Tuesday, July 14 – We moved North this morning to Saulte Ste. Marie, Michigan. We are again at a Kewadin Indian Casino. The campground is pretty welcoming although it only has 30 amp electric hookups. There is a place to fill our water tanks and a dump station is available.
We took a quick walk through the casino after checking in at the main desk. It is a very beautiful building. You can see the Indian influence in the architecture. It is one of the larger casinos we've stopped at outside of Las Vegas.
After getting settled in our campsite, we headed into town to do some auto sightseeing. It's overcast and windy today with a chance of rain, so we are putting off our sightseeing on foot until tomorrow.
Saulte Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is located in the Northernmost part of Michigan's upper peninsula. It sits on the St. Mary's river, the main waterway between Lake Huron and Lake Superior. The main tourist attraction here is the famous Soo Locks that lift huge Great Lakes Freighters up into Lake Superior. The other attraction is the International Bridge linking USA to Canada. We won’t be going to Canada this trip. Marsha is thrilled that she doesn’t have to cross this 14,784' long bridge.
We did stop at one of the historical churches, Holly Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral Church. This church is also known as St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. The historic church is one of the oldest Catholic parishes in the United States and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It is also the oldest Catholic Cathedral in Northern Michigan.
Time to stop at the store to re-stock our pantry and get a few odds and ends. Check back tomorrow and tour Saulte Ste. Marie, MI, with us.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!