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Soo Locks Engineer’s Day June 24, 2016

Posted on January 29th, 2016
Soo Locks Engineer’s Day June 24, 2016 SAULT STE. MARIE – A Michigan landmark will open its doors to the public, when the Soo Locks hosts its annual open house Soo Locks Engineers Day on Friday June 24, 2016. The day celebrates the engineers who built the Soo Locks along with the men and wom… read more..

Lake Superior Lighthouse Journey

Posted on January 21st, 2016
Lighthouses of The Great Water of Pure Michigan   Join Jerry and Lucy Smith as make a journey to the Lake Superior Lighthouses. It was a lighthouse tour de force one Saturday, when we hit the road to visit Lake Superior lights. Follow our journey while we visit Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Whitefi… read more..

Fall in Love with The Soo

Posted on September 10th, 2014
Fall in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is like no other. Pull up a seat and enjoy the view or take a drive out to a stunning lighthouse just off the scenic path less traveled. You don’t HAVE to drive far to find great color; downtown Sault Ste. Marie is bustling with shops, restaurants, frei… read more..

Sault Ste. Marie Photo Montage: Looking Back at July

Posted on August 7th, 2014
Summer can be shy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Some years 4th of July is our kickoff to the summer season and we are more than ready for sun and fun.    Mother nature can be temperamental in our picturesque part of the world. It can be 80 degrees today and mid 60’s tomorrow. Pac… read more..

Soo Locks open March 25

Posted on March 21st, 2014
The calendar tells us that spring has sprung, but if you live in the eastern half of the country, you know we’ve been living through something of a Modern Ice Age. In the coming weeks, an annual rite of passage (literally!) will take place and Sault Ste. Marie is offering ring-side seats. Come seread more..

History comes to life during performances on Water Street

Posted on July 17th, 2013
I don’t know about you, but I’ve sometimes perused museum exhibits or historic homes and felt like I should tip-toe through the location. Don’t make any noise. No sudden moves. It’s probably self-induced, but I feel like I’m in a library and someone might “shush” me at any moment. Iread more..

Tall Ships sail on St. Mary’s River

Posted on July 10th, 2013
During a six-day period later this month, as many as eight Tall Ships are expected to sail the St. Mary’s River at Sault Ste. Marie, including transit through the famous Soo Locks. Like a parade passing by our front door, these spectacular vessels will travel from a variety of locations between the… read more..

Enter Sault Ste. Marie contest and win cash!

Posted on July 2nd, 2013
Gone are the days when videotaping your favorite summer vacation involved a heavy camera of questionable quality and actual tapes. The word “videotaping” hardly even applies anymore. Instead, many of us have a digital video camera – either as a feature on a smart phone or as part of our digita… read more..

Take a Sault Ste. Marie virtual tour

Posted on June 6th, 2013
It’s a big decision – where to go on vacation. Where do you get good information? You want to make a choice that everyone will enjoy. But you can’t break the bank, either. Recommendations are good and websites have a lot of information, but sometimes seeing is believing – wh… read more..

Opening Day, Soo-style: No baseballs…only lifeboats.

Posted on May 14th, 2013
                Opening day quickens the heartbeat for many, but we’re not talking about the first game at the ballpark. Sault Ste. Marie has its own style of opening day – the day when several attractions and restaurants open for the summer season. We tak… read more..