every size and shape of water transport. Taking the northern trucker route to Thunder Bay was a little shorter but ...
... crossed onto St. Mary's Island and from there to Whitefish Island, a First Nations territory recently regained by the Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways through very long struggles for their native land claims. The trail on the island was a gorgeous walk, terminating at the rapids of the St. Mary River, just to the left of the International Bridge linking Canada and the U.S.
... that you can't backup if you make a mistake. We made a brief stop in Marquette, MI, a pretty little town located on Lake Superior. Then continued on to Sault Ste Marie, MI to an RV park called Aune Osborn. This park is a waterfront park and fortunately we got the last waterfront spot where we could watch the huge shipping freighters go into the Soo Locks enroute from ...
... BEFORE I pull onto the highway
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