Friday the 13th marks “Last Freighter Friday” at the Soo Locks in Sault Saint Marie. After the weekend, the season for traveling vessels to and from the passage is over.
LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Tuesday that thirty-five communities around Michigan have been awarded a total of $807,673 in grants as part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Match on Main grant program. Three of these communities and supported businesses are located in the Upper Peninsula; three grants worth $25,000 each were awarded […]
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (WZMQ) – On Tuesday Governor Gretchen Whitmer met with Tribal leaders from around Michigan to address shared priorities and continue talks between the state and sovereign tribal governments. “It was an honor to attend the Tribal Summit in the Sault,” said Governor Whitmer. “The State of Michigan and sovereign tribal nations must continue working together on our shared priorities […]
Along the St. Mary’s River, the Soo Locks, often noted as the “Lynchpin of the Great Lakes”, have been the only route for freighters moving ore and raw material from mines on Lake Superior to the refineries of the Lower Great Lakes. A century has passed since the construction of the earliest Davis and Sabin Locks, which now sit empty and abandoned on the North Channel. The two active locks, the MacArthur and Poe Locks, were built in the 1930s and 1960s respectively