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10 Ways to Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Posted on July 18th, 2018
There are tons of ways to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Here’s a list of ten quintessential activities that define an authentic experience in the Soo. Whether this is your first or 350th visit to the Soo, we hope you choose to celebrate this monumental celebra… read more..

5 Things that you might not know about Tahquamenon Falls

Posted on July 3rd, 2018
Lots of people know of Tahquamenon Falls and tons have visited this attraction, but not all know how to pronounce the name of the majestic falls. Tuh-KWAHM’-in-uhn Falls is how they are widely pronounced. Aside from the pronunciation, here are five things you mig… read more..

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on March 21st, 2018
The Mackinac Bridge or “Mighty Mac” had been a dream since the 1880’s to replace the ferry system that spanned the Straits of Mackinac, which connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Here are five interesting facts that you may not have known about the “Gateway to the North.… read more..

Looking Back at the History of Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on October 11th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Let us take a quick trip back in time to learn a little more about this historic place. Many thanks to Bernie Arbic and his book City of the Rapids for collecting and sharing our history.


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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..

People are flocking to Bird’s Eye Outfitters

Posted on May 18th, 2016
  It is the perfect combination of active lifestyle, slow-roasted coffee, and spirited spirits that makes Bird’s Eye Outfitters a unique and welcome addition to the Sault Ste. Marie business scene. Think about it…how often have you wanted to shop with a cocktail in hand? Or sip a… read more..

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..