Sault Ste. Marie

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Sault Ste. Marie was destined to be a gathering place. Native Americans relied on the rapids of the St. Mary's River, which links two Great Lakes, Superior and Huron, for a year-round supply of fish. Its population swelled in the summer—a tradition that continued as French traders came to turn in their pelts and celebrate the end of another long, hard winter. After the Revolutionary War, the Sault, as it is called, became a community divided on national lines, with the United States holding one shore and Canada the other. Eventually man conquered the rapids, and today the Soo Locks transport millions of tons of freight annually to ports all over the world. Tourists are drawn by the cool breezes off the lake and the sight of steel behemoths passing almost close enough to touch.
ISBN: 9780738552323
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sault Ste. Marie has drawn generations of dedicated photographers and chroniclers who have captured the evolution of the region from boom to bust and back again. In Sault Ste. Marie, local author Deidre Stevens captures a glimpse of this rich history, through the lens and the pens of some of those who have come to stay on the shores of the St. Mary's River, for a few years or for a lifetime.