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International Bridge Walk June 24th, 2017

Posted on April 20th, 2017
Any view of the Soo Locks is great, but the aerial view from the International Bridge is the best! The amazing opportunity to cross the bridge on foot is only available twice a year: a walk in the spring and a Half-Marathon/Bridge Run in the fall.  The International Bridge Wa… read more..
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7 Things You Might Not Know about Sault Ste. Marie Hockey

Posted on April 12th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie has always been a hockey town! We sifted through over 100 pages of hockey history to narrow down to just seven facts. We know there are endless championships, players, and notable moments, but we did our best to pick the top seven facts about hockey history in Sault Ste. Marie. Here the… read more..
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5 Notable People that Lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on April 5th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie is rich in history and notable moments in time. You might not know this, but some very prominent people once lived in Sault Ste. Marie.  Jeff Blashill 1973-Present-   Born in Detroit Michigan but raised is Sault Ste. Marie Jeff Blashill was the son of a Lake Superior… read more..
Freighter at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie MI

5 Things You Might Not Know about the Soo Locks

Posted on March 28th, 2017
The 2017 Shipping Season is now underway and with the freighters running again we thought we would fill your head with some great facts about the Soo Locks.   1. The Soo Locks make their own electricity and sell the excess to the local power utility (they only use about 5% of what they make). There h… read more..
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Boat Girl Freighter Chaser in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on March 23rd, 2017
Several years ago our Facebook page “I Love Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan” stumbled across some great freighter photos taken by a young lady calling herself Boat Girl Freighter Chaser (Becky Barclay). We featured her Facebook page and we’ve been hungry for more of her photos ever… read more..
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When do the Soo Locks Open?

Posted on March 16th, 2017
The calendar tells us that spring is ready to be sprung, but if you live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula you know it’s still very much winter here. In the coming week, an annual rite of passage (literally!) will take place and Sault Ste. Marie is offering ringside seats. Come watch as the first freig… read more..
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Top 4 Places to Enjoy a Pizza when Visiting Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on March 8th, 2017
Our audience is way more passionate about Pasties than they are pizza, but we still had  183 comments on Facebook when we asked where’s the best place in the Soo to get a pizza. The responses spanned from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Chicago, Illinois with over 16 Eastern Upper Peninsula p… read more..
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Ketchup or Gravy: A Pasty Story

Posted on March 2nd, 2017
Few things are debated more in the Upper Peninsula (UP)  than what to eat on your Pasty, but we should talk about what a Pasty is before we get to the all-important question. Chopped meat, potatoes and/or rutabaga, carrots, and onions are the essentials of a Pasty. The ingredients are mix… read more..
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How do you say Sault Ste. Marie?

Posted on February 22nd, 2017
Sault, Soo, Sioux, or Sue… there are so many ways to spell Sault, but only one way to say  Soo-Saint-Mah-Ree. The spelling is wrong, but it’s the only way to convey the pronunciation of our fine city. Sault Ste. Marie was founded in 1668 by french missionary Father Jacques Ma… read more..
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