Sault Ste. Marie



This excerpt from an old Navy manual came to mind as I sought “permission to come aboard” across the gangplank of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, docked just above the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on a brisk mid-March day. more

Feb 20, 2018 6:33 PM Maritime



In February the International 500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie celebrates 50 yrs of the endurance event on its 1-mile oval ice track – the only one in the country and with “banked turns that would make NASA queasy,” touts the race’s promoters. more

Jan 31, 2018 8:43 AM Michigan



In September 2016, Marion Eavou came to live – and to die – in the Robert and Helen Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Every minute of her eight months there, someone in her large family stayed with her. more

Dec 22, 2017 10:33 AM Health/Wellness

Soo Locks Webcam, August 3, 2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MacArthur Lock in Sault Ste. Marie Closed for Emergency Repairs

One of the Soo Locks has been temporarily closed and dewatered to repair a malfunctioning set of gates. more

Aug 3, 2015 5:03 PM Superior Notes 2 Comments

Soo Locks

Bill Howe

On June 18, 1855, the steamer Illinois locked through upbound and ushered in a new era in Great Lakes shipping. But the Soo Locks didn’t come easy. The planning and building of the locks were as fraught with obstacles as the waterway they traversed. more

Jul 27, 2015 3:18 PM , Maritime


Courtesy Feast of the St. Claire

History will come alive this July when reenactors set up displays and camps during Rendezvous in the Sault, a living history festival celebrating the period of 1668 to 1840. more

Jul 16, 2013 10:01 AM Michigan

Around the Circle This Week: Breaking the Ice

Coast Guard cutters start ice-breaking operations in preparation for the March 25 opening of the Soo Locks; Nathan Schroeder wins the Beargrease; spring is just around the corner, which means construction is too; and a look at upcoming events. more

Mar 15, 2013 5:36 PM Superior Notes

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Chris J. Benson

Around the Circle This Week: Local-motion

The "third wave" rolls into Duluth; Ishpeming High's football team receives a grant for the school and travels to New York City; regional chefs win awards; Paul Sundberg's photo of the week; and a look at the week ahead. more

Dec 7, 2012 4:11 PM Superior Notes


Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: A 50-Year Span

The International Bridge turns 50; Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, the photographer behind the viral image of John Unger and his dog, Schoep, debuts a photo exhibit; Northlanders help the East Coast recover; and a peek at the week ahead. more

Nov 9, 2012 12:35 PM Superior Notes

International Bridge toll lowers for Canadian currency users. more

Sep 23, 2011 9:52 AM Ontario

An Ojibway legend about creation of the St. Marys rapids bears striking resemblance to the accepted scientific account of the forming of the rapids. more

May 1, 2005 12:00 AM Natural World

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