Sault Ste. Marie

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Batchewana Bay Provincial Beach

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I can’t stop!

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2 minutes to get down, an hour to get back up.

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Lake Michigan

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ok, group photo

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Park on Lake Michigan

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hi

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Golfing at Bay Harbour Michigan

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The Perry Hotel – Petoskey Michigan Built in 1899 this is the only one of Petoskeys grand turn of the century resort hotels still in existence. in 1916 Ernest Hemingway hiked and camped his way to northern Michigan from his Oak Park Illinois home with a friend. When he stopped in Petoskey, Hemingway stayed at the Perry Hotel, paying 75 cents (american) for his room before heading to the family cottage at Wallon lake.

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View from our room at the Perry Hotel

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A newer hotel in Petoskey

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Harbor View

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also in Petoskey

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Striding towards Lake Michigan

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About St. Mary’s River

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For those CFL fans. Rocky DiPietro Field

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3 of the better fisherbears in the Sault.

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The NS Norgama

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‘Passenger and Packet Freighters on the Upper Great Lakes. until the mid 20th. century passenger and packet freighters were the most efficient means for transporting goods and people to and from isolated communities of the Upper Great Lakes. Essential to early regional development and instrumental in the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, these vessels became key components of Canada’s transcontinental transportation system. Over time the construction and refitting of ‘Packets’ destined for service on the Upper Great Lakes, such as the MS Norgama, contributed to the development of a ship building industry in the region, particularily Georgian Bay.

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Francis Hector Clerque (1856 – 1939) A Maine born promoter, Clergue transformed Sault St. Marie into a major industrial centre. He purchased an unfinished hydro-electric station and canal in the Sault in 1894; then, lacking markets for his electric power he created his own interdependent industries, which included Sault St. Marie Pulp and Paper (now St. Mary’s Paper), Canadian Copper Company (now part of Inco), Algoma Steel and Algoma Central Railway.

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The Chicora Incident In may 1870 Colonel Garnet Wolseley arrived here with an expeditionary force of British regulars and Canadian militia aboard the steamer ‘Chicora’. They were travelling to Fort Garry on the Red River to put down an uprising led by Louis Real. The canal at the Sault was then on American territory and Wolseley was compelled to debark and transport his troops and military supplies overland to the Ontario side. The ‘Chicora was then permitted to traverse the canal and take aboard her passengers and cargo. This incident promoted the construction of the Canadian canal which was completed in 1895.

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An accident at the canal

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pretty self explanatory

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