Super 8 Sault Ste. Marie
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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 ...
... from view, including all vehicles. As the Whitehouse clan cruises across the country it occurs to us that perhaps there is a "white" theme for the trip. We have passed White Point, White Fox, White Mud, White Bridge, Whitemouth, Whiteshell, Whitefish, Whitedog, Whitewood, White Fang, and the ubiquitous White Lake and White River. We haven't seen anything white except ...
... before. It may be true of Sudbury as well but was less obvious to me.
After our afternoon walk we hit the road for our stop in Marathon. Since it is unseasonably cold we are debating weather to camp or motel it in Marathon.
Like Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie has a beautiful boardwalk, this one along the river and the locks.
From the ...
... to Lake Superior on the St Mary's River. The Soo Locks are an impressive engineering feat that was first built as a lock for canoes in the 1800's. It has now grown to 4 locks (a 5th lock is under construction) for the cargo vessels and freighters with loads of coal, ore, grain and other products. We crossed over the International Bridge which is a toll bridge and cost us ...
... people have generously opened their homes and gone beyond to provide food, warmth, a comfortable place to stay and so much more. It has also been an incredible way to gain an insight into the land, the history and the people of each area. All the hosts have tended to share a passion for teaching, learning and for striving to act sympathetically to the environment in which they live. I encountered individuals who are continually working to combine the best of modern ...