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... perspective.) Geologically, it is part of the Canadian Shield but there is a stone that is unique to the area, and very abundant on the island referred to by locals as Puddingstone. It's technical name is jasper conglomerate and the stone was produced by the ice retreating causing chunks jasper and quartz to get jumbled up into other kinds of stone, producing the look of rice pudding with raisins in it.
... to show you some highlights.
I had a lovely lunch in the small town of Bruce Mines with a friend, Marilyn, from our cottage days. It was great to catch up. Although we've been in touch by email, it's been 8 or so years since we have had a chance to visit.
If you ever find yourself in Bruce Mines, on the TransCanada Highway between Sudbury and "the Soo" (Sault Ste Marie), check out a restaurant called Bobbers. Don't expect ...
... statue. Good food. We left in a driving rain, and I was already exhausted and SO ready to stop for the night, but we had a long way to go. I felt better after 3 cups of coffee and some poutine.
Today was not much of a sight-seeing day!
Tommorow, off to Luddinton, MI.
... a thing of beauty as were all the spring blossoms.
Continued on through Michigan to the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse located at the foot of the Mackinac Bridge, where we were promptly attacked by five million gnats (that's an actual count). We survived only by covering every piece of skin. It was strange because they disappeared the closer we got to the water. The water, by the way, is the Great Lakes. Lake ...
... center where the observation desks are located.
We arrived at 12:30 and a ship was due to arrive at 1pm. Luckily the 3 story observation deck is covered and partially enclosed. The first type of locks were built back in the early 1800's when they let large canoe's thru but the first modern one was the Davis Lock built in 1914.
The 1000 foot ship was coming from Lake Superior (high side) to the lower ...
Other places to stay in Sault Sainte Marie
4281 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | Motelfrom $172
1200 Ashmun Street, Sault Sainte Marie | Motelfrom $64
327 West Portage Avenue, Sault Sainte Marie | Motelfrom $56
3901 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | Motelfrom $33
3525 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Sainte Marie | 1 star motelfrom $61