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Sault Ste. Marie Canal, Sault Ste. Marie
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  • It was very interesting to watch this particular lock operate. It is used for pleasure and small craft. The operator was very willing to answer questions about the operation and history. You are in ve...  more »
  • My friend and I did a self tour around the grounds. We especially enjoyed doing the walk over to Whitefish Island to see the actual St. Mary's River rapids and boardwalk. We even saw a great blue hero...  more »
  • Nice trails and a good view of the St. Mary River Rapids. It is a little tricky since they are doing some construction. the Visitor Center has been relocated behind the Administration Biuilding and th...  more »
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  • This is a great cultural experience with the surrounding historical building as well as the surrounding trials. The watching of the canal is interesting to watch as well `
  • Hi there. Well I made it. Left Delta BC on Sun. and am staying at Blueberry Hill rv campground about 20 miles from the "Soo ". I was born and raised here and left in my early 20 s back in the early 70 s. I'm here visiting family and friends for who knows.! I lived right in the Centre of downtown so all of these now historic sites were my friends and my playground. The locks were working back then with big lake freighters and small pleasure craft using it. We used to sneak across the lock gates and go on the little island there and walk through the bush that would take you right next to the Sault Rapids. This was the reason for the locks in the first place. They are pretty impressive in the spring with full water flow.! This all brings back lots of boyhood memories. There used to be a ferry right downtown that crossed to Sault Ste Marie , Michigan before the International Bridge was built. It was the only way to cross without driving all around Lake Superior . My buddy's dad worked on the ferry and sometimes he would let us ride back and forth a few times. Pretty fun stuff when your 11 or 12 years old. In the summer there were lineups for miles up the streets around my neighborhood. I was always amazed at all those "mericans " in their big , shiny , aluminum Airstream. And yes , as God is my witness , we used to get some of the tourists wondering where they could see some Eskimos and truly amazed that there was.no snow on the ground ! Me and my buddy's would just howl at these guys. That's why we used to talk them in the lineups. Hey , it was the middle of summer and we were goofing off. Anyway , I'd love to post some info and memories of other stuff if your interested. I have a good story about the mansion at the locks if it's still there. Oh Yeh , the locks are an awesome place to visit by the way. Used to be a fur trading post here back in the 1600 s. Want to know why all the old buildings on both sides of the river are built with that remarkable red sandstone ? Stay tuned . Later
  • Loved the old buildings in the area. Cross the locks and explore the woodsy island. Nice display boards with interesting info about locks. On the way to the canal, you can sure tell that the water has a very strong current that you could never fight!
  • Beautiful scenery and a good walk!
  • i went there before so i liked alot