Monday, July 2, 2018


Currently in Sault Ste. Marie MI (Low 57 Mostly Sunny; Warm High 81) 

After an incredible week in Manistique we departed yesterday and headed to Sault Ste. Marie, aka The Soo, also in Michigan. We are once again staying at Aune-Osborn Campground. The heat wave that is hitting most of the country has made it this far north. It was 94 with a feel like temperature of 99 (BWE rating of +24) yesterday so we rushed our setup and went inside. Then the show began. This is the first freighter we saw from our back window, the 'American Century' and at 1000' it is one of the largest freighters that goes through the Soo Locks.

Shortly thereafter the 'Stewart J. Cort' freighter went by. It has the distinction of being the first 1000' freighter on the Great Lakes.

In the span of a an hour and a half a third 1000' freighter went by, the 'William J. McCarthy Jr'. 

We felt very lucky to see three 1000' freighters in such a short time, especially considering that there are only 13 total on the Great Lakes.

Enough about freighters let's tell you about our travel day yesterday. It was approximately 122 miles, this is the route we approximately took. There was a detour on MI-2 and we avoided downtown Sault Ste. Marie. I couldn't adjust the map but this is close.

After a pretty good thunderstorm last night we were able to watch the Canada Day fireworks from the Canadian side. We will be here for 2 weeks. We will be meeting friends we have met before on our travels and some new fulltimers that will be coming in later this month. I'm sure we will see more barges from the campground and Independence Day fireworks on the 4th.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

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