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The Ultimate list of 1,000 Foot Freighters on the Great Lakes

Posted on March 11th, 2020
We love big boats and we cannot lie! It’s hard to say which freighter is your favorite when comparing the countless vessels that traverse the waters of the Great Lakes. Although, there are 13 that stand out from the crowd for their sheer goliath-like size. Their sizes range from 1,000 feet in le… read more..

3 Ways to Find Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on March 3rd, 2020
It’s March, which means that the excitement of spring is in the air, but in Sault Ste. Marie, there is another day people are feverously waiting for – March 25. Once the clock strikes midnight and it officially becomes the 25th, the Soo Locks open for the 2020 shipping season! One of the most freque… read more..

TripAdvisor Ranks the Top 5 Places to Eat in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on February 17th, 2020
Each year over 500,000 tourists make their way to the Soo Locks to visit one of the country’s most vital pieces of infrastructure. With a vast offering of lodging options, it’s easy and affordable to find a place to stay. But what about a place to eat? Using rankings from our friends at TripAdvisor… read more..

10 reasons to visit Sault Ste. Marie in 2020!

Posted on December 31st, 2019
There are at least 1,000 reasons to visit the Sault Ste. Marie area, but here are 10 great things you shouldn’t miss in 2020! 1. Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge This tournament is one catch fishermen won’t want to get away in Summer 2020. The North America… read more..

Cherishing Christmas Memories in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on December 24th, 2019
Whether it’s carolers going door to door spreading joy, horse-drawn carriage rides downtown to go shopping or gazing at one of the city’s many Christmas trees over the years, Sault Ste. Marie has been home to many holiday memories. Just as the city cherishes its history, it has also made sure thi… read more..
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5 Books by Local Authors to Read this Winter

Posted on December 16th, 2019
On Jan. 1, 2020, Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, will announce the 45th Banished Words List – a collection of misused, over-used, and useless words that offend the literary senses. More than a gimmick, the annual list reflects the well-earned literary spunk of this… read more..
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6 All-Season Historic Sites to Visit in Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on November 5th, 2019
The city of Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668 by Jesuit missionaries and since then has become a destination filled with historical significance. As the weather begins to cool, the trees shed their leaves and snow begins to fall, take a trip to Sault Ste. Marie to discover the stories that lie w… read more..
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Finding Freighters in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on April 29th, 2019
The Soo Locks Visitor Center (SLVC) opens for the season on May 12, 2019, and will be open for our enjoyment from 9 am-9 pm until mid-October. You can call the SLVC hotline at 906-253-9290 for an estimated freighter schedule for boats that are three hours out from the Soo Locks. However,&… read more..

Ketchup or Gravy: A Pasty Story

Posted on February 22nd, 2019
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..

10 Reasons to Visit Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 2019

Posted on December 18th, 2018
There are at least 1000 reasons to visit the Sault Ste. Marie area, but here are ten really great things you shouldn’t miss in 2019! 1 Be a part of History Friday, February 1st
Line up in the World’s Longest Snowmobile Parade as Sault Ste. Marie attempts to break a Guinness World Record!… read more..
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